Moving CNC Machine to Seabrook, Texas
The largest machine to move was the SmartShop II 4' x 8' CNC Router. Its larger than 4' x 8'. With the gantry installed the machine is about 6' tall. Overall the machine weighs 3,500 - 4,000 lbs.
We rented an open tilt trailer and clamped an electric wench to the front of the trailer.
I'm sorry we didn't take photos of our efforts pulling the CNC out of the Silsbee Mill. We'd purchased Automobile Wheel dollies to roll the machine out of its room in the Mill to the trailer.
The dollies didn't fit the CNC feet so it was a struggle keeping the machine aligned towards the Mill door and with the trailer ramp. Once we were in range of the wench we were able to wench the CNC up onto the trailer.
During this process one of the dollies crushed under the CNC's weight. This was more likely due to weight shifting to a single dollie since weight wasn't equally distributed to each dollie at all times. Needless to say, we were very pleased when the CNC was on-board and tied down.
We parked the trailer in the open shop area at 2912 Bayport Blvd. Before we could move the CNC machine off the trailer we had to replace the Automobile Wheel dollies with Custom dollies that fit the CNC machine legs.