I can tell you what you saved...
Gearbox...Haas does not rebuild for you.
Gearbox...Haas does not sell to you.
Gearbox come with New Spindle Motor as a Package
NEW Motor is NOT compatible with OLD Spindle Drive
You will BUY New Spindle Drive
New Spindle Drive Requires a Re-generator.
Now lets see what you saved...I'll use round numbers.
Gearbox and Spindle motor $5,000.00
Spindle Drive $2,5000.00
Shipping form the Ca $200.00
Return Core to Ca $200.00
Drive was a bit more, think I paid a bit less as it was not included in original quotation to have Gearbox/spindle replaced. My dealer worked with me, went to bat for me with Haas and it's why I continue to buy machines from Haas.
Originally it was 5,000 to replace and I'd only be down one day. I could run machine in other gear till I had Gearbox/Spindle trucked in and a service call scheduled. 5 grand gave me a new box and higher hp Brand New Spindle (7.5hp instead of the 5hp) with limited down time...I went for it being backed up with work. Unfortunately it didn't work out quite that way taking over two weeks as Factory made some blunders. Should have dragged machine out and bought another used one for immediate delivery...Or hired someone to redo gearbox...but hindsight is 20/20 and dam machine worked perfectly otherwise. Tight, holds size with good finish...knew what I had and went for the repair.
Excellent job on yours! you saved some big $$$
Wish I had the time and insight on what to expect as I would have done mine. What was the issue once inside? Just the bearings were bad??? really...that just hurts.
Best of luck with rebuild!
These Ol' machines do machine really well.
My Freakin Ol' Vintage machine just keeps on running strong...I just closed on a new replacement for mine yesterday, but today back to thinking of keeping her as an extra spindle. Said that three or four purchases ago...but now really running out of room...actually ran out of room. Hate to get rid of a great running machine for peanuts. Maybe I can find a place to squeeze it in.