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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 27, 2017.

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    Looking at the pics again, that does look like a Hyster 20T tilt, but it looks to me like the tail has been cut back for some odd reason. Probably has lost about 3-4 feet. That bumper on the back of the deck looks all wrong.
     
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    That was what threw me
    Knew of two small excavation companies both had 20t Hysters they transported small crawler or a TLB on.
    The others I noted, precast also had Hyster model tilt decks to roll pipe off but were like this one.
     
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    Excavation company I worked for years ago used a Hyster 20 ton to move 215's on at times normally a three axle Trail King was used.
     
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    The tail is the Key, ramp off covers over lighting, appear Machine made not fabricobbled to fit, typical of trailers for Heavy mobile materials.
     
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    Was kind of at a loss where to put this old girl with the picture thread now. 53 Chev 6400 in Guffey Colorado. Looked like they were getting ready to put her to work for a bit.
    Guffey Chev Wood Hauler.jpg
     
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    Geez Fedderly Marion! In the Issaquah yard? I had buddy there Bruce that was there till he started his own gig. Your image is certainly one of the better looking horses "Don't blow the socks off the silo" LOL! I been that way a little myself
     
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    Socks off the Silo!! Saw that happen at Siemer Milling Teutopolis IL(Gold Medal Flour producer). Driver was trying to unplug a discharge line he got careless with while unloading, seems forgot to depressurize some part of the system before reinstating the discharge and Yes, Shot the Socks on the Discharge filter system into the parking lot!!! Guys at Kienstra Ready Mix were always forgetting to back flow the filter head, would stuff the socks full and they too would launch, one maintenance mechanic would look out, say: "Yep, time to clean the filter house again"!!
     
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    Had a bulk truck filling a cement silo at a wellsite one night. We're drilling along, all the usual noises, and suddenly heard this massive bang! followed by a cloud of dust from the backside of the rig. He didn't blow the bag off, he blew the bag up! Straight up exploded, sending cement dust everywhere. Guy looked like a ghost, his bright red coveralls now a dull grey/white. He was standing right next to it when it went.
     
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    Is almost funny but also dangerous when the Fluffer pad/bottom hatch gasket at the bottom of a hopper decides had enough for the day and blows out, usually around the time someone has a need to check the discharge valve there. The clouds from Flour or Cement even from sugar or starch can overwhelm a operator.
     
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    A friend years ago that drove fuel tanker told me about one of the drivers left the vapor recovery cam plug off. Lost 200 plus gallons of unlead just by draft alone, he was hauling a load from
    Harbor Island to Cle Elum. I use to make a trip with him now and then, When loading diesel into a compartment that had gas-the fuel is only pumped on at a slow rate for the first X amount of gallons
    on bottom loading because of friction between the gas and diesel and possible static charge. Plus the idea
    that certain brands of gas are better than others, Gas is gas the additives for a certain brand are injected
    when the driver punches in the brand he is loading.
     
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    When I drove for Conoco way back when, all the gasoline came from the same tank but the hoses for Conoco gas and Exxon gas came from different hoses on the rack. And yes, we hauled both. Sometimes in the same load in different compartments.
     
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    Thats how it was where I was also... gas was raw and additives injected on demand. At the time there were just Shell and Texaco refineries in Anacortes If I remember right. Seems like Arco had a facility up by Bellingham? The oil companies would all use each others base product depending which companies had the nearest refining capabilities and add additives to produce "their" products.
     
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    It was especially bad loading a light product behind light Jet A or diesel. Lots of static. We top loaded most of the time I did the Stevens Pass shuffle one night I was in the rack loading regular, another hand rolled in and I don't know if the ground bond wasn't good or what... he put the stem on the spout and dropped it to the tank bottom and Whoosh! It shot out a column of flame as big around as the dome cover clear to the top of the rack. One and done after the fumes in the tank flashed it went out whole thing was over in a second. A very long second.
     
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    Same here hauling JP to Jacksonville IL airport for Helo services there, hauled Diesel usually right after to the West of STL then Gas around St, Charles County. Had specific instructions as to what Blending hoses to use for whose fuel we were to deliver. Did you all have to wear the Grounding Cuffs to the swing arm when Top Loading as we did? Truck and trailer separate grounds to a Permanent ball lug on the frames, not much bottom loaded here. Toward end of That career they had installed a vapor recovery system had to run 10 minutes prior to loading.

    We had Conoco Philips Shell Standard(Now BP) and a few independents, will STILL Not buy gas at a Cut Rate convenience store unless HAVE To. Saw too many tank bottoms dumped for Convenience marts, most times was souring as we put in tankers.
     
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    LOL! No cuffs! Bonds sound similar. We got vapor recovery as I was leaving there for the great white north :)
     
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    My experiences were all bottom loading with Scully fiber optics at the local terminal, the loading computer controlled everything except setting the manual countdown shutoff meters. Loved the hose balancer and Dry-break couplers. The only time we used grounding balls was off loading with the pump into jobber tanks.
     
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    You must have been loading out of ML, End of the Yellowstone pipe line I'm guessing.
     
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    Yup. Sometimes out of Spokane if a product was not available locally. That sucked because we had to do vapor recovery hook ups. Spokane to Yaka-Vegas was good for mileage pay though. :)
     
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    You guys lucked out
    Piasa motor fuels and Hartford Terminals pipeline service not so up to date.
     
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    Cuffs sucked, had to wear on Gas or JP load outs. Awkward reel loaded off a swing arm like a car wash wand. Had clothing requirements absolutely NO nylon cloth had to be rubber soled leather upper steel toe boots, always fun time loading up.
    Tank was steel military surplus so could only manage 5-6000 gal in a 9000 gal no baffles rig. Sucked to drag the pig.
     
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