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    Default Moving a schaublin 13 laying down

    HI there,

    As I don't want the mill to fall while pulling it up the stairs a would love laying it flat on a pallet. There was the concern in a german forum that oil might compromise the function of the variator. How do you think about this?

    Kind regards
    Daniel

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    Don't know about the "13" but if you are going to the effort to lay the machine down, think that going the additional step of draining all the fluids would be wise.
    If this is a new machine to you , most owners would, as a matter of maintenance, on a machine where the service history might be cloudy change all the lubricants just to start fresh.
    In that regard draining all the fluids before the move puts you a step ahead and eliminates a potential worry....
    Cheers Ross

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambitious Donkey View Post
    HI there,

    As I don't want the mill to fall while pulling it up the stairs a would love laying it flat on a pallet. There was the concern in a german forum that oil might compromise the function of the variator. How do you think about this?

    Kind regards
    Daniel
    Not that long ago I had to lay-over an Alzmetall AB5/S column DP - bit over 4,000 Avoir, AND a "Quartet" combo mill - bit over 5,000 Avoir, to get them into 8' ceiling space buuut.. UNDER an 11" lower steel beam AFTER first having to clear a barely 6-foot rollup door.

    Both machines, the lubricants and stale coolants had been drained. Each had already made a loong road trip in two pieces, palletized. But they were "upright" pieces on the oily parts.

    We thought all liquids were OUT!!! Had saved them in take-with 5 Gal pails with lids, even.

    Once fully over on their side, however, another several quarts came out of hiding. That made the move itself a right MESS. it also compromising safe working.

    That FUBAR then needed many pounds of absorbent to clean-up where the liquids had flowed into nearly a quarter of the whole space, and wotever UNhandy goods were in its path, gravity being the persistent and indifferent bitch that she is.

    If one has "enough" overhead space?

    I'd try HARD to leave it upright, fab a protective/stabilizing cradle of some sort tight-coupled to it, then just DON'T tip it over .... instead of laying it over a-purpose.

    2 wiser-but-still-very-oily CW

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