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Bent masts

Discussion in 'Integrated Machine Control' started by onanyme, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. onanyme

    onanyme New Member

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    Do you guys sometime bend masts on your masted grader/dozers systems (Trimble or Topcon) ?
    If yes, in what circumstances and how often ?
    Also do you have a good method of unbending lightly bent mast on the job.
    Thanks !
     
  2. AMBMike

    AMBMike Active Member

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    I haven't bent one yet but it's always on my mind when i'm working around trees, buildings or other obstacles.
    I don't know what other machinery you have on the job but I've wondered if it would work to place on excavator/backhoe bucket at the outside radius of the bend then use a come along, chain hoist, porta power ram or anything else that works to pull from the top of the mast back to the hoe dipper stick??? Maybe even another hoe with a careful operator and someone eyeballing the mast???
    I assume by now you've straightened it back out. how did you do it?