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Why don’t Americans GET high reach excavators…?

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by CEwriter, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. EarthRockHill

    EarthRockHill Well-Known Member

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    Testa's Jewel High Reach on the Komatsu 1250 PC Platform

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  2. Iron Horse

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    Ive been holding back this photo of how it's done down under because I didn't want to show you guys up but I can't any longer . This is a high spec 9G Chamberlain tractor with a Ned Kelly front loader , one good owner and 14 real mongrels . It's equipped with a Safety approved scaffold and Chep pallet platform and a 12' length of 12X2" through the guts for a plank . I was able to step straight off of the plank and onto the ridge pole with it's safety railing but the safety leak down device lowered the "unit" by itself and I may have to jump from here . If you look real close you can see the Occupational Health and Safety numbers stamped into the the very robust framework . It's all about getting the job done , right ? :D

    That's a welding helmet on my head before OCR says something .:D

    Hows that Squizzy ?:drinkup
     

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  3. RocksnRoses

    RocksnRoses Senior Member

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    You just can't beat Aussie ingenuity, Well done Iron Horse.:falldownlaugh:falldownlaugh

    Rn'R.
     
  4. special tool

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    :roll
    That's gold man, beautiful.
    I guess we'll need 3 engineers, 2 safety inspectors and a partridge in a pear tree to run a rig like that in the UK.:D
     
  5. Squizzy246B

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    No No No No...thats where you went wrong IH...the rig may have been certified but you've gone an used a Chamberlain in a manlift application:cool2

    AS 2601-1991 has been superseded...its now AS 2601-2001; which states you could have used a Allis Chalmers or a Massey Harris

    Australia...leading the way in Ultra High Reach Operations:D:D
     
  6. australian pete

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    where is the pic reg ??
     
  7. australian pete

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    i tried to post some pics however cant get them tp upload,will try again tomorrow.
     
  8. JDOFMEMI

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    Well, the picture made its way back.

    That is good, because it is priceless.
     
  9. Iron Horse

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    Funny you should say that , here's my 194? Massey Harris crane just back from it's ten year inspection . :tong

    Pete , the photos went AWOL for a day when the new WEB page uploaded .
     

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  10. Jammar7

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    Most of the guys I deal with give a couple reasons, both of which have been mentioned of "sort of" mentioned. The cost of moving is quite a bit higher. The cost itself of the boom option, and they don't like the fact that you loose so much "power" of the machine. The longer the boom, etc. the less lifting/breaking capacity/strength it has.
     
  11. australian pete

    australian pete Senior Member

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    building high

    i recently completed a high reach project,built a shed at home , all out of used materials, we used state of the art lifting equipment, a fork and an old volvo loader.
     

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  12. australian pete

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    some more pics
     

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  13. powerjoke

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    Sure you all have seen this one before
     

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  14. willie59

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    Nice job australian pete, I like it! ;)

    It's hard to tell because it's a pic, but those bolts/nuts in those angle clips look like 1/2" coarse thread bolts. I know Oz/New Z use metric standards of measure, but are Aussies as stubborn as Americans resisting changing to international standards of things, like fasteners and such?
     
  15. Hendrik

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    It's a real dogs breakfast as far as measurements are concerned. Did a job the other day and the customer wanted a hole dug, 3 x 7m x 5 inches. Sort of like tire measurements.
    Ahh well at least Whitworth is dead and buried unless you like really old British stuff.
     
  16. Hendrik

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    Looks like the weekend toys are getting a new home;)
     
  17. australian pete

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    i cant remember atco, i built the shed over a year ago, while most bolts etc sold are metric non metric are freely available , trucks, earthmoving equipment etc from the US is not metric, we have to kepp 2 complete sets of tools, metric and US. the short answer is they may be either.
     
  18. xcavator120

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    Then the manufacturers must be shipping the equipment to the wrong places. Here in the states we must keep metric and SAE tools because the machines keep coming with those darned metric nuts and bolts..:lmao:laugh
     
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    Yep...bet them High Reach Excavators are Metric too....;)
     
  20. willie59

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    :lmao :falldownlaugh

    And you probably looked at him like he had ten heads! :D


    Yep, pretty much the same here. Have to keep standard and metric in the boxes. :drinkup