Kitmondo is your top destination for high-quality used industrial machinery. Within our Metal Machine Tools category, we offer a premium selection of vertical turret lathes. Each machine is meticulously maintained, ensuring an exceptional blend of precision, versatility, and value.

Our vertical turret lathes are engineered to machine large, heavy workpieces with remarkable precision and efficiency. They are ideal for industries such as automotive, aerospace, and heavy machinery manufacturing, capable of handling a diverse range of materials and complex geometries. These lathes excel in tasks like turning, drilling, and milling on substantial cylindrical parts.

Each vertical turret lathe in our inventory undergoes a rigorous vetting process to guarantee top-tier quality and performance. Our machinery is highly cost-effective, providing significant savings compared to new equipment while maintaining high efficiency. We feature renowned brands such as Bullard, Giddings & Lewis, and Schiess, celebrated for their reliability and advanced technology. Prices range from €30,000 to €300,000, accommodating various budget needs.

For more detailed information or to request a quote, please contact our dedicated team, who are ready to assist with your specific requirements. At Kitmondo, we are committed to driving your business growth with high-quality, affordable machinery. Trust Kitmondo for your industrial equipment needs and enhance your productivity today.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

Stanko Ø 1600 mm vertical turret lathe


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

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

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

Froriep Ø 1450 mm vertical turret lathe


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

A Comprehensive Guide to Vertical Turret Lathes (VTLs)

Vertical turret lathes (VTLs) are the backbone of precision machining for large and heavy components. Unlike horizontal lathes, VTLs leverage gravity to maintain the stability and accuracy of workpieces by positioning them vertically. This makes them indispensable in industries like aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and energy, where the precision machining of large gears, turbines, and engine parts is crucial.

Varieties of Vertical Turret Lathes

Manual Vertical Turret Lathes

  • Purpose: Hand-operated, ideal for smaller operations where automation isn't essential.
  • Applications: Perfect for low-volume production, repair jobs, and prototypes.
  • Key Features: Simple to operate, cost-effective, and versatile for various tasks.

CNC Vertical Turret Lathes

  • Purpose: Computer-controlled for high precision and automation.
  • Applications: Best for high-volume production, complex geometries, and precision components.
  • Key Features: Programmable controls, exceptional accuracy, and consistent results.

Heavy-Duty Vertical Turret Lathes

  • Purpose: Built to handle large, heavy-duty components.
  • Applications: Suitable for machining aerospace parts, wind turbines, large gears, and industrial machinery.
  • Key Features: High load capacity, robust build, and capable of handling massive workpieces.

Multi-Turret Vertical Lathes

  • Purpose: Equipped with multiple turrets to boost productivity.
  • Applications: Ideal for intricate machining tasks requiring multiple tools.
  • Key Features: Simultaneous multi-tool machining, reduced cycle times, and enhanced flexibility.

Essential Features and Specifications

When choosing a VTL, consider these critical features and specifications to ensure it meets your production needs:

  • Table Diameter: Determines the maximum diameter of the workpiece. Commonly ranges from 500 mm to over 5,000 mm.
  • Swing Diameter: The largest diameter the workpiece can have while rotating. This should exceed the table diameter for added flexibility.
  • Load Capacity: The maximum weight the lathe can handle, crucial for heavy-duty applications.
  • Turret Configuration: The number of tools the turret can hold and the ease of changing them. Multi-turret setups enhance productivity.
  • Spindle Speed and Power: Variable speed and adequate power to manage different materials and cutting conditions.
  • CNC Control Systems: Advanced systems for precise programming, automation, and seamless integration with other manufacturing processes.
  • Construction Material: Durable materials that withstand the stresses of high-force operations.
  • Axis Travel: Determines the maximum height and depth of the workpiece that can be machined.

Benefits of Vertical Turret Lathes

Investing in top-notch vertical turret lathes offers numerous advantages:

  • High Precision and Accuracy: Ensures detailed finishes and tight tolerances essential for precision engineering.
  • Stability and Rigidity: Vertical positioning supports heavy workpieces better, reducing deflection and enhancing machining accuracy.
  • Versatility: Capable of various operations, including turning, boring, drilling, and threading.
  • Efficiency: Automation and advanced controls in CNC VTLs boost production rates and reduce manual labor.
  • Large Workpiece Handling: Suitable for machining large and heavy components that are difficult to manage on horizontal lathes.

Key Considerations When Buying a Vertical Turret Lathe

To choose the right VTL, consider these factors:

  • Application Requirements: Identify the specific tasks and materials to select a lathe with appropriate capacity and features.
  • Production Volume: Ensure the lathe's speed and throughput capabilities match your production needs.
  • Precision Requirements: Align the machine's precision capabilities with your quality standards.
  • Budget: Balance initial investment with long-term operational costs, including maintenance and tooling.
  • Space and Installation: Assess the space available for installation and specific requirements for ventilation or utilities.
  • Service and Support: Ensure availability of technical support, training programs, and maintenance services.
  • Future Expansion: Consider the machine's scalability to accommodate potential production increases.

Leading Brands and Pricing


  • Overview: Renowned for high-quality VTLs with cutting-edge features.
  • Pricing: Typically ranges from $150,000 to over $1 million, based on the model and specifications.


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

Haas Automation

  • Overview: Known for robust and efficient VTLs.
  • Pricing: Generally falls between $100,000 and $800,000.

Giddings & Lewis (Fives Group)

  • Overview: Specializes in heavy-duty vertical lathes for large workpieces.
  • Pricing: Typically ranges from $300,000 to over $2 million.


  • Overview: Provides advanced CNC vertical lathes with high precision and automation.
  • Pricing: Generally ranges from $250,000 to $2 million.


Vertical turret lathes are essential for precision machining of large and heavy workpieces. With various types like 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 high-quality VTLs to suit different applications and budgets. By thoroughly 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.