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Moving a older CMM Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4

blackwolf4278

Aluminum
Joined
Oct 1, 2020
Hi everyone. I have maybe a silly question, which I already have an answer to most likely, just want to see what all of you think.

So I might be buying an Older 4.5.4 B&S and I need to move it 900miles, it won’t fit into my E350 standing up as its 87” tall, but It will fit if I lay it down, i dont know how critical that might be thought.

Can anyone explain the cons?
 

AJ H

Hot Rolled
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
I would ass-ume you can take the "Z" cover off and lower the head to make it significantly shorter.
 

gregormarwick

Diamond
Joined
Feb 7, 2007
Location
Aberdeen, UK
The reason used cmm's are often cheap is that moving them is not easy.

I am not familiar with that particular cmm, or how it's constructed.

That said, cmm's generally make pretty good use of gravity to hold themselves together.

It's unlikely you can put it on it's side without breaking anything. I'd consider taking it apart if you really want to move it.
 

barbter

Banned
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Location
UK
The 343 is aluminum construction and the granite lifts straight off....and the Z came apart pretty easy but it was 15 years ago now and I can't remember....
I wouldn't lay it down at all. They are designed to sit upright.
 

gregormarwick

Diamond
Joined
Feb 7, 2007
Location
Aberdeen, UK
I would ass-ume you can take the "Z" cover off and lower the head to make it significantly shorter.

That would still require some degree of disassembly, as there will be a frame underneath that cover that contains the counterweight assembly. Probably not a big deal though.
 








 
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