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Got me a CVA Lathe

bjornsh67

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Hi all,

I have got me a new lathe! I found a CVA on http://www.lathes.co.uk/advertphoto/140411cva/ (after a tip from samthedog) and after a period of long consideration I decided to go for it.

I could have shared the adventure and scary part of getting the lathe home. But I wanted it home first - then tell the story!

The lathe has now landed in my shed. I need to clean it. And move it. The weight is 1700kg - or thereabout. I have got me a nice pair of machine skates so that would help. Serious considerations needs to be taken moving this thing.

I also have to decide the best strategy on shop power. There are plenty of relays and also a pump motor on this lathe. And it it wired for 380VAC. My shop has 230VAC 16Amps. I am considering to install more power in the shop - either 20Amps or 25Amp. And I could also get a rotary converter (http://www.motorsandinverters.co.uk/4-0kW-RT-Rotary-Converter-p276.html).

(Yes, I have a limited budget ……….:thinking:)


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I will share more photos later, and the tale on getting it home!


Bjorn


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samthedog

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That machine is even nicer in the flesh. A beast by every standard but still nice and smooth. I can't wait to see it running Bjorn.

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That looks like a very heavy duty lathe. 1700kgs is very heavy for this size lathe. Heavy means strong and rigid. I'm looking for a lathe in that size and weight class too. I think you're gonna love it.

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Cal Haines

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Hi all,

I have got me a new lathe! I found a CVA on http://www.lathes.co.uk/advertphoto/140411cva/ ...
Looks like a nice machine and you sure got a load of tooling. The price (about $3100 US) is quite reasonable. It also looks like you got the original manuals; I would sure like to have scans of those...

You can sure see the Monarch heritage. The round-dial gearbox is interesting. Does it have a Reeves drive?

What's the serial number and build date?

Looking forward to more photos,

Cal
 

bjornsh67

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Hi,

Here are a few photos from the moving in and from the nameplate.

The fork lift is a 5ton type. It got stuck in my drive way and his colleague had to come and rescue him/the fork lift truck using a hiab truck. Luckily, the lathe had already got unloaded.

As you can see from the pictures, I need to look careful into my floor space. The CVA is rather biggish.

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bjornsh67

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Hi,

Here are a few photos from the moving in and from the nameplate.

The fork lift is a 5ton type. It got stuck in my drive way and his colleague had to come and rescue him/the fork lift truck using a hiab truck. Luckily, the lathe had already got unloaded.

As you can see from the pictures, I need to look careful into my floor space. The CVA is rather biggish.

All pictures are clickable and you should get them on screen straight up.

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