1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Just some work pics

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by crane operator, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Also in other news, this arrived yesterday. 1998 galion 150FA.

    Shipped up from houston, came from the ritchie bros auction there. I don't think its been flooded (fingers crossed, but we'll pull diff. plugs to check for water).

    Already found out why it went to auction (you always know there's a reason), the cable reel/ spring retract system for the boom hoses, is busted. Of course they've run it in and out and ruined the hoses too. The hoses are a little different than regular hyd hose, and the spring reel is pretty expensive. I'm going to try to tear it apart and see if I can fix it, but if not, the new housing with springs is $3,400. I think its built like a grove hose spring return reel, which is really like a overgrown tape measure flat spring, I'm thinking the flat springs are broken.

    Other than that, it seems like a pretty clean machine. They had about 8-10 of them on this last sale, and this was the cleanest one that had jib and the boom head for the jib with it. Some of them didn't have the jib, and some with the jib, didn't have the boom head for it (they remove them a lot for clearance issues). I knew it would be a pain to track down a jib and/or boom head, and so just went with this one.

    Its 60' main, 20' jib, 44,000lbs machine. No lmi, scale, a2b or shut downs. 6bt cummins with no dpf, def, regen, manual injection pump. Old school rules. It was even full of fuel. Who sends stuff to auction full of fuel?

    I've got a little project coming up that I need something this size for, and I guess we'll see what happens....

    20171204_075903.jpg 20171204_075916.jpg 20171204_120632.jpg
     
  2. Hank R

    Hank R Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    838
    Occupation:
    Retired Truck driver and School bus driver
    Location:
    Princeton B.C. Canada
    Looks good enough to decorate for for a Christmas parade. You got all the best toys.....
     
  3. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Thanks hank- I think its going to be ok.

    Found out why the hose reel won't work, the spring packs are shot like I thought. I think its too far gone to save, I ordered new today. The flat spring is broken in at least 8-10 places.

    Set some trusses the other day- they tried to set them by hand, but they were attic trusses with a 2x10 bottom chord, a little beefy for hand work.


    A Couple units with the 25, parking lot was all cleared out for us. Had to set up in two spots and had saw horses up. Guys moved a sawhorse as I was pulling up, some visitor (I was at a resort) pulls right in where I was going with the crane. He gets out of his car, and when the HVAC guys told him he'd have to move, he threw a fit, said he'd only be there 20 minutes or so. I think one of the guys told him to move the car, or he'd have the crane move it for him.


    20171206_163829.jpg 20171206_094808.jpg 20171207_095101.jpg 20171207_095111.jpg
     
  4. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Also got the deck replaced on one of the goosenecks.

    I went with just regular 2x8's, and I think I'm going to linseed oil, or some green leaker fluid to treat them. They said I needed to use special coated screws for the new treated lumber, or it rusts the screws right off. I figured if it eats screws right up, it would probably eat the trailer up too, so I didn't use treated lumber.

    20171207_143827.jpg
     
    RangerJake72 likes this.
  5. Tradesman

    Tradesman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    538
    Occupation:
    Contractor
    Location:
    Ontario
    Thanks for all the pictures crane op. I love seeing them, keep them coming.
     
  6. Tradesman

    Tradesman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2013
    Messages:
    538
    Occupation:
    Contractor
    Location:
    Ontario
    Crane op said
    Set some trusses the other day- they tried to set them by hand, but they were attic trusses with a 2x10 bottom chord, a little beefy for hand work.


    Is that a plane is that a bird no it's the crane operator to the reskew, he'll have those trusses up in no time. HE'S my hero. Well that's what I have convinced myself that's what they say when they see us drive in.
     
  7. f311fr1

    f311fr1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    333
    Location:
    Middle TN
    Green leaker fluid works great about once a year. Use a paint roller.
     
  8. f311fr1

    f311fr1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Messages:
    333
    Location:
    Middle TN
    I went to the Richey Brothers yard in Nashville today to look at a gooseneck trailer. They had a large U S Army hydraulic telescoping crane on the yard for the Dec 21st auction. I went to take pics but my phone was dead. They had it up on the outriggers with all 4 tires off the ground.
     
  9. mitch504

    mitch504 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,849
    Location:
    Andrews SC
  10. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    I've seen those military cranes sell before. They usually don't bring much.

    The big issue with them is they build them especially for the military with only a 2 piece boom, so you've got a 75 ton crane that usually has 114' or 125' of boom in the civilian crane, but the military only has 60' of boom.

    They usually use them for moving conexes and heavy tank parts, so they don't need any height/ long boom, which is what the rental market needs.
     
    ichudov likes this.
  11. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    1,096
    Location:
    Canada
    Ritchie Bros in Edmonton (Nisku) just sold a 2001 Demag CC2800 600 ton crawler crane but I don't know what it sold for. It can't be cheap to move something that big.
     
  12. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,450
    Location:
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Don't get it on the soles of your shoes and then try to step on the painted metal around the edges of the trailer if it is wet or frosty.
     
  13. Knepptune

    Knepptune Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    577
    Location:
    Indiana
    That cc2800 takes an army to move. Depending on the what options it comes with. Total weight with cw's is just shy of 800k lbs. And then you have about 600' of boom/jib. Not to mention the wagon and superlift counterweight. That's an extra 200k lbs.

    Carbody is about 180k, each track is 100k.

    Gives me a headache to think about moving that crane.
     
  14. Junkyard

    Junkyard Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,363
    Occupation:
    Field Mechanic
    Location:
    Claremore, OK
    I hear a cash register when I think about it! I moved a lot of large crawlers for various specialized, construction and heavy lift companies. Old school 4100's, 518's and 999 Americans all the way up to the latest and greatest Manitowoc, Terex etc. Getting the logistics of all the trucks down was toughest. Inevitably we'd have stuff come out of order and handle some of it twice.
     
  15. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Who's too lazy to put jib in? Yes, its still me, I had 6" yet between the jib stow pin and the eave of the roof- plenty of room.

    Been fighting to get these trusses set. I've been winded out twice. The building sets on the edge of a hill and its been 20mph here today and two days ago. I've got just over 1/2 of them set now, hopefully finish out the rest of them tomorrow. I've got about a day into them, and one more day should set the rest.

    20171208_091213.jpg 20171211_122143.jpg 20171211_131826.jpg 20171211_122504.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017 at 12:35 AM
  16. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,360
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Fire suppression building. The pad (gravel) that it was supposed to set on was made pointing the wrong direction, so we just put it on the dirt (I at least talked them into boards under it in case it rains). I really think they're going to have to pour a pad for under it, it doesn't have a floor, just steel support beams for the little cummins (?) engine and the pumps inside. I think they use the fire water to cool the engine, no radiator on the motor,kind of like a boat set up.

    20171212_105539.jpg 20171212_105555.jpg 20171212_111943.jpg