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Discussion in 'Off Road Haul Trucks' started by Hank R, Mar 31, 2022.

  1. Hank R

    Hank R Senior Member

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    I found these in a album Wendell sent to me he went to northern Bc, to work only stayed a few month then moved away to eastern Canada.

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    cool pictures. I had not seen a Letourneau loader like that either. Nice find :)
     
  3. Hank R

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    Different mine this is the best I have of the haul trucks at Line Creek mine it was in start up in the mid 80's when I got a VIP tour.
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    G..G..G..Granville.........!! Fetch your cloth.
    Of course nowadays the "Euclid" badge has been switched for a "Hitachi" one but otherwise the trucks still look prety much the same.
     
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    This is my favourite photo of a Letourneau loader.
    L1850, Radomiro Tomic copper mine, Chile. Around about the 2000 time-frame IIRC. I just happened to be on site the day it fell apart and have a load of close-up photos that explain exactly why it happened.

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    That would of got the operators attention real fast.
     
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    I was working on a Letourneau log stacker. I was working on the engine a Cummins KT series.
    The company mechanic was showing me some of the bolts that held it together. Letourneau
    uses a fine double pitch thread system. If you need a bolt you had to buy it from Letourneau.
    If I remember correctly 25 years ago a 5/8x2 bolt was over $100.
     
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    Sure hope some one else has Haul truck pictures, I only have a few more.
     
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    On yes indeedy. It would have probably been change of underwear time.
     
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    The only thing better than a truck or train wreck is Big Front Loader Wreck.:) That's how a possible bad
    design shows it's face.:p
     
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    Acksherly Shirley it was bad execution that made it unzip itself. Wanna see more.?
     
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    Lets see what happened to that puppy.
     
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    I was wrong it wasn't an L1850 it was an L1400. My bad. Some close-ups.

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    And here is the piece-de-resistance - or didn't resist hard enough as the case may be. A badly cleaned up weld, hard to see with all the grease but when it was cleaned off it was as clear as day, right on top of the upper main frame plate. Started a high-cycle fatigue crack and eventually she decided she'd had enough and just unzipped herself.

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    R (3).jpg Well this brand has a problem also in same area. Friend who owns a machine fab shop has repaired three.
     
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    I don't think that Letourneau frame was repairable, or even if an attempt was ever made to repair it.
    IIRC we got a sale of a new 994 loader to the customer out of that failure.
     
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    When I was a kid Eucs were the only haul trucks I ever saw. I grew up in the 60s and 70s and that's when the interstate highways were being built around here, the lime green Eucs with screaming Detroits were the only trucks used. I remember a trip to Westchester County one time and we passed through an area where there was a major road project underway and we had to share a stretch of road with the Eucs moving material. What an awesome sight for me!!! I was standing up in the back seat the whole time through there!

    There's a stone quarry about 12 miles from my house and they had Detroit powered Eucs there up until the late 90s. When the conditions were right you could hear those trucks climbing up the hill coming out of the quarry to the crusher!! I don't remember if they were 12V or 16V71. Screamers!!
     
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