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Rick Rowlands
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« on: June 03, 2017, 12:39:38 AM »

There is a 36" Bullard vertical turret lathe available for sale cheap ($2,200) in western PA.   It runs and I'm probably going to use it to machine the treads of the wheels on our 5 ton Brookville.  After that job is done its destined for scrap unless someone takes it. 

With all the future work to be done on the 11 project, a VTL would come in handy machining the drivers, pistons, cylinder heads etc.  $2,200 is roughly scrap price for it.  Don't know if you already have one or access to one. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 01:15:20 AM »

That would be a great machine to have.  What is its footprint?

$2200 sounds a little high for scrap price.  Even at the highest scrap value I found of $190/ton, that'd be a 12-1/2 ton machine. 

Do you think the owners would accept a counter offer, a little closer to its realistic scrap value?  At $2200, the additional cost of shipping would likely make it out of reach for us.

Thanks!
Jason
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 01:42:34 AM »

Jason,

I can weigh it on Sunday.  I'll get back to you.

Rick
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