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I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October. It adds to the excellent one that Richard Kinch
did when he moved his. We had quite a discussion regarding what was
safe and what wasn't, with some disagreements among some who had done
it different ways.

http://metalworking.com/dropbox/
Moving_a_Bridgeport_2J_Head_Milling_Machine_2.pdf

Topics covered.
A photo essay describing the equipment needed to move a Bridgeport
milling machine,
One safe way of strapping the machine onto a trailer
How to lift it off the trailer
HOW TO GET A WIDE TABLE THROUGH A NARROW DOOR
Photos from the web of other people's moving experiences.


I uploaded the files Saturday AM, so I don't know when they'll
actually appear.

RWL

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I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October. It adds to the excellent one that Richard Kinch
did when he moved his. We had quite a discussion regarding what was
safe and what wasn't, with some disagreements among some who had done
it different ways.

http://metalworking.com/dropbox/
Moving_a_Bridgeport_2J_Head_Milling_Machine_2.p df

Topics covered.
A photo essay describing the equipment needed to move a Bridgeport
milling machine,
One safe way of strapping the machine onto a trailer
How to lift it off the trailer
HOW TO GET A WIDE TABLE THROUGH A NARROW DOOR
Photos from the web of other people's moving experiences.


I uploaded the files Saturday AM, so I don't know when they'll
actually appear.

RWL




Nice work moving the machine.

One thing that you might have done is to put a piece of plywood in the
trailer under the machine. Metal on metal slides easy, wood on metal is
much less slippery. This also goes for carrying a machine on a
forklift. I saw someone drop a keyseater last week because he had the
thing directly on the forks and then hit a bump.

John
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I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October. It adds to the excellent one that Richard Kinch
did when he moved his. We had quite a discussion regarding what was
safe and what wasn't, with some disagreements among some who had done
it different ways.

http://metalworking.com/dropbox/Moving_a_Bridgeport_2J_Head_Milling_Machine_2.pdf


The URL was broken so I fixed it.


Topics covered.
A photo essay describing the equipment needed to move a Bridgeport
milling machine,
One safe way of strapping the machine onto a trailer
How to lift it off the trailer
HOW TO GET A WIDE TABLE THROUGH A NARROW DOOR
Photos from the web of other people's moving experiences.


Well done, sir.


I uploaded the files Saturday AM, so I don't know when they'll
actually appear.


It's up now, 2:31PDT.

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I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October.


Well done, and documented.
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Very nice writeup. Now you know that everything is portable.

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On 2009-07-18, GeoLane at PTD dot NET GeoLane wrote:


I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October. It adds to the excellent one that Richard Kinch
did when he moved his. We had quite a discussion regarding what was
safe and what wasn't, with some disagreements among some who had done
it different ways.

http://metalworking.com/dropbox/
Moving_a_Bridgeport_2J_Head_Milling_Machine_2.pdf

Topics covered.
A photo essay describing the equipment needed to move a Bridgeport
milling machine,
One safe way of strapping the machine onto a trailer
How to lift it off the trailer
HOW TO GET A WIDE TABLE THROUGH A NARROW DOOR
Photos from the web of other people's moving experiences.


I uploaded the files Saturday AM, so I don't know when they'll
actually appear.

RWL



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jeff wrote:

Very nice. The driveway where this was loaded looks like gravel, if
it was I really don't understand why that Hyster didn't bury itself.


Might have been covered with something like Afton stone. We laid Afton stone on our dirt
areas where I worked and after a bit of rain and driving over, it made a surface hard
enough for lift trucks to operate on.

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I finally got around to writing up my experiences moving a Bridgeport
mill last October. It adds to the excellent one that Richard Kinch
did when he moved his. We had quite a discussion regarding what was
safe and what wasn't, with some disagreements among some who had done
it different ways.



I like how you use a piece of plywood to get the bp over your threshold without damaging
it. I'll keep that in memory since my bp is on the other side of a 36" door that wasn't
there when I moved the bp in.

Wes
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