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Replace a hydraulic cylinder, then very slowly work back and forth a very little at a

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by klover, Mar 15, 2013.

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    klover New Member

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    Hi all:
    First post, been reading great stuff for tomorrow's Case 580 auction! Thought as a millwright/welder/machinist, I would retire playing in some dirt for myself.

    Changed out a cylinder recently, and someone just had to see it go past center with a very heavy load (and nothing but air inside the new cylinder!). Slam! The air simply compressed, and could have killed!

    Next similar change, I can tell you we had a sling on, and moved inches back and forth until very positive the air was
    replaced by oil! No slam, what do you know? I predicited it the first time, but the eager beavers simply would not listen to a stop work request by "the new guy"!

    Stay safe out there! A little inattention can get you killed!
     
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    klover New Member

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    Hi Klover:
    Welcome to the Heavy Equipment forum! I think you are like a fox when you try for your
     
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    klover New Member

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    3 posts in such a fashion.

    I can't help it if I have 700 posts in another forum, and sort of know my way around the internet!

    Be safe out there! The grim reaper is around every corner, and I am sure to take a look before I go around the corner to meet him!