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09-05-2011, 11:43 AM
Ive already asked this question, but I think my post has been removed or I placed it somewhere I cant find!
This machine seems to be considered an "oddball", why is this.
Ive been offered one at the right money and I am very tempted.
However I do not want to buy something that simply wont the tasks you discuss on this forum.
Any help would be appreciated.
09-05-2011, 12:56 PM
your can always use the search function, don't think there has been much discussion of Pullmax Majors in the last 10 years..... They are big machines, like most things 1st thing what do you want to make? It should be able to do what every other pullmax can and maybe more! As much fun as it is to move a pullmax they don't get easier as they get bigger, where you are going to put and how to get in place should be looked in to. Good luck with it! Please post pics when you get it set up! tt;)
09-05-2011, 01:16 PM
Ive been down the Search route, googled etc etc.
Spent hours, cant find any mention other than "Oddball"!
As you suggest, as I see it, it should do everything that all the others do.
It has 1" post on tooling, does that pose a problem?
Size isnt an issue, Ive been very lucky with my "workshop" that is close to completion!
Weight isnt an issue, my friend has 16T lorry with large crane.
09-05-2011, 04:12 PM
I've compiled a little info on some of the nibblers. What I have on the Major, is that it weighs over 4000 lbs, it should be able to shear 11/32" steel plate and the tooling size is probably the same as a P9; which has 25mm square shanks. I'll try to look at some of my Pullmax data and see what else I can find.
09-05-2011, 05:16 PM
I like the term "I-beam splitting"
I had to shrink the page If you would like a full size page send me your email it's about 2.5 meg in size. tt;)
09-06-2011, 01:48 AM
I should like a full size info sheet.
09-06-2011, 09:02 AM
09-07-2011, 08:06 AM
Thanks for your help, deal came off.
$520 - does that sound good? + $350 fuel to collect.
All Ive got to do now, is learn how to use it!
09-07-2011, 08:12 AM
That sounds GREAT!:o
09-07-2011, 11:34 AM
All Ive got to do now, is learn how to use it!
And that is the fun part!!!!:D Don't forget the pics!
09-07-2011, 08:39 PM
All ya need to do is figure out of way to explain to the neighbors why the earth shakes when your using it!!!!:D :lol:
That thing is a BEAST!!!:o But man if you can't shape it with that you are going to have to melt it and pour it!!!!!!!!!! ;-)
09-08-2011, 07:31 AM
Luckily Im near a dual carriageway, my nearest neighbour is 1/2 mile away.
The wife doesnt mind the earth moving for her, so all in all, pretty lucky.
And Ive now got a Pullmax!
09-12-2011, 11:00 PM
Many many thanks to Jon D and Terry Thorne who have helped me with my new acquisition.
Will keep the forum posted.
09-22-2011, 12:28 AM
The deal is done and everything home.
Pics show how I loaded etc.
Worked a treat, 200 mile home.
Bolted to steel bearers before loading, exact fit between trailer sides and strapped tight!
Timber screwed to floor so couldnt move forwards etc.
Tyres at 100psi and off I went.
Everything works - I think.
Ive picked out doming tools, planishing head?
Various beading, shaped and shearing tools.
Im not certain what the tools / brackets are on the right?
On the machine itself are a couple of bolted on additions (Original Pullmax), one is the fixed bracket, the other is a drive system with shafts on single UJs, which drive a conveyor or similar?
The lower tool holder is adjustable re shear / form.
It strikes me that is a really good idea?
The circle centre fittings / guide brackets appear all complete.
I feel bit like a schoolboy in a toy factory.
09-22-2011, 12:33 AM
Forgot to take off the plastic!
Cant work out how to remove pics via edit.
09-22-2011, 12:51 AM
Just found another box of tooling.
09-22-2011, 08:02 AM
The power feed (conveyor) set up looks like it would the biggest and baddest power bead roller on the planet. You got some good tooling, it will get you started.
Now to get it running! Good Luck! tt;)
09-22-2011, 08:07 AM
That was a great price & as Randy would say you done good.
09-22-2011, 09:29 AM
Richard that is really nice!!! Next question is how you got it OFF that trailer! :o
09-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Im spoilt for gear.
Wrapped up a business about 5 years ago (wrapped me up nearer the truth!), kept back a Telehandler forklift / chains etc.
So unloading was easier than loading, but the guy I bought it from was really helpful / old school.
I do the same for other people, but somehow am always a bit surprised when it comes back.
As someone has already mentioned, the brackets and the drive set up do lend themselves for a very deep power swager - could be handy.
I got really excited when I saw the upper half of a louvre tool, but the main bit has been lost.
Ive probably got enough to be learning before I need worry about "Louvreing".
Enthusiasm - great stuff, aint it.
09-22-2011, 11:57 AM
I really like the "Danger" sign, you do need to be careful around it but it isn't near as dangerous as a helve. One thing I did not see is a wheel to turn your motor and upper die. This allows you preset the dies, but is a rotating hazard.
09-22-2011, 01:03 PM
I will try and work through the operating system, which lever does what etc.
It has only been used for nibbling in the last couple of years.
Previous owner didnt try anything else, so couldnt help.
09-22-2011, 01:31 PM
see the lamp sheild, just behind the belt drive for the head?
There maybe a "hand wheel" on the rotating input shaft to the head, if there is it will make setting your dies and stroke length much easier.
I should have added an arrow to point it out better but in a out of the shop / house. tt;)
09-22-2011, 02:30 PM
Will have a look in the daylight and take some pics.
09-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Pics of rear of control levers etc.
Can you explain simply what each does?
Its not something I want to switch on first time and not have an idea about what is going to happen!
09-25-2011, 04:39 AM
Think Ive got the measure of it.
Lever to the left doesnt have a hand wheel to the rear.
The lever raises and lowers the upper tool post in notched increments of about a couple of mm.
The main lever to the front (same as all nibblers?) lifts the upper tool well out of the way.
The lever to the right locks this lever for safety?
Is the wheel to which you refer, to allow the top tool to be lifted to top of stroke for setting up?
Gradually getting there!
09-25-2011, 10:07 AM
I think you are on ther right track, a P-series will have slots cut in the hold down ring / collar (pullmax has a name for it?) this is like preset spots. Yours appears to variable, the lever on right should hold it in place(lock). On my old P7 the belt housing cover on the left side (as you look at it) had a shaft that stuck out the back with a small hand wheel. With this you could rotate by hand to set your dies up and avoid the dies crashing together. It may have been dropped do to safety issues??? On my P13, I've left the coupling cover off. Did even worse to the T3..... You might be able to use the joggle function on a VFD if you go that way. Maybe one of our VFD guys will chime in on the joggling.
Have you drained the old oil out? I flushed mine out with mineral spirits (paint thinner on this side of the pond)
You have a good start! take your time and check everything out! tt;)
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