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Discussion in 'Mills' started by milling_drum, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    The sidedump was in South Carolina, most likely one of the few that far east. The old RX45 was one of the first PP&S half lane mills.

    Shouldering in South Carolina is awful. I've never seen material build up so hard and so fast in a drum housing like around here.
     

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    Check

    Nice feature that Dynapac has....
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Sitting waiting for them to get out of the way....
     

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    Flexplate :)
     

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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Pr1000

    Some of Toegrinders old friends here....
     

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    looks like the western contractors have a lot of old iron, if thats part of the current fleet i would never work for a company with that stuff haha
     
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    other than arizona pavement profiling anybody know who the other big milling outfits are in the southwest?
     
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    milling_drum Senior Member

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    One of the good things about running old machines, the others around it most likely have some REALLY good experience...and thats the case here.

    Theres a few contractors with mills in Phoenix, I saw 5 machines while visiting there last feb. Most of them looked newer. Using Google as a search engine works.
     
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    I believe that Arizona pavement profiling has 2 pr1000's for cold in place and then some newer equipment like a rx700. Nesbitt contracting also makes recycling trains and asphalt mixing computers among other things.
     
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    They sure do, the other 1000 is the backup for the one we are running now.

    The fella I am with built that recycler you put up in those older pictures. Great to get to work with people that actually know what they are doing for a change.
     
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    John nesbitt? I talk to him several times a year about various things.
     
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    The shop foreman Richard. I doubt John does much wrenching being hes the owner.
     
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    I thought he was Equipment manager or something but I must be mistaken.
     
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    just curious if anyone here has actually ran a new roadtec rx400, we just got one and i have been operating it for a few days and i think once you've ran a wirtgen w120f the roadtec is a joke for trying to do the same tight area milling and for 325hp on the roadtec and 280-290hp on the wirtgen, the wirtgen will work circles around the roadtec and thats been proven at our company. Roadtec needs to start from scratch on there small mill. would like to know someone elses opinion that has run one or where you work if ya got a rx400. There just to freaking big for what small mill work is.
     
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    John and Jim nesbitt are the owners. John designed the crushers and builds the computers. If you look on the computer it says "Nescom" on it. The shop does the actual building of the crushers.
     
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    There is Petera milling, which was started by two brothers who used to work for APP back in the day. Like me, they left when the manager before Jack took over and took everything away(money, trucks) and started treating people like crap.

    Then there is C&S Sweeping, which is THE sweeping outfit of Az. He just bought a couple W2100's and picked up a 600,000 s.y. job in Tucson. He wanted to fly me down to phoenix to get him started, but I have my own deal I am working on so I had to say no. Otherwise I would have in a heartbeat, he is an awesome guy to work for.

    I can give you numbers for both if you want.
     
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    John you ought to give Sam a call with C&S since you are already down there and tell APP to **** off. Like I said he picked up that Tucson job and needs a good operator, and will treat you good. Let me know if you want his number
     
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    Saw these posts much too late. I actually did see the C&S W2100 on the lowboy headed into the hills outside Phoenix while we were headed back to New Mexico on one trip. Looked in good shape.
     
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    Finally got ahold of some of my old and new pics to post up.

    Pic #1 Note to self...mills don't make good mud trucks...Gm Proving Grounds in Phoenix

    Pic #2 Getting a new engine in Tucson after dropping a valve '04

    Pic #3 Milling drums buggy at APP

    Pic #4 Glenwood canyon in Glenwood Springs, CO. Best job I ever was on, 56 miles total between the westbound and eastbound lanes on an interstate. '01

    Pic #5 Tucson, AZ '04
     

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