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Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« on: February 25, 2016, 01:23:21 PM »
As I look towards finding myself a suitable bigger milling machine I have noticed a slight problem: the bigger the milling machine the bigger/heavier the tooling :Doh:

Some of you might remember the little challenge-et when I attempted to move my 10” rotary table off of the shelf and on to the bed of the Harrision. For those of you forget it went something like: Table at 400mm from floor, needed to slide out off the shelf and be lifted to a height of 1m. So clear the way.. bend knees properly… slide table forward off of shelf, say :censored: as it rapidly reduced the distance to the floor to zero narrowly missing any parts of my anatomy. I should mention at this point it weighs in at about 60Kgs :facepalm:  I did finally get it on the bed of the mill and since then it has been perched on a shelf round the back of the mill so I don’t have to try lifting it again.

Mr Silky in turn came with a little Dividing head which weighs in at 75Kgs and it sounds like I may be getting another dividing head which will weigh 65Kgs (one cannot have too many dividing heads  8) ).

So what with  :old: it was about time to buy a lifting table. Now most are expensive and big, then I found this little sweetie  ;D

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 01:28:28 PM »
I think you need something bigger - more BB1 friendly ;)

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 01:37:01 PM »
Something like this one, that needs some new seals fitted  ::)

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 01:39:08 PM »
Thats no good its got a couple of funny angle irons down the middle what fool would do something like that to a perfectly good lift. Needs a nice solid wooden top ;)

Problem with the scissor lifts and TEs is that you still need to get them up quite a height onto the lift, its OK for Locos that go from lift to car to steaming bay. If I ever do the Superba I'd be looking at a high lift pallet truck which go down a lot lower.
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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 02:32:03 PM »
It depends if you force your ploughing engine to live outside in the cold on the floor or in the warmth of the house. In which case there is a minimum lift height equal to the door step to clear on the way into the dining room   8)

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 02:59:10 PM »
The way this conversation is going I can see a whole fleet of lifting tables in Jo's future!   :LittleDevil:
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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 03:56:52 PM »
People have the room to wheel a hydraulic lift trolley around their workshop? Clearly they don't have enough machine tools.  :Lol:

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 04:00:47 PM »
Don't encourage her Andrew she need a cure not an excuse to buy more :lolb: I did notice another Hardinge for sale today maybe one for odd numbered days and keep silky for even numbers :thinking:

Jim you could be right I think that dining room table would benifit from hydralic legs as it would make it easier to get all those casting sets on there

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2016, 05:54:46 PM »
 :old: and I thought you were 21  thats what it says on your profile :naughty: :naughty:
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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 10:09:58 PM »
A 10" rotab that weighs only 60 kg?  Must not be a Troyke.   :o

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 12:54:16 AM »
I'm thinking a bunch of envious geezers here.  ;D
You go Jo.

And yes, I'm one too.

But for other reasons.  :naughty:
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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 12:54:46 AM »
I like the looks of that smaller lift table Jo, seems it is lacking a few inches though in the height direction though, or you can lower the table to its maximum height and just slide the vice/rotab onto the mill. Will it handle all the weight you need safely? With the smaller footprint its definitely going to be topheavy when extended!!

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 07:03:42 AM »
Hi Bill, yes the Harrison table only comes down to 38" and once I topped up the oil in the jack this one goes up to 36" so a 2" wooden platform is going to be added  ;)

It is not bad wheeling it around extended but safety first it will be left down when not actually lifting.

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 01:04:43 PM »
Thanks Jo. I don't recall seeing one that small over on this side of the pond. I do like that about it though. Will do some searching around just in case I should need one :)

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Re: Hydraulic Machine tool Table
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2016, 01:15:02 PM »
It a stand for a kiddies scrambling bike. Good to lift up to 300lbs  8)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271918886091?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 :o I must have caused a run on them as the price has gone up  :facepalm:

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