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Old conventionals at work

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

  1. DMiller

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    Had a VS478 gas International Harvester
    IE Cornqueen
    Just for motive power, for work had a Cummins NH 210 inline six
     
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    Yep Cummings up and down. Lower is turboed
     
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    Okay, because there was an old time tractor, impliment and truck company named Avery who had a line of equipment named Corn Queen. They went bust during the depression, but made some sort of come-back during WWII
     
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    I JUST COULDNT HELP MYSELF:p
     
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    Here is a little pier drilling and pile driving action from Texas, in 1978 or so. pier drilling 1 (2).jpg pier drilling 2 (2).jpg pier drilling 1 (2).jpg pier drilling 2 (2).jpg pier drilling 3 (2).jpg pier drilling 1 (2).jpg pier drilling 2 (2).jpg pier drilling 3 (2).jpg
     
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    OOPs, I think there are some duplicates in these photos, but I am not sure how to correct that. Anyway, yes, it does rain in Texas, and get muddy.
    Jeff
     
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    An under-reaming wing fell off the drill bucket at about 60' deep. The driller helper went down the shaft to recover it. Can you imagine that happening today with OSHA hanging around?
    Jeff pier drilling 4 (2).jpg
     
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    The good old days!!
     
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    1995 was called to jobsite, bring gas axe. Had a Texoma Rig found a buried rr track rail digging hole for 60' tall wooden pole hole, sent me down on a rope with a thirty foot torch hose set to cut the rail as the auger drove past it. Was about ten feet down IIRC. Cut rail and back out standing on auger. THAT would not even fly today.
     
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    The 35 ton P&h got a nice shiny paint job. Should have a little more capacity with all that extra paint IMG_6227.JPG
     
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    New toy. Bay city model 37 I picked up for the price of 2 4d batteries and a full tank of fresh fuel A14E3695-A3E7-46EC-8149-BECE2F0E500F.jpeg DC93826A-C3F6-44F8-9E0C-B97FF98F07C0.jpeg 26411CC0-CFFC-4EA1-BC9E-31F779064C5A.jpeg F8345161-DE40-4242-8589-CF3480C8CC3F.jpeg
     
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    Lots of very cool stuff on here lately. Thanks guys for sharing.
     
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    Got the jib put on the freshly painted 430 just because it’s never been on there since we’ve had it and getting the 790btc rigged up with 140’ of boom for load testing i boomed down with 20k lbs over the rear to 110’ radius and the boom brake started having a hard time holding but it wasn’t tipping with the 16k lbs front bumper weight on. The chart says i can lift around 10k without the bumper at 110’ 44F55A9E-AC11-4E0B-BCB4-AC39660743AB.jpeg 92861993-1B27-49E1-83F1-621FE588965A.jpeg 7532FE1E-D332-471A-805F-7FE5D22118B3.jpeg
     
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    Still amazes me how many antiques as these still work for a good living, solid, dependable and although a handful to operate efficiently are still simple machines
     
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    No computer saying sensors don’t agree. It either works or something is broken
     
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    looks like a nice find Ryan. Pretty clean looking
    I like the jib on your P&H to
     
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    And if the trend is still going those old machines command higher prices on many of the auction sites.

    I can really understand that too! If you were out in the middle of some jungle trying to make a living with a small dozer and front end loader would you want to have to depend on some machine with a wiring diagram that would cover the side of a rail car or one that you could sketch out on a 3X5 index card?

    Now if you are talking about a major operation with a couple dozen or more 200 ton haul trucks and the assorted machines to load and move the earth for them the story that would be different story altogether!
     
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    20k at 110' is a heck of a pick. Those lattice really shine on things like that- no boom weight and yet really rigid.
     
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    Benefit's of a lattice boom nothin but a stiff leg.
     
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