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    Got a call from customer of mine few weeks back to fix this.Machine got moved to a site to hammer need to plate the flanges when they get it back.Operator tried to push a large boulder with the hammer.This was the result.
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    I had trouble figuring out what exactly happened the first time I looked at it. Now I see the problem. I guess the operator had one of those UH-OH moments. Did you have to do it on a ladder? Any extra plates over the outside when you got done putting the original pcs. back together?
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    I did two repairs like this this month, both on Cats. Operator side sweeping the boom with the tooth buried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMW View Post
    I had trouble figuring out what exactly happened the first time I looked at it. Now I see the problem. I guess the operator had one of those UH-OH moments. Did you have to do it on a ladder? Any extra plates over the outside when you got done putting the original pcs. back together?
    Gonna plate the flanges around bores with A572 GR50 3/4" when machine comes back in off job.And yes was on a 12' step ladder most of this repair.
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    that plate is good and strong but yet its very brittle. everytime i see an operator side loading a boom i let them know just how wrong it is.but you can only warn them . had a guy at the yard givin me signals to swing the boom over and pickup but i wouldn't do it .that guy started yellin with some choice words for me to follow his signals but i wouldn't. i walked away from the crane and went and had a nice talk with him about side loading a crane . i build offshore hydraulic cranes and i repair them for a living and i seen way to many accidents happen because someone was doing something that they shouldnt have been doing.had to go cut a crane off a exxon platform that was tore off it's pedastol because they tried to unload a boat in rough seas. talk about something that will have your butt pucker so tight .had to set up a boom pole crane to hold the crane up after i cut it i was in between the handrail and the two cranes when i cut it.the boom pole crane is basicly a few sections of 8" pipe with flanges so you can add how many pieces you need to do the job. it's got a small winch at the base of it.
    they look very wimpy but yet they are some strong little cranes.

    looks like you done a great job on the repair of that link belt.

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    I'm looking at the pictures, I see no evidence of any side-load. I think it is just like Billy (Admweld) said, the operator used the hammer improperly, and destroyed the joint up top.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    Oh, and by the way, nice repair, Billy.
    Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSFAB View Post
    I'm looking at the pictures, I see no evidence of any side-load. I think it is just like Billy (Admweld) said, the operator used the hammer improperly, and destroyed the joint up top.
    He tried to push a boulder with the hammer.The distance off the stick from where it pins on probably multiplied the force on that part up top by at least 3 times more then normally would be with just a bucket on the stick.Exactly joe this was not caused from side loading.
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    He must have been really getting tough on the machine to have a break like that. Or it is a weak spot. Either way, nice repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admweld View Post
    Got a call from customer of mine few weeks back to fix this.Machine got moved to a site to hammer need to plate the flanges when they get it back.Operator tried to push a large boulder with the hammer.This was the result.

    What was the welding process you used........ver impressive repair.

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