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Just some work pics

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

  1. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

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    we have a couple tons of those things scattered some where. barrels and tire sides
     
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  2. crane operator

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    Looking at a site job, they've been breaking rock.

    A little stormy last week, so of course someone missed the corner again. One of my guys pulled him out of the trees, he heard him go in. Front end was all messed up so he wasn't going anywhere.

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  3. crane operator

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    24.5's all mounted up, and the low pro's on the tag axles. Attached a little piece of deck plate we had around to seal up the back bottom of the cab. Going to give the cab a coat of paint before mounting the bed. Going to have to make a tank strap for the drivers side, it has one broken then repaired, and its about falling off.



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  4. crane operator

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    Railroad engine to replace bearings on traction motor. Had to lift the rear to get the rear motor. Had about all I wanted when the nose hit the rails and it came off the front truck. We used the 40 ton to disassemble the motor.

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  5. kshansen

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    Wish I had taken some picture of the Railroad museum I visited a few years back down in Penn. They had a repair shop that would have been handy for that kind of work. As I recall they could pull a locomotive in the shop and block under the frame of the locomotive with the drive motor on a lift. Just unbolt the drive assembly and lower it down on the lift and slide it out from under the locomotive then lift it up again and roll it out to the work area.
     
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  6. hosspuller

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    Does the wheel truck just pull out when you have it lifted ? OR does someone have to get under it to get it out. I would be nervous to be under 87,000 pounds of anything.

    Story: I was in a cave sitting on a large block of rock with several other people. When I looked up, there was a place in the cave roof that was the exact shape of the rock we were sitting on. Didn't take a detective to deduce the source of the block. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. crane operator

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    We just hook a chain to the truck and pull it out with a telehandler. They do slide a temporary stand under it so I can touch it down a little while they fix the bearings in the track motor. They do have to get in there and put in the side bolster wear plates, as I put it back on the truck, but it really can't go very far at that point.

    The old railroad shops have some pretty slick equipment. I enjoy the black and white photo's from the old repair shops, everything is big and heavy.
     
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  8. crane operator

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    Got my butt thoroughly kicked today. By a german no less.

    My 100ton has started leaking from a outrigger on the retract side. I've got a few days until the next job for it, so we set to taking the front passenger side one out. Dinked around all afternoon yesterday trying to get it out of the beam. Sledgehammer, rocking the crane over on the suspension with blocks under it. Torch heat. Penetrating fluid. Rocking back and forth with the jack on blocks, by FNR on the trans. Got the top loose in the beam, but the bottom wouldn't wiggle. Left it sit overnight. Hoping it might fall out.

    It didn't fall out. Ended up building a pushing frame with a 30 ton jack. Took a pretty good push, but it finally BAnged, and came loose. It sits in two tapered shoulders.

    It didn't give up easy from there either. Ended up welding a bar to both the gland nut and the piston head to get them off also. It fought the whole way, but its finally apart. Took all the pieces to the hyd shop this afternoon, and looks like its liebherr only for the seal kit, its got a really small wiper in it that's a odd dimension. I've got two seal kits on the way, because the front one on the other side is going to need it also.

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    I hate working on German built stuff. You have reminded my why.
     
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  11. Tugger2

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    Most times when i buy spare kits the others never fail ,at least as long as they are really expensive kits . I hope that prevails for your other three outriggers.
     
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  12. Welder Dave

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    As long as the seals aren't 65K you should be OK. Are the seals available fairly close or have to come from Germany?
     
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  13. CM1995

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    Craneop whatcha think about this?

    Demo contractor last Friday taking down some pre-cast panels that weren't shown on the demo drawings but had to come out for the new addition.

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    Well that's mildly terrifying.
     
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  15. crane operator

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    Nothing parties like a rental?

    It would be kinda hard on the load line.

    Looks like those panels are back under the panels that are above them? Not a fun problem, but there are ways to get around that. They look like solid panels too, so probably not real light either.
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Yeah it was a rental.

    The pre-cast is around 6" thick on the facing with a picture frame beam inset 1-2' from the edges. In the pic the side chains are against the beams.

    All in all they had 6 panels to remove. They got them all down yesterday safely... now the condition of the crane who knows.
     
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    Just for discussion:

    Could they have used a winch/come-a-long on the top and bottom of the precast to hold the panel back, thus keeping the crane out from the overhang? Then as crane starts to lift panel, let out the winch lines to slowly bring panel underneath the blocks? They would certainly need a heavy counterweight inside to hold back the panel if anchoring to the building isn't an option.
     
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  18. Welder Dave

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    Curious if the rental outfit checked the load line and found it damaged, would they charge the customer to replace it or keep the rental deposit? Seems like a crane rental, more than other rentals, would have to be fully inspected before it went out again. Seems like they could have used a longer chain or something so the cable wasn't in contact with the panels?
     
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  19. Knepptune

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    Generally if we can cut a little off the end, we only charge for the labor, but if the crane needs a whole new cable the customer pays for the new cable and labor to install. Every time a crane comes off rent it gets a full inspection. I don’t believe there’s a deposit, the crane just doesn’t come off rent until it’s been inspected and put back into service.

    And yes, if you tear the crane up and we have to wait for parts to repair the crane, the crane is on rent until it’s repaired.

    I know a guy that buckled the boom on a crane, it was out of service for 6 months waiting on the boom repair shop. 6 months of rent on top of the parts and labor. He tended to be a little more cautious after that.
     
  20. crane operator

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    Its back together. It was a pain in the a**, but its back together. The gland nut has a outer o ring that not only has a groove in the nut, but it has a groove cut into the barrel where it sets when its threaded all the way in. BUT- you have to squeeze the o ring past a shoulder on the barrel before the groove to get it there. It was tight tight tight, and I was sure that I was going to tear it. But lots of lube and it went. Had to modify my new spanner too. I've always just "primitive pete" and used a hammer and a punch, but I never would have got this back together that way. Adjustable spanner saved the day (OTC- about a $100).

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    The new "cylinder seal kit" was kind of expensive. But it included a new piston, with a different type seal. The original was a stacked u cup with the brown looking fiber material, which I always think holds up pretty good over time.

    New style is a v type seal.

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