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Just some work pics

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

  1. f311fr1

    f311fr1 Senior Member

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    What is the big building off to the right of the zip line
     
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    Its a old theater. A church was in it for a while, then they moved to a different building, and its been empty for at least 5-6 years. I doubt if anything goes back in it, the church doesn't have to worry about paying property taxes.
     
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  3. crane operator

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    Had to pull the radiator assembly on railway engine. Only way to replace the blowers.

    Its too bad they had to core the blowers, I know somebody with a undersized detroit one on a car, he could really upgrade with one of these.

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    Some trusses with the galion. All the sheeting and flooring had frozen from the rain that morning, and it wasn't very nice out, it had rained through the night and then got colder as the day went along. Flurries, sleet, and slick, but we got done and scooted home. Had to drop the lowboy a mile or two away, so quick roaded it over there and loaded up. Only a couple slick spots on the way back, where it had snowed some further north.

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    Its like Christmas, with presents from the brown truck man. Only these presents are really expensive and you have to buy them for yourself.

    U joint bad on the pump drive on the mack/ national boom truck. I think the vibration from the bad u-joint, took out the pump bearings. Spit out oil seal on a job, and it held together enough to get torn down and back to the shop (how I don't know- interior of the pump wasn't very nice).

    Anyways new pump, new u-joints and coupler. Coupler wasn't drilled or tapped for set screws, so had to do a little custom work. Going to put on new filters and hope for the best. I see no way to drain the whole system out to look for debris. Filters and strainers in the tank are just going to have to catch it.
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    Imagine that same series EMD in a tow, then set them 3 abreast about two feet apart and weld the roof on!! Dealt with that a few times, had to get really ingenious as to dragging blowers out or in, life was SO Much Better then!!!! NOT!! Sweet work you do get though, no chance for boredom!
     
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    Those blowers look smaller than I would have expected them to be for such a large engine.
     
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    Was not their size but the gearing, they spun some faster than the ratio on the old Detroits as the engines ran slower, still made enough scavenge air to clean and fill cylinders properly. Later models had variable speed drives.
     
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  11. crane operator

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    Even better- here's a picture. Rebuilt in Boise Id.

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    Some things in pictures its hard to get a idea for size, so I put my foot in there. That's my size 13 boot- they're pretty big. They dwarf a 6-71 or 6-92 blower.
     
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  13. Mother Deuce

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    Thanks for that! I got curious and in my zeal not to eat the plaster off the walls while we are laided off for weather I went Googling. In 1972 MK started MK rail and built railcars. in the 90's for a couple years they built and rebuilt locomotives. I just knew them as a civil heavy contractor, I was very surprised to see that logo in your image! Thanks!
     
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    There is/was a place in Jackson TN. that made radiators for locomotives. Also the rear two sections of the pump look reversed old pump vs new pump.
     
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    Took the pump to a local little hyd. shop, I try to throw a little business his way when I can. He dismantled the old pump, found the ruined shafts and bearings, and then just threw it back together. I went and picked up the remnants, and didn't think it looked like it was put back together in the right order. He had dimple marked the sections, but hadn't slid them back together like it was.

    I did a little testing around with some oil before I mounted the new pump making sure I had the intake and output right, with my fittings and such. I don't like it when things get put back together in the wrong order, I didn't think it would take any more time to put it back right. Makes it hard to know whether you have the new one orientated correctly.
     
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    I started taking pictures before I take stuff apart. I don't work on near as much equipment as you or others on here do and pictures help me a lot. I've found they really help speed up my assembly time and stop my second guessing. Especially after 4 or 5 months have passed during a project...:oops:

    I do agree about the hydraulic shop putting it back together in the right orientation. It wouldnt have taken him 2 more seconds to do it.
     
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    At our shop in Nashville you would have got it back unassembled in a box. Not saying that is the right thing at all, just the way it was.
     
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    Did you get a picture of the name tag for next time. You can source from Metaris in MS.
     
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    I'm going to replace the winch brake drum and shoes on the galion. So I find a part # on the shoes, and a rockwell # on the drum. Truck parts place could get me the drum, and a forklift place found me the shoes (they were used on a parking brake). Anyways I ordered the stuff, and the shoes showed up last friday, I told him I'd come pick it up when I went to the other store to get the drum. Drum is backordered and going to be a little while, so I sent a guy today to pick up the shoes before the send them back (some places do that if you don't come in to pick them up in time).

    My guy calls me from the forklift place. The shoes list a part # and come in a box- there's a (2) in parenthesis behind the part #. But guess how many shoes are in the box. That's right, there was only one shoe in the box. Because you know all kinds of people just replace one of the two shoes in a drum brake, so they sell them with only one in a box. I thought it was pretty funny, this is what happens when the bean counters at the manufacturer start running everything- lets sell brake shoes as individual items. The forklift guys are ordering the other one.




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    Had a busy morning, I had written up my 4th ticket for a job when I stopped at hardee's for lunch- I finished a job with the 70 ton first thing this morning, then three more little jobs with the mack/national. 9 set up and teardowns (4 set ups- 5 teardowns) and about two hours of driving in 5 hours. Rocking and rolling. Its so rare that all the jobs went off, everthing was right and just from job to job to job.

    Anyways, first pics are of the county culvert replacement. This was a old poured in place lid on wing walls and embankments. They wanted to put in a larger culvert because the water goes over the road on a hard rain.

    Of course it rains a bunch on the week they had scheduled to replace it. The power lines ran right on top of the centerline of the road- it crossed from on ditch to the other side right on top of the crossing, so we had to have the power company come drop those, the huge ones in the background up high stayed.


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