I have just acquired a Tree 2UVR and will need to move it home. The current owner, who did not move it to its present location, says it weighs about 2000 pounds. However he also said a Logan 955 Lathe was 300 pounds when Logan lists it as 850. Another post on this forum mentioned the 2UVR weight as 3000 pounds.
As I have to move this to my place I will need to know how much weight I am dealing with. What is the weight of a Tree 2UVR mill? Is there anything I should be aware of when moving this mill.
As this is my first post I'll give a bit of background. In high school I wanted to take shop courses but the folks and HS councilors said "no way - college track for you." That all worked out OK but I've always liked to work with my hands fixing, modifying and making all kinds of mechanical things. I've always wanted a metal lathe, it sure would have helped with many things I've done. (Making parts by spinning them in a drill press and cutting with a file or die grinder is somewhat crude.) For many years I couldn't afford a lathe, then when I could afford them I had no space. Now I have a 30X70 stable that will be my shop when I get a concrete floor poured. The temp shop is a 2-1/2car garage. I figured I would start looking for a lathe when I got the floor done. While pursuing some of my other interests I ran into someone who was going to be selling his Logan 955 lathe, a Tree 2UVR and a rotary phase converter for what I felt was a very good price. A bit sooner than I had planned but, oh well. So now I own a lathe and a mill and have to get them moved. Now, 45+ years after I couldn't take shop I'll be learning those skills. I'll have a lot of other, probably very basic, questions I'll post in more appropriate forums. I'll also be in closer contact with friends who are/were tool and die maker and machinists.