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    Yes that makes sense if you ignore 800 or so...

    Yes that makes sense if you ignore 800 or so years of Irish history. And the ROI-NI border will be a huge problem to solve post Brexit. Unfortunately the kind of problem that leads to sh*t getting...
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    Early 2000s I drove a brand new 30k Yale for a...

    Early 2000s I drove a brand new 30k Yale for a while and it was pretty nice, identical to the Hyster of the same size (H300 or so). Same assembly line, same parts from what I was told and it sure...
  3. State Of Washington Will Launch Universally...

    State Of Washington Will Launch Universally Available Health Care Option | KPBS

    Looks like there will be a statewide public option beginning in 2021. If we are still kicking in 2 years. Nowhere...
  4. In Island and King counties the only viable...

    In Island and King counties the only viable option is Kaiser Permanente. There is one other carrier, don’t recall the name, my Dr told me very few providers accept that.

    Kaiser takes some getting...
  5. From old memory P1800s had dual Stromberg carbs...

    From old memory P1800s had dual Stromberg carbs and P1800es was injected
  6. Hmmm is right, the bolts don’t carry any weight,...

    Hmmm is right, the bolts don’t carry any weight, just keep it from jumping off on a bump. If your Frame is threaded for the cwt bolts thats a new one to me. Not at all unusual at least on the bigger...
  7. I don’t know that model but Cat V series...

    I don’t know that model but Cat V series typically just use 2 bolts from the top, nuts are between the radiator and the back of the cwt
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    Industry term for lift chains is leaf chain. Many...

    Industry term for lift chains is leaf chain. Many manufacturers to choose from, your dealer doesn’t go to Toyota for theirs. Might not be on anyone’s (non forklift dealer) shelf in AK but it will be...
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    Very interesting industry lesson rhb. I wonder...

    Very interesting industry lesson rhb. I wonder how many rig owners would face up to a $2M/day crane barge and crew vs how many would dissolve, abandon the rig and change names. Even with the big...
  10. A local independent reefer guy might buy one for...

    A local independent reefer guy might buy one for the shelf. Alco TXVs are common in Carrier and I think ThermoKing but have specific superheat settings per unit and don’t play well with others. As...
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    OT: New $1.5B crane

    Heerema Unveils World's Largest Offshore Crane Vessel in Singapore – gCaptain

    That is quite an investment, the market must be a lot bigger than I imagined.
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    Exactly how I picked up my low hr MF 2wd 283...

    Exactly how I picked up my low hr MF 2wd 283 (about 75hp Perkins) with under 2k hrs cheap, it’s not the tractor for small properties like Ries described but it’s way more machine for the dollar if...
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    If you’re buying new have the dealer commit to...

    If you’re buying new have the dealer commit to keeping a curved windshield on hand in their parts dept. Hyster has kept up on that for a purchase I made. Curved windshields are really nice for the...
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    Did the hubcap keep it from putting a window in...

    Did the hubcap keep it from putting a window in the side of the block? BTDT 3306 Cat.
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    In addition to the new filter and fresh fuel I...

    In addition to the new filter and fresh fuel I make a suitable plywood or whatever works baffle to choke off the air intake ‘just in case’, esp. with a Jimmy.
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    The tech at a saw shop told me they called it...

    The tech at a saw shop told me they called it “white rust” at Stihl school.
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    Here’s a website to find ethanol free stations in...

    Here’s a website to find ethanol free stations in N America, it is accurate in my area at least:
    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada

    I use ethanol free in everything smaller than an...
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    I swear by those Kats silicone pads

    I swear by those Kats silicone pads
  19. Thread: New crane day

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    I had to hire a similar crane from a large PNW...

    I had to hire a similar crane from a large PNW crane service, it took quite a few trucks to bring in the full trays of counterweight. We had large forklifts to speed up the assembly but still took a...
  20. I have 2 Honda inverters, a little bigger at 5000...

    I have 2 Honda inverters, a little bigger at 5000 & 6500, also used for backup and tools. I’m very happy with the Hondas, nice and quiet and not bad on fuel.

    I’m sure the day will come when you’ll...
  21. Thread: New crane day

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    What sort of lifts will it typically be making?

    What sort of lifts will it typically be making?
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    Also the main hoist is reeved with many parts of...

    Also the main hoist is reeved with many parts of line and is painfully slow for less than capacity lifts, a whip line and a 4 part would be the best choice for lifts up to 50T or so.
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    A Manitowoc 16000 was the crane used for the...

    A Manitowoc 16000 was the crane used for the Kodiak install, 440 ton. Impressive modular set up for shipping.
  24. Thread: Pinging Thermite

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    He got that right

    He got that right
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    WTF? Examples please.

    WTF? Examples please.
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