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Galion 150 Refurbish

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by BobCatBob, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. BobCatBob

    BobCatBob Senior Member

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    Hmmm....bad picture.....here’s a few more (note the picture I showed my wife....”Crane has many purposes”

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  2. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    That's a cool " ATV " on the hook . :cool:

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  3. BobCatBob

    BobCatBob Senior Member

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    Hi TD!

    Yes, it’s a Ford Industrial 300. They’re tanks! It’s just like the Ford F100-F150 engine of yesteryear, but it’s all forged inside, thicker casting, heavier piston rings, etc. It needed a new water pump....quote was $800 for an OEM! Holy jumpin jimminy....that’s a lot for a water pump (went with the non industrial for $50). Hooked to a C-6 transmission...these machines are beasts!

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  4. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    I love it !
     
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    colson04 Senior Member

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    I'll second that. I was curious if we would see any pics of the snocat.


    Looks great Bob!
     
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  6. BobCatBob

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    Took day off.....and by chance, this pulled up!

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    They’re installing a “Pergala” in my neighbors back yard. Operator was really cool....I think he could tell I’m an “enthusiast” after sharing pics of the Galion.

    Oh.....got Old Glory up for the 4th.....built a 20ft jib to hold the 10x15 flag.
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    Having fun!

    Bob
     

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  7. Al S

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    I just started work on a Galion 125. Thanks for the inspiring work. I would have probably given up if I hadnt come across your post. Al
     
  8. BobCatBob

    BobCatBob Senior Member

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    Thank you. Good luck with your machine!