Elvis has left the container.
In my 53 ft intermodal container I had 3 lathes, a Cincinnati horizontal Mill and an American Vertical mill. plus there is a lot of other stuff in there so the only part I could do any work out of was right at the entrance. I am thinking that soon I may need to have a couple of these lathes put in service or at the very least have them under power incase I may want to sell one of them.
The first step was how to get the LeBlond 26x40 lathe out without having to remove everything in front of it Now that I have the electrical panels in place the fork carriage on the backhoe is too wide to fit inside the container meaning the Cincinnati was going to be difficult to get out and return after the lathe was out.
I used a couple comealongs and lots of pry baring to turn it to an angle allowing just barely enough room to slip the 6000lb lathe past it, a long chain connected to the backhoe to pull it reduced the amount of jacking and baring for this task.
in its new home inside the Allied moving van/ machine shop van