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Transporting tubo equipped machines

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by CascadeScaper, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Iron Horse

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    The shaft is susspended by the pressurised oil , it can never touch the bearings just like a con rod bearing cannot touch the journal even with the shock loading the piston induces upon it .

    I don't agree that someone who doesn't believe the urban legend of the turbo is lazy or unprofessional.

    I didn't say that , but a person that does cover the stack is , in my opinion very professional and caring and will be the guy coming back next time theres a shift to be done .

    On edit , just a question i need answered . As no one seems to be 100% certain in their own mind if this does occur . What WOULD the reason be to NOT cover the stack ?

    And if my machine had an unexpected Turbo failure after it was hauled with the stack uncovered , the driver would either be getting his chequebook out or getting his suit dry cleaned . The judge would be shown by my barister that it is standard practice with big firms and would order the damages paid . That's only a little guy like me , i wonder what would happen when a multi national mining company has a few Turbos from 200 ton dump trucks go down after cartage , with all the documented oil analysis testing , strict servicing and all the machines fitted with Turbo timers ?$$$$$$$$$$
     
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  2. Nac

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    I 2nd:thumbsup that.:thumbsup:thumbsup
     
  3. qkoop

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    A "LAZY TRUCK DRIVER" ! I thought that was just another urban myth.:D:D:D
     
  4. Squizzy246B

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    While the debate may or may not continue I think for longer term storage or transport, after which the machine is not going to be run, preventing moisture entering the exhaust system is well worthwhile. If you want to do a test then get an old piece of exhaust system/manifold that has a good carbon build up and expose it to the some water...then give it a couple of days and see what happens. Cast iron will survive but exposed steel of the non stainless type will corroded...aggressively.
     
  5. AtlasRob

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    Bone idle laziness :D A very intresting thread and having spent 18mths hauling all sorts of exc, dozers, dumptrucks etc for my employer of the time and his numerous customers I never once heard mention of covering the stack :beatsme

    Squizzy ? did you push it off the lowboy upon arrival :D
     
  6. busdrivernine

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    Yeah, I hear what you are saying. I mean't that air going into the exhaust will spin the turbo and come back out the exhaust. Where else could it go?QUOTE //////

    the air is not the problem it is the turbop spinning without oil pressure to lube the turbo thus spinning dry after a bit . sure not good on the turbo .
     
  7. 06bowtie_guy

    06bowtie_guy Well-Known Member

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    When floating the PC200 the stack is facing forward, the best thing is a cone they use to place in the drill holes for blasting, fits perfect!!
     
  8. Eric

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    we ALWAYS stuff a rag tightly into the stack. If air is going in and making the turbo spin without the engine running, no oil is being pumped to the turbo. That's what will cause premature failure of the turbo.
     
  9. d6peg

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    I use a car inner-tube that is wired shut on one end. I always cover the stack if the machine is equipped with a turbo.
     
  10. 95zIV

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    What I want to know, is when you see all of these trucks straight from the factory in stacks of 3 or 4 being towed down the road, or how about the audiis and mercedes and other cars and trucks that get towed or hauled hundreds or even thousands of miles without their exhausts covered? How do they do it? And can any of the advocates for covering them get a manual and scan where it says to cover them?
     
  11. scholzee

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    Ever see jet aircraft that are not being used ? engines always have covers on them. A jet engine is kind of like a gaint turbo, they do not want the fans being spun by a breeze when engine is not in use, mainly because the bearings are not pressurized by oil when not running. I think you would want to protect a turbo in the same manner.
     
  12. Squizzy246B

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    Scholzee; The covers on Gas Turbines are to prevent FOD (Foriegn Object Damage), that is, to prevent foriegn matter from entering the turbine. They are also fitted where heaters or de-humidifiers are to be used. A shaft brake is fitted to lock the turbine when required.
     
  13. 95zIV

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    Jet engines are also open on both ends so air can flow through with no problems, hence movement if there is no lock. Engine turbos are in truth only open on the exhaust side so air cannot flow freely through. even with valve overlap where you will get both the intake and exhaust valves open there is not enough flow to turn a turbo at high enough speeds to do damage. The bounce and shake that people are talking about is going to happen whether or not the stack is covered.

    :my2c
     
  14. OneWelder

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    What happens when you hit a bump ? if the motor is not running - no oil presure
    When I was first told about this - It was by the Int. dealer,and he said it only mattered on a few engines , but recommended all be covered. He also thought I should buy their set of assorted covers.
    I have felt the same as Lowboy - for the couple of minutes it takes to seal - not worth the risk.
    At our local air port even the piper cubs have the engines blocked off to keep birds out
     
  15. Eric

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    Better safe than sorry. Like it was stated, it takes a couple seconds to prep it for travel, so why risk it!?!
     
  16. Lashlander

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    I think maybe I'll start taking the Turbos off and let them ride in the passengers seat. Maybe reach over and pet it now and then.
     
  17. Orchard Ex

    Orchard Ex Super Moderator

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    Lash, You better put 'em in your lunch cooler, you wouldn't want the heater fan to blow on 'em and destroy it. :D
     
  18. Dualie

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    or tape all openings up. god forbid you roll down the window and over speed the turbo and induce a massive internal failure. I have seen blown turbo's put holes in truck hoods.

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Lashlander

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    Your both right. Never thought of that. Maybe I'll send it UPS to the next job and just meet it there!
     
  20. Grader4me

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    :eek: You guy's are nuts..lol. Lots of differing opinions on this one. Pet them?? lol... priceless..:drinkup Cover the darn things and let's move on...:D