Moving a Macomber Loom

<p>Hello,</p><p>I just purchased a used Macomber loom, it&#39;s a B4E with 12 harness. Now comes the tricky part, moving it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I&#39;m not sure I will have help in moving it. I don&#39;t want to take it apart (at least not all the way), I&#39;m thinking of using furniture dollies to wheel it onto a truck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.&nbsp;</p>


Posted on Wed, 02/10/2021 - 03:15

<p>Remove easy things: &nbsp;harnesses, beater, warp and cloth beams, and footrest. &nbsp;Then tie the front and back beams to the castle. &nbsp;I haven&#39;t done it, but I think you can remove the front beam pretty easily with a wrench if you want to try that. &nbsp;The back beam and treadle assembly are probably too much trouble. &nbsp;Be careful of the treadles so they don&#39;t get snapped off. &nbsp;It might be worth it to keep the front beam and foot rest in place to protect them. &nbsp;A B4E will be quite heavy (around 400 lbs), but a great deal of the weight is in the harnesses. &nbsp;Use work gloves to protect your hands from the corners of the boards. &nbsp;I found it easiest to lift from the bottom frame, but I was moving a smaller loom (with help).</p>

Posted on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 07:34

<p>I agree with Barry. Remove everything that is easily removable and secure the treadles. Removing the warp and cloth beams is easy as well. I would not try to unscrew anything as you might weaken the joint. I would get help. I just moved out a 40 inch and we did all of the above, and 4 peeps still had a challenge getting it out and into the back of a truck. Good luck!</p>