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

  1. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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    Continued...

    Pic #1 I-10? in Tucson

    Pic #2 The crane that usually pulls out our W1200

    Pic #3 App's PR-750 in Vegas
     

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  2. WColtharp

    WColtharp Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with Mills at all really but after reading this thread I am interested! In your last post you posted a picture of a Tow Truck looking to be a Rotator. Does the mill have to be lifted out of the cut almost all the time or can they most of the time drive out? Keep up the great pictures!
     
  3. bean

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    Normally the mill drives out everytime unless it breaks down or gets stuck. There is pictures of mills with wheels instead of tracks around here somewhere, those tend to get stuck allot.
     
  4. Toegrinder

    Toegrinder Well-Known Member

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  5. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    It isn't even possible to begin telling the joys of this machine:)
     

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  6. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    Day after we ran that PR525, we put a rebuilt planetary in it. Now they want to put a micro mill head in it. Old, raggity money making SOB. And the W2200....well lets see how those holders look in a month.
     

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    well....I ran it for a day....
     

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  8. milling_drum

    milling_drum Senior Member

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    This operation have some very interesting pieces of equipment. The Terex CMI is a 1994 model with a narrow conveyor, the upper is a folding conveyor. I've never seen a folding conveyor on any CMI other than this one. The One I am running is a 2004 model which kinda boogles me because I had thought Terex was in control of CMI at that point.

    The grade control systems are custom made by a company or people from Japan. They seem to work good but they are along the same lines as a Topcon system where the operator has very little control. My personal opinion of such systems is that they slow the mill down because the groundman is tied to staying at whatever location the boxes are, thereby making it a chore to make changes or stay moving if obstacles are in the way.

    I should be able to get some better pictures as time goes on, get off this night shift nonsense. As usual, Granite are in complete control of the milling operation and do not allow us to get too far ahead.
     
  9. milling_drum

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    CMI folding conveyor

    The only CMI I have seen or heard of with a folding Conveyor belongs to Ortiz & Associates. 1994 PR800-7.
     

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    would be nice to have ground guys that knew how to mark and not just play on their phones...
     
  11. milling_drum

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    Hahahaha as an operator I had a foreman on the ground whack three water valves in less then 2 hours on side street cutbacks. All were located on the radius in the exact same spot. Later that day we ran over an exposed manhole, that was my last day operating that mill. Then, end of the day in 95 degree heat the foremanwaterboxwhackoff loser asks me to wash down the engine....uh, what would have happened if I used a powerful stream of cold water on an extremely hot twin turbo diesel engine?
     
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    What year is the W1200F...

    I was wondering what year the W1200F is, as the 2006 W1200F I operate has a different handrail on the ladder.
     
  14. milling_drum

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    The only 1200F that iv run was an old SOB, at least a 2002 model, be sure wirtgen did make changes toward improvement on a continual basis. In Florida those 4ft heads were used on quite a bit of shouldering work because the loadout systems could keep up at maximum depth. The job I had come from to where those pictures were taken was on HWY 29 coming out of Everglades City which was all shell rock shoulder excavation 10 inches deep off the asphalt edge at 2% ..... 8 ft width. Guardrail forced me to modify the ladder considerably so its a pretty good chance whatever you see in that picture is fix it enough to run and thats it.
     
  15. blktppr

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    they are very handy for shoulder work here in MN as well, we hire our machine and operator out to many other companys for just that kind of work. Here is a picture of our machine loaded and ready to go out.

    mill.jpg
     
  16. milling_drum

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    Can tell by the body and frame its early 2000's or late 90s, round there. It has a few little items that resemble the DC series.
     
  17. blktppr

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    year of W1200F

    Date on manufactures tag list 2006.
     
  18. milling_drum

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    Might be so, I was using that water tank piece that hangs down as a ref. You can run the serial number and that gives the exact date. Generally with any type of heavy equipment that's how it is. You would order parts off that number as well.
     
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    :eek: COOL PICS! ;)