Post By huskermcdoogle
New Machine Day in Nebraska!!!
So, after tons of adieu, and a lot of patience from my local reseller (Gage Machine Tool, in KC) we finally have our new turning center! It comes after having to farm bunches of turning work out over the last couple of years, and a bunch more work sounding like it's coming. The email we got said that the shipping weight was 14,500, so we got a 15,500 lb forklift, only to find that even with 1000 lbs of 12L14 on the back, a 55gallon drum full of water, and some buckets full of steel hanging off a 12' bar of aluminum on the back, we still couldn't keep the back tires on the ground, so we ended up pushing the guy across the parking lot on a couple 3 ton floor jacks and 14 gauge steel... Then we had to cut the palet out from under it, when we got it up on bottle jacks... It was a 4-hour ordeal, but we got it done!
We just moved to the new shop, as well... I need to get some shop pics up, that'll happen soon, I hope!
Grats, on the new lathe. Good luck with the chip making.Later Jason.
Isn't load center a pain in the butt....
Originally Posted by Parkerbender
Looking good Parker! I hope you fill it up with work as quickly as you did your mill.
You called your old mill "Blue" and dubbed the new mill "Whitey" the lathe you sold was "Black Zak" so what is this critter's name?
And the square footage looks good too! It's a far cry from the packed in experience your first shop was.
Congrats on the new machine, I really hope that hurco did their work right with that many things happening in that sort of machine. Looking forward to the feedback you'll have on it.
Nice looking parts on the table btw.
Wow, that looks like quite a machine! I had to find a video of one in operation after I saw all those drives in the picture!
Hurco TMX8MYS - Demo - YouTube
Best of luck with 'er!
Looks like you found the beer holder... How much was that option?
Congrats! Hurco guy (Doug R) was at my work and said he was setting up a lathe in Neb the next day. Glad to hear it was you.
I would like to hear what you think of the lathe after a few weeks. I've never heard much about Hurco lathes.
Todd, this guys is Turner, more of '& Hooch' liniage, not Tina and Ted...
Anyways, I am excited to see how this guys performs also, I hope they got their toolchanges right, as I am not blown away with the VM20's thinking for 5 seconds, then the advertised 2 second toolchange, then spools for another 5 seconds, before it rapids to the retract plane... They advertise like a .3second index... we'll see.
Jon, that must have been someone else, they are setting me up on Tuesday... I guess they are flying the guy out fron indianapolis, because Gage has never sold a y-axis (or I think TMX series as well) lathe before.. though it sounds like someone else bit the bullet south of KC, since I ordered mine. They gave me a (small) discount, and also have a big software promotion going on now, I am hoping to weasel into a little bit... all machines that ship before july 31st or something get a $amount off the software options... hopefully it counts, even if you ordered your machine before the promo started, right??? =-)
Anyways, thanks for the comments, it's been an uphill road, but not too long yet, so I am really very fortunate, (stupid,) and lucky! I'll have more pics from the rest of the shop up, soon...
Congrats on the new machine!
We ran into the same problem last week with forklift rating vs machine weight.We needed to move our SL-30 to prepair for the new ST-30 that hit last Tuesday.Damn lift wouldn't even budge it.We had to help it with the over head crane.Talk about a butt pucker,boss drove the lift while I had to keep the crane in position..we managed to get it done and only ripped off the hand wheel on front of the control
What I was never aware of is a forklifts rated load is right in front of the mast,every inch out from there greatly reduces the amount it is rated to pick up.You can pretty much figure if you gotta unload a machine in the future that you will need a lift rated at double the machines weight seeing as most of the machine will be setting out towards the end/middle of the forks.
Congrats, Im Jealous.
Based on the email I got, you should get a $15,000 option credit. Not too bad
As a rule, lifts are rated at 24" load center from the mast.
Originally Posted by IronReb
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