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    Default How to move a milling machine like a PRO!

    How to move a milling machine like a PRO! One man one mill pt1 - YouTube
    Here is a link to a video posted on my my Youtube channel.
    Ill be sharing lots of interesting and hair raising machine moving videos, performed mostly solo.
    Let me know if I can help you w/ any tips on moving. Adam

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    Shorts and sneakers?


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    Its Arizona.....No helmet law either.

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    When you have a set of roll a lifts why on earth would you go to so much effort to move the mill the way you did. I have moved many bridgeport mills with roll a lifts mounted one on each side of the machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by campbellmachine View Post
    Let me know if I can help you w/ any tips on moving. Adam
    Very misleading thread title, I don't see anything "pro" in the video.

    You help us with any tips?
    Now that's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkmc View Post
    Very misleading thread title, I don't see anything "pro" in the video.

    You help us with any tips?
    Now that's funny.
    The OP's profile indicates we are in the presence
    of a "professional rigger"

    And the first posting says that the OP will be entertaining
    us with much more videos.

    Trying to watch the video led me to one conclusion.....
    I wasted my time viewing it.

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    Get your popcorn out.

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    Well that's 5 minutes of my life wasted.......

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    I have moved a lot of mills like that and never once used skates under it or even had the thought of putting it on skates pass through my mind.

    Moving a BP is a matter of stopping forklift close to mill, grabbing a short chain with open hooks, hook one end to mast, walk around mill and hook other end to other side of mast. Then drive wherever you want and the mill will follow.

    If I need to move a BP less than 5' or so I just push it there. On smooth concrete I can push one easier than walking to the forklift. Just alternate pushing on each side of the table and it walks across the floor easily.

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    I think when he said "Tips" he meant "Tip overs".

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    I’m glad I have not filmed some of my own moving adventures.
    I did like the skate-Johnson bar package.

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    I've never seen a "Pro" move a machine like this.

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    I once moved a 5 ton lathe by myself and didn't feel professional in the least. Based on this video, I are a pro...... shoulda had my video rolling!!!

    I normally don't promote wading in on the new guy, however, this self- promotion in this crowd will not bode well...... Now, let's see some more pro moving tips!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodge View Post
    ...... Now, let's see some more pro moving tips!!!
    I can't help but think of the dufuss dropping his radial arm drill. That was classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Dickman View Post
    I can't help but think of the dufuss dropping his radial arm drill. That was classic
    If you mean the multi-ton radial arm drill that was dropped and broken into several pieces, the most classic part was his belief that he could weld it back together and get any sort of use out of it again. Some of the casting sections were a couple of inches thick. We all know how much fun it is welding cast iron.

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    Y'all want a measure of just HOW f**ked up this Pilgrim is?

    Just take note that for once in a rare chartreuse moon with pink polka dots.. even I am struck speechless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman109 View Post
    If you mean the multi-ton radial arm drill that was dropped and broken into several pieces, the most classic part was his belief that he could weld it back together and get any sort of use out of it again. Some of the casting sections were a couple of inches thick. We all know how much fun it is welding cast iron.
    There are numerous videos of him welding it and using it. As I recall it was just the motor mount that broke off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlsey View Post
    There are numerous videos of him welding it and using it. As I recall it was just the motor mount that broke off.

    Glad to hear that. He is a hardy soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman109 View Post
    He is a hardy soul.
    That he is.

    The amount of work he's done to that building by himself is amazing. I'd love to know how he got the overhead crane set in-place.

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    Pros use forklifts, your method is good for a solid workout though.

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