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    Well this is for all ye sayers of nay who doubted my 2 ton gantry.



    Sheldon shaper, 1000 lbs.



    DoAll band saw, 1000 lbs.



    Bridgeport, 1800 lbs.
    DZER

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    Acra-Turn 1340 lathe, 1600 lbs.



    Hendey Tool and Gaugemaker's lathe, 2300 lbs.


    Gorton 9-J Mill, 3400 lbs.




    She was as solid and steady as a rock!
    No worries at all.

    --Doozer
    Last edited by Doozer; 02-24-2010, 07:28 PM.
    DZER

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    • #3
      With a gantry and a trailer like that you are going to need a bigger shop...way too easy to bring stuff home...almost impossible to pass on any good deals you come across....enjoy...

      Joe

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      • #4
        I think you are a very lucky young man!

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        • #5
          Hi Doozer,

          Nice job on the gantry crane.

          I was trying to figure out the winches on the sides. In some pics it looks like they are way up at the top and other pics it looks like they are down low.

          Nice load of machines. If they are all new to your shop, you have got to feel like a little kid at Christmas.

          Thanks for sharing,
          Brian
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

          THINK HARDER

          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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          • #6
            I moved the winches from the top to the bottom.
            Way more convenient. To avoid dragging my welding
            equipment outside, I used 4 1/2" muffler clamps to
            mount the winches. Good eye spotting them.

            They are all coming out of my shop and going south.
            My total load is 17,000. The trailer says GVWR of 18,000.
            So if the trailer weighs 1000 lbs or less, I am good!
            I think I am going to take half of the machines off of
            the trailer and make two trips. The journey is 680 miles.
            Two trips will be much safer, and more legal too.

            --Doozer
            Last edited by Doozer; 02-24-2010, 07:40 PM.
            DZER

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            • #7
              What diameter and wall thickness are the uprights, and how tall are they?

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              • #8
                Quite a Show

                It's like watching a dozen clowns get out of a VW and all walk into a phone booth!

                Where are you putting all that stuff ?
                I bury my work

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                • #9
                  The long uprights are 4" OD (called 3 1/2" nominal pipe) and wall thickness is .226" (schedule 40). They are 14 feet tall. Pipes are galvanized, and they had straight pipe threads on the ends, so I believe they were rigid electrical conduit. There is a welded seam inside, but it is smooth.

                  --Doozer
                  Last edited by Doozer; 02-24-2010, 08:21 PM.
                  DZER

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                  • #10
                    I hope you never bump them with a load up there like that.

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                    • #11
                      Not that I care about convincing you, but would you like me to lift up the heavy mill again and hit the gantry with a hammer?

                      --Doozer
                      DZER

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                      • #12
                        Only if you'd like a dented driveway.

                        That EMT is undersized even if it was structural tubing. Stay safe.

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                        • #13
                          How did you rig that Sheldon shaper?

                          TMT

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                          • #14
                            It is not EMT thin-wall conduit.
                            It is GRC Galvanized Rigid Conduit, which is basically schedule 40 pipe.

                            "How did you rig that Sheldon shaper?"
                            I used an endless sling under the front and the back of the ram.

                            --Doozer
                            DZER

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Doozer
                              They are all coming out of my shop and going south.

                              --Doozer
                              Curious about the move south. Are You liquidating or moving?
                              Nice gantry, fairly level ground helps with stability too.

                              Steve

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