Last Friday was my day. Went to my first job, set some steel plates. They weren't ready, so I skipped them across the wall and moved the crane, and went to do another job. Discovering in the process that I had leaking power steering line on the 35 ton.
Then went to do a different job, with the 25 ton. On the way to the job, it sounded like a turbo boost leak on the crane, but I checked at the jobsite and couldn't see anything. Made the first set up, and went to tear down after my picks in that spot, and the winch wouldn't cable up. Cable had hopped the drum on the last wrap and got wedged. But in hopping out to find that, I discovered a huge gushing pile of engine oil growing under the crane.
Quick broke the crane down to travel, and moved it to the corner of the parking lot. Went back to the shop and got the mack. Finished the job with it. Couldn't really see where the oil was coming out of the 8.3 in the 25. Somewhere behind the air compressor/ injector pump. It was running ok, just puking oil everywhere. Did find a bolt laying in the oil puddle. About a mile and a half or so back to the shop, so I poured some oil in it and went home. It made it, but it was leaving a pretty good spot, when I stopped and spun the boom over the rear before backing into the shop.
Finished up the plates with the 35, and poured some atf in the power steering res. and just drove the 35 home too. But things go bad in three's, so I got mine all done in one day!