lifting a colchester student lathe

hi all,
finally got a colchester student lathe
can anyone please tell me the base diamentions as i need to pull it across
concrete, i was going to make and bend a sheet of metal like a sled to drag
it accross concrete to the doorway then the hiab can do the rest of the
work, any advice on the lifting and where to sling etc
i know there was a posting a few months back on "how not to lift a
colchester"
any advice would be a great help
many thanks
keith in swindon
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m1emc
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I move my harrison L5 by sliding it on 2" angle irons, pointed corner up. small jack and slide under, then just move along with a pinch bar. Ive shifted mine 3 times like this... one day Ill get the layout correct...
hth
Dave
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dave sanderson
I like the sliding methond aswell. Beats rollers on lighter stuff and crap concrete surfaces. I used 22mm bright bar.
Colchester round head manual available here:
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Charles
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Charles Ping
I have used strips of PE (about 3mm thick). They are cheap and did work really good. I was able to pull a 350..400 kg shaper all alone.
Nick
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Nick Mueller

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