214[mill_drill] My RF30 is supposed to arrive tomorrow....
- May 6, 2001I had the machine shipped to the truck terminal where they loaded it
onto my half tom pick-up. At home, I used an engine lift with
spreaders to lift the crate, drove the truck out from under and set
the crate on the screened porch. I removed the motor from the head,
the head from the column, the tables from the base.(Miami is warm all
the time) Then, using the engine lift I put the base-colum assembly
on the table in the shop. This required making a lift block and ring
that fit in the base so no twisting was applied to the column. With
help, I then lifted the head onto the column. The rest was easy. It
took about a week of part time, after-work, effort. Part of the fun
experience and well worth the opportunity to libricate everything.
This stuff is heavy. don't stand under any of it and be careful about
the strength of eye-bolts and other fixtures you fabricate. Use good
strong LOAD RATED chain. You don't want a cheap bent eye-bolt opening
as you apply lift.
Use solid, forged accessories to do the job.
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