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    I agree. But I have a lathe that could winch a semi that way even so I would not do it.
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    Given the license plate and a few other details, this dude seems to be a compatriot of mine.
    Ouch! - the last few frames shows that he didn't even bother to use a tailstock centre.
    Perhaps he just wanted to test the headstock bearings & alignment for an "unusual load capacity"?
    Well - you can use a microscope to drive nails too, only slight less efficiently than with a hammer...

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    It's no wonder the jeep won't move under it's own power.
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    Given the stupidity of some in machining classes this is a good one to illustrate the power (torque) of a lathe, as showing them just how lethal they can be with torn up body parts is now verboten due to claims of PTSD. If it can pull a jeep your puny body stands no chance against it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    Ouch! - the last few frames shows that he didn't even bother to use a tailstock centre.
    Perhaps he just wanted to test the headstock bearings & alignment for an "unusual load capacity"?
    I would definitely need to use the tailstock center on my Unimat SL1000 to pull something like that!

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    Wow very clever. Shows how well these older manual machines are built.

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    If not the tailstock, then at least a steady rest. Sheesh!


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