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Just some work pics

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

  1. CM1995

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    I could fix that mud hole easily.

    Muck some of it out, put down some wire mesh reinforcing sheets and a 1' of #24 stone. Actually prefer the wire over geo-grid for temp. roads that need to be removed. The geo-grid rips into thousands of pieces but the wire stays together better allowing you to wad it up with a trackhoe.
     
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    It’s way cheaper to pay for the tow truck, man hours lost due to stuck equipment, and all the damages to equipment on that jobsite. Seems the bean counters have that figured out.
     
  3. mitch504

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    Old chain link fencing works good, too
     
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    Dealt with Missouri Red Clay 'Holes' as this before, BOTTOMLESS or seems so. We tried everything under the sun for years, most fail in a few hours as this crap liquifies as is worked wet, dry is like concrete. Mats, Sheeting, Netting along with MOUNTAINS of rock all failed as we used over two decades ago.
     
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    Well, today I replaced the scissor lift with a trailer mounted lift. I didn't think the scissor lift was going to work to paint a 40' tall motel, when the lift is 15' away- stuck inside the fence around the pool. :rolleyes:

    Those boys are going to get a work out rolling that trailer mounted lift around by hand, on the pool deck- trailer lift weighs 5,000lbs. I don't think its going to have enough reach either. They are going to wish they had a 60' self propelled, but nobody asked me.

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    Got the floor trusses set on the house we set steel on a while back.

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    Big HVAC units with the 100 ton.

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  8. crane operator

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    Had to do the last one by pulling down the jobsite chain link fence, and pulling the unit off the road. Big ones were 10,000lb units.

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    Roll up doors for the amusement ride. Nothing like a 2x4 wood spreader bar. 20200615_143447.jpg 20200615_150156.jpg 20200615_151407.jpg
     
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    Old cell phone building to be loaded out. In the middle of a 20 acre pasture, and where do you think the cell boys left their truck and trailer parked? That's right- in the only place it would be in the way to set up the crane. Could have parked anywhere else in the pasture- but no- leave it right in the way.

    They showed up 45 minutes later. 50,000 lb building. 20200616_083140.jpg 20200616_093907.jpg
     
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    I think I've said it a bunch of times on here, but your work is always interesting to me… How's the 100 ton running?
     
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    Glad you enjoy the pictures. I feel very fortunate in that I enjoy what i do.

    As far as the 100 ton. Runs fine. A few little nagging codes pop up and disappear etc.

    Its more of a case that - I feel its really too complicated and expensive for me to maintain and keep operational. I really like the machine, its amazing what it can do. Its a super stable, capable machine. Really happy with its compact size and it fits well in my business.

    I have enough work for it that it is paying its way. But----- I feel like I'm either not wealthy enough, or smart enough to keep it running. I just don't fully trust it to not have problems, that I can't figure out on the fly, and fix with locally available parts. But if I want to have a 100 ton crane, I'm kind of stuck with those problems, no matter what I get from any of the manufacturers.
     
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    Maybe it'll be like when I bought my first CH Mack. I really was leery of them, I didn't think they would be as reliable as the R-Models, and I figured I would have to have a dealer tech move in with me. After a while I realized I was fixing everything, and after another while, it wasn't even uncomfortable.

    About the 2x4 spreader bar, at least they didn't drive the nail through the strap.
     
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    PLUS a two car garage half full of stuff ...
     
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    No kidding- that's where the first nail went before I could get them stopped. You must know carpenters.

    There's another two car garage attached to the house. All the vehicles were in the yard when I showed up, so I'm assuming its got stuff in it too. But to be fair- I've got a shop packed with junk, and park my truck in the driveway because I've got other stuff in my garage too.
     
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    I only have a barn, shed, workshop and the oversize two car on the house full. Still cannot get my old pickup inside either but would not fill four conex boxes and still have the sheds filled!!
     
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    EASY!
    As for the collecting of stuff I’m the opposite, I’m a purger but it bites me in the azz once in a while when I could use what I’ve thrown out. But on the up side when I want something I don’t have to look through the clutter. Lol
     
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    I can't park any of our three cars inside, but I've got a place set aside in the barn for my bobcat :)
     
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    Should oughta build at least a lean to so the wife can park in the dry!
     
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    Hey Colson
    Weren’t working Kruse energy were you? Big Iron is selling off most of their inventory