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Am I out of line?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by BigWrench55, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    Reminds me of our dyno at the Terex dealer back in the 80's. It was cut-off railroad ties to set the engine on and a 30 gallon former grease bucket was the radiator. Fuel was supplied through a old oil container. Good times man!
     
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    As I recall the dyno at the Komatsu dealer I worked at used jack stands and a cable type come-a-long on engines that had up to 1,000 horsepower.
     
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  3. Truck Shop

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    This cracks me up, Some scrap angle iron drilled for multiple mounts. Takes maybe
    a half hour to construct, and that's including a smoke brake a cafe mocha and a crap.
     
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  4. Vetech63

    Vetech63 Senior Member

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    Of course, this was all back in the day when safety was an afterthought. :p
     
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    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    Safety-what about safety? 288680982_400050238843391_6010764414829520232_n.jpg
     
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  6. BigWrench55

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    I'm sure that is safe. So long as everything goes perfect.:D
     
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    A time when men got things done! Even if they overloaded their tools a bit! Lol
     
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    muddog1975 Well-Known Member

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    We used old tires under the engines and wooden blocks for support. It worked!
     
  9. Birken Vogt

    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    I have a hard enough time keeping a starter motor still for testing, hate to see a 14 liter engine start dancing around.
     
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    Something like this is simple/cheap and works well. 100_1698.JPG
     
  11. Camshawn

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    We used to make stuff like that but someone would question the safety. Management found it easier to buy something either of the shelf or custom designed and made by an outside shop. The guys could not complain. All the fun, creative work was gone over several yrs. Cam
     
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    As though they are engineers and know better than the persons using it. Worried about liability day and night.
    Which is really strange for the fact they would trust someone to repair equipment but a engine stand would be
    classified as out of bounds. Micro managing at it's best.
     
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    I must have been way out if line to build this.

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  14. BigWrench55

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    The boss of bosses came by yesterday to thank me for pointing out the danger and said that they are looking into getting the proper stands. I asked him to pay for mine or another guy's welding certification. So that we could fabricate stuff like this. He said that he would look into it.
     
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    Careful there.
    Certified welding is just part of the equation.
    Certified design is the other.
     
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    There's a point of liability and a point of reason. I put my job on the line by certifying some product lifting hooks made at the plant. They were tested at multiple weight of the design load. We tagged each hook as required. OSHA doesn't say who certifies, just that it be certified by someone.
     
  17. digger doug

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    ...and what will you say standing in front of a judge when there is an accident ?
    It might be OSHA on the other side, or it might be the injured party or their next of kin.
     
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    Just look at the stuff that loggers, dirt contractors, farmers, and specialty trucking outfits make "shop built", somehow they get away with it.
     
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    Birken Vogt Charter Member

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    If it doesn't break, nobody will be standing in front of a judge.
     
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  20. digger doug

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    Small company, limited assets.
    They keep them small for that reason.
     
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