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  • Circlip
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    I can take one to pieces in under an hour.

    Head off,
    Top off,
    Bed off,
    Knee off
    Then load the carcase in the bucket and weight the bloody thing in........
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    Sir John, Earl of Bridgeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE
    [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.

    Took a few more postings to get there but - - - - - - (post #19)


    Regards Ian.

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  • Machtool
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    Originally posted by EddyCurr
    Coober Pedy, yes?

    I'm pretty sure its the Carinda Hotel. Town of 200 people about 650 Km's north west of Sydney. Just off the Castlereagh Highway that heads north to Quennsland, inland at Gilgandra. Copper Pedy would be too hot for any mere mortal.

    Regards Phil.

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  • EddyCurr
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    Originally posted by PeteF
    Not sure about towing the Bridgeport, but I can say I've been
    in the pub where that video was shot!
    Coober Pedy, yes?

    Was the horse still standing on the porch with its head hung in over the
    swinging doors?

    .

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  • darryl
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    Yeah, you can probably see a bit of the smart car sticking out from under it

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  • Tinkerer
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    Originally posted by jugs
    That was
    Yesterday, 03:15 AM -Five houses down the street. why is it still there



    john
    Maybe it's not... maybe it's on the side of the road hanging precariously from a hoist with a broken caster ...

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  • John Stevenson
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    I can take one to pieces in under an hour.

    Head off,
    Top off,
    Bed off,
    Knee off
    Then load the carcase in the bucket and weight the bloody thing in........

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  • Robo
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    Like the engine hoist with the tires and tongue on it. That would work great IMO. But I think if I had my choice I would call a tow truck the "boom" style not a flat bed and get it done once.....the right way without incident. Be careful things go bad in a hurry!!!

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  • jugs
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    Originally posted by RichTes
    Had to let a neighbor stick my BP in his garage, but won't be able to get out with the forklift. Five houses down the street. Garage to garage move.

    I feel safer with the hoist than a pallet jack. Have a 13hp diesel Iseki tractor with a little front end loader that I can pull it along with. Was going to attach the hoist to the loader for stability.

    Any reasons this is that bad of an idea? Can't lift it with the loader, but sure can pull/push it along in low gear.

    Rich
    That was
    Yesterday, 03:15 AM -Five houses down the street.
    why is it still there

    Crane it onto a strong pallet,
    bolt/strap it on,
    put pallet truck under,
    move it to new house,
    put into position,
    leave it bolted on pallet (so you can move it about when you want more space, or have a long work piece ),
    put kettle on,
    wire a long flexible mains cable ,
    test run while you drink tea/coffee.

    45mins tops (30mins if there's 2 of you).

    Go & collect your crane.

    john

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  • davidwdyer
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    My wife found a picture of the little Bridgeport mover, which I mentioned in a previous post, made out of a engine hoist. Thought I'd include it here for your amusement.

    It certainly won't work to move a mill more than a few hundred yards (or meters). Also, this picture must be almost 20 years old.

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  • vincemulhollon
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    drop it if it speeds up.

    Originally posted by mike os
    Come on guys it is down the street not 5 miles away....

    pallet truck & pallet...strap machine to pallet & lift 1" of ground. if it rocks, just drop it down. Moved a 650kg(1450lb) lathe on my own lke this, no worries
    I moved thousands of pallets of salt at that weight when I was a kid. That would only be 18 80 pound bags and I believe we stacked up to 32 80 pound bags per pallet. Don't forget that when (not if) it gets away from you, drop it long before you get above walking speed. Once its moving too fast it'll slide quite a distance or even find a way to tip.

    Balance is important and don't just center the load on the pallet but center the center of gravity on the pallet and also center the pallet on the jack.

    And whatever you end up doing, don't hurry.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Not sure about towing the Bridgeport, but I can say I've been awfully pissed* in the pub where that video was shot!

    *that's the Australian version of pissed btw

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  • Liger Zero
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    Originally posted by Machtool

    David Bowie knows about that. Take a look at 1min 50 seconds into this video. Nothing more than a pallet jack and a rope. Probably best if you didn’t do it in peak hour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4d7Wp9kKjA

    Regards Phil.
    So apparently... towing a bridgeport down the main drag... gets you chicks.

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  • Rustybolt
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    Originally posted by gda
    Whatever you do please post pictures!

    Yes! Lots of pictures! Better. Video!!

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  • Machtool
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    Originally posted by RichTes
    Can I tow a BP down the street


    David Bowie knows about that. Take a look at 1min 50 seconds into this video. Nothing more than a pallet jack and a rope. Probably best if you didn’t do it in peak hour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4d7Wp9kKjA

    Regards Phil.
    Last edited by Machtool; 12-06-2010, 01:22 AM.

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  • RobbieKnobbie
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    Speaking from VERY costly experience, do NOT use an engine hoist to move loads a single inch. A lot of good ideas have been offered here, all of which are better than risking dropping your machine if one of those brittle cast wheels gives out on you.

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