Lagunmatic 3516-SX Retrofit

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31 Oct 2018 13:03 #119707 by andypugh

giz wrote: Right now I'm mostly thinking about how I am going to move this damn thing. I don't have a budget for a real rigger so right now I'm thinking about hiring a tow truck to winch the machine up while rolling on pipes. And at my new place, using my truck to winch it into the garage the same way.


I have moved machines on pipes many times, it does work.

A chain-winch can be useful, or a Tirfor.

I think you are out of the range of engine hoists, though perhaps a good quality one would work. (here is the tale of my low-quality one)

I assume you don't have telehandler access?

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31 Oct 2018 13:14 #119708 by giz
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Yeah, the machine weighs in at 8,800lb so it's a different league than my other machines I move with an engine hoist.

When I took delivery we used a forklift rated for 15,000lb with extended forks. With how top-heavy the mill is I'm honestly surprised we didn't drop it. It was sketchy.

I figure 1.5" schedule 40 pipes under the mill, winch it onto a tow truck over some 1/8" steel plate laid on the ground.

At my new place the machine is going intoy deep 3rd car stall. I have a Ford F350 with a 15,000lb winch on the front bumper. I can park at the back of the stall and bring the mill up the sloped driveway, at least until I hit the flat spot at the garage door.

Then use a come-along like the Tirfor you posted, anchored at the back of the garage, to slide it in the last 40 feet.

It's all one straight shot up the driveway

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31 Oct 2018 15:54 #119716 by andypugh
With a pulley (or two) bolted to the workshop floor you could use the truck winch to pull it in.

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31 Oct 2018 16:29 #119717 by giz
Replied by giz on topic Lagunmatic 3516-SX Retrofit

andypugh wrote: With a pulley (or two) bolted to the workshop floor you could use the truck winch to pull it in.


Yep you are absolutely right!

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04 Apr 2019 15:20 #130293 by giz
Replied by giz on topic Lagunmatic 3516-SX Retrofit
Long time, little progress :laugh:

Between the last post and now, I did headstuds on my 6.0 and finished just in time to move the shop into my new house. I was able to rent a 10k capacity drop deck trailer to move my lathe and mill. The winch on the truck ended up helping a lot, as well as a D-ring mounted to the foundation at the back of the garage.

For the lathe, I simply dropped it off at the sidewalk and dragged it up the driveway on 2x6 skids. Sheer brute force. Then I rolled it to the side on small black pipe.







I used some really nice machine skates that were lended to me to move the mill. I winched it onto the trailer with the truck, but used a manual come-along to unload and drag it into the garage. I had to do quite a bit of disassembly to reduce the height and width of the machine to get it to fit on the trailer/through the garage door.









Now I'm in the process of finishing the garage and putting the mill back together.

Now if I could just figure out that stupid Spindle Orient.... :(

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