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Just some work pics

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

  1. AzIron

    AzIron Senior Member

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    That looks like a fair bit of work for a grease line you would think engineers would get smart about that stuff
     
  2. hvy 1ton

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    I know Crane Op likes posting thrashed boom trucks, so I thought I would join in. Found a video of a boom truck on it's side that almost went very badly.
     
  3. crane operator

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    Sorry, I didn't mean to pick on the boom truck guys- I'll try to be more equal opportunity .

    Looks to me like they decided the lane closure wasn't wide enough for outriggers on both sides.

    Wrecker boys didn't mess around with firing that crane up as soon as it hit the ground.

    And in the interest of equality for all destroyed boom trucks and cranes (tears shed for all):

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  4. DMiller

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    Had a job road call as first started with Union Electric ESL IL. Was a Line crew for Transmission needed a Gas axe and a mechanic to help retrieve a crane. Drove from ESL IL down past the Rush Island plant back along the 345KV lines found the entrance to the access point and as instructed Called the crew boss. Soon enough a FWD F450 Ford came slip sliding to me at the gate, had a Case 855 behind him, the case cabled TO my truck as the FWD disappeared into the muck. Was dragged close to half mile in mud my front bumper was pushing, our shop FWD was IN NO WAY capable of getting thru that mess by itself, get into the open the tech points to a haul road up a sharp knob with a tower on top just stated 'Up There' and left for other things needed done.
    Crew was doing some weird crap, would climb one tower go to the static wire at top use their safety belts and basically Zip Line out to play Swing Set either to hand over hand back or slip down to the next tower and be hauled back(Yeh Yeh I know the high cost of energy). Get to top of hill, old Grove 84-something squirt boom on its side, boom crumpled, outriggers partly buried partly twisted, my understanding engine ran until toasted. Seems did not have adequate area nor matting to keep the outriggers from sinking and lost it at least NOBODY hurt. They had me cut away the mast, then the D8 showed up, uprighted where I could cut the outrigger retainer pins out and then it got dragged to the gate for disposal. I got to enjoy a ride BACK out behind the 855, heard years later the Boom was STILL sitting atop that knob did not care to remove it.
     
  6. ichudov

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    I love the "disposal" part of it the most! scrap, parting out etc
     
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  7. crane operator

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    Water tank in a bad spot this week. Delivery truck couldn't make it around the corner, so I had to set up a couple extra times and transfer. Big power lines coming from our hydro dam pretty close by. I didn't want anything close to those bad boys. There was still some water in the tank, evidently the drain got a little plugged.

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  8. crane operator

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    A little steep where it broke over backing down in there. It wasn't bad bringing the old tank out, I just lit up the old ford in low and walked it out. Backing the new one down was a little more interesting. Not much weight on the truck, so it just wanted to drag the truck, front tire wanted to lock up, but I got it down in there. Last picture shows where I was dragging the front when I backed the truck and new tank back over the hill.



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  9. crane operator

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    Got the new tank set. Its always fun when the trailer is sitting on a side hill and the round tank kind of wants to roll coming off the trailer.

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  10. crane operator

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  11. crane operator

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    Log sign at a campground.

    They built it in the ditch under the trees. I had them swing one end out with their forklift, before I stood it up. There was a cross shaped steel piece in the concrete, and a carved hole in the bottom of the poles, one side fit pretty good, the other side they had to do a little carving on.

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  12. DMiller

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    None of those picks looked very 'Handy'!!! Great work you get.
     
  13. Tradesman

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    Man that guys face is in a bad place when the other guy is trimming the bottom of the post. I zoomed in on it to see if I could see the connection hardware and there’s the guys face 2 feet from the tip of the bar, yikes. Now having pointed it out I’m sure I’d do the same thing but I’d chew out any of my employees for doing it. Do as I say not as I do:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Welder Dave

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    The guy by the crane isn't in the best spot either if something decides to fly out.
     
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    my mothers warning to me was` boy if you can`t listen you`ll have to feel
     
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  16. crane operator

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    Went to the hospital and changed out a big condenser. Had to have a lane closure, flaggers, signs and cones etc. They had it delivered to our yard a while back and then we hauled it over there, that tends to be a little easier when dealing with weather and access issues, it puts one more thing in my control. Kinda had to watch my swing and coming out of the rest, the powerlines cross the road right there, and they weren't any too far away.



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  17. crane operator

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    Set a conex around a building yesterday. They couldn't get the trailer around the corner to drop it there, so we placed it with the crane.

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  19. crane operator

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    Another one bites the dust...

    2018 altec, 33,000 miles, 2,400 hours.

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  20. crane operator

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    Picked up some parts for the Peterbilt we're slowly, slowly, slowly, fixing back up. One air bag was leaking, two other ones looked bad. Also one of the wheel hubs was ball seat and the rest of the truck is hub pilot, so I picked up some stuff to change that over also. I doesn't take much in parts to be over $600 either.

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