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Would You Haul it ??

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Tiny, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Tiny

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    Yes Sir , There is a turntable on the lowboy . An 18" I beam on a well greased steel plate and center pin

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  2. mitch504

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    OK then, yeah, I'd haul it....forward. I wouldn't make any promises about backing it onto the mark in only one day. :D
     
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    An of extra set of eyes helps a bunch
     
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    I admire this creativity

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    Have any of you ever done this?
     

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  5. mitch504

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    Before I say this, I hope it's not you doing it. If it is, please don't be offended, unless you just want to be. :D

    Ok, No, I've never done that, and I can't imagine a situation where I would. That first picture is stupid and dangerous. why? Let me count the ways.

    1. There is no way that pickup is going to stop that at any speed above a walk.

    2. There is no way that pickup is going to steer that at any speed above a creep.

    3. If he owns the crane doing the work, I'm sure he has or can borrow, rent, or hire a truck to haul it.

    4. If he has hired the crane to split it, then he's just paid 4 to 10 times what it would cost to hire a heavy wrecker to handle the whole thing safely.

    5. If he thinks 4 little tires are going to haul this far or fast, he's got another think coming.

    This whole mess looks like somebody who's using the truck just because he wants to prove to himself just how big his and his truck's spherical appendages are.

    The second picture might be ok if all the working parts are stripped out, if not, see 1 through 5 above.
     
  6. td25c

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    We used to " sling shot " the old K 12 Insley if moving very far . Put a 3/4 ton pickup or road tractor in front with 30 foot tow strap to help maintain speed on hills . Just a little pulling help made a big difference . Of course we had two drivers & air brakes on the crane for stopping .

    It worked . I miss those day's:D

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    Really, really big 365ton transformer gross combination mass 1,150ton @ 160m with 5,000hp on board..
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    Next photos Pacific P12W3 with various loads.
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    Wow! That is some really heavy hauling. Are the "houses" on the back of the trucks living quarters for the crews? They appear to be much more than our "sleepers". Great pics Dennis, Thanks.
     
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    I can think of a golf course I'd like to run that Komatsu through:avid

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  11. old-iron-habit

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    Great pictures Dennis. Love the company name. It sure fits.
     
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    I think that is the South African word for "oversize" or something like that. I've seen it before, sometimes spelled ABNORMAAL
     
  13. Nige

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    Birken, you're correct. In Afrikaans the word Abnormal is spelt Abnormaal.

    A word about that Komatsu. TBH I didn't recognize it as a dozer at first with all the scaffolding hanging off the outside of it. I wonder how long they expect that lot to last..?
     
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    Yair . . .

    I was going to ask about that tractor Nige.

    What's the structure out the back . . . I suppose the red ladder swings down for access, but what is the purpose of the yellow and black rails, Observers standing out there or summut? Beats me.

    Cheers.
     
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    Nige ,
    You and Birken are both correct but sometimes its spelled abnormal/e, so it becomes abnormal or abnormale (which is another spelling for abnormaal)

     
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    Scrub

    All that cr*p is for safety. :mad:
    One thing which is not normal is the lack of a ripper
     
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    Yair . . .

    seatwarmer. I figured the gadget hanging on the back was some form of counterweight . . . those big suckers look strange with out a hook on the back hey?

    Without a ripper it would seem it is bound for a life of mine reclamation or some such class of bulk pushing . . . looks like just a standard blade.

    I reckon during its life the beancounters will be cursed for fitting a weight rather than hydraulic hooks . . . even just for diagnostics and walking gear maintenance it was a whole different world for me when I could get big tractors off the ground, quite apart from getting out of bogs.

    Gotta say though that to these old eyes they look like a "proper" tractor. (grins)

    Still don't understand the scaffolding though, safety when and for who?

    Cheers.
     
  18. Nige

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    Scrub, believe it or not all the scaffolding is so the operator doesn't fall off when he's cleaning the side & rear cab windows. And don't think I'm joking ........ they now need CCTV cameras on all 4 corners of the top of the cab because you can't see jack schitt out of the windows any more. Bugger, double bugger even.

    Blame BHP, it was those fcukers who first started all the "safety" sh1t on machines....
     
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    yes you are correct front of the vehicle must be boarded ABNORMAL and the rear ABNORMAL/E
     
  20. seatwarmer

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    And then they need more scaffolding not to fall off when cleaning the CCTV camera lenses :beatsme