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Some pics of my current project

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by RollOver Pete, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. DigDug

    DigDug Senior Member

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    Great pics and video. Interesting how your side of the country works , trucks without a heater???? Thanks for sharing.
     
  2. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    And trucking without a/c :crying
    115* by 9:00 am. is a sure way to separate the men from the boys.
    Then there's the sweat.
    The sweat that first soaks your cig's and renders your bic lighter inoperative.
    From there it runs down into your pants soaking what little cash you might have and what ever junk you brought along. Finally, it all collects down in your boots where it saturates your socks :throwup and makes those squishy noises when you try to walk. Only the strongest survive long enough to get their head examined. :Banghead
     
  3. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    Kaiser Steel Eagle Mountain Iron Ore Mine

    Last week I was back at Eagle Mt. on a side job driving a water truck.
    Below is the top of the 9% haul road. There are 4 runaway ramps, 3 of them within the 1st 1/4 mile from the top.


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  4. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    Kaiser Steel # 38

    Here's the Marion 192M that still sits up at the mine. It was sold to a company in South America but still sits here due to the lack of funds to move the machine.

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    MFG: Marion

    SPECS: 17YD, 192M/201M, 1973

    TYPE: Electric shovel
    POWERED BY: Trailing cable with 4160 volts
    ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT: Ward Leonard

    MOTORS:
    (1) GE type K8299 800 HP AC motor for M/G set drive
    (1) GE type MDP620AER 800 HP DC motor for hoist
    (2) GE type MDP808AER 130 HP DC motors for crowd
    (2) GE type MDV810AAR 195 HP DC motors for swing
    (1) GE type MDP816AE 420 HP DC motor for propel

    DIPPER CAPACITY: 17 cubic yard
    BOOM LENGTH: 51'
    DIPPER HANDLE LENGTH: 32'6"
    CUTTING HEIGHT MAXIMUM: 48'
    CUTTING RADIUS @ MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 59'
    CUTTING HEIGHT @ MAXIMUM RADIUS: 27'10"
    CUTTING RADIUS MAXIMUM: 64'7"

    PADS: 46"
    CRAWLER LENGTH: 27'6"
    CRAWLER WIDTH - STANDARD: 24'10"
    WORKING WEIGHT: 1,035,000 lbs.
    BALLAST WEIGHT: 100,000 lbs.
    DOMESTIC SHIPPING WEIGHT: 865,000 lbs.
    TOTAL HOURS: Records show a total of 22,508 hrs = 1 shift/day for the 8 years of operation involved for all major components.

    YEAR: 1973
    SERIAL NUMBER: 23008
    PROPERTY NO.: KSC38

    SPECIAL FEATURES: GE type 1C4456Y1 DC control panel and 440 volt 3 phase, 60cycle auxiliary motors. Independent propel static control, auto lube, elevated air conditioned cab. Can carry 22-23 yd. dipper. New Marion 201M front end installed in 1979.

    Location: California
     
  5. JDOFMEMI

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    That seems like pretty low hours for a shovel that size. I bet it has a lot of life left it it.

    What is going on there now?
     
  6. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    It's a cash $ side job of mine. We send out about 20 loads a day of rip rap going to a SCE job. I just keep the dust down.
     
  7. JDOFMEMI

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    Not a bad gig then. Nice scenery.
     
  8. jacob64

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    Hi Pete ,i'm a newbie on here. Just read this thread from start to finnish and i'm in awe of you . I work in the construction industry in the Highlands in Scotland .Wish more people had your work ethic and survival skills . Look forward to more of your adventures .

    Keep up the good work
     
  9. RollOver Pete

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    Thanks Jacob
    and welcome to HEF :beerchug
     
  10. Dualie

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    I liked the plywood trick. I used to keep a couple of costco sized bottles of dawn dish washing soap around for the same reason.

    Anytime you had to jack HARD sideways a little dawn dish soap laid down in front of the tires did a wonderful job. and it was CHEEP
     
  11. RollOver Pete

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    Today at the rock pile...

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  12. JDOFMEMI

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    Ahhh, The view from an 87A, doing what it is best at.
     
  13. RollOver Pete

    RollOver Pete Senior Member

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    Its funny how stuff like this happens right before quitting time...:eek:

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  14. BobCatMan

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    How in the world did that happen??:eek: Did he think there was a road there when there was none,or did it collapse???? Wow!
     
  15. Timmyy

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    Looks like a good way to end the day. lol
     
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    Now thats a BIG Bit.
     
  17. RollOver Pete

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    Dust control @ Eagle Mt. Mine.

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    Finishing up @ Indio High School.

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    This is what it looks like when the boss crams 31 tons of demo into a 22 ton bag.

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  19. JDOFMEMI

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    If that is your scale printout, it is not too good. If it is the never very friendly DOT officer, you are in deep @%#$
     
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    Yeah, thats one hefty fine right there!