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  • Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Not sure if you figured it out,
    but if you put wood blocking
    under the tilt mast main frame
    and tilt the mast forward, the
    front wheels will lift off the
    ground. But I like the pallet
    jack idea. Ha ! ! !
    Call me tonight if you want.
    No GF tonight.

    -D
    Yep I've seen that. The brakes were locked, so I needed to roll it, not just lift it. I started with only the pallet jack under the front wheels, but did the whole machine when it got to close to the wall.

    I'll give you a quick ring probably.
    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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    • I have noticed a difference between the lpg powered fork lift trucks you have in the USA and the European types. Ours lay the bottle on its side. Inside the bottle is a curved syphon tube and there is a mark painted on the side of the bottle so that the tube is at the lowest point. Some operators rotate the bottle about 30 degrees so the engine lets you know when the tank is low, and turning it into its proper position saves a walk changing tanks.

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      • Originally posted by old mart View Post
        I have noticed a difference between the lpg powered fork lift trucks you have in the USA and the European types. Ours lay the bottle on its side. ..............
        EVERY SINGLE lpg forklift I have seen lays the bottle on its side.... US brands, in the middle of the US. There are obviously some that do not, but I have never seen nor driven them.
        CNC machines only go through the motions

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        • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

          EVERY SINGLE lpg forklift I have seen lays the bottle on its side...
          Same here.
          12" x 35" Logan 2557V lathe
          Index "Super 55" mill
          18" Vectrax vertical bandsaw
          7" x 10" Vectrax mitering bandsaw
          24" State disc sander

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          • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

            EVERY SINGLE lpg forklift I have seen lays the bottle on its side.... US brands, in the middle of the US. There are obviously some that do not, but I have never seen nor driven them.
            Then you haven't seen every single forklift. Small ones stand vertical.
            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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            • You're not doing it right ! ! !
              Put your clothes on and leave ! ! !
              (Oh sorry. Flashback. )

              -Doozer
              DZER

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              • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

                Then you haven't seen every single forklift. Small ones stand vertical.
                Never messed with any small ones that are not electric. Makes sense if there is not room to put the standard bottle across the top.
                CNC machines only go through the motions

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                  Big day for the Sidney tomorrow. And an even bigger weekend. Lots planned. Stay tuned.
                  21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                  1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                  • Finally going to trade it in on a Harbor Freight 9x20?



                    Doc.
                    Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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                    • No, he wants a 7x12, that will fit in the boot of a compact car.

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                      • Originally posted by Doc Nickel View Post
                        Finally going to trade it in on a Harbor Freight 9x20?



                        Doc.
                        Taking it to the scrap yard, where she belongs. I was going to get a nice high quality Sherline to replace, a quality USA machine of the best materials.
                        21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                        1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                        • Are you sure you can handle that stout and complex a machine?



                          Doc
                          Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

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                          • Originally posted by Doc Nickel View Post
                            Are you sure you can handle that stout and complex a machine?



                            Doc
                            A bit intimidating, what with all the controls and not, but I'll figure it out.
                            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                            • I hear wood lathes have less controls.
                              May be an option for some folks here.

                              -Doozer
                              DZER

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                              • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

                                Taking it to the scrap yard, where she belongs. I was going to get a nice high quality Sherline to replace, a quality USA machine of the best materials.
                                Really?

                                I figured you were sending it out for a bed grind……

                                It doesn’t have a taper attachment by chance? I’d like to find one.

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