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    Quote Originally Posted by Delw View Post
    when the riggers moved my huge excell mill think it was 22 or 24000 lbs. they used those neoprene skates 4 of them. it rolled so smooth 2 guys could easily push it.
    I was pretty shocked as that was the 1st time I seen rubber skates in my life. they go over chips and bumps also with out slipping from under the machine.
    That's interesting, have a photo? Google is no help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Machining View Post
    I built the whole works myself. Saved up some 2-1/2" bar remnants then popped some bearings in and welded up a frame. Sure the bought ones are little nicer but for the once every 3 years I need them they work great. Outer wheels are raised 1/6" , makes them turnable. Should really put some pipes on the ends to be able to tie a set together and a spot for a pull handle would be nice too. Bearing load rating for center axle is like 7 tons, so I consider them to be 5 ton skates. I built 4, most of the time only use 3 on a machine, press brake I used all 4 as thats what it took.

    I have a couple track jacks and some porta power stuff, need to invest in a good toe jack as the track jacks dont fit everywhere.

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    I think that you posted your "build" in a thread some time ago, but I don't recall the details anymore.

    Just wondering what kind of bearings were used, and more - I'm wondering why to use bearings anyway?
    That seems like an expensive / weak point. ???

    Why not just bore a 1.015 hole through 2.5" Bar ends and run a 1" bar through the whole thing?

    Maybe drill some cross holes in the 2.5 bars to be able to dribble some oil down in when not used?


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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    After getting the latest quote to move some new machines in.... I think I've decided to buy all of the equipment to move my machines around. We move/install all our smaller vmc's currently and I feel its fairly easy but I want to be able to move say an 18,000+ machine into place.

    I know I need some bigger machine skates and a toe jack or two. Question is what tonnage of toe jack will be sufficient?
    I bought one of the blue Temco 5/10 ton Ebay toe jacks, it's been plenty for 16K lb machines, and moves around easily by my standards. Was going to make something using a portapower but haven't needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    I bought one of the blue Temco 5/10 ton Ebay toe jacks, it's been plenty for 16K lb machines, and moves around easily by my standards. Was going to make something using a portapower but haven't needed it.
    That's what I was looking at on eBay also.

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    I think it works really well. I look at the welded toe and ground off welds every time I use it and wonder about the guy who welded it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    I think that you posted your "build" in a thread some time ago, but I don't recall the details anymore.

    Just wondering what kind of bearings were used, and more - I'm wondering why to use bearings anyway?
    That seems like an expensive / weak point. ???

    Why not just bore a 1.015 hole through 2.5" Bar ends and run a 1" bar through the whole thing?

    Maybe drill some cross holes in the 2.5 bars to be able to dribble some oil down in when not used?


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    Maybe even more better is if you had bronze drops around!

    I wonder what 360 brass would be like?
    Eco brass may werk better than 360?


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    Quote Originally Posted by m16ty View Post
    People are right about pipes or bars, you can move a lot of stuff with them, until you get a machine without a flat bottom.
    Usually machines have piles of oily chips under them, they're nowhere near flat underneath and several of the jacking screws are stuck.

    I think there's a reason why skates are so common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Maybe even more better is if you had bronze drops around!

    I wonder what 360 brass would be like?
    Eco brass may werk better than 360?


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    Even with the bearings they will handle more than I want to move on my own. And they roll so easy. My 12k lb press brake moved with little effort almost didn't need to use a bar at all.

    I copied a set of skates I used to borrow from a large construction company. Liked them so much I made my own.

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    Hey guys if you're thinking of buying toe jacks I just ordered a pair of the temco 5/10s directly from temco at $199 shipped each. I'm sure they have to make up for eBay fees hence $215ea on there.



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