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Impact's "Things Done at Work"

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Impact, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Bootheal

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    Impact should make a new thread called, “Dumb things Impact did at work”.
     
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    My grandson 10, posted the previous message. He was poking around reading over my shoulder so I just gave him the phone saying, you probably won’t understand all that’s said but you can get the drift of the conversation….plus, he enjoys the pics! I do also.

    Now we have more questions about cranes. Particularly, Impact’s 100T crane.

    Is it considered a twenty part line when using a ten shive pulley?

    What’s the total length of the main cable wound on the winch?

    What determines the size of the crane?

    Are the winches hydraulic or gear driven?

    How often is it necessary to restring fresh wire rope?

    We assume both winches are not the same strength.

    Thanks for the informative reading.

    Happy 4th to all!
     
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  3. crane operator

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    Good for you. I hope its as good of a machine as your other 65 is.

    How are you progressing on the storm damaged facilities?
     
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    I had a really sweet night landing in Rapid City. We were returning from a cross country flight from Washington state to Washington DC and back, and I had my mom and aunt along.
    It was a warm summer night with a hot runway well after dark, and I got that little bubble float just as I was touching down. It barely kissed and I was airborne again. My auntie said " nice landing!" and I said, "let's see how this next one is" as I started feeling for the pavement again :D
     
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  5. Impact

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    Now we have more questions about cranes. Particularly, Impact’s 100T crane.

    Is it considered a twenty part line when using a ten shive pulley?
    Yes

    What’s the total length of the main cable wound on the winch?
    Differs between cranes but I'd start with 750' or so

    What determines the size of the crane?
    Maximum that it could lift in the most optimum conditions. 4' -5' radius or so. Problem is, in the real world you can never find that heavy of a lift at that tight a radius. I've always said if you lift half of the crane's rated capacity, you've got a HUGE load.

    Are the winches hydraulic or gear driven?
    hydraulic

    How often is it necessary to restring fresh wire rope?
    Lasts a long time unless the operator does stupid things.

    We assume both winches are not the same strength.
    Yes and no.

    Thanks for the informative reading.

    Happy 4th to all!
     
  6. Impact

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    I had two projects this year due to the tornado. One is a grain company with a total of 5 million of storage. They have emptied the product from the tanks. We did just enough work to get unloading equipment operating. No rebuilding this season. They are still dickering with insurance.

    The second project is a farm operation. We've got all the tanks repaired and new equipment ordered. Equipment was ordered in January. Looking like it'll be mid September before we receive it. Their excuses:
    Covid
    Broken Supply Chain
    Getting and keeping employees
    Oh and they got hacked. Evidently that's a thing this year. Attacking American Agriculture.
     
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  7. Impact

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    I traded airplanes and took possession of her yesterday. Haven't flown in 3 weeks. Bought the same plane I had just newer with fewer hours. Everything felt totally different. I made the god awfulest landing since the beginning of my training. It was embarrassing.
     
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    Ha! The type of flying I do, off airport and/or from my own strip, it's very rare for someone to eyeball my landings, no one around. I do have a neighbor a 1/2 mile down the mountain, who was a Nam era Lurp (LRRP) with lots of Huey inserts in rough country, who will occasionally text me after a unusually snappy approach and landing, maybe in a strong X wind like last week, I appreciate his comments. Big paved airports are actually harder for me to land, too big.....kinda messes with my depth perception or something, short and narrow is easier to eyeball, keeps me focused. Back to Impact's new crane..... tip top 009.jpg
     
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  9. 1466IH

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    I just found this thread and my hat is off to you impact. Love your name by the way lol. There is nothing worse than a brand new socket when putting up bins. Used to work for a local GSI distributor years ago. My ears are still ringing from running 3 impacts inside a beer can. Biggest bin we put up though was 60' diameter and don't remember how many rings. What part of KY are you in. You may have done some lifts for us over the years
     
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  10. Impact

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    I'm 65 Y/O and deaf now from "Impacts" running inside of beer cans. GSI is the brand I typically sell. We're in far SW Ky. West and South of Paducah a bit. Small town of Clinton. We've done bins up to 156' in diameter. Anymore we sub contract almost everything out as far as erection. I was raised punching bolts. But, as hard as labor is to get we find it better sub contracting that part out.
     
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  11. Bootheal

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    Hmmm! Clinton. What a small world.

    The company I worked for services the IGA there.

    Watched the progress on a good size bin go up there couple years back (maybe a little longer), right against the road.

    Your work is impressive.
     
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    I know right where you are. I used to do a lot of work for a fairbanks contractor and have done a few scales down there. I remember one in Hickman that the scale set on top of a truck hoist. For the radius it took 100ton rig to pull the old scale and frame and set the new one in place and it had no problems with that part but maxed out trying to pull the cylinder for the hoist. Op hit the override and kept going for a bit but still wouldn't come out of the hole. He still had tension on it and we were talking trying to see what to do next when it popped lose. Scared the **** out of all of us lol
     
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  13. Impact

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    i remember that story
     
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    Were you the one who wound up taking that cylinder? I remember i was told not to cut it up because it was sold to someone but I don't remember who. Was always curious if it ever got used or just cut up later.
     
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    I don’t remember that part. I just remember one of my operators talking about the cylinder and how much force was on it
     
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    I was the guy in the hole with the torch. I remember the gal in charge of safety at that Cargill was a Pita. They required an engineered lift for anything over 10% of crane capacity. We pulled the cylinder while she was out to lunch lol. Of all the Cargills I was in that was the worst. She made it miserable. We did a lot of scales on mine sites and dealt with msha and she made them look like preschool teachers.
     
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    Another new 1055 Liebherr CA4464E5-EB21-42EC-BABE-AD880FF93F95.jpeg
     
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    The first 1055 is a couple years old. Everyone seems to love it. It stays so busy I can never use it on my work. I’ll probably sell the Grove TMS700 as it’s starting to show her age. Who knows, I may just keep it too
     
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    that's a sweet little package!
     
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    Nice compact units but EXPENSIVE!!! Don't know that could sell a machine just as getting tired, as is always a need for a spare of some type.
     
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