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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Preparing lb15ii-m for transport

    Hi guys
    We brought a 1997 lb15ii-m that gets picked up next week.
    Normally I would find away to lock the turret from moving during transport to avoid damage.
    With a vdi turret it isn't as easy.
    Question is do you guys usually lock turrets prior to moving or am I being over cautious


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Re: Preparing lb15ii-m for transport

    The machine normally has shipping brackets that prevent the X andZ axes from moving during shipment. The turret is supported from the bottom using an L bracket that bolts to the bottom of the X axis and there is normally a bracket that goes between the Z cross slide and the base. You should be able to spot some holes where the bolts go. Check the electrical cabinet because sometimes they put the shipping brackets in there.
    Experience is what you get just after you needed it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Re: Preparing lb15ii-m for transport

    No brackets.
    Rigged up something with the tail stock. Hope it travels well.

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