Can you lift a Harbinge horizontal mill by the top bar?
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    Default Can you lift a Harbinge horizontal mill by the top bar?

    I bought this Harbinge at an estate sale, and I need to lift it out of the basement through a bulkhead exit with no stairs. If I remove the spindle and slide the top bar back, can I lift it using a sling under the bar? Or will it deform, crack or bend under the weight?

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    I have never lifted a Hardinge that way but I have lifted a few others that are much heavier. That is generally the way to lift them as far as I know. Just get the slings close to the casting and should be fine.

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    Thank you very much.

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    Yes, you'll be fine lifting by the bar. We do it all the time.


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