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Junkayrd's work thread.....maybe haha

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Junkyard, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Junkyard

    Junkyard Senior Member

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    Having old stuff like that and the new fancy Soilmec really keeps your brain sharp. One is about as complicated as an anvil and the other has more computer crap than Apollo 11!
     
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    Around here some years ago, a soilmec fell over and squashed the computer panel. Mega $$$ to get back up and running.
     
  3. Junkyard

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    Bad ass !!!!
     
  5. Junkyard

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    Here's ya another. Too many miles lately I've been digging into my old stash! Of music that is!

     
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    Had to put the Sony headphones on for that "Long White line" one, very cool, very. Good one.
     
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  7. Junkyard

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    Had "one of those days" today. Been a little quiet, I knew I had some rigs to move the next couple weeks. Decided I'd put the booster on the trailer and look it over. Slid under it to grease everything and noticed a tire with a bad spot showing wire. Darn. Slid farther and saw a brake shoe laying in the drum half sideways. Wtf.

    Jack it up, pull the two tires off that need replaced. Pull the other two off the offending wheel end, pull the drum. Both springs on the front side are gone. No sign of them. Shoes are 80% on one edge and 0% on the other lol. They ran like that long enough it egged the bushings for the rollers. It's been less than a month since I was under it last. It's run some miles.

    The missing springs made me wonder so I looked at the other 7 wheel ends, found three more missing the inboard side spring. Whadaya reckon caused it? Poor material leading to broken hooks? Those darn brake spring minions? One pair of shoes looked like it never had them in there.....did Trailking or the axle supplier f$&k up?

    Either way she's good to go. I'm headed to look at an IMT tomorrow that's got swing issues. Doesn't want to stop once you let go of the lever. It's not free like a crane, just slow to catch and hold. There's a lot of weight on those machines with the boom, kelly, rotary and tool.

    I've already had operator check soft swing switch, free swing switch, considered working conditions as well. It's down to solenoid issues or the brake itself. A little poking and prodding tomorrow and I should have it nailed down.

    Take care y'all.
     
  8. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I missed a auction nearby that had a 16V-92 that looked brand new that sold cheap. A friend was there and seen it. It had a clutch on it also. How does 4 smoking stacks and 900 two stroke horsepower sound in a rat rod.
     
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    Man oh man that would be sick. I'd modify whatever it took to make that work in a truck!
     
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    I would sell my "front seat in Hell" for a rig like that!
     
  11. kshansen

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    I don't know about selling a front seat but would like to chase it down some West Virginia roads with it pulling a load of logs. Not sure if my Sportster with the sidecar could keep up but it would be fun to try! Just imagining listening to the sound with a real truck driver walking it up and down the gears.
     
  12. Junkyard

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    It's fun to ride with or watch a smooth driver. Set of sticks or otherwise. You don't see the antennas or cab flopping around. I rode with a guy years ago when I was a swamper. Smooth as silk. From that day forward I drove like him. I wanted to be so smooth you almost couldn't tell when I changed gears. Other than when I get in a hurry I'm like that. I've had plenty of practice! Easy on, easy off progressive shifts.

    Watching the "gear jammers" who call themselves drivers kill me. Damn cabs look like they're about to be flipped off the frame.

    I'd love to tame a 16V anything! V12 Cat or whatever. I've driven some mean trucks. One guy I knew had a SALTY KTA in an old W900A. Stupid HP and I have no doubt driven poorly it would spit the driveline into the next county.
     
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    And the same antenna shakers need new clutches 3 or 4 times as often to.