I’m getting ready to have my No. 4 moved, and unfortunately the riggers are saying it will require some disassembly. The plan is to remove the carriage, then the bed, and then treat the cabinet as a separate piece (drawers removed of course). I’m familiar with most of the tips to remove the feedboard, handles, drawers, etc. but am looking for some tips on how best to go about preparing the press for the rigging company. They’ve asked that I perform 90% of the bolt work ahead of time and I’d like to do my part to facilitate a smooth move of the press. The company has lots of experience moving presses so not worried on that front, just want to do my part.
So my questions are:
- What is the best way to mark the gears on the carriage for re-timing once I get it back on the press?
- Is there anything I can do ahead of time regarding disconnecting the gripper mechanism?
- Is there anything I should watch out for when removing the top?
- Anything else I should be mindful of ahead of time that could ensure things move smoothly?
I’m sure there will be more, but appreciate any thoughts or advice on the less than ideal need to disassemble the No. 4 to move it.