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  • Daniel
    started a topic How about a little metal surgery...

    How about a little metal surgery...

    I thought some of you guys would enjoy seeing this. This is the boom from a loader that the cylinder got changed for a more powerfull one so it can handle a bigger grab arms system. The guy pick up a big load of trees and dragged them and snap.

    First look at the hurting piece of machinery
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  • wannabewelder
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    I also would like to see the finished piece!

    I like seeing these repairs. Sometimes it's more fulfilling to repair something and make it better than the original than fabbing from scratch. Making a field tested improvement.

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  • rgunn1
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    How'd this end up?

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  • JSFAB
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    Like I told her, sometimes you get the frog, sometimes you get the prince. Guess she got the frog

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  • JSFAB
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    Ed, more like she was embarrassed. Couldn't believe that a guy as dumb as I, could snooker a girl as smart as she is, into marrying.

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  • Broccoli1
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    Did the Mrs. laugh?

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  • JSFAB
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    Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    JSFAB fixed booms for Mr. Slate
    Ok, Ed. Very funny. I had no idea who Mr. Slate was, remember, I don't watch TV, never have. Asked my wife (who by the way, is far more cool than I am), very much a "with it" gal, she clued me in. I've been out of it for years, of course

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  • grnxrymnky
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    Mr slate and fred flintstone

    Ha ha ha ha ha!

    He fixed eq. For mr slate..........you're killin me!!!!!!

    When the whistle blew he slid down the dinosaurs back!!!!!!

    Did he order one of those giant pork chops from the local drive-in???

    I needed a good laugh! That's classic!

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  • JSFAB
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    Oh, big cylinders, high flow, low pressure hydraulics, but same or better tonnage. Old style stacked leather or rubber seals. Repacking those cylinders, is why my skin is so silky smooth today, no lines or wrinkles. Ask Ed.

    Oh, yeah, back in the day, didn't worry about dumping oil on the ground, either. Just dug a hole, covered it up afterwards, built a house on top of it. Good termite prevention

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  • Daniel
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    I wouldn't like to have to repack one of those cylinders

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  • JSFAB
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    Originally posted by Daniel View Post
    Nice machine.
    Not if you had to fix them,,,,, or operate one. Only at the end, mid 70's or so, did they use swiggle sticks, before that, 8 sticks, 4 foot pedals.

    Fixing them, all I can say, these were built with real iron. None of this wimpy "engineered boom" stuff. And a real engine, two-stroke Detroit Diesel.

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  • Broccoli1
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    JSFAB fixed booms for Mr. Slate

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  • Daniel
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    Originally posted by JSFAB View Post
    Warner-Swassey excavator, what they used to build this country before Cat, Case, JD, Hyundai, etc. excavators became common and popular.
    Nice machine. Those are massive booms. Does this brings back memories.
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  • JSFAB
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    Originally posted by Daniel View Post
    What's Hopto
    Warner-Swassey excavator, what they used to build this country before Cat, Case, JD, Hyundai, etc. excavators became common and popular.

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  • Daniel
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    That's right, that's the reason behind root and face bend test to get certified for different position on multiple processes. Cracks show up you fail

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