Peter, My book says 770 Kgs. Not easy to dismantle anything and be
VERY aware that the table just sits on its guide and stays there by
gravity. Any attempt to lift by the table will result in a bent
hydraulic cylinder rod. The base is a b****r to move arround as the
three point arrangement doesn't lend itself to rollers etc
weighs maybe a ton gross with diaform head on it, auto rise and fall
head and full tank of oil .
make sure you drain the oil ...because it don't travel well with the
oil, as it has a semi open tank.
would not advice dismantling.
all the best..mark
Yes, I'd definitely start competing with JS for lack of floor space if
I were to get a 540 in the workshop too
I haven't got one yet, just thinking about the possibility, but I'd
have to get rid of the Eagle grinder first, and then wriggle the
Myford round at a bit of angle, and I might just squeeze it in to the
Andrew and Mark, thank you very much for the advice. I was wondering
whether it would fit in my hi-top transit, and thought I should be OK
for height. It was unloading at this end from the transit that would
be interesting, and I was hoping it would neatly dismantle into
manageable lots. Looks like that's not going to be the case.
Weight is the other deciding factor, as the transit 80 has a max
payload of 880kgs I think (including driver) and the driver is a
rather porky 95kgs of that!
The footprint isn't much bigger than an Eagle is it?
At "only" a ton you should be able to manage to get it out of the van
and onto the drive. A low trailer might be easier though.
A two ton hoist on the one ton setting can reach quite high (I think
about 8ft) which may be the way to go.
Note the way it's slung ...ropes go thru eye-bolts at top and under
cast hooks on front of machine.
Gantry specially constructed for that 540 ...been used many times
since...including picking up a two ton felder woodworking plainer/
router station, onto the back of a Renault pick-up ...had to make
extensions for the legs lol.
thought transit was well more capable than a ton ..
it's a long way down from them pick-ups as well ...centre of gravity
when travelling mmmmmmmmmm
get a mattress and lay it down
I would shit-it.
all the best.mark
I brought mine home in a hi-top van, forget the make but wasn't a
transit. Do measure carefully first as they are quite high. I had to
remove the tin top from mine to get it into the van. The only way to
get it in and out is with a forklift though. I was OK at work, but
had to hire one to unload it at home. Try your local plant hire firm
if there is one fairly close, it was one of the building site ones I
had. It transported without any hitches, I think I strapped it down
to the pallate it was sat on quite firmly though. Bugger of a job to
get it of the pallate -a gantry and one ton hoist would have been very
welcome. Watch workshop height with lifting gear as well, the lifting
points are quite high on them. Centre of gravity is quite high as
well, which makes it fun. As with most machines it can be moved
around reasonably easily by one man and a big crow bar once on the
I just need to get around to re-wiring it for single phase now, and I
can actually use it. Keep getting distracted by other machines
though. A manumold went in a couple of weeks ago, and before that was
the cnc mill -you know how it is