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Just some work pics

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

  1. crane operator

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    There were 9 trusses, so I set 3 times, just enough to reach the far one, and I had to retract a little bit of boom to set the close one to me.

    I know the guy, and that's why I asked the questions I did before I went. I had a pretty good idea of what I would find when I got there, he was super apologetic, I think he could see the steam starting up.

    He was just wanting to move them around the yard, none of them are hitting the road with my truck hooked on.
     
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    He was just wanting to move them around the yard, none of them are hitting the road with my truck hooked on.

    Would still consider that one scrapper bait rather than try to move ever again. Old Fruehauf or Hobbs?
     
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    handful of pop rivets n some air in th tires . good to go
     
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    co. we have a truss structure similar to that for sale 84x110 complete frame work but will need a cover. if you hear of someone looking for one yell at me
     
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  5. crane operator

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    Who would stack trusses all over in the street- I would that's who....

    Set up first in the street and pulled the stacks out of the driveway, laid the stacks all out in the street. It takes a long time setting on 16" centers. The whole center run from the back deck to the front was on 16's and I was thoroughly sick of them. All day with a chopped up house. The vaults through the middle on 16's also only hold up the interior sheetrock- the roof gets stick built over top of it all.

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    Motel project has been slowly coming along. I think we are going to get it all with the RT. Just keep working round and round the building. I think we have walls on the 5th floor and then we'll be done there.

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    They built the truss section for our back deck in living room floor
    Crane sat the entire assembly one shot next day sat the main floor trusses
    All 16 OC as well a few extra at exterior walls
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    Well for all my snarkyness about "home built farmer modifications" to equipment- guess who was using a homebuilt attachment yesterday?:rolleyes:

    25-30' long beams- being installed in the ceiling between the main girder trusses to hang projector lights. 500lbs. 1' of headroom (between ceiling and top of new beam), 50-60' of radius to the far one and then working back toward the door.

    6' long "alternative" jib required:cool:

    Had to lift the beams up with the forklift to hang them on the jib before walking in the building, the galion doesn't boom down very far.

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    Watched millwrights do that kind of installs in the Nuke inside the buildings could not get anything but a small manlift into. They would set up some of the strangest mechanisms but always managed without hurting anyone or dropping the beams.
     
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    I don't care for dragging my boom dolly around, but I think if they handed the keys to this rig to me, I'd just hand those keys right back.

    Mammoet engineer : "Here- if we put in a second 5th wheel and some more frame- we can haul all the counterweight with us in one trip."

    Operator :" What if I have to go around a corner from a two lane road to a two lane road?"

    Engineer :" Don't do that- go a different route"

    Operator : "What if I have to back up?"

    Engineer: " Don't do that- go around the block"

    Operator : "What if I have to go up a hill dragging +140,000 lbs?"

    Engineer : "Put your hazards on"

    Operator : "There's a chain rack and chains on the back of the carrier- who in their right mind would even think about taking that thing out when you would need chains?"

    Engineer : (Handing operator the keys) "Have fun- there's only a small chance of snow- HE HE HAWW"

    Its a 2013 crane- so some poor ba$#%^ has been driving that mess around BC since then. Its only got 29,000 miles on it- I bet they hated every minute of it...

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    It wouldn’t take me very long to have all the counterweights on the deck to hold the nose down. You load that boom dolly up with all the weights and that front end will jackhammer itself to death.

    Gotta be from the oil fields.
     
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    There's a 90 ton crane running around here with a dolly that carries the bulk of it's counterweights on it. At least it's a "simple" trailer though, as opposed to the full trailer you have pictured.
     
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    Only one thought in my head
    Just Why?

    No need
     
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    I ran a 70 ton for a while that we hauled most of its counterweight on the dolly. If I remember right we had 15,000lbs of counterweight between the upright supports. It was a tandem axle dolly. It wasn't bad to get around in, it would get a little twisted up on soft gravel, I never went offroad in dolly.

    I think the 90 ton here with the long dolly has a pintle on the back of the carrier. The first set of tandems has a 5th wheel for the second half of the dolly trailer to pivot on. The boom rest tower is on a slider. I've never driven one with a sliding tower and pintle hitch.
     
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    HVAC unit, a typical scrapper load, and standing a prebuilt wall.

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    New hvac at a condo, and some work at the treatment plant. The last picture shows a MTU generator, which I always thought was mercedes. In writing it says "A ROLLS ROYCE Solution"- which sounds like a expensive solution to me...
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    Pick and carry and close quarters meant a galion job. Snuck it in right under the power lines.

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    Trusses. The walls are evidently built a little far apart compared to the drawings. So the premade trusses were a little narrow. So instead of just notching each truss in the stack with a circular saw, lets just take our claw hammer and whale on every truss with the claw until we've removed enough wood to make it fit. Split the whole tails off on most of them. These boys are framers, not cabinet makers.

    Of course I was a little peeved already in the morning, because they left me a 12' wide space to set the crane up in, so I got to set up twice and move stacks of wood first to have a place to set the crane. Pleased I was.


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    60' tall 17,000lbs tank.

    Another wall, and a garage with 11' interior ceilings, with a 8' tall door :rolleyes:. Its got a whole pile of beams up in it, for a little attic room upstairs.

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