So I'm headed out in the morning to pick this thing up....
I've rented a hydraulic drop bed trailer.
The seller has a forklift with which to load it onto the trailer. I've got plenty of strapping. Is it safe to wrap the straps around the head near the turret and lift from there?
I don't have a forklift at my house...I've made a nice cart with 6" casters on it that are rated at a combined 2400lbs, and I've got about 6 nice pieces of cut up pipe. I'm thinking that the cart was a dumb idea and I shoulda saved my money (casters were $30 each).
In transport, should I rotate the head of the mill to lower the center of gravity? I've got at least 6 heavy straps to secure it to the trailer. Will oil leak out of the head if I do this? What will happen if I don't do this?
In setting it on the trailer, would you set the mill directly on the trailer and figure out how to get the pipes under it once we arrive at the destination?...or set the mill down on the pipes on the traler and rely on only the straps to keep it still during the journey.