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Blackwolf, Thanks for the pics and the explanation. I'm always interested in the oil field/pipe line work. Here on the east coast of [USA] we dont have any of that so have never been exposed to it. Very interesting though!! I showed the pics to some guys here and everybody thought the equipment was cool. Really liked the pipe guard built over the winches
SSS-Do they have a winch museum somewhere?? Might be better than the new ones though. Are parts still avaliable?
You're more than welcome..... Anytime. Glad the guys on your end like my work. I can give you rough prints if you want them. All the guarding is my design, so I have all the measurements, and materials etc. If you run across a project like this, I'll be more than happy to give you pointers on how to do the layout etc. I'll dig around and see what other pictures I have that aren't already posted.
Fisrt 3 pictures of the front bumper & grill guard. Center section is same 5" Xtra Xtra Heavy wall pipe that gin poles are made of. Wings under headlights are 5" sch 80. Entire grill guard is 5" sch 80, elbows are sch 40. Flat bar horse shoe in center of bumper is 1"x6". Side plates below frame for skid plate is 3/4" 44W. Skid plate is 44" wide x 34" long 3/4" 44W. Everything is FCAW w/ Hobart Fabco 110 .045" The owner wanted the truck to look beefy, I think we went overboard but I don't own a bolt in it so whatever..... It's all smoke & noise to me.
1025 - bumper & guard, no skid plate.
1079 - bumper & guard, side plated welded on.
1080 - all done. Yeah "Size Does Matter"
All guards shown for Tulsa RN60 & Braden 125 are 3" sch 80. Elbows on drum guard are sch 40. All pipes runing vertical are one piece from winch base to light bar, and open on both ends for wiring. Cross bar above winch is 3 pieces, cut & coped, then welded in & blended out. Light bar above winch is 4"x8"x1/4" tubing that we had to back grind so that the grommets for the lights would fit.
1123 - Braden 125 main winch & h/a rack
1124 - more of Braden 125