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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...
  2. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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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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    Still in school, have one more semester, supposed...

    Still in school, have one more semester, supposed to graduate in December.

    I dont get on PM much any more, I've been working in a large turbine repair shop for the last year or so, working 30 - 80...
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    OT - Opinions on Everlast Welders?

    Looking at tig welders, ideally AC/DC.

    Noticed everlast has this Mig/tig/stick machine for sale, and wondered if anyone has used these and what ya'lls opinions on them are.

    PowerMTS 221 STi...
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    Got the spindle to extend, turn, and facing head...

    Got the spindle to extend, turn, and facing head to move on this piece of shit.

    Might be able to get it running. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/563bd2d1c7f80ebda101c12f544cf18e.jpg
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    Ok thanks, I'll be able to open the pdf when I...

    Ok thanks, I'll be able to open the pdf when I get back to the house

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    Anyone know how this comes apart? It's part of...

    Anyone know how this comes apart? It's part of the cross slide of a 24" American Pacemaker. Bearing is seized and I need to replace...
  22. Calipers are used all the time here in a turbine...

    Calipers are used all the time here in a turbine and rotating equipment repair shop. Huge shop, huge company, crazy amounts of money.

    I have some starrett calipers, my favorite and most used is...
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    Rice and cane tires. 930 has them as well. ...

    Rice and cane tires. 930 has them as well. Makes the tractor look real big and tall, but crazy flotation.

    Since it's got a loader (an orginal case loader too) Dad put oversize backhoe tires on...
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    Close. 730 gas. The 930 is in the shop...

    Close. 730 gas.

    The 930 is in the shop getting some work done, along with a 700.

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    Life just seems to keep getting busier and...

    Life just seems to keep getting busier and busier, and even though I dont post much on here anymore, I'm still working on stuff.

    Finally got the crane moved in front of the shop, needs a few minor...
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