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Things done at Work

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Tiny, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. muzy

    muzy Well-Known Member

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    Not cast eh. Freaken awsome looking wall anyways. tks muzy : )
     
  2. hvy 1ton

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    Tiny, you guys put together a JE Dunn tower in lawrence over by the park and ride lot? I saw a bunch of red trucks...
     
  3. Tiny

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    I was there the 1st day then was rooted out to play in the shop LOL
     
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    If this thread get's boring just sound off , This 348 was put together the night before.

    Its not a company machine but if it moves it's done by us . It was put together to set a tower crane . It's a real no space job . The plan is to set the tower up and drag the 348 out Sunday . I hauled to them yesterday .

    The building is at Kansas University med center . Supposedly it gets 3 more floors added to it .

    Like I said zero room and rig was in the street . 1st few pic's will give you an idea


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    The rest of the machine will be put together today but you can see where I'm at ...........:)


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  6. classictruckman

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    You guys set up a conventional to set up a tower?
     
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    Yes sir , They had Wednesday night through Sunday after noon to get it done and the conventional out. Actually , Its seems to be common practice around here .
     
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    Actually, a hydro crane big enough to erect a tower that size and that high would require even more space on the ground than a crawler conventional, and I say every square inch of space is spoken for at that spot. :)
     
  9. Tiny

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    Very true , A hydraulic machine would have a "larger footprint"

    Pic's are of a 180 hydraulic
     

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    Definitely NOT a boring thread, Tiny
     
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    What are the bases of those tower cranes like?
     
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    Lots and lots of concrete. :)
     
  13. Tiny

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    Yes Sir , That is correct
     
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    Thats Too Funny
    I can see me telling that to everyone
     
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    Well I certainly wouldn't argue the space required for the outrigger spread, my thoughts were about the space and time to assemble and erect the conventional boom.
     
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    You would be correct about the space required to assemble the rig. But it would be a temporary operation, a short lane closure. A good crew that's got their ducks in a row can knock the boom in a conventional and have it in the air in short order. :)
     
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    They assembled at night in 10 hrs on a Wednesday , Tore it down on the following Sunday
     
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    This is funny, we set some beams like this with our AC200 me and the guy I was with had never seen any beams like this either. Probably the same exact Kiewit crew and with the 222 Western Series crane. Same set up with having the truck drivers park parallel to the bridge on a temporary road. We were up in Princeton Missouri out in the middle of nowhere. I think some of the ironworkers that helped set the beams either had Wilkerson hardhat stickers or had said they worked with Wilkerson. Small world!
     
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    I guess I just am not used to seeing a conventional setup unless its going to be there for a few years, one thing I have noticed over the last few years is that you guys seem to have alot more conventional cranes down there than we do in Canada. I guess we just like hydraulic machines up here more .