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Old Rusted and Tired

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by DMiller, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    But still used.
    Been working in the company sand plant recently, finally found enough paint to ID Make of Lattice boom where thought it was a Mani. And then the Wash/separator plant is partially antique and partially recent add ons as old parts rusted away, they only use the Mani for maneuvering the sand separator pieces anymore. The tow is Miss Melba, unmoved for close to thirty years, power train from screws to engines all gone.

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    The motor grader they still use on the haul roads. Old 112F Not gotten out to see ID Tag for S/N.
    Old ALL Mechanical, hand pounder.

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    that was my first grader experience at the school. Fond memories.
     
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    you must be a young whipersnaper my first experience was pulling a road grader i thought the early 112s were great one guy could do it all.
     
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    I didn't sign up 8 years ago and put 'old' in front of my name, no. :D
     
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    just kidding in the late 80s i worked for a guy that had 3 HD11s. We cleared out a road that hadnt been used in years and he borrowed a grader to use on it. IT was ever bit as long as a motorgrader and i had to back it in a small driveway to turn around. The first time i got off and watched him do it then after that i learned to back it. my boss was a great guy and very good teacher i learned alot of old school stuff from him he know alot but he told me he learned from a guy that could put him to shame.
     
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    Boys at the sand plant been having some difficulties with the old dredge, would be in the river then at the bank and swarms of people all over it. Turns out they share between two site points and I suspect at either end there are those that believe they can patch it just enough to reman viable for a 'While' to ship to the other. So they have been repairing patch ups when the Jet Pump engine decided after months of injection system malfunctions to eat at least one hole. Engine is a smallish Deere industrial, appears to be a Bored block not sleeved, replacement is a small Cummins around 80 hp BIGGER, should be a treat to see what the fabricobbling ends up delivering next week when back to anchor sucking sand.

    Old photo of the dredge as it passed the power station intake many MANY moons ago.


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    Still amazing the amount of tonnage removed from the river and ALWAYS more sand to suck up. And BTW, the smaller push tow is the Miss Melba I showed on the bank at the sand plant, been awhile since this photo taken.
     
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    Ah ha ,the 112, same engine as the D2, rope start pony motor, good gadgets in their day.
     
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