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This will be an interesting thread moving forward......

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Vetech63, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. Mike L

    Mike L Senior Member

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    Nope. I’ll stick with logging equipment. Straight up abuse without scraping off asphalt
     
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  2. JD955SC

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    Oh joy that paver crap doesn’t look fun and as a bonus I found out today I am slated to go to WEILER paver training sometime next quarter. I think it’s up at their factory in Iowa.
     
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  3. John C.

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    Hate anything and everything to do with asphalt.
     
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  4. Welder Dave

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    Abuse for sure but I'm wondering where the bucket was made. It can't have had much weld on the inside.
     
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    There's still a few thousand hours and a lot of hits left in that bucket! Lol
     
  6. Nige

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    Or anything to do with heavy oil/bunker fuel. Surprisingly both products come from a very similar area of the fractionating column at the oil refinery. Coincidence.?
     
  7. DMiller

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    Asphalt spreaders, rollers, even the trucks hauling the stuff always a mess. Oil and build up aggregate materials end up in or on everything, product heat causes uneven metal deformation leading to cracks or absolute seam failures and the people applying the materials have grown numb to the issues allowing advancing decay of machines to proceed until cannot be repaired.
    Salvage yards actually reject or severely reduce metals prices when coated with the mess.
     
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  8. Vetech63

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    Well!....at least I won't be alone now. Welcome to the club!
     
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    I'm taking this weekend off and finishing up my horse stable. Oh wait.........I haven't told you guys about the upcoming horse adventure. LOL........Oh joyyyyyyyyy
     
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  10. DMiller

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    From Oil Cookers to Hay Burners, OH GOOD GRIEF!!!!
     
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    Stupid horses.
     
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  12. John C.

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    Did I say hate anything and everything to do with horses?
     
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    Healthy as a horse :roflmao:
     
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    When an operator uses uses a bucket as a hammer they don't last long, we have a bucket off a 350 completely trashed because of this.
     
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    Now we know what the paving crew was using when the roller was down. :eek:

    On the horse front, I can only plead ignorance when wife asked for a horse many years ago. My education cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and hours of hard labor later. :D
     
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    I haven't told you guys about the upcoming horse adventure. LOL........Oh joyyyyyyyyy

    Time to raise your prices & make friends with a Vet. You'll be making his boat or plane payments for awhile.

    Joe H
     
  17. hvy 1ton

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    Were the Cat pavers any better to work on before Weiler took over paving?
     
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  18. DMiller

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    I never saw a paving spreader that was easily worked on, A year into use and were filthy oil gobbed messes, damned near needed to tank them in fuel oil for a week to find fasteners and God help you if had to weld on one.
     
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  19. JD955SC

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    Weiler took over Cat forestry not Cat paving. You can buy a Cat paver with a Weiler screed though and Weiler uses a lot of Cat components in their equipment.
     
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  20. hvy 1ton

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    Did not realize that. I thought they picked up both.
     
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