1976 English/Metric Hardinge HLV-H

Up for sale is this Hardinge HLV-H Super Precision Tool Room Lathe. This is a good, tight, & original machine and has never been repainted or abused. This machine was purchased new by IBM in Austin, TX and was then sold to a company in Florida in 1991. It sat unused from 1991 up until I purchased it.¬†This is a 1976 machine that has many late model features such as a tapered Hardinge spindle, wide bed plate with teflon lined carriage, ball bearing carriage rack gear and more. This machine is 208V 3 Phase power. At some point this machine had an Anilam DRO on it and all that is left now is the scales. I do not have a way to test if these scales are still working. The graduated dials on this machine are in metric units. I have done an initial cleaning and some general maintenance to the lathe which includes…

-Replaced both motor and spindle drive belts with new
-Flushed fluid in apron-Replaced both bearings in AC electric motor
-Replaced both bearings in drive unit counter-shaft
-Replaced O-rings in oiling system
-Removed, cleaned, & adjusted cross slide
-Greased gear box

This machine is in good mechanical condition and is ready to be used right away. The bed plate on this lathe is in excellent condition. I have ran and tested the lathe for several hours without issue. All the power feeds function as they should and the gearbox works as it should. The oiling lubrication system functions as it should as well. The drive unit is now very smooth in all RPM ranges. This lathe comes with the pictured tooling, including 2 trays of 5C collets. There is a complete set of metric change gears for all metric threading pitches. Nearly every collet is Hardinge brand and many of them have never been used. This machine is powered up and available for inspection.