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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Steve Frazier, May 7, 2004.

  1. TropicDigger

    TropicDigger Member

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    Found this forum thanks to my business partner that in turn found it when searching for information regarding fuel consumption for certain types of excavators. I have close to zero experience when it comes to heavy machinery and I have only begun to take interest after my partners and I decided to build and run a small gold mine in the equatorial regions. Lots of different machinery is needed for that, and although everything has now been neatly put together, I am convinced there will come lots of times when good advice from this community can come in handy. Looking forward to learn more by lurking and asking questions.
     
  2. JamesAnderson

    JamesAnderson Banned

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    Hell, i'm James.
    I've found you in google. Im working with agriculture & construction software as electronic parts catalogues & diagnositc equipment. Hope to find some additional answers here.
     
  3. Cotton75

    Cotton75 New Member

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    Cotton75


    Hello to everyone. I ranch with my family on a cow/calf operation in eastern colorado. Have mostly rode a horse more than equipment but have always really enjoyed running and working on equipment. Trouble is I am self taught and all are equipment is old and worn out. Found this site by accident and have thoroughly enjoyed it. You all have a wealth of knowledge and I hope I can pick up a bit. Really enjoy reading the threads and it even has one with agriculture.
    Thanks again to everyone for sharing what you know.
     
  4. johncoady

    johncoady New Member

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    newbie

    hello everyone i a new to this forum.I hope i will find best advices from others and i will share my best knowledge over here.

    Thank
     
  5. Chris83

    Chris83 Member

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    I have worked on the truck side for 15 years in and around centreal PA.
     
  6. JBP

    JBP Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. I ended up here by virtue of buying a 74 580CK from a person who is really in the construction business. I'm a mechanical engineer, ended up living on the Wife's family farm after 30-some years, and needed something to remove 50-some stumps and do other misc backhoe type work. Ever since handing my Dad tools and Natty-Boh's since I was under ten, when he worked on the old David Bradley tiller, I've found a bit of fun working on old stuff ever since.

    Here I resist the urge to give half-baked suggestions to problems/questions people are asking.

    Thanks again Steve. Great forum.
     
  7. Ianlr

    Ianlr New Member

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    Hi I am a farmer on the western side of the Darling Downs in the south east of the State of Queensland, Australia. We run a cattle breeding herd of about 100 cows plus or minus depending on droughts etc. We have 2500 acres of which about 2/3 is cleared for previous cropping. We can no longer clear remnant Forrest but have a continual challenge managing regrowth, particularly cypress pine. I have 2 1/2 DDH Oliver Cletracs now beyond practical use. I have just bout a Cat D5B special applications 98J2106 about 1977 vintage. I joined this forum to learn all things relevant to this Cat. Thank-you for allowing me to join.
    Ian
     
  8. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the Forums Ianir!:drinkup
     
  9. Rajbir Lorriet

    Rajbir Lorriet Active Member

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    Welcome to all newbie here. Enjoy the forum. LOL!
     
  10. Dimonsof

    Dimonsof Active Member

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    Dima

    Hi all.

    My name is Dima. I'm actually from Russia, but right now work in West Africa. I'm in heavy equipment maintenance since 2007 - worked in Russian mine for 4 years, than 2 years in Komatsu dealership, than 2 years in Namiba (building the mine), now in Mali on new project. Here we mostly have CAT fleet (the same was in Namibia), except for support equipment (like JLG manlifts, Grove cranes, etc.)
    Read your forum for a few days and decided I need to join - thanks! I hope I can get more knowledge here regarding equipment and I'm always ready to assist if anybody needs advise from me.

    Thanks in advance!
    Dima
     
  11. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

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    Welcome, Dima!

    What's the "new" project? Another mine?
     
  12. Dimonsof

    Dimonsof Active Member

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    Yes, another gold mine, started earthworks (from the scratch) in February this year.
     
  13. oegibson@aol.co

    oegibson@aol.co New Member

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    Just got an account I have gotten a 320 GW s/n 6106032. What year is it based on the s/n ?? There are notes from 1959 in the manuals I got with the machine the engine was froze up due to H2O in the #1 hole. Got alll the pistons out has a cracked liner so I need the cylinder kit for it. also the pump coupler and front seal is shot. Does anyone have experience removing and installing the wet liners on the 148ci engine? This is my first case backhoe.
     
  14. DKELONE

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    David here, 70yo, retired airline captain, have been using heavy equipment in support of hunting ground for the past 35 years. Machinery included D6B LGP, 880B LGP, 931, BE20H, D3B LGP, 277 & 277C. Never worked w/heavy equip professionally, just to support my hobby. I've been reading the 277 posts to get some education and will be posting as the need arises. Thanks
     
  15. jflarin

    jflarin Member

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    jflarin

    Hi,

    As suggested, here is an introduction.

    I am a gentlemen farmer living in province of Qu├ębec, Canada. I have a old Massey Fergusson (1992-ish) backhoe 50 HX that does not like the cold weather. Sadly, I need it mostly in the winter...

    But that will be the subject of another post.

    jf
     
  16. MrMajestical

    MrMajestical Member

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    Hi, I am Anthony. As if now I am a heavy equipment mechanic. D9G, couple 320L's, D8N, 245B, 12G grader, 966G, 980, 950, Fumakara drill, Komatsu 500 loader, 400 excavator, 380 excavator, also a couple semis with end dumps, couple service trucks, water truck, dump truck, Extec jaw crusher and screen, just about everything I keep going on the daily by myself. Also was a semi mechanic, and automotive. Use a 1987 F700 w/ the Brazilian 6.6 and a 5 speed. Got a one of a kind (as far as I seen, not another like it)service bed with a 3/4 ton crane. In the process of getting a 1993 F486 w/ a 7.3/auto.
     
  17. elbarcas

    elbarcas Member

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    Finally, I found a good forum about heavi equipment.
    My name is Jorge, from Colombia, working for a mining company. Supervisor of Komatsu and Hitachi shovels IMG_0190.jpg
     
  18. FireUps

    FireUps New Member

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    FireUps

    I have recently launched a paving company in Phoenix and was looking around for information and resources for paving and paving marketing services.

    I was very pleased when I found this forum as it has a lot of information and experiences that I can pull some info from that will help me to position my partner.

    I look forward to following some of these monster threads and hopefully i may be able to provide some insight as well.

    Thank you
     
  19. BlazinSS934

    BlazinSS934 Well-Known Member

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    FireUps this is a great place to learn about milling and paving equipment. However you should get a subscription to PavingPro and AsphaltPro. Both free magazines with tons of infro


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  20. FireUps

    FireUps New Member

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    Thx Blazin - I will check it out!