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Beth and Allen    Posted 03-08-2017 at 19:13:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Help with info on lempco 60 ton press
  • I recent acquired a Lempco series 400A, press#2921, 60 ton hydraulic press. It was sent to a shop for repairs a couple of years ago but while it was out the company bought a new press. So when this one came back they just set it out back and left it. Unfortunately it sat out in the weather for 2 years totally uncovered. The jack handle is cast iron and was broken some how while setting. I've been able to make a new one out of box tubing using the pieces of the old one as a pattern. the handle has 3 pins thru it ,1st one is where it attaches to the frame the other 2 pins attach to 2 plungers, which I'm told is a high and low speed set up. there are 2 valves that are marked open close.I've only been able to get one of the plungers to move, I suspect rust has the other one jammed. Does anyone have a manual or any information on these old presses? I would like to get working again I got it( SO )cheap I can invest some money in repairs and still be way ahead of the game. this is one heck of a press,I used it a couple of times about 5 years ago. But no one can remember why it was sent out to be repaired. I have found a couple of places that still make some parts for this old press but I'd like to get as much info as I can before I start tearing it apart to work on it. Thanks God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Steve N Mi    Posted 03-09-2017 at 03:44:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I found this info at Blackhawkparts- might be they can provide a manual.

    400-A LEMPCO REPAIR KIT
    HYDRAULIC REPAIR KIT FOR LEMPCO 400-A 60 TON SHOP PRESS
    SKU BE484
    Price $300.00

    Beth and Allen    Posted 03-09-2017 at 10:00:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Steve, that is one of the places I found for parts, but never thought about a manual from them. If I can repair this press for $300.00 it is money well spent. I saw recently where a frame for a press just like mine sold for $200.00 and a whole press just like mine that needed repairs sold for $1500.00. This press is a beast. Thanks and God Bless, Beth and Allen.

    Ray    Posted 03-09-2017 at 15:47:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Allen,
    I own a 400A, but installed a 10,000 pound Enerpac unit to make the job easier. Shoot me an e-mail if you're interested in the manual pump. Drips a bit, but performs well.
    Ray

    Beth and Allen    Posted 03-10-2017 at 08:51:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Ray , that is one of the things I was considering doing but First I would like to at least tear it down to see what is wrong with what I have. I've used this press before when it was set up in the shop of the company where I work (about 5 years ago) and It worked great. so I have no idea what went wrong and why it was sent out for repairs or what was done.I'd hate to spent a lot of money and time converting it and find out it was a simple fix like a set of seals or just emery paper to a plunger to clean it up.The people that run the shop where I work don't have a reputation for being the brightest bulb in the pack, I mean really who sends a piece of large equipment out (shipping cost alone) for repairs but buys a replacement while it was gone then when it comes back leaves it out in the weather for 2 years instead of putting it to use in one of our other shops? god Bless, Beth and Allen.

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