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Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Evans, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Evans

    Evans Well-Known Member

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    IMG-20180705-WA0003.jpg IMG-20180630-WA0002.jpg :p:p IMG-20180624-WA0000.jpg IMG-20180624-WA0000.jpg IMG-20180122-WA0002.jpg
     
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  2. ol'stonebreaker

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    On picking the container I'll advise marrying the choker eyes on the hook with a large shackle. I'll assume the chain come along on the one corner took the strain OK.
     
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  3. Evans

    Evans Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ol'stonebreaker,well noted.
     
  4. Knepptune

    Knepptune Senior Member

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    I guess I either forgot or didn't realize you had a tms300 as well. Glad your getting along with those old girls. Solid cranes those old groves are.
     
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  5. Junkyard

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    I like them because they’re structurally stout enough to pick by the seat of your pants in most situations. Shorter boom lengths you’ll pick an outrigger up before you fold the boom over. I’d love an old 80 or 100 ton for a yard crane!
     
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  6. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    Grove has forgotten more about building cranes then any new rig today would advertise .
     
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  7. repowerguy

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    Just a bit ot here but when did Grove stop making trapezoidal booms? At a job I had a few years back they had a 35 ton Grove that had the plate on the dash that proclaimed If It's Trapezoidal, It's A Grove.
     
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  8. Knepptune

    Knepptune Senior Member

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    www.cranetrader.com/listings/cranes/for-sale/18277915/1989-grove-rt875cc

    Something like this junkyard? Picking fool with that short main boom. Yard crane extraordinaire.

    Grove phased out the trapazoid in the early 2000's. The E models were the first without trapazoid booms. They really got a bad rap with the B and C models. Commonly referred to as pop a top booms. They were bad about cracking the weld at the the top plate of the boom.
     
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  9. Junkyard

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    Yep something like that would be ideal. Throw the chart out and pick by feel! Haha.
     
  10. Evans

    Evans Well-Known Member

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    Knepptune,i have fallen in love with these old ladies and they suits well with my environment,easy to look after and they not lazy at all.
    I have purchased another tms475 on the waters now, just seen the demand since my country has been isolated for a long time and now its open for business .
     
  11. crane operator

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    Glad your keeping them busy evans.