|SIEG SX3.5DZP - MOVING IN |
I found a second hand 1 Tonne Switzer folding crane for sale on ebay. I paid the 'buy it now' price, and won the item. I could not believe my luck, the seller lived just 10 minutes away.!
I prepared some sheets of chipboard to protect the floors in the house. The workshop is in the house. I have converted the lounge into a workshop. I am not mad.
The dolly was designed to be higher than the doorstep.
It took a while to get the mill off the dolly and to the bottom of the ramp.
The mill finally landed on the hallway floor.
The rollers made it easier to move on the level floor.
There was a small step to negotiate to get into the workshop.
In the workshop.
Nearly at the lifting point.
The pulley cover had to be removed, and some other bits had to be moved out of the way of the straps.
I was a bit dubious about lifting the mill by strapping under the head.
Luckily the legs of the crane went under the mill table.
Nearly at the right height.
There are packing pieces under the mill to bring it up to the same level as the workbench.
Finally made it safely.
The mobile bench was narrow enough to fit between the legs of the crane.
The new bench is 500mm deep and is covered in 1.4mm thick mild steel sheet
The mill is slid onto a 6mm sheet of MDF.
The mill is roughly in its final position.
The mill overhangs the front of the 500mm deep bench.