When I say restoration.. This machine has very low hours. Sadly it sat in a shipping container for a decade without any surface protection... It was only actually used for 2 - 3 years..
Its quite rusty inside.. all surface rust, but on surfaces which are hard to get at..
So I began dis assembly today. One of the goals is to replace the old fashioned style cutterhead with a Byrd or Tersa.. I have priced them out and Byrd is way cheaper than Tersa.. ( which boggles the mind ) .. Funny though. I love Tersa .. hmm..
Byrd has not made a cutterhead for a Griggio PSA -520 .. So I want to remove this head and crate it up .. ship it to Kentucky.. So they can copy it..
You would think that this would be fairly straight forward..
That is an example of the rust. The machine has a segmented infeed roller and 2 x powered outfeed rollers.
Above is with the shrouds removed. Griggio is an Italian company and the machinery is industrial.. They changed from Green to Ivory and Turquoise in color and this machine seems like its from that era.. The exterior is ivory and turqoise, but many interior parts are green.. Kinda funny ..
This is either going to be a great success or a disaster.. I gotta say .. this thing is really nicely built. Heavy castings, thick bolts, silky smooth threads..
The cutterhead will not slide out either side.. the castings appear to need to be spread and the cutter lifted out. The cutter is really large. about 4.6" in diameter. I am willing to bet it weighs 70 lbs. So lots of dis assembly and cleaning ahead..