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

  1. AzIron

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    I am the black sheep in my family anyone comes around my first response is no you cant borrow prevents a lot of stress
     
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    My Goose is not for Loan(To ANY that come to ask, the 18' car hauler is also 2 5/16 ball so not anyone can pull regardless NOT for loan out.
     
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    Any of you have askers that want to borrow the tow vehicle too?
     
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    Hurry up roofing job with the 100 ton at hospital. The reason it was hurry up, was because I originally sent my 70 ton down there. Of course the hospital wouldn't let us block off the blue spaces, so the crane ended up 110' away instead of 60'.

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    The 100 ton being at the hospital was a good news/ bad news scenario. Glad I had the extra crane, bad because the 70 ton didn't make it down there. The guys blew a antifreeze line and lost a head on the 6v92 in the 70 ton, so I ended up bringing the 100 ton there.

    70 broke down in a good spot. 4 lane road with turn off lane into a unused road. I didn't like the idea of flat towing it all the way to my shop, so I got a somewhat local heavy haul outfit to load it up. Needed a wrecker too to get it up on the stretch deck lowboy.

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    Sorry about the somewhat blurry pictures lately. I dropped my old phone (samsung) and I'm utterly unimpressed with my new phones (motorola) camera.

    Scored a big lot of shackles and hooks at a auction. Even came with a pretty nice stand. One of the guys got them and all the other rigging shelves straightened out real nice.

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    Trusses with the old 25 ton. I've worked with this framer before, but it was a few years ago. I asked him about that, and "well- I've been in prison for a while...." IMG_20210408_130542357_HDR.jpg IMG_20210408_133642766_HDR.jpg IMG_20210408_141233155_HDR.jpg IMG_20210408_152457348_HDR.jpg
     
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    So 3 times in the last three months, I've worked on properties for horse people. All horse people are crazy, but these particular people are even more so. All three properties, contained a house/ shop/ horse barn, that were all in the same building. This one had what looked like a attached garage- nope its horse stalls, instead of a three car garage. Personally, I've spent a lot of time in barns in my life, I don't want to share a 3,000 sq. ft home with 6 horses.

    The three doors next to the crane are the horse stall doors, the trusses already set are for the house portion of the building. Horse people are crazy.

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    Setting some more steel at the school project. Had to bring in the 40 ton rt after this, to set the last of the steel, the truck crane wouldn't reach it.

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    This was last weeks little surprise, 3" of snow. It melted within 2 hours of falling, we had been 70 degrees the day before.

    Today was tornadoes and rain, we got over 2 1/2"s in a few hours. The creeks and streams are really ripping. I went and looked at three trees tonight that are laying on a house, I'm going after them tomorrow morning.

    https://www.news-leader.com/story/n...e-cam-footage-shows-raging-waters/4870963001/

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    Setting a grease trap precast box with the 40 ton, and some trusses with my old 25. The old 25 is sure nice when booming down through the trees, no a2b cable to worry about snagging up.

    The precast box was a long afternoon. I was there at 1:00 and the box didn't show up until almost 5:00.



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    Setting a little gazebo structure at a big house. Its 70,000 sq. ft. or so. Ninth largest house in the U. S. Owned by the guy behind Prime trucking, a large freight hauling outfit.

    http://www.purvajain.com/rob-lowe-home


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    sounds like you have a whole lot of iron that you run by yourself!
     
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    Nah- I've got some good guys working for me. There's 4 of us right now.
     
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    No tornadoes here, but the east half of Lawrence got 2 1/2" in about 30 minutes. Took about 10 to flood the rail bridge and overwhelm the storm sewers. After 30 we had floating cars. I was a little busy to get any good pictures.
     
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    We had a concrete cutter that just got back from a job in Kansas who said it snowed right before he left. Global warming right?

    Crane Op did you get see the Kommie track loader at the big house? It's been a while since I've seen one of those. Nice crane in the background.:D

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    more crazy horse people :)
     
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  19. crane operator

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    Sorry, I didn't see it there. I didn't spend a lot of time walking around. The general contractor had a "supervisor" that was being a pain. I rolled up in the crane, and nothing was right.

    #1- I evidently brought too small of a crane. Super says "it weighs 8,700lbs and there's no way you can pick that". I looked at what we were setting, looked at the ironworker (who is my customer- I wasn't working for the general) and said "there's no way that weighs 8,500lbs. It looks like 5,500 at the most to me". The ironworker looks at me all crosseyed, and catches me beside the crane " this super is impossible, and its all his way, I can hear the ice cracking under your feet". I come back around the crane and tell the super - "I'll set up, I think I'll be good for around 9,000lbs, we'll pick it up and see what it weighs, and if I don't have enough crane here, we'll go back to the shop and get more crane." Super grunts and walks around in circles muttering, while I set up crane.

    #2 Super declares that we need a spreader bar. problem A- The gazebo top is a circle, full of steel frames- where's it going to go? Spreader bars are for things that can crush, I can't see any way this thing squishes. Problem B - he's worried I don't have enough crane, and now he wants me to lift a spreader bar too? Problem C - They have their own spreader bar, a homemade cobbled together piece of junk, with no ratings and no tags- If I'd have shown up with something like that- they would have run me off the site, but because its theirs- its good enough to lift with. Here's a picture of their spreader bar, and that's as close as I got to picking it up.

    #3 Super wants to choke all the ironworkers brand new nylons on the frame. As soon as they start to tighten on the water jet cut steel, I know its going to cut those nylons all up. So I dig out some green roundups, we basket those through the water jet holes and throw some softeners in between, and voila- no cutting of nylons. I've not made friends at all with the super, but I'm happy and the ironworkers are ready to set some steel.

    So finally we're all rigged up, I pick up the frame and its just under 5,000lbs. Swing it over the legs and the welders get to work, I think the super would have been more happy if we hadn't got anything done. Some guys want everything to be complicated and a "big project".


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  20. John C.

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    I'm surprised they didn't come over and start directing the lift as well. That's all you need is two or three people waving their hands thinking they are running the lift.

    I was pulled off to the side one time by grizzled old wrench who gave me some good advice. He said "don't get in the way of people who do one thing all the time and do it well." Offer to give them whatever help they need, do whatever they tell you they need done and if they say nothing, just get out of the way and let them do their thing. I've passed it down a couple of times since I was the recipient.
     
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