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Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« on: May 27, 2018, 11:10:01 AM »
For a good month i went visiting my family and friends back in Switzerland. some pics

one of the most beautiful places on earth according national geographic, Rest. Aescher/Wilkirchli in the swiss alps (very touristy though, they have wifi )


Do i miss hiking in the alps




A friend of mine work over 25years as a master mechanic for this firm. they have some serious toys
I was like a kid in a candy store







Another friend is a state forester, those woods were awesome too!





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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 11:23:17 AM »
Interesting forwarder trailer/skidder combo.  Why did you take a hatchet to that poor tree?  
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 11:32:41 AM »
Some serious swiss beavers!

There is a walking trail near that tree so the foresters won't bother the beavers because its an attraction for the people  
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 01:00:28 PM »
Lucky you.  That is indeed a beautiful place. 
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
That scenery is stunning!
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2018, 05:11:04 PM »
What was the excavator for?  Im seeing a super short stick and a concrete grabber bucket in forward shovel config.  ??   Wierd setup.  

Nice pics
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 05:17:40 PM »
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2018, 05:52:58 PM »
To add to what thecfarm wrote: It's all good, really good!!!  Takes me back: went to Swiss grade school in Versoix.  First language =  French.  Eh oui mon vieux!  Spent a lot of time as a kid, and later on my own, in the mountains.  Skied Verbier 55 years ago (way before it became Verbier touristique).  All the best, Rob.  
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 09:22:52 PM »
What area were you in? I loved Switzerland and plan to go back. Been to Lucerne, Zurich, Interlaken, gimmelwald, ticino, and a few others.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 09:53:13 PM »
Looks awesome. 👍 

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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 07:16:43 AM »
thanks for the pics     i will only show the toys to the other half not going to let her see the other pics or ill never here the end of why we don't go on vaca  ::)

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 07:44:50 AM »
 :D :D Good thinking coxy!
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 07:55:22 AM »
What area were you in? I loved Switzerland and plan to go back. Been to Lucerne, Zurich, Interlaken, gimmelwald, ticino, and a few others.
We live in the german speaking part, St. Gallen. that's east Switzerland, near Germany and Austria.  About a 20-30 min drive you get to Appenzell were the swiss alps start, it's called the Alpstein region. Lots and lots of well marked hiking trails, for every one. wide and flat ones for families with childrens around the lakes you can see in the pics and narrow and steep ones high up in the mountains for more adventures trips.
Lucerne is very touristy and has lots of beautiful buildings to see. Ticino is the italian speeking part in the south of Switzerland and has very beautiful rivers and lakes and it's warmer there.
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Re: Vacation pics from mi homeland. Switzerland
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 08:27:57 AM »
Thanks for the virtual tour.
Very nice pics.
I am afraid the only way I will get there is if there is another world war and i go seeking asylum
Is that Norway spruce in the one picture?
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 08:34:43 AM »
What was the excavator for?  Im seeing a super short stick and a concrete grabber bucket in forward shovel config.  ??   Wierd setup.  

Nice pics
Eberhard is a very innovative, modern, leading, big excavation, construction and mining company. they do lots of government contracts on the airport and city train work (replacing worn out rails). innumerable machines and trucks in very specialized configurations (most of them self made by trial and error) 
For the 2 CAT 385 excavators, they own about 5 different boom and stick configurations including a 45m long reach for demolition work. Pic 10 shows the railroad track planer. they invented this tool for exactly one application and the previous 8 inferior models where also there laying around. they tried with a 70ton excavator but needed to upgrade to a 100ton because the small one was too light and had lack of traction. the short stick is because of the low hanging train power lines


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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 08:40:59 AM »
Is that Norway spruce in the one picture?


Yes they are, they called different there though. i had to ask mister google

they had some exceptional douglas firs (not in the pics)
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 09:03:08 AM »
 I was blown away with the picts. Rita said she don't want to live it that house in the mountains, afraid the rocks would squish the house ;D :o.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
Wow.. I bet their fab shop is something else!
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 12:04:22 PM »
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. 
 I was breathing hard and light headed/dizzy just looking at the hiking pictures.  What is the elevation on the trail near the lake?

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2018, 12:33:52 PM »
Teakwood,
I'm with everyone else here; I really appreciate you sharing the beautiful scenery and your knowledge here.
Now that you're back, how's that MS261 CM running? I hope you like it as much as I like mine... (I bet you've got a lot more hours on yours, though)
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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2018, 04:06:22 PM »
Beautiful place :)
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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 04:55:33 PM »
Swiss beavers    smiley_devilish    can grow up to 66lbs.
There appears to be population of less than 2000 individuals.
https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/Biber.html

Imagine making an processor with the Cat 395, probably a bit slow on the swing.

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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2018, 06:21:36 PM »
Swiss beavers    smiley_devilish    can grow up to 66lbs.
There appears to be population of less than 2000 individuals.
https://www.myswitzerland.com/en/Biber.html

Imagine making an processor with the Cat 395, probably a bit slow on the swing.
Thanks for that link. i didn't know there are so few of them. know i know why they're protected
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2018, 06:41:18 PM »
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
 I was breathing hard and light headed/dizzy just looking at the hiking pictures.  What is the elevation on the trail near the lake?
The lake is at 1150m over sea, we (mi younger brother, i in the middle and a good friend from collage at the left) were at 1800m
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2018, 06:58:40 PM »
Wow.. I bet their fab shop is something else!
It's like fantasy land. If my dad and brother wouldn't have hauled me away from that excavator in the shop i would a have slept beside her on the shops floor. if it's not in you blood you won't understand.
they have 30 full time mechanics. the yellow roof crane is rated 10tons. they buy 60-70 new trucks every 4 years. 
my friend told me when he still worked there: 
A truck came into the shop at 5pm with a busted wheel bearing, some mechanics stayed until the truck was fixed, and they always changed both sides on the axle although just the one side was worn, just in case. if they needed a part the called the truck dealer and he had to drove around at 10-11pm until the needed part was found and brought to the shop. the truck had to work the other day at 7am no matter what!  
if the 385 doesn't bill 1500$/h she stays home. they stock one set of new tires for each loader, the excavator attachments area had at least 70 diff. units for all sizes, i bet there was about 3 millions laying around in hammers, sheers, grapples,...
i will try to find more pics
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2018, 07:24:32 PM »



That's my friend, 72 and still helping in the firm with the restoration of old machines for the museum 

 and here some pics from their firm museum (open to public for a small fee)




one of the owners (5 sons of the firm founder) is a model addict and he donated all of them to the museum. they have at least 3000 models there 



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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2018, 04:42:41 AM »
Well all I can say is WOW!!! Thanks for taking us all along teakwood.

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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2018, 05:57:07 AM »
Thanks for all the great pictures  8) 8) 8)

Beautiful forests and mountains. Love the equipment. Can't figure out what some of the attachments are for.....
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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2018, 12:27:22 PM »
Is that Norway spruce in the one picture?


Yes they are, they called different there though. i had to ask mister google

they had some exceptional douglas firs (not in the pics)
Are they quite like the firs we have our on the west coast?

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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2018, 06:36:10 PM »
Just some more pics of the tire and attachment area















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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2018, 11:33:05 PM »
Jeez.  At some point one has to ask.. "How many jaw crushers do we really need?"

Nice pics, thanks for posting
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2018, 07:55:43 AM »
Well, they own over 50 excavators and work mostly in demolition.
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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2018, 08:08:38 AM »
I suppose thats a valid excuse.
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