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  1. What is the clamshell style of hook, do you mean...

    What is the clamshell style of hook, do you mean like below picture?

    https://i.ibb.co/5Y63ghv/ratchet-straps-1.jpg


    I have the above hook style of straps and the below style of straps. When I...
  2. Yes my truck does have a controller for electric...

    Yes my truck does have a controller for electric brakes. It's got the factory trailer towing option with the little trailer symbol on the transmission selector stalk and a switch to adjust trailer...
  3. I have almost no expereince towing. And never...

    I have almost no expereince towing. And never towed anything over 1000 lbs. So felt I should ask for some advice and which trailer the folks here would prefer.
  4. Sunbelt has 2 options for me. A Felling...

    Sunbelt has 2 options for me.


    A Felling FT-12it-i-g , like below. Sunbelt says it has a 8,000 payload but Felling's site says 12,000lbs. Surge brakes

    https://i.ibb.co/WVkNf81/Fellin.png

    ...
  5. From Wisconsin to Texas unloaded. From Texas to...

    From Wisconsin to Texas unloaded. From Texas to Wisconsin loaded. I can circumvent Chicago.
  6. Would you drive 1300 miles with 7.5K-8k load on a surge brake trailer?

    Sunbelt tilt bed trailer. Payload capacity 10,000lbs. Only has surge brakes. Conventional trailer, not a gooseneck.


    Would you drive 1300 miles with a lathe weighing around 7500 - 8000 lbs with...
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    Haven't needed to rent one yet. Went to...

    Haven't needed to rent one yet. Went to Enterprise today to inquire about renting one, but the F550 was gone, and they don't think it's coming back before the end of the year. All they have is a...
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    Is your F450 a crewcab or singlecab? What model...

    Is your F450 a crewcab or singlecab? What model year is it, and is it a diesel?
  9. Any recommendations for a freight forwarder to...

    Any recommendations for a freight forwarder to collect machine in Texas and bring to Wisconsin? The machine can be loaded onto a flatbed or trailer only. Only side loading available with forklift. No...
  10. For that price, did they collect it at the...

    For that price, did they collect it at the seller's location and bring it to you? Or is that price only for lifting it off the truck that brought the lathe to you and then placing it where you wanted?
  11. Suggestions for Riggers near San Antonio or Austin, Texas ?

    Any suggestion for a rigging company near San Antonio or Austin Texas ? Preferably one that can also ship the item.

    Someone that can lift and load a lathe weighing anywere from 8000lbs - 8500...
  12. That was just the rear bogie of the truck.

    That was just the rear bogie of the truck.
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    Do you need to heat treat the slide after...

    Do you need to heat treat the slide after machining, then finish machine on a surface grinder?
  14. I was in a Tech school automotive program, where...

    I was in a Tech school automotive program, where we did a lot of painting. I had the below Sata 4000 B digital HVLP gravity feed gun.

    https://i.ibb.co/QN808f5/sata.jpg


    I sold it after...
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    He mentioned it in the video and how he left that...

    He mentioned it in the video and how he left that job to do something he enjoyed, so I included it in my post.
  16. Logistics company screwed up then, with the route...

    Logistics company screwed up then, with the route planning and communication with the railroad.
  17. OT: Texas - Semi transporting wind turbine blade gets wrecked by train

    The semi was stopped momentarily before the railroad crossing guard comes down. Then after it comes does, the driver still stays put for about 14 seconds with the guard on the blade. If the guard...
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    Here's a former aerospace engineer who makes...

    Here's a former aerospace engineer who makes handmade copper cookware; he uses metal spinning. Not skillets though.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTztlpAcips

    Duparquet copper cookware —...
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    Anyone here use Squarespace to create the website...

    Anyone here use Squarespace to create the website for their business? I see it advertised a lot on YouTube videos.
  20. Does the Portland area even have any decent...

    Does the Portland area even have any decent machinig progams at tech schools? I used to live there and wasn't aware of any. Out here we have excellent technical colleges offering Machining and...
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    Out here in Wisconsin Sunbelt has Triple L...

    Out here in Wisconsin Sunbelt has Triple L drop-decks for rent. I prefered to rent a F550 stakebed, as I try to avoid towing if possible.

    If you have an enterprise truck rental there with F550...
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    Here's mine ...

    Here's mine

    https://i.ibb.co/pPrT5VW/Al-surface-plate.jpg

    https://i.ibb.co/GVY1vzs/Al-surface-plate-2.jpg


    I plan to sell it and 3 steel surface plates. Any idea on what it's worth? Will...
  23. Just got home after picking the plates. They were...

    Just got home after picking the plates. They were smaller and lighter than I expected. Was able to gently tilt one plate's top surface onto the top surface of another plate, with several layers of...
  24. Any idea what this plate weighs? It will be...

    Any idea what this plate weighs?

    It will be lifted with a forklift, so what's the best place to position the forks?

    20" x 30"

    https://i.ibb.co/NK9XY0d/surface-plate.jpg
  25. Four plates. Two of them are the same, the other...

    Four plates. Two of them are the same, the other two are slightly different sizes. Will place them face to face then . With canvas or cardboard inbetween, and ratchet strap them together.
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