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Hammer is Home

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The hammer is an 800 pound Williams and White self contained forging hammer, Bates design.

I finally got the hammer pulled, transported and set off at my farm. The area it was in did not have enough head room for a traditional crane so I had to use a 60 ton Rotator crane. I must say they are an impressive machine (and priced accordingly). The hammer and anvil weigh a hair over 30000 pounds combined. For reference I am 6 feet tall. If anyone is contemplating a similar move let me tell you its not for the faint of heart! That said I'm glad I did it.

 

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Ooooooh, Frosty LIKE big hammer! IIRC you did a photo series making the foundation didn't you? There's NO WAY this is a set on the floor piece of machinery.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Wow what a beauty, like frosty said I hope you have lots of photos congrats Cheers Beaver 

PS he who dies leaving the biggest toys for kids to shift wins and so far its you

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Greetings Marcus,

          Now that's  a chunk of iron.  When the lights in Michigan dim and the lakes and streams quiver I will know  the source of the problem.  Have fun  with your new toy and stay safe. 

Forge on and make (big) beautiful things

Jim

 

 

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Wow, Marcus, you can do serious damage in any iron with that hammer! Congrats and happy hammering!

Gergely

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I sure did Kevin, thanks a bunch. I was able to get in touch with Jim, he and I were both excited to know there was another machine out there. I have emailed Jack in the past when I was trying to locate information on these hammers before I discovered the manual that came with this one. I plan on reaching out to Steve, it would be nice to hear what he thinks of these hammers.

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