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    Part 2-- Mittal (Former LTV ) In NW Indiana
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    This is US Steel Gary Works...
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    Part 2-- US Steel Gary Works In NW Indiana

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    Here's some of our stuff..
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    I've got a couple pics of the big straddle carriers from US Steel, I'll have to find them and post them here too.

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    Great pictures,please keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slagpot View Post
    Great pictures,please keep them coming.

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    I will Try to get a few more this week before my layoff.

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    I read somewhere that many of the carriers where modified cat 657's.
    The produser bought the Cat front, and made their own rearsystem.
    Gearchange was a bit rough, so the operators didn't love them...
    Not so funny when u got 100's of tons of liquid iron just behind the cab...
    Have a nice day!

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    I was a contractor shop superintendent at US Steel in Gary and also over at Bethlehem Steel for about a year and a half. There isn't another industry I think, that uses it's machinery as hard as a steel mill or in handling the slag.

    The mills are always having accidents, many involving molten steel. I remember one time at US Steel, a full ladle sprang a leak and 100 tons of molten steel poured out on the mill floor. We were called in to help contain the 12" thick mess and then clean it up as we had the only crawler tractors on site. Our two D8's worked around the clock for a couple of days building slag berms and pushing ponds of semi-liquid steel into them so the 992's could load out the mess. We kept two mechanic-welders at the site so they could cut the track links apart as the molten steel slowly welded them together. Our rails did not have any seals or oil in them, a must when working in hot slag. We had to change out the entire undercarriage on both tractors when they were finished with the clean up.

    Steel mills are probably the most interesting places I ever worked. Always something going on to watch, from the coke works to the ports to the steel rolling mills. Much of our specilized equipment was made by Kress, but we also used a lot of in-house modified equipment as well. What we did to Cat 992C's was not to be believed.

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    Thanks for the pics. Nice to see the specialised iron that works in those conditions.
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    Steel mill work is tough nasty work. Once i lose my probationary status, I will post some pictures of other equipment doing refractory work in a mill.

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    Kress transporters were once a common sight at British Steel plants in the UK. The ones I worked on were quite early ones (1970's) based on the 957 scraper front unit with 4 small rear tyres (aircraft tyres for some reason). Being early units they came with drum brakes on the front only which were poor when empty but with 100 ton slag pot behind they were bloody useless and it was a case of going down through the gears to try and stop the thing. Also with all that wieght on the back traction used to be a problem and they quite often had to be pulled out of the slag ponds.

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    Talking

    terex sez:

    "Kress transporters were once a common sight at British Steel plants in the UK."

    Well, steel plants were once a common sight in the UK too.....they are kind of rare today

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    lol.....Yeh very true , I'm at Corus Steel right now fighting for my job!!

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