- Aug 29, 2020
I have a tiny part of a cone crusher as my backyard fire pit... It weighs 5000 pounds. One of the drive pulleys from the same crusher is my driveway marker. It's about 5ft tall and has atleast a dozen 1"+ wide V-belt grooves.
Yeah those sheaves (shivs?) for the belts are crazy. I can’t believe that’s how a lot of the machinery still transmits, but I guess metal to metal connections would make a mess on failure. I really like all that type of equipment. Some of it is so simply built, just crazy big. I remember leaning up against a crushers motor housing not realizing that’s what it was, then seeing the rating on the nameplate: 6000HP
Regardless of how cool I think that stuff is, I’m hoping to get work other than the quarries, but I think I’ve gotta keep my options open at first.
Other than overflow work, manufacturers near me, and the quarries, are there any other places typically needing parts? I was going to look into heavy equipment rental places...