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Moving my new mill

Dabbler

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#1
The vendor had a 20" pallet jack so it fit the mill perfectly. The lifting bars worked splendidly!
This is all I have from the vendor's shop. It's still in the bed of my truck, but I'll photograph the delivery to tomorrow.

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Dabbler

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#7
So it is a Modern Tool supplied Precision Matthews 935VS. The specs are here

The loading bay door was 5" taller than the bay of my truck, and we used a Loading dock ramp to ease it down to the bed of the truck. Those pesky lifting bars were too wide to fit across the bed so we had to cant the mill at an angle and use the bars at an angle also. Raised it on the lifting bars, lowered the jack and pulled out. Then (the long part) lowered it right to the bed of the truck.

In the morning I'll post a pic of it on the truck if you like.
 

Tom Kitta

Active Member
#11
Its just 1300 lbs. Still it would be a strain for longer distance on a small pickup like Tacoma.

Its 1ph so no need to worry about power.

Great buy - enjoy!
 

Dabbler

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#13
It is 3 phase 2 horsepower. I have a 2HP VFD that I share amongst common current motors.

It was tarped and oiled, and I'm just taking a break before unloading. Pictures soon!
 

CalgaryPT

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Premium Member
#14
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So it is a Modern Tool supplied Precision Matthews 935VS. The specs are here

The loading bay door was 5" taller than the bay of my truck, and we used a Loading dock ramp to ease it down to the bed of the truck. Those pesky lifting bars were too wide to fit across the bed so we had to cant the mill at an angle and use the bars at an angle also. Raised it on the lifting bars, lowered the jack and pulled out. Then (the long part) lowered it right to the bed of the truck.

In the morning I'll post a pic of it on the truck if you like.
Where did you get the lifting bars from, or did you make them John? Your mill has the same issue as my ironworker: too narrow for a pallet jack.
 

Dabbler

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#15
I got them from Modern tool, but in a couple of weeks I'll have a set of my own. I'm also looking to buy a 20" pallet jack because it will fit all my machines...
 

CalgaryPT

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#17
I got them from Modern tool, but in a couple of weeks I'll have a set of my own. I'm also looking to buy a 20" pallet jack because it will fit all my machines...
Did you buy or rent them? I sure could have used those in some of my moves. Where are you sourcing your pallet jack from? Asking because ULINE makes an adjustable width model.
 
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