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  • got a new lathe from grizzly ????

    So when it comes with the lift gate will they help me get in the garage? Coming ups. Or tell me how to do this.
    Last edited by Brett Hurt; 05-19-2017, 07:25 PM.

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    Do you have a cherry picker? Or know anyone who does have one. That is what I used to move mine. Lifting from the top is much safer than rollers under the lathe.

    Use good straps and check the lathe is lifting true and is secure. Use spreader bars to ensure the straps can't shift and let the lathe slide down to one end. Double check the straps before you get more than an inch off the ground. Leave it close to the ground as you move it. Only lift it high when you are readys to set it in place.

    Did you get cabinets for under the lathe? Or will you mount it on a bench?

    In either case, prepare the place for the lathe first. Assemble the cabinet and make sure you have clear access. Then go for it.

    Mike

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brett Hurt View Post
      So when it comes with the lift gat will they help me get in the garage per ups. Or tell me how to do this
      I wouldn't look for much help from UPS.
      “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

      Lewis Grizzard

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brett Hurt View Post
        So when it comes with the lift gat will they help me get in the garage per ups. Or tell me how to do this
        Unless UPS changed their policy very recently the lathe will not be transported by UPS, I believe they have something like a 70 pound limit.
        I guess if it was sent disassembled and in several boxes, a smallish lathe could come UPS.
        Whatever freight company delivers the lathe, a monetary ''tip'' to the driver may help get your goods put at least close to where you want if the driver has a pallet jack on the truck with him.

        Steve

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        • #5
          Most freight drivers seem OK and have been willing to help me in the past. If you have a clean run to your garage, then smack him with a crisp $20 and ask him to help you pull it into the garage. A pallet jack is the right tool to move the lathe when you get it on it's shipping skid, a cherry picker is a choice to raise the lathe onto it's stand or the bench. Engine hoists are not good to move lathe's any notable distance on asphalt or other surface that is not very smooth.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by doctor demo View Post
            Unless UPS changed their policy very recently the lathe will not be transported by UPS, I believe they have something like a 70 pound limit.
            UPS ground service will go up to 150#.
            UPS has a freight division also- and they are not cheap.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by polaraligned View Post
              UPS ground service will go up to 150#.
              UPS has a freight division also- and they are not cheap.
              I forgot that I knew that, must be because I'm cheap.
              Steve

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              • #8
                Thanks! What size cherry picker did you use? It weighs about 1400 lbs.

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                • #9
                  I guess for getting any good advice it would be nice to know what model and how much it weighs. When I got my 9 x 20 lathe from Grizzly the driver and I was able to slide the crates from the truck into the back of my pickup and then I got a couple neighbors to help me from there.. We used a engine/cherry picker to get it out of the pickup and up on it' stand. Be careful.
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                  I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                  Oregon Coast

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                  • #10
                    So... which lathe is it? We need more details in order to properly celebrate with you!
                    Kansas City area

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                    • #11
                      An engine hoist can be fine for moving the lathe as well as lifting it into place. The key to moving it safely is to lower it onto a wide board or a couple of 2x4's that are sitting on the legs. With the lathe that low and with the balance point of the machine within the wheel support you can push the hoist around just fine and with safety.

                      I do agree though that if the load is up high you need to use care. Push or pull low on the hoist to inch the machine into place so you don't induce a tipping moment in the setup.

                      I've used my engine hoist now for moving a pretty wide assortment of tooling around the shop. It was supposed to be a temporary purchase that I'd sell off once done with my shop setup. But it's proven to be so helpful that I'm keeping it. But I would also say that it does need to be used with care and thought.
                      Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                      • #12
                        1400Lbs, sounds like a 12-36 or 14-40 sized lathe. Should come in a box 18-22" square by length of lathe, 50-60" or so. Box will be heavier on
                        one end where motor/headstock is. It will have some skids on the bottom out of 2" stock and a forklift slot in the skids probably. If there is a
                        pallet jack on the truck a $20 or so to the driver to keep lathe on that and move it where you want it. Hope you have a driveway paved and
                        in good condition. If driver balks at helping you your best bet is rolling on pipes, you should have at least 4 and they should be over 1" in
                        diameter unless your pavement is very smooth. Length should be 12-18" longer than box is wide. Moving a 1400# box with an overhead lift
                        like engine hoist is a dicey affair as once that pendulum starts to swing it doesn't take much to tip things over. Moving it on the legs of the
                        hoist might work but the rollers on these are not very rolly when loaded up. When I moved mine (~900 or so #, after removing motor and
                        out of box) I used a lot of snubbing cords to the lathe to reduce tipping risk and used the tailstock to help balance the load. We moved it close
                        to where it was going to live with the lathe unboxed except bottom of box and used rollers with the hoist used to lift it onto the stands.
                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          When they delivered my 12x36 (Enco) it was by a freight line with a lift gate. Driver lowered it with the lift gate and then rolled it up my driveway (300') to my shop on a pallet jack. Took all of 5 minutes. Really nice guy, tried to give him $20 but would not take it--said it was his job. Inside the shop I used a HF 2 ton lift. Pretty easy. Weight was 1250 lbs.
                          Last edited by jocat54; 05-20-2017, 01:06 AM.

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                          • #14
                            my buddy just took delivery of a grizzly 12x36 gunsmith lathe. we picked it up at the ups depot. it came in three packages. the lathe the stand and a box of accessories. ups loaded it on our flat bed truck with a forklift. they will deliver but you need to be able to off load from the tail gate. that means a loading dock or a forklift. to assemble the lathe you will need some type of lifting device capable of handling the 1000 + lbs its tricky to lift you will need two slings. the operators manual shows a method of rigging it. if you cant assemble it in place you will need a way to move it into position. so think ahead. we had a forklift so the job was fairly simple. i also own a grizzly 12x36 and i have moved it using my one ton engine hoist. don't try to short cut this operation, if you dont have the proper equipment and experience get help. this could be an expensive aw ****. i think you will like the lathe i have used mine for 30 yrs and its plenty accurate. the new gear head lathes sure beat changing belts. good luck and work safe.

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                            • #15
                              Most "lift gate" deliveries are considered curbside deliveries. The drivers are only required to get your item(s) down to the curb (street). They have no obligation to move it any farther than that. However most drivers are nice enough to help you out as much as they can - but don't count on it. The problem I have had on several occasions is that your "stuff" shows up in the back of a 40 ft semi-trailer without a lift gate, even though you paid extra for that service. Usually because the seller doesn't relay that information to the freight company making the delivery. I had that happen when my mill was delivered. (Bridgeport clone.)

                              I don't have a forklift, the truck didn't have the lift gate I paid for, and the driver and I certainly weren't going to be able to get it out of the trailer on our own. So I called the place I bought the mill from and gave them their choice. Either I refuse the shipment and send it back to them for a refund, or they can send someone out with the proper equipment to unload it from the truck. 15 minutes later a wrecker arrived to extract the mill. Much more debate between the two drivers ensued over the towing company accepting a company check from the freight company or not.... yada, yada, yada.

                              In the end the wrecker plucked the mill from the trailer (using my lift straps) and then backed it up my driveway and set it behind the house where I wanted it. Moral of the story - be prepared and have a backup plan for if things don't go the way you had hoped for.

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