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Who's Run the Largest Equipment?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Steve Frazier, May 6, 2004.

  1. simonac

    simonac New Member

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    pretty mutch the same here...i worked in the oil sand of alberta mainly on the rh-400,rh-340,mt6300ac,797,bucy495,p&h4100boss,24h,992,D11,pc1800 just to name a few...think big lolll
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Senior Member

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    What's your impression of the 797 and the 24H?? I imagine your road maintenance must be a nightmare with that soft ground.
     
  3. simonac

    simonac New Member

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    what do you mean impression?? as in operation or machine it self?? cause i dont operate them i repaired them lolll and occasionaly i operate ,mainly to troubleshoot and repaires....they are good machine that work hard as for 797 it all depends on personal preferance of the operator cause i was comparing the 797 to the mt6300ac with the operator and both have good and bad about them,and i dont spend 12 hours a day driving these truck so cant be the best judge...lolll and in the oil sand the ground is one off the worst ennemy even crazyer when wet....the road maintenance is a key element in making the machine and tires survive less bump =less stress on the frame,suspension,articulation,and entire drive train, and the big tire blowout..
    and some mine doesent seem to see it that way...as for the 24 h theyr aint any bigger than this but it as all the same issue than its smaller brother,chain drive and circle and bad operator lolll i could go on and on for ever and my trhead is already long enought, hope it is a bit of an anser....
     
  4. coorecat

    coorecat Well-Known Member

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    Excavavtor Komatsu 1250 dozer D8r
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Senior Member

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    76yd is the biggest bucket I've dropped into a Haultruck.
     
  6. LWG

    LWG Well-Known Member

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    Case 1816. Single cylinder, 16 horsepower flame-thrower engine. Weighs about 2,000. When it tips forward or backwards, you can hop on the back or the bucket and pull it upright. ; -)
     
  7. roughrider

    roughrider Member

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    D11R. I wasn't workin though. It was a very brief joyride under proper supervision.
     
  8. Evan

    Evan Member

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    D11R same as roughrider, a demo @ RP Plant.
     
  9. billyboy890

    billyboy890 Active Member

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    ok here we go hope they count,this is what l have operated
    Cassagrande C60 crawler crane
    Junttan Pm23 pilling rig
    Junntan Pm20 piling rig
    Banut 700 and 500 pilling rig
     
  10. D&GExcavating

    D&GExcavating Senior Member

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    Keep in mind I'm only 20.

    Cat D8L, Cat 980G, Cat 627B, Cat D25D
     
  11. stuford

    stuford New Member

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    the first truck i ran was a 777F followed by komatsu HD1500 and 730E, first dozer was a D10T, first grader was a 16H followed by 16M, komatsu WA900 wheel loader, 330-365 cat hoe, hitachi 850 and 1200, komatsu pc 138 all the way up to pc2000. this summer i will start running 797F, 24M, and D11T. can't wait to say I've run all that stuff before the age of 24!
     
  12. CraneInnovation

    CraneInnovation Well-Known Member

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    Old thread, but interesting....started in 2005 :eek:

    Cat 245 and big Volvo articulated dump when I was a kid (got to drive back to the excavator empty a few times)

    A Cat D6 when I was 12 or 13. Superintendent let me back-drag a road about 5' from the boom of the brandy-new Manitowoc 777 on the ground...guess he trusted me to not suddenly yank on the tiller!

    More recently:

    Manitowoc 4100 SII for an hour

    Cat 311 and D4 for a weekend

    My first personal toy is a Gradall G3WD.
     
  13. IUOE Man

    IUOE Man Well-Known Member

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    Heres some of the pieces I have ran on a larger scale.Excavators,JD850D LC,Komatsu PC650,Komatsu PC400,Caterpillar 345CL,Hyundai (755,which is PC650 size machine).Dozers,Caterpillar D8H,D9G,Komatsu D155,International,TD-25C,TD-25G.Dumptrucks,Terex 4066,Caterpillar D400E,Payhauler 350B,Payhauler 350C. Scrapers,Caterpillar 613C,621B,621E,627E,#90,John Deere 9400 with Dual 17yd reynolds scrapers. Fiat-Allis 260B,262B.Loaders Caterpillar 988B. Compactors,Caterpillar 825B.Highlift 963B.
     
  14. BIGKAT Kev

    BIGKAT Kev New Member

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    Working out in Colorado I spent most of my time on D-10T, loved those T model dozers....Also:
    D-8,9,10N's/D-9,10T's Crawler Dozers
    Triple 7's Mine Trucks
    Hitachi 1100EX, Cat 375 Track Hoe
    Cat 992 Loader
    I loved it out there and running that Big Iron........:notworthy
     
  15. Desertwheeler

    Desertwheeler Senior Member

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    MT 4400 haul truck
    390-385 excavator
    D10's
    Letorneau 1350
    P&h 4100 A
    Cat 844 rubber tire
    16H
    Those are the biggest I ran before this the biggest I ran was a 992, d9, 350 excavator and 773b.
     
  16. ol' Grump

    ol' Grump Well-Known Member

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    I guess the biggest machine I've run was back in about 1962, a Euc TC 12 used to push load scrapers in an open pit mine. Two weeks on that and to this day, I swear I can still hear both of those screamers bellowing. Hearing protection back then? Cigarette filters or wadded up toilet paper. ROPS? None, but a hard hat was optional, not a requirement.
     
  17. mowingman

    mowingman Senior Member

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    I have operated a lot of different machines over the years. I guess the biggest I have operated would be a Manitowoc 4600 dragline, at a sand and gravel operation.
     
  18. Kman9090

    Kman9090 Senior Member

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    Dozer D11R
    Scraper 651E
    Excavator 5110B
    Motorgrader 16G
    Truck 775F
     
  19. MEK

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    I unloaded a trailer load of steel with a Link Belt track hoe(2 yrd bucket). JD 624 wheel loader filling spreaders with 900 tons poop in 1 day. Cat 966 with 16 ft snow pusher in a couple snow storms. Mostly farm tractors lately.
     
  20. wornout wrench

    wornout wrench Senior Member

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    Well, being a mechanic I don't "operate" equipment.
    I can make it do its motions, but I really don't think you would want me loading your truck.

    I have gone back and forth between logging and mining so have a pretty good assortment.
    Largest logging equip would be a Madill 144
    Largest mining equip would be a Hitachi 5500

    Have played with lots of other things, but like I say, not an operator :rolleyes: