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03-27-2012, 01:05 AM
some pictures of the "Pullckold project "

yes hello evry metalshapers, i m french metal shaper, like evrybody knows the eckold machine is one of the best shrinker stretcher machine, but the price of this machine is too bad for little crafstman, usually only big company can buy eckold machine with the tools, i really respect Eckold for the quality tools , there is Marchant company they make shrinking machine too, there is Erco TCE similar to Marchant, but for a little company its impossible to pay around 25 to 30 000 us dollars for a piccolo with tools.
so years after years , i create some machine , and years after years i buy some used eckold tools, but no eckold piccolo.
but i work many time on my Pullmax (p 21) this machine in europ is at correct price (1500 to 3000 euros )
for used machine , sure .
a day i see a trimmer Pullmax, this is a very rare machine, i buy it, and decided to convert this machine with her big throat to a Pullckold hahaha , yeah Pullmax + Eckold = Pullckold.
so you can see some details of my conception.
yu can do the same thing with a simple Pullmax P5 or P7 more easy to find, but you need to cut the body for have better throat...


Peter Tommasini
03-27-2012, 01:40 AM
HI Hozoi that is very smart, I like it, well done!

metal manny
03-27-2012, 02:38 AM
Hi Hozoi.

How well is it working?

It seems that others who have tried similar tooling modifications into Pullmax-type machinery have had varying results.

What I have come to understand is that speed seems to be a critical factor - the guys using VFD's to slow the motor down more than using supply frequency get better results than those who are not.

Does the frame flex much when running work through the Eckold dies? I'd also love to try this on my Pullmax someday.

Thanks for posting


03-27-2012, 05:21 AM
Nice tooling.

I do notice the dies don't line up in the picture. Is this an allusion or has the frame spread causing the top die to tilt out?

Rick (madera)
03-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Great idea!:)

03-27-2012, 09:03 AM
Hi Hozoi!

Got to add you to the Trimmer owners list(you are 20-21) I glad you posted, I have a T3, slowly making a new lower tooling arm, Plus I a P5 head going on a C-frame. Got to make this quick, will be looking to you for answers when I get closer to making mine work! Thanks for sharing your pics!!!!