Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tree 2UVR-C mill

Got me a mill...

 From HGR In Euclid Ohio shipped by Dohrn. I picked it up at the terminal in Omaha.
                                   Marshall Michaels was the guy
  Tree 2UVR-C's have power feed on X,Y and Z axis and are stiffer than a Bridgeport. The next larger size Tree doesn't have a nodding head. I'm guessing this one was built in the late 60's. There is a Tree user group on Yahoo.

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                     Door 105 inches trailer 103 tight fit
                                  Took some time to get it through
                      Dumped the air ride bags for height clearance
             Need just a little less height, flattening the trailer tires did it.
                      Hard on tires but what you gonna do?

                     Clears the door frame by 1/2"
            Flying 2,300 lbs, pulled to the side so it doesn't destroy the trailer fender.
                     Landed on 3/4 pipes so it will roll.
           Shipped with the head inverted to get the center of gravity lower. A lot of the head gearbox oil ended up in the motor but it seems OK.
                                           Rewire to 240 from 440

Friday, August 2, 2013

Exmark lazer idler rebuild

Buddy Dave brought his Lazer mower over for some fixing. The real issue is one cylinder loses spark when it gets hot. We moved the coil/pickup a little closer to the flywheel magnet instead of buying a new coil assembly. We will see how that works. While it was under repair we noticed that one of the belt idlers had a shot bearing. Upon examination we could see the spot welds that held the idler together and decided to attempt to just replace the bearing instead of replacing the whole deal. I had a few new 6203 both sides sealed bearings for alternator repairs on my stock. Turns out these bearings fit.

We used 1/4 X 5/8 bolts to put it back together.