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Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404616 Sat Apr 03 2021 05:14 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,595
H
'Bolter
From the perspective of a former operator of a Grove rubber-tired crane with a 10 ton dead lift capacity, the guys who do that kind of stuff must need a wheelbarrow to haul around some of their body parts!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404627 Sat Apr 03 2021 05:54 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,266
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Lol!

The first crane they let me play with was the Lorrain 18 ton Rough Terrain. Either operating OR being at the other end in a man basket.

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Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404636 Sat Apr 03 2021 06:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 170
J
'Bolter
Cartman, the kid from South Park

Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404683 Sun Apr 04 2021 12:35 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,695
2
'Bolter
Got trained on a 15 ton grove mobile crane and ran it a few times a year. Never did run it on any critical lifts.
Also spent some time hanging off the hook in a basket. Did many regular crane inspections on our bridge cranes, jib cranes and the Polar crane.
The turbine building bridge cranes were 260 toners and the polar crane was about 280 ton.
Got into training and qualifying our new guys in the shop on those.
Most folks don,t realize that the signal man is the real operator of a crane. The guy at the controls is just pulling and pushing levers under the direction of the signalman.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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Re: Another HF alert
Hotrod Lincoln #1404686 Sun Apr 04 2021 12:51 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,109
'Bolter
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
"Who is "Cartman" ?
Clean out your PM inbox!
Jerry

?????


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404717 Sun Apr 04 2021 10:18 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,806
C
'Bolter
Tim,
Don't know any numbers for the tool but is very old and was bought when the ONLY HF in the Dallas area was on US Hwy 30 in Mesquite. Took shot of hook which shows entire tool so maybe a sleuth can come up with an answer. Break shows it is certainly cast and not forged.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/dh86QjCw/IMG-5259.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404718 Sun Apr 04 2021 11:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,109
'Bolter


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404736 Sun Apr 04 2021 01:52 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,084
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
As a professional user of such items, I'm with Ron. "chain binders" (either boomers or ratchets) and "Harbor Freight" are terms that only belong together in the negative.

Here's my work picture wink ( I'm the guy behind the camera -- I drive the white thing with wheels. I leave the yellow thing with tracks to someone else. Those old Cat controls are just ... wrong.)

And OBTW Mark and Jerry -- You further validate my opinion that crane operators are generally ... weird ... wink nanner

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John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
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Re: Another HF alert
coilover #1404749 Sun Apr 04 2021 04:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,806
C
'Bolter
Looks like the 5400# lever type so with the lathe being in the 6000 to 7000# range the tool is not to blame. Lathe was built for the US Navy in 1942 and is a heavy dude. Note the crankshaft mounted up in the chuck.

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Evan
Re: Another HF alert
John Milliman #1404762 Sun Apr 04 2021 06:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,266
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by John Milliman
And OBTW Mark and Jerry -- You further validate my opinion that crane operators are generally ... weird ... wink nanner


I resemble that remark....................................

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