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Impact's "Things Done at Work"

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Impact, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Impact

    Impact Senior Member

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    That's me in the bibs and the white hair. I should have been in movies. We loaded the missile on my flatbed trailer after setting the counterweights on the crane. As I'm driving down the highway, I chuckle to myself thinking they trust me with a missile. Scary if you think about it.
     

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  2. Tradesman

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    Wow !! That's super cool did you lay it over or did you have a tail machine? Is the missile at the end of its life or the first?
     
  3. crane operator

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    Looks good impact. Nice to see that liebherr working. Did you end up getting rid of one of your other AT's?

    On a side note, I was in Iowa a couple weeks ago for a nephew's wedding and most of the farmers were crying the blues of low prices, high input costs and cash rent, so I didn't know how that was affecting your business?

    I also like your alignment corners on your outrigger pads, I've never seen one's quite like that, most of the ones I've seen are much smaller (just a overlapping edge).
     
  4. Impact

    Impact Senior Member

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    We used the 60 ton as a tail machine.
     
  5. Impact

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    Crane op. We still have the 165 ton. We planned to sell it, but, it has been running continuously since we bought the 190. Farmers are always crying the blues. Yes prices are down, but business is still good. 2016 was the best year we ever had. This year not like last year, but, still pretty good. Of course a lot of our work is commercial graineries. We're doing another 1.3 million bushel tank with the accessories that go with it. We are also doing a 1.7 million bushel flat storage. It has 18' tall cast in place walls. 180' wide steel arch trusses with a canvas cover. Peak height is 80' or so.

    Yes, the alignment pieces on the pads work well. Makes it much easier for one man to stack them
     
  6. Impact

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    Tradesman, we set the missile at a place called Discovery Park. It is sort of a museum. The missile was donated to them. They spent 1-1/2 years restoring it. Interestingly, several of these have been setup, all but one have failed or collapsed. It is designed to be light and hold fuel. Standing upright, it is suceptable to strong winds etc. caves the sides in. These people researched, and added internal stiffeners. Maybe it will hold up. Time will tell. The Titan I is one of the first ICBM. They were smart enough to remove the warhead before they let me haul it.
     
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  7. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    Beautiful.... it was only built for a one way trip, hello Moscow!
     
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    willie59 Super Moderator

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    That's not something one gets to do everyday, pretty neat!
     
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  9. kshansen

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    Would have been neat if you could have slipped a CO2 extinguisher in the back and set it off while going down the road. Bet any tailgaters would back off!
     
  10. Welder Dave

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    Instead of a wide load sign, it could say Armed and Dangerous, handle with care. You'd have the roads all to yourself!