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Discussion in 'Mills' started by oakland, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. bean

    bean Well-Known Member

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    Ah so it seems Terex has made a PR950B pictures are on their website anyone have experience with the PR950's? I have read one article about a airport job thats it.

    http://terexrb.com/Content.aspx?pgID=224
     
  2. bean

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    PR-800-7 with a stringline ski
     

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  3. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Down here that is called an averaging system. Never seen it used out east.
     
  4. spotremix

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    what's it's purpose? to help keep the machine going straight?
     
  5. bean

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    Averages out imperfections in the road. I will post some pictures of the road tomorow.
     
  6. bean

    bean Well-Known Member

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    here it is Spotremix the spot with no tooth marks is a low spot the high spots were removed by the milling machine.
     

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  7. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    old 2100

    This old girl has the Wirtgen logos stenciled onto the body and the cap of the water tank....that trimmer I simply cannot discuss, painful.:Banghead
     

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  9. bean

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    Thanks for that bigdaddy hope to see more posts from you.
     
  10. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    I saw a Coupla the bigger CMI/Terex machines last year in Texas, Saw NYC DOT running one in 2008. They looked like excellent machines, They may have improved a little on the CMI ways...

    Not many outfits will look at them because they are scared of CMI's past. Scared they can't get parts and that they will not be able to run them properly...You have to know a little bit about milling to run one, They are not like Wirtgen where a simpleton can set it into a cut and run it without having to know specifics..
     
  11. andoman

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    Working at kohl's and target
     

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  12. The Tackman

    The Tackman Well-Known Member

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    The short doubles bring back good memories....Does Allied run any gravel trains yet?
     
  13. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

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    We have two 30 yarders that we run but not full trains. We talked about our trucks earlier this summer, and the short doubles are just convenient but I think we're working toward running just 30 yarders they're just that much faster and you can get them into just about anywhere you can get a quad. I think we'll slowly change over to having mostly 30 yarders on a crew and one tri-axle or quad for tight spots.
     
  14. andoman

    andoman Well-Known Member

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    http://www.dglobe.com/event/article/id/42002/

    BREWSTER — A section of a bridge on Nobles County 1 south of Brewster collapsed Tuesday afternoon as a contractor was working on the bridge deck.

    “The contractor was milling the bituminous surface off the bridge deck, preparing it for an overlay that was to take place next week,” explained Nobles County Public Works Director Steve Schnieder. “He had all of the bituminous surface removed except for one pass on the east side.”

    The milling machine — which is estimated to weigh about 80,000 pounds — was making that last pass when the outer edge of one of the bridge spans failed, sending the machine plummeting toward Elk Creek below.

    “The operator was able to jump clear before it shifted and went down,” reported Schnieder, adding that the man did seek medical care for a possible knee strain that resulted from the incident, but was otherwise unharmed. “The front of the machine is down in the channel; the majority is still sitting on the bridge deck at an angle, at a steep angle, nosing down toward the channel.”

    Nobles County 1 is a well-traveled road, according to Schnieder, serving as an artery between the communities of Brewster and Round Lake. The bridge is located about one mile south of Brewster.

    “This is the connection between the Brewster and Round Lake Schools,” he said. “It’s the primary route between the schools for transferring children. It’s also used obviously for grain movement, for the elevator and fertilizer plant in Brewster and the soybean plant. It carries its share of loads north and south between Brewster and Round Lake.”

    The bridge had recently been evaluated by a state bridge engineer as part of an assessment of area bridges prompted by the recent licensing of a new type of truck for the roadways.

    “There were 10 that were questionable, and he was in the process of finalizing his report to the state,” Schnieder noted. “So it was something that was being looked at this summer and being evaluated, not just by our inspectors, but by another set of eyes. I talked to him this afternoon, and he was fairly surprised at the type of failure, such a catastrophic failure.”

    It had been determined that there was some deterioration in an outer piling, Schnieder said, so that piling will be a prime suspect in determining a cause for the collapse. State bridge inspectors from Windom had already been on the scene taking pictures Tuesday afternoon. The contractor flew in by helicopter to take a look at the scene and was getting quotes for a crane to remove the milling machine.

    Since the majority of the bridge is still standing, it will be evaluated to see if it can continue to support traffic.

    “Maybe we can put a temporary railing up to channel people across if the rest is still structurally sound,” Schnieder said. “Otherwise, it would probably remain closed throughout the winter and next spring until we can arrange for funding and design a new structure. It will probably be early next summer if we have to replace the whole structure.”

    In the meantime, Schnieder advises motorists to follow the marked detour.

    “We encourage the public to find alternate routes in that area,” he said. “The detour will be erected to Trunk Highway 60 and up to Brewster. We ask people to stay on the detour and stay off the local gravel roads, because the dust and additional traffic creates more problems for the townships.”

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    :eek: I'd hate to go for that ride, it's a good thing that everyone was okay. Keep your eyes open guys this is the second one this year!
     
  15. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    Bridges have always made me nervous, especially when they are 100-200 feet off the ground. Glad this one wasn't

    Ando, do you have a link or pics of the other one?
     
  16. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Cripes....
     
  17. andoman

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    I don't, and I searched my email for the link to no avail. As a consolation prize I do have miller brothers finding a void under the concrete in downtown detroit.


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    Luckily nobody got hurt.
     
  18. Johnc

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    Ive been running a 1200ft for a couple years now and its a real pain to keep this machine on grade or too "correct" the grade. Do you think its because of the track configuration or because of such a short averaging distance. I find that such a slight movement or turn along a curve leaves me constantly adjusting to keep the drum at the depth I started with.
     
  19. hardhatman

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    here's a great night shot of milling
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  20. Johnc

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    bus terminal
     

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