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Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Tradesman, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Tradesman

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    Yikes I got a price from Elliott for a stripped down cooler ( no shroud , fan or couplers ) is $ 2,200.00 insane! I am having one built to the spec of the crane for $600.00. In the mean time I have been running without, and the highest i have seen it was yesterday at 43 degrees C and that was setting hog slats for three hours.
    It was the first time I've set slatted flooring, I woke up a 4:30 am thinking about it almost made myself sick. It turned out to be a piece of cake I was never over 60 percent capacity we set the trucks up at a nearly perfect radius. The only problem was the hole for half the slats was 1/2" too small so we just set them down and the workers where trimming the ends with a quick cut. Just a note , not one of my jobs just doing the crane work for another contractor
     
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    This is the same barn I set the pig slats on last week. I set the trusses today, it's around 150 ft plus long and 52 ft wide, they are 2 ft OC. By the time I set the second vent and put a water tank in the feed room they about 100 ft of roof on one side and moved to the back of the building because I was in there way.
     
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    Looking good Tradesman .

    You can throttle up when working with Amish carpenters . I love it , they have there game together & don't "jack" around .

    Absolute pleasure working with them :thumbsup:
     
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    This was a good crew, a lot of young guys with enough older guys too keep them straight. They would let me set the load down without pulling me way out of vertical, I have had them jump up to grab the sling before I got to them.
     
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    The first pic is one of our own jobs this was a 48' wall
    The second is a lane I backed down today the guys on sight said a couple of the concrete truck driver refused to back down when I was backing around at the bottom all I could see in my passenger side mirror was air no driveway
     
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    Looks good Tradesman !

    The ground looks dry and tree foliage is similar in my area . Fall is here . Winter just around the corner .

    Where the hell did the summer go to ? :D
     
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    Been a great September and October so far best weather we've had all year
     
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    That's the first time I've used the snatch blocks for lifting a wall, worked really well came up real smooth hardly any sag in the wall at all
     
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    Your rigging looked like it worked out great for the job .:thumbsup
     
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    A shot of the first lift on top of the walls from my last post.These where terrible to set everything had to be done from man lifts because the flat trusses had no stability till they where completely blocked in place, what I expected to take two to three hours we now only have half up in four hours
     
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    Cool Tradesman. Never seen snatch blocks hooked to the spreader bar but I can totally see how it allowed the weight of the wall to be distributed evenly, not allowing the wall to sag if it just had two lift points.

    How was that wall built in the pic? It's hard to tell but looks like 2x strapping on the outside horizontally and 1x bridging between the studs. I come from a family of framing carpenters, I was pounding 8's and 16's at an early age with an 16oz Plumb.:D
     
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    The wall in the picture is 2x8 with fire blocks at 4'-0" OC. then 2x4 at 24" OC. The wall has to have a two hour fire separation, i have to put two layers of 5/8" fire rated drywall on the out side, so i plan on fastening my steel siding threw the drywall into the blocking thus eliminating an extra layer of strapping
     
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    Just curious but what is the boom outreach and lift capacity on your new boom truck?
     
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    It is a 32105, 32 ton 105 ft. of stick with a two piece jib I think 44 ft. The jib is on a rack in my shop it doesn't give me any horizontal reach just vertical and the deduction for the stored jib steals capacity on me.
     
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    That's the best place for it
     
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    We always used running snatch blocks like that for standing up 90' concrete piling. We would put one snatch block on the pile line and the other snatch block on the third line. We could then pick them up off the ground flat and up end them while keeping the weight distributed over the 4 points util it was hanging vertical. If one lifted them with one end on the ground they would break from the side stress.
     
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    Takes a bit of time to rig so you need multiple picks or no other good way to do it to make it worthwhile to do
     
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    One of our own jobs it's a roofed porch with the service room under it so we used core slabs. That my son giving signals he's a journeyman carpenter, I'm trying to get him to apprentice as a crane operator but he wants some time off from going to school
     
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    Just a few pictures.
    I got these out of order
    1- picture of the house we are building this was Dec. 18
    2 & 3 are from one of my sons jobs he runs an excavator they had to crane four septic tanks over the roof of this house, they were 20,000 lbs each
    4- final roof profile
    5 - Not my regular view of my crane, this was the end of a long day and I let my foreman finish the roof and i strapped on the nail bag and went up top
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    Those are nice looking homes Tradesman ! Love the view on the last picture . I feel better knowing I'm not the only one that has to hop out of the cab to drive a nail & help finish up the job at the end of the day.:D