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Just some work pics

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by crane operator, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Guys like this give a black eye to all the true talented operators out there
    Sad to say he is becoming the typical
     
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  2. crane operator

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    Went on a little cruise in the white pete the other day, its about ready for the road, just needed a state inspection to get the plates.

    3406 smoked like a bandit for the first little bit, cleared up nice by the end of the run. Everything works so far, need to get a load on it and see what it does.
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  3. crane operator

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    100 ton top plate is balanced wrong, it is made to use to install aux. winch, and if you don't have aux, it has little weights that go on it. I don't have weights, and the winch is mounted, and its a pain to set it on there hanging crooked. I have enough troubles, I try to make things easy.

    I welded on a d-ring that doesn't hit the upper when the weight is mounted, and now it hangs straight with a third line. I've got a cable choker and hook the same length as the chain come along that we use for that plate, works great.

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  4. crane operator

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    Got to do a bunch of hvac units down at the mall, on a new addition building. Had to set up in 2 locations to reach all of them. 20190606_070746.jpg 20190606_093406.jpg 20190606_083553.jpg 20190606_103742.jpg
     
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  5. crane operator

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    It rained again this week, so yes, someone missed the corner at my shop again. No marks at all on my gravel driveway, he went off the corner before my driveway, dukes of hazzarded the whole drive way, and rolled her on over down to the trees.
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  6. DMiller

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    Finally working the well known bugs out. Good looking machine. And OOPSIE!!
     
  7. crane operator

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    Flipping tanks for testing. Two down, two up. Putting the last two back down again on monday.

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  8. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    Had to shut down a little bit friday afternoon, while setting up the 100 ton for another job. This storm actually rolled in from the north east and was traveling south west, which is a super rare weather pattern here. Rained hard for a 1/2 hr or so, but cleared up after that.

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  9. crane operator

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    Got to use the new block for the 100 ton, reeving up for picking heavy. 10 part, railroad wheel lathe. Customer said somewhere between 85-100,000lbs. It was on the low end of that range.

    The second picture shows how we first had it rigged, I didn't like how the cables closer to me were going to be pushing on those chuck covers, so we moved them in and chained the rigging back to keep the rigging from sliding in.

    I could just see those chokers cracking one of those covers, and I don't know where you would find one.



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  10. crane operator

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    They have the wheels stacked up ready to go, this will be their second lathe.

    The second picture shows how we had the rigging changed up when we actually picked it. They loaded it down in a old railroad shop with a versa- lift 80 ton forklift, but one of those isn't going out into some pasture to set a lathe.
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  11. crane operator

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    All decked out in the dolly. Installed the jib back on this morning, need it for a job monday.

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  12. Raildudes dad

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    They going to build the building around it? (The wheel lathe)
     
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  13. crane operator

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    Yeah, its always a learning curve. I always want to get into a pattern/ order that I do things. Set it up and tear it down, in the same order every time, that way I don't forget stuff. And its making and fixing up all the little things to make it easy and fast.

    I've got some modifying we need to do to the dolly, and more stuff to the crane, but as long as its out working, we can take care of the little stuff as we go.

    That's the plan, he's got a couple other machines he's going to set there, and a overhead crane to use also. I'm going to try to talk him into letting me put the overhead crane in before they skin the building. Its a pain to put them in after the roof is on. I've done it with the roof on, but it's no fun.
     
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  14. Tugger2

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    Heres the next crane for you when the Liebherr gets too small ,as they always seem to. This was a 270 ton they brought in to set our girders. 2 nice new b trains all decked out with pockets for the counterweights and pads, It was rigged as a 200 ton for this job. The quick rig block had a permanent knob instead of a becket and all nylon sheaves.
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    That's some beautiful country Tuger a few years ago Mrs. Tradesman and I took a two day train ride through the mountains, then I went horse back riding with an old rodeo guy ( no city folks welcome ) I saw moose, bear, elk and some of the prettiest country I've ever seen. The train ride was nice but being out in the mountains and touching it like you do every day was fantastic. I live in the middle of the great lakes and have some nice scenery but nothing like the mountains in BC. and Alberta, I hope to get back before too long and go hunting with a horse pack in outfit.
    Sorry Crane op. I'm badly off topic.
     
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    Yes it sure beats working in the city,rather eat dust going to work than buck traffic jams.
     
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  17. hvy 1ton

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    Had the same thing happen up here last week. I thought it was on Wednesday, but it's been a long week and the days have been running together.

    The Liebherr seems to be earning it keep already.
     
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  18. Welder Dave

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    That must have took some serious preheat to weld the D-ring on. Good to see you're getting work for the new crane.
     
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  19. crane operator

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    The liebherr is that way. The aux cable has been cut off, so I'm trying to decide between the crosby epoxy spelter to replace it, or standard becket. Becket would be easy, except liebherr uses 17mm cable. crosby beckets run 9/16 and 5/8" and then skip to 3/4". There's a wedge from a 5/8 in the sidebox, but no becket, but the people I bought it from never used the aux. Never even had it mounted. I have done the epoxy spelter, but it was a lot of years ago, not on my crane.


    Fortunately, my d ring is just balance, the sides have the big cast in lugs and they carry all the weight.

    Yes, its been good to have some $ coming in for it. Makes fixing it easier cash flow wise, and also in finding out what needs fixed. Only by using it, can you really find out what's wrong.
     
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  20. crane operator

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    So do they drop each trailer and back each one in, one at a time? What a pain that would be. - Getting paid by the hour though- so who cares how long it takes?

    I did find a heavy flatbed this week. Now to decide if I want to take the month of spare time fixing up my old freightliner, which I hate the cab of. Or just buy what I want.
     
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