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    Default need help to dismantle late model Shearaton 9" model A to transport home

    I'm heading interstate to look at and if all well, purchase a late model Sheraton 9"A lathe on a stand.
    To bring it home I'm potentially going to need to remove the motor to fit it all into a trailer.
    I can see how the motor is mounted on a bracket at the back of the stand which will be easy enough to remove however I need some advice on how to remove the motor etc without cutting the main belt to the lathe head off.
    Without seeing it, I am assuming the pulley cone has a grub screw or the likes and there may be some locking collars on either side to prevent the drive shaft from moving out.
    I was then planning to remove the lathe from the stand and place the components into the trailer on timber so the trailer load is not so top heavy.

    Many thanks in advance for your help.

    TonyB



    How to remove the belt from the centre pulley cone so that the motor, mount and pulley can be removed from the lathe stand.

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    BobL is online now Member: Blue and white apron brigade
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    Here is how far I broke down my Hercus to be able to move it

    1) disconnect motor electrical cable and gather up cables and switch gear (S)
    2) Ease the motor base bolts and remove the "motor to top pulley" belt.
    3) Remove motor (M) - 4 bolts
    4) Remove the top pulley stand (A) - couple of bolts. I removed the top pulley (P) as moving gear around with large pulleys attached can lead to probs
    5) Remove the tool post and cross slide (Cr)
    There's no need to remove the belt from the headstock

    6) I did not do this but to reduce weight you could then remove the apron (C)
    7) Leave headstock and gearbox connected to bed and remove the lot from the stand - its heavy so a two person job.
    8) Remove chip tray (E) from cabinet stands (S1 and S2)
    9) All the tooling/belts etc fit into a couple of plastic crates (P and B&B)

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    Once I had it apart I was able to move all the pieces by myself using my HiAce van and a sack trolley.
    Even the lathe bed plus headstock and gear box can be moved with a sack trolley. I have ramps for my van and was able to wheel the sack trolley up into the van and leave the bed ratchet strapped to the trolley and teh trolley strapped to the floor of the van.

    You will need a second person to lift the lathe bed, headstock and gear box back onto the chip tray cabinet.
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    Hi Tony,

    It is quite simple to remove the countershaft. Just remove the grub screw on the pulley and the collar then you will be able to slide the shaft out.
    If you have to cut the belt and replace it is quite easy too, the spindle is only held by the collar on the back, loosen the locking screw to open the collar to undo, if the belt is the same as the early model then the size is B43.

    Regards,
    Trong


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    Default Thanks

    Bob & Trong
    Thanks for the replies.
    Bob is there ant tricks to removing the shaft and pulleys P from the top pulley stand A?

    Iím guessing a grub screw in the pulley that drives the lathe, what about pulley P, how is that big one secured to the shaft?

    I know Iíll see it on Monday, Iím just trying to have a clearer picture in my head before then so I know what tools to take and surprises to expect.

    Thanks both for your help.

    Tony.



    Quote Originally Posted by BobL View Post
    Here is how far I broke down my Hercus to be able to move it

    1) disconnect motor electrical cable and gather up cables and switch gear (S)
    2) Ease the motor base bolts and remove the "motor to top pulley" belt.
    3) Remove motor (M) - 4 bolts
    4) Remove the top pulley stand (A) - couple of bolts. I removed the top pulley (P) as moving gear around with large pulleys attached can lead to probs
    5) Remove the tool post and cross slide (Cr)
    There's no need to remove the belt from the headstock

    6) I did not do this but to reduce weight you could then remove the apron (C)
    7) Leave headstock and gearbox connected to bed and remove the lot from the stand - its heavy so a two person job.
    8) Remove chip tray (E) from cabinet stands (S1 and S2)
    9) All the tooling/belts etc fit into a couple of plastic crates (P and B&B)

    IMG_0025p.jpg

    Once I had it apart I was able to move all the pieces by myself using my HiAce van and a sack trolley.
    Even the lathe bed plus headstock and gear box can be moved with a sack trolley. I have ramps for my van and was able to wheel the sack trolley up into the van and leave the bed ratchet strapped to the trolley and teh trolley strapped to the floor of the van.

    You will need a second person to lift the lathe bed, headstock and gear box back onto the chip tray cabinet.

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    Default Thankyou, I now have a Sheraton 9" AR Serial No. AR 272

    Thanks Bob & Throng for your advice re dismantling the lathe to bring it home - they worked a treat.
    I now have a Sheraton 9" AR Serial No. AR 272 and the fun begins to clean it all up.
    I did a couple of test cuts using the different modes and it seemed to work ok.
    It has a few issues to deal with but hopefully nothing major.
    I will be scouring the forum for information on the tips and tricks to this lathe.
    thanks again,
    TonyB

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