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On the Road Again

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Nige, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    Acksherley yes.
    The lines on the left side are on the opposite side of a road that runs just outside the berm that you can make out in the photo between the front of the truck body that's on the ground, and the shovel. So they are about 10m away from any lifting operations provided said operations do not cross the berm.

    The line on the right is a bit closer, but fortunately it terminates at the pole you can see and does not run the whole length of the area. The closest we get while lifting to the nearest line strung from that pole is about 5.5m. We have a "close proximity" lifting permit in force for the duration of the job and we make sure any lifts that get close to that power line are done under senior supervision. So far so good.
     
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  2. Nige

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    I understand your frustration, but to do what our government has done on an island measuring 35 miles x 13 and with a population of 85k is a breeze compared to what would have to be done in a country the size of the US to achieve similar results. For comparison look how the UK is doing, they are struggling to keep their heads above water.

    When you're completely surrounded by water as we are it's a big help in controlling not only who comes & goes but also how they come & go.

    Break the quarantine/self-isolation rules and it's "Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200."
    https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle...eaching-self-isolation-after-mcdonalds-visit/
     
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  3. crane operator

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    You guys are hilarious:)- you'd think all I get done is sit around in a cab ...... and ................ pull levers . :(


    Chain falls are untangled, thanks to a cut off wheel:rolleyes:. Let me know what you need nige, I'll rent, deliver and return to pick them up for a small nominal one time fee.......
     
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    So how many did you scrap at the end of it all.?
     
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    I understand its not hardly possible here. If the rules were the same for all it would be no problem. Our Menards store proudly proclaims on a huge sign at the door, no more than 500 people allowed in store at one time. Other small businesses that only see one client at a time with no waiting room at all are all shut down. Sorry to go off track. Rant over. I really enjoy watching your builds.
     
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  6. Nige

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    Another one ready to start hauling rock.

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    The boys must've been keen to get off for their company Xmas lunch. From this ........

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    .........to this in 4-1/2 days. Not bad I think. Tyres on tomorrow and I reckon she should be hauling dirt by Monday.

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    The one here has a big sign saying max capacity is over 9000. Whoever wrote the rules down here only cared about total square footage. I haven't bothered to do the math, but I'm pretty sure the store is including the lumber yard.
     
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    I think 3 are bad. One has a clutch that free spins. One I shattered a case trying to remove a bolt from the aluminum housing. I don't remember what's wrong with the third.

    I've used them on a couple jobs. I doubt I will ever use all of them.
     
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    They had one like that here a while back but it came down.
     
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    I grab chain hoists up for fixed installations. My 5th wheel slider hitch is too heavy to handle, so it gets hoisted into the carport rafters. I have 4 cable slings that got retired off another job wrapped around the trusses to hook it to.
     
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    How long does it take ye to shim the body’s?
    I have re-shimmed old bodys in the past and it’s a tedious process With Australian rules around safety. Could take a day if it’s pretty munted
     
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    Not to change the subject but a good rule of thumb for stores to use as social distance is---------------the distance at which you can smell a fart.
     
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    I can generally do one in a couple of hours or less if it doesn't need much. The procedure is the same if you're installing/shimming a Cat body or any aftermarket body that requires shimming to Cat specs. The procedure is different on a body such as a DT Hiload. The Cat body requires 2-3mm of additional compression on the two pivoting pads mounted up on the smoke beam compared to the rest of the pads on the chassis.

    DT Hiload bodies require an air gap to be left between the pads on the smoke beam and the front body rests. The figures I have for Cat trucks are anything from 5mm for a 777 up to 12mm for a 797, but the actual value you have to use depends not only on the truck model but also the capacity of body that is installed on it.

    See if the attached is any help. It achieves the same end result as the procedure in SIS but does it in a simpler way. The process is two steps; 1 - Get the body and the chassis rails parallel. 2 - Set the compression on the smoke beam pads.
     

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    Must be haul truck season. We have eight 777G's to build and deliver. Two have been sent out, two are on the pad behind the shop and three beds are waiting for sideboards. The rumor mill is saying there may be four more ordered in January.
     
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    Never put together a 777G. Are these new machines.?
    How do they get shipped to you.? Cab, front suspensions, fuel tank, & rear axle on or off.?
     
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    Our area is the land of little trucks. the larger ones are further east of us. They are reasonably new. We built some in 2012 for a customer. The strange part is the ship weights. The chassis comes with engine, torque converter, rear suspension arms mounted, engine tin and radiator. Cab, rear axle, front struts with wheel groups come on a second truck. The chassis weight is 40K so they show up on a step deck. The bed weighs 48K and it arrives on a step deck. When they leave the shop they leave full dress.
     

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    Nige Senior Member

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    Just the same way the 789 chassis come in then. See first photo in Post #528 above.
    Dump bodies for the 789s come in 3 pieces on one trailer. They are "lightweight" bodies but still come in at 29.8 tonnes/66k pounds.

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    How far are they being taken after assembly.? Something as small as a 777 anything under 100 miles we'd just drive them there.
     
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    The first delivery was a little over 100mi south of us headed towards Las Vegas. The second and third are a solid 100mi east. We made the news the last time someone drove a haul truck out of Reno.
     
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