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    It will boom up. And the boom hoist brake...

    It will boom up.

    And the boom hoist brake releases, I can move the brake band by hand when I tell the crane to boom down.

    I'm going to throw another 500 lbs on the boom heel, lube up the cables...
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    I haven't adjusted anything on it, very hesitant...

    I haven't adjusted anything on it, very hesitant to do so without know what I'm doing.

    last time I was running it, the swing would keep swinging (even with the swing brake on, the brake it's very...
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    I do have power down, but as I've understood...

    I do have power down, but as I've understood that, it's only a 1 way bearing in the hoist assembly that only lets it play out line as fast as the engine is turning.

    Meaning I don't have to...
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    There is, it is released. Sent from my...

    There is, it is released.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    I've got everything hung from the boom attachment...

    I've got everything hung from the boom attachment points on the heel. I didn't want to go too crazy with it and possibly damage those attachment points (bend the ears)
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    For right now I'm planning to put 60' or 70' of...

    For right now I'm planning to put 60' or 70' of main boom and the 30' jib on it. Park it front of the shop and use it as a yard crane, that boom config would reach pretty much my whole yard. The...
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    Cables operate everything, with clutches and...

    Cables operate everything, with clutches and brakes controlling the winches, which in turn are controlled by master and slave cylinders.

    The boom cable is in rough shape, once I got the boom...
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    OT?-Friction Crane Boom Not Lowering

    Been working on my 40ton P&H, finally got it in front of the shop, been changing a bunch of hoses on the control system. Bled the system yesterday, fired it up and wanted to start putting the boom...
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    I work in a massive turbo machinery rapair shop,...

    I work in a massive turbo machinery rapair shop, in my department we have dozens of machines up to 6" HBM's (CNC and manual), 100" VMB's, lathes up to 10" swing and 60' long. The blade manufacturing...
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    Sunbelt rents a very nice drop deck (the deck...

    Sunbelt rents a very nice drop deck (the deck literally sets flat on the ground) trailer with IIRC 9000lb capacity.

    My suggestion is to just call a rollback wrecker, I've moved many long skinny...
  11. I'll take Pic J (2 sets of blocks) and Pic 3 H...

    I'll take Pic J (2 sets of blocks) and Pic 3 H (Jacobs chuck)

    Shoot me an email with the shipping and i'll get a check headed your way
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    I have 6 weeks of school left, I'm not going to...

    I have 6 weeks of school left, I'm not going to quit. I should have 2 years ago, but not now.
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    I saw what oil field did to my Dad, I'd like to...

    I saw what oil field did to my Dad, I'd like to stay away if possible.

    Currently working in rotating equipment repair, which I do like.

    Technically working as an intern, but I've run every...
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    Grades are low because Dad decided to drop dead a...

    Grades are low because Dad decided to drop dead a month into my sophomore year, leaving me with a farm full of junk machinery, rental properties, a mother with depression and a sister with learning...
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    I'd like to stay in the Houston area for the...

    I'd like to stay in the Houston area for the immediate future, working with rotating equipment, rigging, big fab work ect would be ideal.

    No headhunter, no interview rn, just sent out a few...
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    OT(?)-About to Graduate Engineering School

    Like the title says, about to finish a degree in mechanical engineering.

    I got a decent resume, lots of work and hands on experience, but shitty grades (2.9ish). Handful of certifications, mostly...
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    We've got literally the same machine at work. ...

    We've got literally the same machine at work. That part of the shop used to have a 15' by 100' Niles lathe on it, so stout foundation. (That lathe came from Watervliet and made 16" guns for Iowa...
  18. I know a guy selling an old parker crimp machine,...

    I know a guy selling an old parker crimp machine, he's a parker hose and fitting distributor. Is asking $1000 for the crimper and just trying to figure out of more about this stuff before spending a...
  19. OT?-Anyone Used These Ebay Hydraulic Hose Crimpers

    I'd like to start buying bulk hydraulic hose and fittings to start making my own hoses. Got a few projects coming up where Id save alot making vs buying.

    I'd like a normal hydraulic hose...
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    Ok cool,thanks for the pics John. I'll bear...

    Ok cool,thanks for the pics John.

    I'll bear those in mind when I actually buy a big VBM.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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    More of a question for my future knowledge than...

    More of a question for my future knowledge than anything; but how hard is it to remove the tables on these old VTLs/VBMs? Does it just lift up or is there some retaining mechanism?

    Sent from my...
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    Thanks for the info guys, if I had a crane in the...

    Thanks for the info guys, if I had a crane in the shop I'd go for it.

    I've run the same size machine at work, I'd have guessed the weight in the 30 to 40 ton range.

    Sent from my SM-G965U...
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    96" KING VBM weight?

    Anyone got any rough guesses on the weight of a 96" table king VBM?

    Not seriously thinking about gettign the machine, mostly just curious.

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    Lol, I can tell you it happens. Quite alot...

    Lol, I can tell you it happens. Quite alot really. Pretty much the only thing that cant be fixed are new blade root fits in a virgin forging. Especially steam stuff, it can pretty much all be...
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    It's a pretty interesting lathe, modular and can...

    It's a pretty interesting lathe, modular and can somehow cut threads without a physical connection to the spindle.



    I work in a very unique cool place, and I learn something new every day.
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