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    Default Help lifting lathe - Bribie Island QLD

    Hi All

    Purchased a second hand Durden TopTurn lathe on Bribie island.
    I will be collecting around 10am Friday 07/08 (next week).
    Weighs approx 250kg , If there are any members living on the island willing to give a hand it would be much appreciated.
    Will be loading into back of a van so not too high of lift required.

    Cheers

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    Try to borrow or rent an engine hoist. They fold down to nothing, support a lot of weight, and allow you to be very precise in positioning the payload.

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    Hi Lance

    Yeah I thought about that just not sure if I will have enough room in the van as I will also have some other gear in there as well. I might have too reconsider though.

    Cheers

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    Don't know if you realize but they are predicting up to 10mm of rain on Friday, so could get a bit soggy, when you asked for a hand I might be able to give you one only . I stuck a large cotter pin in about 10mm on my left index finger severing a small artery in my left index finger and so it springs a leak whenever I put pressure on it, but at 250Kg you are going to need a few more guys at least. But I can help a bit if you are just a bit short. Just let me know via PM. I live at Ningi so not too far for me to get there.

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    Hi Ed thanks for the offer, too bad about your finger! I will let you know abit closer to the Friday.

    Unfortunately we are travelling though so have no option but to collect on Friday, hopefully the weather is kind to us.

    Cheers

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    What will you do if there isn't enough guys to help? Weather wise it could change by then anyway. I will PM you my phone number.

    Ed.

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    Engine hoist is the way to go

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    Thanks Ed, PM sent.
    I think the 4 of us (including missus) should be able wrestle it in.

    I had it moved to my brothers father-in-laws place awhile back, he will be there to help but he has a bad back. His neighbour has a bad back and the guy I bought it off has a bad back! Seems like a common theme on Bribie.

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    I think that age has a lot to do with that condition.

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    Not old age.
    Lifting heavy stuff manually is wot does it.
    I’ve a couple of popped disks from lifting stuff over the years.
    Now have all manner of lifting gear in the ‘shop.
    Son even gave me a cordless drill powered Warn winch for Xmas last.
    I guess he figured that would fill in for him on the cum a long next time there’s a ton to be dragged onto the trailer.
    He uses them at work as a sparky installing emergency generators in high rise office jobs downtown.
    H.
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    I meant that "old age" as a tongue in cheek" comment, but when you think about it by the time we reach our age we would have accumulated a lot of damage to our backs and other body parts, so as I said "old age" . besides Bribie Island has a significant amount of older age resident living there so bound to be a much higher proportion of residents with medical problems. Myself included although I don't live there now I used to though .

    When we were young we felt indestructible but now we are older we pay the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonsey850 View Post
    Purchased a second hand Durden TopTurn lathe on Bribie island.
    I will be collecting around 10am Friday 07/08 (next week).
    Weighs approx 250kg , If there are any members living on the island willing to give a hand it would be much appreciated.
    Will be loading into back of a van so not too high of lift required.
    Look a "standard" lift for a single fit person (i.e. soldier in the Australian Army) is 100 lbs -- say 45 kg. Yes, the "fit person" can more, but lifting and stretching, is not recommended.
    So your 250 kg would be a reasonable lift for 6 fit people -- if you're talking about the people living on Bribie Island, you might need as many as 10 helpers.

    If you can't access an engine crane for the lift, try really hard to use a not too steep ramp and a system of rollers to get the lathe into your van.
    Even a two wheel trolley to get the lathe as close to the van as possible will be a help.
    regards from Canada

    ian

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