Shipping crate dimensions of a G0766

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  1. Sam Fleisher
    Sam Fleisher
    Hello all

    I found a spec sheet with dimensions of 69 x 24 x 25 in. for the shipping crate.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    I'm trying to figure out how to get it into my house and it looks like it will fit through the door without unpacking piece by piece and carrying it in if those are correct dimensions.

    Hopefully I can find a moving dolly or cart of some kind.
  2. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    I think that it weighs around 580 pounds in the crate. That would mean that to lift just one end you'd have to left nearly 300 pounds.
    I think that most people open the crate outside and carry in the pieces separately.
    As an estimate, here is a rough breakdown of the component weights:
    Headstock - 150 #
    Each leg - 80 # (160 for the pair)
    Tailstock - 60#
    Banjo, tool rest and faceplate - 25#
    lathe bed - 170 #
    Crate - 30#

    If you get a two wheeler/appliance truck you can roll in the lathe bed with the headstock. Then carry in the legs and the tailstock.

    Some people have managed to muscle the lathe in to their house by themselves. And some people have assembled it themselves. But I haven't heard of anyone bringing it in to their shop while still in the crate.
  3. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Work smart, not hard, and prevent injury to yourself! A two wheel hand truck, and ratchet strap will allow you to maneauver lathe pieces will likely need another person to help get the legs onto the bed. A couple of saw horses help immensly with that, but getting the headstock in place is the really heavy part, and you need another person for that. Make sure to level the bed side to side, front to back and diagonally both will make your centers align properly.
  4. Sam Fleisher
    Sam Fleisher
    I thought I had this set to notify me, guess not. Thanks for the replys. I was thinking I wanted to get it into the house fairly quickly because you never know what the weather is going to be like around here.

    Beautiful t-shirt weather today but it can't last.

    I have an engine hoist that I was planning on using to lift the heavy stuff. My buddy that usually helps me with these kind of things just had hernia surgery a month ago so he's not going to be any use.
  5. Jay Mullins
    Jay Mullins
    I was able to assemble the 0766 by myself as I have no one to help. My engine hoist madei it possible. I hauled the crate on a utility trailer, broke everything down ad strapped the components to furniture dollies on the trailer, then backed the trailer to the door of the shop rolled the dollies down the ramp into the shop.. The engine hoist made it possible and the money I spent for it has paid dividends ever since as I have bad back. "Work smart not hard".

    Jay Mullins
  6. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    Jay, I did much the same, by myself. I used an engine hoist to lift the box out of the bed of my truck. Then I put the bed and headstock onto a four-wheel furniture dolly (a hand truck may have worked better) and got it to the door of my shop. I had trouble getting the dolly lifted up and over the threshold (yeah, a hand truck would have been better) but was able to slide the bed onto some round pipe just over the threshold. Then I rolled the bed on a series of pipes "Egyptian style" to where the engine hoist could grab it.
    A suggestion: make very sure that the headstock is well locked down and keep in mind that the bed is top heavy/tippy.
    I had a friend help to put in the leg bolts as I was aligning things with the engine hoist.
  7. Jay Mullins
    Jay Mullins
    Brice, good suggestion, but I removed the headstock and the tailstock from the bed and strapped them to individual furniture dollies.

    It was no trouble lifting them with the hoist and remounting them on the bed after I attached the legs.

  8. Brice Rogers
    Brice Rogers
    Jay, you're right. Having an engine hoist is really helpful. Mine sits semi-disassembled in a corner so as to minimize unused floor space until it is needed every year or two. But when it is needed, it is indispensable. Another helpful tool that gets use every few years is a "come-along".
  9. Sam Fleisher
    Sam Fleisher
    Still the waiting game here. At least my credit card was charged this morning so the lathes must have finally made it to shore.
  10. Roger Chandler
    Roger Chandler
    Sam...sometimes the delays are at customs. They move at their own pace, and ships cannot offload until they give permission, so anything can cause a delay. Trust me, it has happened before, with no fault of Grizzly!
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