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Old Hy-Hoe

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Dan83, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. 245dlc

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    Some more pictures of this hybrid beast.
     

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    And a couple more, I made sure to take lots to see if anybody could identify it for sure.
     

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  3. td25c

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    That's pretty typical what it looks like in my area . Somewhat hilly country with narrow roads .

    Almost half of my work is agricultural related in some way or another . So many times we move equipment back these country roads in the middle of nowhere to the job site . I like it .:)

    It's even more fun with Detroit power . ( Big Grin )

    http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/td25c/media/100_2826_zpsd79660df.mp4.html?sort=3&o=29
     
  4. td25c

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    That's a truck mount Hyhoe 245dlc .

    Be interesting to know the story on that rig as it looks like it's mounted on a late 40's / early 50's military truck .

    My 1978 3300 Hyhoe was a military machine originally .

    Not sure when Hyhoe started building machines ? Guessing post WWII years ?

    From what I gather they were the fabricator of the machine and pulled common parts like engine & hydraulics from other manufacturers .
     
  5. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . . td25c

    What type of pumps do they run mate?

    Cheers.
     
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  8. Scrub Puller

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    Yair . . .

    Gotcha td25c

    Pretty much as I thought . . . and you can see where my dinosaur thoughts are headed?

    And of course I know 'fuel efficiency' is why the manufacturers have gone to exotic (some say) fragile hydraulics . . . but the fact remains that simple robust machines like yours with basic hydraulics (that even I could troubleshoot and fix) can still pay their way . . . the question I posed up thread was how much difference in the real world does all the complexity and electronics make?

    I might have mentioned an old bloke who had a gravel pit and modified a an 1220 Kato by mounting a lay-on-its side bus engine between the tracks driving a two section pump to run motors off a Linkbelt or something, I know he was running D6
    tracks.

    To reposition he'd swing the house around and access start/stop through a hole in the floor and steer with a couple of removable sticks . . . he never had any more problems with the rotary seal.

    Cheers.
     
  9. td25c

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    Yeah Scrub , The gear pump & motors are pretty simple and bulletproof for the most part . The only draw back I can see is they don't work well at a lower rpm .

    My 3300 HyHoe has a 65 gallon fuel tank . It will run two days on a tank . Probably figure 3 to 4 gallons of fuel per hour depending on throttle setting . That aint bad for a Detroit powered 20 ton Hoe .
     
  10. td25c

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    We finished up this evening on the drainage project .

    Last task was to dig out the front side on an old dam that was leaking a bit though the block wall and had some water running under the footing . We dug it out and lined the bottom & walls with geo cloth & backfilled . My old man worked in the ditch today .:)
     

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    Moved Hyhoe & skid loader this morning to a small clearing job .

    This is typical chain down for the excavator . So far the 1-1/2 " treated lumber floor on the low boy seems to be holding up . I also lay old conveyer belt down for the tracked equipment to set on .

    Also have pockets welded to the tailboard of the trailer that I drop a 2" pin in to help keep the excavator from sliding sideways off the ramp wile loading .
     

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    Serviced the machine this morning . Changed oil & installed new belts .
     

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    Moved in to another patch of small trees customer wanted cleared . About a hour in to the job hydro hose decides to blow on the left side drive motor .:(

    Luckily I had the skid loader & backhoe on site & used it to remove dense undergrowth & dig a shallow trench under the Hyhoe so I could crawl under & wedge myself up in the beast to remove the line at the swing manifold . Drove to town & got a new hose and needed tools . Crow foot wrench worked good for breaking the fitting loose at the manifold .

    Is it Friday yet ..........:).
     

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    That was some great backhoe manuevering.....digging the trench up under the belly of the dragon. A roll of duck tape would have saved you the trip to town...ha haa hhaaa.
     
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    Cool video TD Looks like the old 2 stroke is steaming right along! Careful you don't spill that vodka on the dash!...... " " Carbon Based Vodka Fuled!
     
  16. td25c

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    Why didn't I think of that ? Duct tape is a cure all for problems .

    I was glad to have the skid loader backhoe combo on site to clean out under the old beast . Ground was covered with poison ivy & vines . My concern was while swapping out the hydro hose some rattle headed copper moccasin might crawl up my leg .
     
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    Thanks fixou812 , My video's are pretty marginal at best .

    LOL! That was my water bottle on the dash when moving the Grove crane . I'm strictly a barley soda drinker .:)

    We moved in to a small patch that customer needed cleared with Hyhoe & skid loader . Trees were maybe ten year growth . Used ditch bucket on excavator to pull trees & skid loader to push & pile when need be .

    http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/td25c/media/100_3239_zpsjkiad0vl.mp4.html
     
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  18. Knepptune

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    What part of Indiana are you from td. That country sure looks like the VeVay, East Enterprise area. Always like trips through that country. Provided I'm in a car or pickup. Not so much fun in anything big.
     
  19. mackone

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    This is a old truck mounted Hy Hoe I have 349.jpg 353.jpg
     
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    Well that is one COOL looking rig!