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Manufactured/Badged by:
Buss Machine Works, Inc.
Marlboro, NH; Holland, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Benton Harbor, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 36 x 8"
Submitted By: Smitty
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: model 44
Date of Manufacturer: 1956
Serial Number:
Last Updated 1/16/2006 12:00:00 AM

This machine and a Porter facer came from the basement of a building in Chicago. We had to rig them about 1000' or more. A large hoist was used to lower a 15,000 # forklift into the basement and move the machines to the lift. The handwheel on the Buss had to be removed to get thru a door sideways-thats how tight it was at one point.

The Buss made the ride up the hoist and onto the awaiting forklift above fine.. The Porter made it about 3 feet up before the lift broke. Luckily we were able to transfer the facer and the conveyors from one lift to another up the hoist/ elevator shaft.

The 15,000 # forklift may still be in that basement. I dont know how/ if they got it out.

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Comments: Nothing planes like a Buss! Incoming boards on the conveyor have been " faced" on the bottom side already.
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