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Welder Dave's Recent Activity

  1. Welder Dave replied to the thread D3B 23Y needed attention.

    Did you check the rollers on the cams that operate the steering clutch valves? Common to get flat spots on them and won't let steering...

    Sep 18, 2019 at 3:47 AM
  2. Welder Dave replied to the thread Getting into the biz... maybe..

    I don't know what the deal was with the guy we hired. Super nice guy but I don't know if he was annoyed with the guy helping me wanting...

    Sep 16, 2019 at 11:58 PM
  3. Welder Dave replied to the thread Getting into the biz... maybe..

    I put my last post in the wrong thread. I think if you do jobs where you have the time to complete them would work or if the customer is...

    Sep 16, 2019 at 5:11 PM
  4. Welder Dave replied to the thread 1939 1H series D8 snow plow..

    That is a very interesting original D8. I should have wrote WW I not WW II.

    Sep 16, 2019 at 5:01 PM
  5. Welder Dave replied to the thread 1939 1H series D8 snow plow..

    My dad told me a Halloween story about my Grandpa. My Grandpa was the branch manager of the largest hardware store chain in Western...

    Sep 16, 2019 at 8:14 AM
  6. Welder Dave replied to the thread Getting into the biz... maybe..

    What's even sadder is that it is in the USA.

    Sep 16, 2019 at 6:09 AM
  7. Welder Dave replied to the thread Getting into the biz... maybe..

    They gut we hired was a really good operator but just took a long time to complete the job and I heard from others in the area the same...

    Sep 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM
  8. Welder Dave replied to the thread Getting into the biz... maybe..

    That's a very good question. Had a farmer/contractor do about 1-1/2 month's of work but it took him 2 years to complete it. Some delays...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 4:09 PM
  9. Welder Dave replied to the thread Stress points on backhoe pins?.

    Apparently spring tension bushings don't normally require lubrication but lubrication can reduce noise and increase life. They make...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 6:30 AM
  10. Welder Dave replied to the thread rb auction.

    The thing with RB is if you want to bid, you better bid now. They have way too many lots to sell to spend 5 minutes trying to get an...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 6:17 AM
  11. Welder Dave posted a new thread.

    Cracking in mining equipment

    Came across this report on fatigue cracking in mining equipment. Had no idea cracking would start within 3 month's and is on going....

    Forum: General Industry Questions

    Sep 14, 2019 at 6:12 AM
  12. Welder Dave replied to the thread Stress points on backhoe pins?.

    The 1st pic. from this recent post is what has me wondering about the forces on the bottom pins. With the stick coming in while digging...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:33 AM
  13. Welder Dave replied to the thread Need to find a used/reman cylinder for Cat 426.

    $1200 isn't a bad price if it's comparable to the Cat cylinder. Here's what a local shop has for rebuilt used Cat cylinders. Is the shop...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:28 AM
  14. Welder Dave replied to the thread Here's an odd one....

    There was a teacher up here several years ago that was suspended for giving students zero's on uncompleted assignments. The school had...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 4:12 AM
  15. Welder Dave replied to the thread Brand new Kubota SVL65-2...can't keep the engine running.

    Hopefully it is something simple but I'd still be trying to get Kubota to cover the cost of hiring the mechanic and should supply you...

    Sep 13, 2019 at 11:34 PM