Exapro is your premier marketplace for high-quality used industrial machinery. We present our selection of vertical turret lathes under the Metal Machine Tools category. These machines are professionally maintained, offering an excellent blend of precision, versatility, and value.

Our vertical turret lathes excel in machining large, heavy workpieces with high precision and efficiency. Ideal for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and heavy machinery manufacturing, these lathes are capable of handling a wide range of materials and complex geometries. They are particularly suited for tasks such as turning, drilling, and milling on large cylindrical parts.

Every vertical turret lathe goes through a stringent vetting process, ensuring quality and performance. Our machinery is cost-effective, promising significant savings compared to new equipment without compromising efficiency. Renowned brands like Bullard, Giddings & Lewis, and Schiess are part of our selection, known for their reliability and advanced technology. Prices range between €30,000 and €300,000, catering to diverse budget scales.

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Niles DKZ 4000 vertical turret lathe


Ø 4000 mm
Working height 2000 mm
Rotation speed 28 rpm
Plate diameter 3500 mm
Max piece weight 25000 kg
Motor power 63 kW

Webster & Bennett 72” E-R Series vertical turret lathe


Ø 2133.6 mm
Working height 1219.2 mm
Motor power 29.82849 kW
Plate diameter 1828.8 mm
Rotation speed 83 rpm
Overhauled no

SCHIESS-FRORIEP 20DKE180 vertical turret lathe


Ø 2150 mm
Working height 1250 mm
Rotation speed 200 rpm
Plate diameter 1800 mm
Max piece weight 12000 kg
Overhauled no

Sedin 1512 vertical turret lathe

Year: 1981

Ø 1250 mm
Working height 1000 mm
Rotation speed 250 rpm
Plate diameter 1120 mm
Max piece weight 3200 kg
Motor power 30 kW

Webster & Bennett 36” EM vertical turret lathe

Year: 1968

Ø 1168 mm
Working height 1016 mm
Motor power 22.37136 kW
Plate diameter 914 mm
Rotation speed 400 rpm
Overhauled no



Ø 3000 mm
Working height 2300 mm
Plate diameter 3300 mm
Overhauled no

ŠKODA SK 125 vertical turret lathe

Year: 1968

Ø 12500 mm
Working height 4000 mm
Motor power 686 kW
Plate diameter 8000 mm
Rotation speed 14 rpm
Overhauled no

DORRIES SD 125 vertical turret lathe

Year: 1973

Ø 1500 mm
Overhauled no
Plate diameter 1250 mm

Stanko Ø 2500 mm vertical turret lathe


Ø 2500 mm
Working height 1600 mm
Motor power 40 kW
Plate diameter 2250 mm
Rotation speed 1600 rpm
Overhauled no

Sedin 1L532 vertical turret lathe Good value

Year: 1985

Ø 3200 mm
Working height 1600 mm
Overhauled no
Plate diameter 2800 mm
Max piece weight 16000 kg

Vertical turret lathe TOS SK 12

Year: 1994

Ø 1350 mm
Working height 900 mm
Rotation speed 225 rpm
Plate diameter 1180 mm
Max piece weight 5000 kg
Motor power 45 kW

NILES DKZ6300X2500B vertical turret lathe


Ø 6300 mm
Working height 3300 mm
Rotation speed 14 rpm
Plate diameter 5300 mm
Max piece weight 50000 kg
Overhauled no

NILES DKZ4000X3150B vertical turret lathe


Ø 4000 mm
Working height 3150 mm
Rotation speed 28 rpm
Plate diameter 3500 mm
Max piece weight 25000 kg
Overhauled no

STANKO 1531 vertical turret lathe


Ø 1400 mm
Working height 950 mm
Overhauled no
Plate diameter 1250 mm
Motor power 22 kW

Vertical turret lathe TOS Hulin MCSK 8 CNC

Year: 1982

Plate diameter 1000 mm
Max piece weight 2500 kg
Working height 720 mm
Overhauled no

BERTHIEZ 9340/4 vertical turret lathe


Ø 3200 mm
Working height 1660 mm
Rotation speed 125 rpm
Plate diameter 1800 mm
Max piece weight 20000 kg
Motor power 36 kW

Stanko Ø 1600 mm vertical turret lathe


Ø 1600 mm
Working height 1000 mm
Overhauled no
Plate diameter 1400 mm
Motor power 30 kW

Schiess Froriep DZ 32 vertical turret lathe

Year: 1975

Ø 4000 mm
Working height 2000 mm
Rotation speed 80 rpm
Plate diameter 3500 mm
Max piece weight 40000 kg
Motor power 55 kW

Vertical lathe TOS SKJ 8

Year: 1972

Ø 800 mm
Working height 630 mm
Rotation speed  rpm
Plate diameter 800 mm
Max piece weight 2000 kg
Motor power 40 kW

Froriep Ø 1450 mm vertical turret lathe


Ø 1450 mm
Working height 1150 mm
Plate diameter 1250 mm
Overhauled no

Introduction to Vertical Turret Lathes

Vertical turret lathes (VTLs) are specialized machine tools designed for machining large and heavy workpieces. Unlike traditional horizontal lathes, VTLs hold the workpiece vertically, which allows gravity to aid in maintaining the position of the workpiece, thereby enhancing stability and accuracy during machining. This configuration is particularly beneficial for heavy components that are difficult to mount horizontally. VTLs are extensively used in industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and energy for machining large gears, turbines, and engine parts.

Types of Vertical Turret Lathes

  1. Manual Vertical Turret Lathes

    • Purpose: Operated manually, suitable for smaller shops or for applications where automation is not necessary.
    • Applications: Low-volume production, repair work, and prototyping.
    • Key Features: Simple operation, cost-effective, and versatile.
  2. CNC Vertical Turret Lathes

    • Purpose: Controlled by computer numerical control (CNC), offering high precision and automation.
    • Applications: High-volume production, complex geometries, and precision parts.
    • Key Features: Programmable control, high accuracy, and consistency.
  3. Heavy-Duty Vertical Turret Lathes

    • Purpose: Designed for machining large and heavy components.
    • Applications: Aerospace components, wind turbine parts, large gears, and industrial machinery.
    • Key Features: High load capacity, robust construction, and large workpiece handling capabilities.
  4. Multi-Turret Vertical Lathes

    • Purpose: Equipped with multiple turrets for increased productivity.
    • Applications: Complex machining operations requiring multiple tools.
    • Key Features: Simultaneous machining with multiple tools, reduced cycle time, and enhanced flexibility.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a vertical turret lathe, several key features and specifications should be considered to ensure it meets production needs:

  • Table Diameter: The size of the table determines the maximum diameter of the workpiece that can be accommodated. Typically ranges from 500 mm to over 5,000 mm.

  • Swing Diameter: The maximum diameter of the workpiece that can be swung over the bed. Should be larger than the table diameter for flexibility.

  • Load Capacity: The maximum weight of the workpiece that the lathe can handle, which is crucial for heavy-duty applications.

  • Turret Configuration: The number of tools the turret can hold and the ease of tool changes. Multi-turret configurations can increase productivity.

  • Spindle Speed and Power: Variable speed control and sufficient power to handle different materials and cutting conditions.

  • CNC Control Systems: Advanced control systems for precise programming, automated operations, and integration with other manufacturing processes.

  • Construction Material: High-quality, durable materials that can withstand the stresses of heavy-duty operations.

  • Axis Travel: The movement range of the turret and the worktable, which determines the maximum height and depth of the workpiece that can be machined.

Advantages of Using Vertical Turret Lathes

Investing in high-quality vertical turret lathes offers numerous benefits:

  • High Precision and Accuracy: Ensures high-quality finishes and tight tolerances, essential for precision engineering applications.

  • Stability and Rigidity: The vertical orientation provides better support for heavy workpieces, reducing deflection and enhancing machining accuracy.

  • Versatility: Capable of performing a wide range of operations, including turning, boring, drilling, and threading.

  • Efficiency: Automation and advanced controls in CNC VTLs increase production rates and reduce manual labor.

  • Large Workpiece Handling: Suitable for machining large and heavy components that are difficult to manage on horizontal lathes.

Considerations When Buying a Vertical Turret Lathe

To select the right vertical turret lathe for your needs, consider the following factors:

  • Application Requirements: Determine the specific tasks and materials to choose a lathe with suitable capacity and features.

  • Production Volume: Choose a lathe with suitable speed and throughput capabilities to match your production volume.

  • Precision Requirements: Match the machine’s precision capabilities with your quality standards.

  • Budget: Balance the initial investment with long-term operational costs, including maintenance and tooling.

  • Space and Installation: Consider the space available for installation and any specific requirements for ventilation or utilities.

  • Service and Support: Evaluate the availability of technical support, training programs, and maintenance services to ensure reliable operation.

  • Future Expansion: Assess the machine’s scalability to meet potential increases in production demand.

Popular Brands and Pricing

Several reputable brands manufacture vertical turret lathes known for their reliability and performance. Here are a few notable ones:

  • Doosan: Renowned for high-quality VTLs with advanced features. Prices typically range from $150,000 to over $1 million, depending on the model and specifications.

  • Mazak: Offers a variety of CNC vertical turret lathes for different applications. Pricing generally ranges from $200,000 to $1.5 million.

  • Haas Automation: Known for durable and efficient VTLs. Prices generally fall between $100,000 and $800,000.

  • Giddings & Lewis (Fives Group): Specializes in heavy-duty vertical lathes for large workpieces. Pricing typically ranges from $300,000 to over $2 million.

  • TOSHULIN: Provides advanced CNC vertical lathes with high precision and automation. Prices generally range from $250,000 to $2 million.


Vertical turret lathes are essential for machining large and heavy workpieces with precision and efficiency. With different types such as manual, CNC, heavy-duty, and multi-turret VTLs, selecting the right machine depends on specific production needs, material types, and budget. Key factors to consider include table diameter, swing diameter, load capacity, turret configuration, spindle speed, CNC control systems, construction material, and axis travel. Leading brands like Doosan, Mazak, Haas Automation, Giddings & Lewis, and TOSHULIN offer a range of high-quality VTLs to suit various applications and budgets. By carefully evaluating application requirements, production volume, precision needs, and budget, businesses can invest in the right vertical turret lathe to enhance their manufacturing capabilities and ensure consistent, high-quality production.