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Old 05-16-2018, 11:03 AM
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Default Hauling a Stinger III

Any suggestions on the best way to move a Stinger III with the index lathe from one location to another 600 miles away?

My plan is to jack it up, put it on dollies to get it from his shop to a roll back truck and use their winch to pull it up then roll it off on the dollies into a 16' box truck, take off the dollies, nail 2 x 4's to the bed around the foot pads to prevent movement and strap it to the side walls to hold it in place. Then repeat that here with another roll back to get it off the box truck and into my shop.

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Old 05-16-2018, 11:54 AM
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Sounds like you have it squared away. I would contact (just my opinion) CAMaster, ask Mrs Kathy to speak with whomever handles prepping machines for transport, & make sure you have covered your bases considering the investment. I think that would be time well spent and you sound like you have everything else covered.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:58 AM
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If you are using a flat bed truck you might want to get some stretch wrap. You can buy it from somewhere like uline.com (product is called GoodWrappers.)

It is about 24" wide and a roll can completely seal the unit from rain / moisture.

I recently shipped a smaller CNC unit, and used this film to hold the gantry / head in position. It held up very nicely.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:37 PM
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I suggest the stretch wrap for the whole gantry assembly, etc., even if the machine is going into a box truck just for additional peace of mind. On the foot-pads, Camaster blocks them down with wood "over" the pad edges to insure they stay put on the crating...the same should apply with your truck bed.

Otherwise your plan should be workable. Be sure that your truck box is wide enough to accommodate the machine...wink, wink...nod, nod...
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:37 PM
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I would skip the dollies. Jack up the machine, bolt a 2 by 4 or 2 by 6 or 4 by 4 to the legs, making a runner under the legs. Add some cross members if appropriate. Then just slide on the floor, using the winch to pull up on the truck bed. The legs have nice holes for securing the 4 by 4's in my example.

I'm not describing very well but it worked well on a smaller machine we moved. About 1,600 pounds, 6 foot cube.

Then you can bolt/screw/strap down to the truck bed as needed. Make the runners longer than the unit so it protects at least two ends of the machine from movement. In my case I made it to protect all four sides.

See these photos for ideas. I used 2 by 4's and 4 by 4's in the photos.

Just figure out where you want the fork truck to put the forks, if that lift is needed.

Just ideas....
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:46 PM
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Thanks and it is 90" wide
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:59 AM
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I bought some casters I have been meaning to either stick or adapt to my stingerII for just this eventuality.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:43 AM
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Default I built skids for mine when I moved it.

Worked like a champ. I drilled pocket holes into the top 2 x 6 and inset the feet into those holes to secure the skids to the machine. I hooked a chain fall to the trailer and pulled it write up.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:23 AM
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I bought some casters I have been meaning to either stick or adapt to my stingerII for just this eventuality.
I bought casters for my SR-44 specifically for the unloading exercise and in case I need to move the machine out in the future to tile something larger than the 6' or so I can do with the back up against the wall. The legs are threaded for 3/4"x10 studs. Raising one end with a scissor jack makes installation and removal of the casters very easy.
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