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Old conventionals at work

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Tugger2, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. ryanmueller

    ryanmueller Well-Known Member

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    The delivery truck got stuck in the mud so I used the bantam to pick and carry them the rest of the way IMG_5295.JPG
     
  2. Tugger2

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    I dont see a spotter on your crane. Are you just setting the leads down on the h pile frame to resist torque from the auger?Are you cleaning right to the bottom and socketing? Looks like a good job.
     
  3. ryanmueller

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    Yeah setting the leads down then chaining it to the guardrail on the bridge. The cans are about 80' in the ground so drilling about ten feet from the bottom the setting rebar cages and filling with concrete
     
  4. crane operator

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    So are you setting on the old deck and then demo after you have the new pilings in, or was the deck already off?
     
  5. ryanmueller

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    Yep We cut holes in the old deck and drove piles then demo after piles are in
     
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    Goodness, that last pics a bridge correct??? But it looks like enough crete an rbar to build a dam:D. There again down here a lot of the heavy loads are put over on old roads and off the IS because the newer bridges want take it and have been derated. Old boys looked at it an said if a little was good a lots better, just like that old heavy P&H its harder an heavier to move but its still kickin as long as the operator can be found to run it. Keep the pics comin. Also whats that wrote on the hillside
     
  7. ryanmueller

    ryanmueller Well-Known Member

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    IMG_5317.JPG IMG_5319.JPG Clamshelling and skip box today
     
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  8. Tugger2

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    Like your chain on the holding line . Sure keeps things spooling right .
     
  9. ryanmueller

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    The bucket was prereaved so I got chain on the closing line as well. I was switching back and forth between clamshell, skip box and lifting the mini excavator and setting rebar cages so chain on both lines made it fast to switch things around. I use two lines on the skip box as well. One on the front and one on the back so I can dump it right into a truck without having to unhook anything
     
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  10. Tugger2

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    I do the same with my box ,2 lines and the tag on it. Mine has a lifting frame on it that folds down clearing the rigging for easy loading when you set it down .
     
  11. ryanmueller

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    The bridge was built in the 1920's and all the rebar is square. The hillside says adin. Adin California
     
  12. crane operator

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    With 100 years to cure, I bet that is some hard to break concrete. In iowa where I grew up, a lot of the old concrete was poured with the small round river rock, and that stuff is super hard to break up, compared with some of the quarried limestone. You would run into it in a lot of old farm barn lots and foundations, and old piers and creek crossings.
     
  13. ryanmueller

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    Actually the old stuff crumbles like nothing. Part of the bridge was widened and that concrete is super hard to break
     
  14. ryanmueller

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    Giving the 3 ton bantam a workout lifting 7500 lbs IMG_5328.JPG IMG_5331.JPG
     
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    Imagine what it would pick if it had outriggers. Is that a Lorain shovel front?
     
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    ryanmueller Well-Known Member

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    It's for my Lima 34. The first picture is the same machine in 1956
     
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  17. Tugger2

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    Interesting. A shovel front is one thing i have never run.Guys i worked for in the 70 s were still building logging road with them. I have a Lorain shovel front that i was given, but dont have the crane to go with it.
     
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    Heres what my Lima has been up to these days.
    Demolishing a rotton old timber wharf .
    Loading on the sectional barge for the ship demo.
    Back on land. P8201073.JPG P9121135.JPG PA081162.JPG
     
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  19. ryanmueller

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    Ready to drive some h pile. 5 batter and 4 straight IMG_5348.JPG
     
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