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Title: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 23, 2018, 11:44:49 PM
Lets see what you tore up today.

I'll start with a dexter torsion axle that decided to eject out the back of my gooseneck at 2am in the rain last night.  Thought i had a cow stuck under the trailer for a second. 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Southside on July 24, 2018, 12:06:03 AM
I lost a big pine out of the buncher this weekend, thought it was going to be a bit loud in the cab for a moment but instead she went right to the left side tires and bounced about 3' back into the air before coming to a stop. Sorry, no pictures. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 24, 2018, 12:34:47 AM
Not today but last Wednesday on a custom hay baling job I snapped an output shaft off in the baler gearbox. I was 8 bales into 70 acres of hay. Parts were a 14 hour all night road trip with an 11 month old in the backseat away. Left at 6.30pm Wednesday, got home at 8.30am Thursday and was baling hay by noon that day. 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 24, 2018, 07:52:10 AM
 
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6 teeth and teeth holders off my FAE SSH200 head.  Going to cost $300 to get it moved to specialty welding shop and get the drum fixed, tooth holders and teeth probably going to be 1000+ and then welding shop for 1/2 a day.  So...not a great day.  Sadly, did it as a favor while taking down a few ridge rocks in a hay field that have broken lots of mowers and haybines over the years.  Can't even charge to a client.  No good deed goes unpunished and all that.

I did get the rocks :).
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 24, 2018, 08:10:00 AM
Did that trailer accident happen in TN or VA?  Hope it was close to home but sorry it happened.  What do you do for the repair?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 24, 2018, 08:19:59 AM
Nice guys may finish last but atleast they have a good turnout at the wake!  


I got very lucky, it was not far into NY from mass, no one or thing got hurt, kids stayed asleep and i managed to get it all unscrambled before cops pulled up.  Told em id just finished changing a tire.   they were content to stay out of the rain, didnt notice i was a 30ft single axle.

  Limped back to springfield successfully and parked it, grabbed a small enclosed trailer to bring down this trip while i figure out what to do.  Those axles are custom order 3 week lead time and about a grand each.  Im not sure i want to keep pouring money into it.  Axles wont unrust it or redeck it.  So im stewing on that issue for now.. Maybe a used axle will turn up
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: samandothers on July 24, 2018, 11:26:44 AM
Chevy,
Not sure what made me cring the most, 14 hours driving after a full day or concern the 14 month old would wake and not be happy!
How did you find a part you could pick up at 1 am!?!

Glad all were safe.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on July 24, 2018, 07:58:18 PM
By the time all was said and done I slept 3 hours out of 40 but the customers hay all got baled without getting rained on... lol

Finding parts was easy my local dealer checked his computer and told me who had one in stock. Called that dealer and paid for it over the phone and he left it in a bag outside. Got to the dealership at 1am and the local sherrif was checking his email in their parking lot. Turns out he was a part time farmer so we had a good chat in the middle of the night. 

Was not fun but I try to do my best for the paying customers and they seem appreciate it.

Now to trade in the old baler before it breaks again.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on July 25, 2018, 12:05:49 AM
This promises to be a good thread😁 I usually don't tear too much stuff up, but when I screw up it's usually pretty bad. A few weeks back, I backed my loaded forwarder into the front of a truck that was loading on the landing (worst part was, he was parked exactly where I told him to load) I was just barely creeping when I hit him, in fact I never even felt it. Pushed him back about 3'. He had just started loading, if he would've had more wood on it probably would've totally wiped his truck out. As it was, it didn't look too bad, but it all adds up- Ali-arc bumper, A/C condenser, radiator, air to air cooler, grill and hood. $10K or so👎👎👎 I'll have my head hanging quite low for some time. No, I did not think taking pictures at the time would be appropriate 😑
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 25, 2018, 01:36:08 AM
Oof.. So ya noobed it up good didja? Reckon that threw your seniority out the window for a stretch.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on July 25, 2018, 08:41:10 PM
Uh huh👎
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 19, 2018, 12:04:35 PM
Have blown the return hose off the splitter 3x this week.  And its got a bypass relief valve to boot so im not sure why, the housing is installed in the right direction.

Getting tired of oil baths.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on September 19, 2018, 01:49:40 PM
Mike,

That many oil baths?  Good news, your now waterproof!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Wudman on September 30, 2018, 04:59:55 PM
Some days you just need to call it quits.  Today was one of those.  I rented a plug core aerator to overseed my crabgrass (some folks call it a lawn - but mine is nothing but crabgrass at the moment.)  First off, my 4-wheeler wouldn't start.  See "Dang Chinese Carburetors" in the General Board for that story.  Well, I'll pull it with my lawnmower.  The Craftsman didn't want much to do with it, but I drained some water out of the ballast tank and commenced to work.  After about 20 minutes I came to a halt.  Looked down......that high quality Chinese tube that I put in the rear tire last year had belched the valve stem.  Went inside and called Dad.  "Is your 4 -wheeler running?"  "Nope - got it back from the shop and it ran for about 2 weeks and it's dead again."  This is a Yamaha that has been a pain from the day he bought it.  It has spent more time at the dealership than on the farm.  Anyway......scratching my head......I'll pull it with the Fordson Dexta......a little overkill for a 4 foot plug core but it got the job done.  Now I need to put out seed and fertilizer.  I'll run to town and get a tube for the tire (while waiting on a new carb for my 4 wheeler).  So I run to town.  It's a 30 minute trip for me.  Drop in the local Tractor Supply and pick up a new tube for the lawnmower.  Guess I should get a new tire, but it costs more than my lawnmower is worth.  I come back out the door and the local Cub Scout pack hits me up for money.  They are selling popcorn and peanuts.  I didn't have any cash.  No problem.....he said we can take a credit card.  Ok, "How much is this bag of Caramel Popcorn?"  "Twenty -five dollars comes the reply."  DANG.  It's the Cub Scouts so I made a contribution.  Came on home to put the tube in my tire.  Opened the sealed box and pull out the tube.  It is already cracked in the folds where it was in the box, so I'm back to square one.  My sister told me the other day that she had a limb down in her yard that was blocking her circle drive.  I asked her son if I could pull it out of the way with the tractor.  He said yeah.....the tractor could pull it.  I head up there with the tractor and chain.  When I get there, the limb is about 12 inches in diameter and laid in the forks of a little maple tree in her yard.  I didn't want to destroy the maple so back to the house for the chainsaw.  I cut the limb up and proceed to pull the brush out of the drive.  I feel a burning sensation on my forearm.  I thought it was a stinging caterpillar but I didn't see him.  Cleaned up the rest of the brush and went to stack the wood so Dad could come get it for firewood.  I stepped in a yellow-jackets nest at the base of the maple and was promptly rewarded including one in the inside of my nose.......So, I'm quitting for the day.  Just hope no planes fly over for a few hours.  This bad Mojo needs to subside.  :-\

Wudman   
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Southside on September 30, 2018, 05:18:29 PM
I hope the popcorn is good after all that!!!  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: samandothers on September 30, 2018, 08:58:14 PM
Man not a good day.  

Sorry about the stings but at least no blood or breaks!  Putting down grass seed will just cause more work in the spring anyway.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 10, 2018, 11:31:53 PM
This months carnage report:

Splitter shot the filter across the yard

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Bobcat tire MIA, reused foam chunks in it are held together by chain

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Bobcat's Hoof governor sleeps with the fishes
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Dozer starter back out again, new solenoid already arc'n and spark'n

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Forktruck blew out a rod packing
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And the kid hit a growth spurt

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[No pics of my roadranger getting jammed in 2 gears at once, the bobcat's pertronix distributor eating up rotors and caps, me catching it on fire pretty good, clogged septic system, or busted dishwasher.]

livin the dream.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: samandothers on October 11, 2018, 01:10:36 AM
DanG, you are a walking accident!  Hope that mojo improves!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Ed_K on October 11, 2018, 08:29:31 AM
Thats just awful :(. Hope you have a better day.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2018, 08:50:42 AM
This is my completely normal life, it doesnt even bother me.  How could i help anyone else fix their stuff if i wasnt in constant practice?  

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Banjo picker on October 11, 2018, 09:04:17 AM
Mike, I thought the tire patch I have on the side wall of my 2600 ford tractor that I bush hog with was bad, but after seeing your tire repair, I think mine will last a while longer.  :)  I like this thread you started.  I should of took the picture of the blow out I had on my 3500 dodge the other day.  Trying to run that ole Michelin too long will cost me a few buck.  Banjo
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Hilltop366 on October 11, 2018, 10:15:24 AM
Now don't take this the wrong way but looking at that filter and belt drive governor makes me wonder if you have a tendency to over tighten things? :D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: g_man on October 11, 2018, 10:44:38 AM
Yikes Mike. I deal with this and think it is a bad day. I have no right !


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gg
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2018, 10:54:27 AM
Well then dont take this the wrong way, but Im actually a pretty good mechanic (i have to be to have gotten this far on this little) and you guys may not actually grasp what youre lookin at.    ;D

The filter had an incorrect cold bypass valve in it that kept jamming in its seat crooked, and the filter must have been on for ages. Its a cobbled together splitter i got in a trade.  I couldnt make any sense of the numbers to even know what micron and the plan was to go through it and make changes when i get my next container hauled down.  Ive built plenty of filtration systems and have shelves of parts in massachusetts.    Return pressure blew the unit apart, not tightening.   Now is the critical time to split wood, not worry about wearing out equipment thats sposta keep me from wearing out.  Filter deleted for now, wood getting split.  Its how i survive.


The hoof governors are ancient and huge money.. Whoever has the reman parts isnt making them easy to find.  So the oil oozes out, the front bearing scatters and the flyweights can opener the housing in a minute or so.  It was only on there to tension the waterpump, it wasnt controlling the throttle.  I tossed it and put a mower belt idler on. One hour fix.  I wasnt gonna throw $800 at a junk bobcat, i aim to use up every drop of that machine.

The dozer had a brand new solenoid full of corrosion, so the brazilians who made it could save 2 pesos by not using any dielectric grease inside. It was welding itself from corrosion induced arcing. Stuck starters cause fires. I unsoldered the end cap and fixed it right.  Crazy fast starts again.  That komatsu 6's must have no pump advance at all.


I didnt put chain on the bobcat tire to hold it together,  the chains were on for traction.  But it was a burnt machine that i rebuilt cheap and the tops were weak from the fire. i drive on concrete demo and rebar all day with it.  No tire likes that.  Have another set of foam filled street tires that just wont go in my clay so i have to make OTT tracks and swap them on soon.  But id rather abuse the foam off these rims then have to cut it.  I got enough on my plate already!

Speaking of tires, i blew 11 this summer on road.  Since 2015 ive probably blown 30 to 40, maybe more.  Im pretty good with levers and ether.

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2018, 11:01:34 AM
Yikes Mike. I deal with this
Blown hose?  
I am pretty fortunate to have a hose maker, dies and a lot of ends.  It took about 5 yrs to collect it all and gets me out of most jams.  Fortunately there is a great hose shop about 30 mins from me when i cant cobble something.  
My goal is to never leave home and work every day.  I avg about 1 to 2 week stretches.  Most of the bits i need come in the mail.  Saves me a lot of half hour trips to town.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: ljohnsaw on October 11, 2018, 11:28:15 AM
My goal is to never leave home and work every day.

That is why I collect/save every nut and bolt I come across.  All somewhat organized that I can usually find what I need:

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Probably 5,000 pieces :o  I still have another 10 or 20 jars of "collections" to sort through.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2018, 11:47:39 AM
Organization is key!   If it takes you 3 days to stumble on the thing you know you have, a trip to town is a better value.  

I have the primary stuff in bins and get by pretty well.  I manage to group things well enough that if i find the group, ill have every nut and bolt from that chainsaw thats been moved across the country and been apart 5 yrs. My problem is no shop and still half way moved.  I have hardware store bins to put up once im settled, then i will start sorting the 5 gallon buckets of 30cents/lb scrapyard hardware. Money doesnt matter that much in the country.  You and your neighbors get by trading mower blades and weed wacker coils. Junk is important here.

And your setup looks great john!  I have order envy.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: g_man on October 11, 2018, 11:54:18 AM

Blown hose?  
I am pretty fortunate to have a hose maker, dies and a lot of ends.  It took about 5 yrs to collect it all and gets me out of most jams.  Fortunately there is a great hose shop about 30 mins from me when i cant cobble something.  
My goal is to never leave home and work every day.  I avg about 1 to 2 week stretches.  Most of the bits i need come in the mail.  Saves me a lot of half hour trips to town.
You got it. Replaced all three. Never left home. DiscountHydraulicHose.com. Ordered Friday got hoses Tuesday. Regular US mail. 


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They been there a while. Lots of PB Blaster and a "Box" Wrench.  :D

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gg
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on October 11, 2018, 12:10:36 PM
Man, I guess I need to take more pictures.  Mike is too *DanG far ahead and probably 10x the mechanic.  For instance, I spent 10 mins trying to get an oil drain plug off the morning.  Have to go back with a pipe for leverage.  Someone must have tightened it on with an impact wrench.  

Took Mikes advice though and pumped the hydraulic and fuel tanks empty after I ripped 3 hoses off on the forwarder crane, found the hydraulic tanks nearly empty (not from me) so it was worthwhile getting them clean.  Diesel tank is clean too (cheap harbor freight transfer pump does wonders.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: g_man on October 11, 2018, 12:51:06 PM
Man, I guess I need to take more pictures.  Mike is too *DanG far ahead and probably 10x the mechanic.  For instance, I spent 10 mins trying to get an oil drain plug off the morning.  Have to go back with a pipe for leverage.  Someone must have tightened it on with an impact wrench.  

Took Mikes advice though and pumped the hydraulic and fuel tanks empty after I ripped 3 hoses off on the forwarder crane, found the hydraulic tanks nearly empty (not from me) so it was worthwhile getting them clean.  Diesel tank is clean too (cheap harbor freight transfer pump does wonders.  
Pictures are good - that way you can figure out what you were doing when you wake up from your nap.
gg
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Hilltop366 on October 11, 2018, 12:52:12 PM
Well then dont take this the wrong way, but Im actually a pretty good mechanic
 

I figure you know what your doing Mike, with used equipment you inherit not only the design flaws of the manufacture but also the misuse and abuse and half baked repairs of the previous owners, the only reason my old backhoe does not break more often is I don't use it often.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on October 11, 2018, 03:06:47 PM
Planetary carnage.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Satamax on October 11, 2018, 04:08:21 PM
Ouch! 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: newoodguy78 on October 11, 2018, 04:17:39 PM
That has an expensive look about it 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2018, 10:02:53 PM
The Least Likely To Buff Out Award goes to KIKO!  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on October 12, 2018, 02:09:10 AM
That looks like a "it was making a noise, so I turned up the radio" type of mechanical failures!😂
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: teakwood on October 12, 2018, 09:03:41 AM
(http://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/cheesy.gif)(http://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/cheesy.gif) you guys are killing me
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on October 12, 2018, 11:16:35 AM
Planetary carnage.
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"what's that? Speak up this machines been making a helluva noise for 2 weeks now"
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: 51cub on October 12, 2018, 12:14:32 PM
I'll have to start taking some pictures around here. A few years back one of the drivers came in 3 times during the same storm with the right rear outside wheel in a perfect triangle- never hit nothing. Another tore a hydraulic tank off the truck. He didn't think he'd hit anything that hard. Won't even talk about what some of the plows come in looking like
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Oliver05262 on October 16, 2018, 08:58:07 PM
   Real special to come in the shop and find this. One of the herders left his truck (loaded) in front of the door and put this PTO shaft and
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 hose on the floor for someone to deal with in the morning...............
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 17, 2018, 12:02:59 AM
I thought you were building some rod iron house plant arbor there for a minute.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: thecfarm on October 17, 2018, 05:49:04 AM
At a quick glace I thought it was a hyd hose.  :o
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Hilltop366 on October 17, 2018, 08:05:07 AM
I believe I still have a matching drive shaft to that one in the junk pile somewhere if you need a pair.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on October 29, 2018, 09:08:50 PM
Overloaded ??
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 29, 2018, 11:28:58 PM
Nah just underweldered.   ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on October 30, 2018, 12:38:07 AM
I can't believe the stuff people can break!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Gary_C on October 30, 2018, 03:39:36 AM
He could have been trying to pull stumps. If you can't lift them out, try driving away. :)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on October 30, 2018, 09:48:59 AM
If you stand farther away when you take the picture, it'll look better... Maybe not
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: KWood255 on November 04, 2018, 07:01:00 AM
Turns out that I didn't really need to turn up the hydraulic pressure on the tractor to split some huge pine logs....
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 04, 2018, 12:04:05 PM
Its split alright.  We will rebuild!


Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Dave Shepard on November 04, 2018, 08:21:42 PM
My splitter is feeling the effects of running off of my backhoe hydraulics. Break it, weld it better, try a bigger chunk of wood.  :D I don't know what the relief on the splitter is, but the Kubota is putting out 3100.


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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: JB Griffin on November 04, 2018, 08:41:41 PM
I think you have a low tire Dave. ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 04, 2018, 10:06:17 PM
 Nah thats just a slow leak. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Dave Shepard on November 04, 2018, 11:02:37 PM
I'm going to take those off. Then I can get the beam right on the ground for the big chunks. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 06, 2018, 04:50:00 PM
Dave,

I think it's just flat on the bottom, you should be good!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: sawguy21 on November 06, 2018, 08:31:31 PM
These pictures remind of my days on ground support for helilogging. Those guys could break a steel ball with a rubber hammer.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: moodnacreek on November 07, 2018, 07:33:42 AM
Wait till it gets below zero.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: gaproperty on November 23, 2018, 07:48:18 PM
This promises to be a good thread😁 I usually don't tear too much stuff up, but when I screw up it's usually pretty bad. A few weeks back, I backed my loaded forwarder into the front of a truck that was loading on the landing (worst part was, he was parked exactly where I told him to load) I was just barely creeping when I hit him, in fact I never even felt it. Pushed him back about 3'. He had just started loading, if he would've had more wood on it probably would've totally wiped his truck out. As it was, it didn't look too bad, but it all adds up- Ali-arc bumper, A/C condenser, radiator, air to air cooler, grill and hood. $10K or so👎👎👎 I'll have my head hanging quite low for some time. No, I did not think taking pictures at the time would be appropriate 😑
The only people who don't make mistakes are the people who don't do anything.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 23, 2018, 08:38:41 PM
Thank you, gaproperty. As it turns out, insurance covered it so it least it didn't come straight out of the boss' pocket. I need to get a back up camera on my machine, not long after the incedent you just quoted, I had an elderly landowner (I later learned he has fused vertebrae in his neck, so he can't look up or to the sides) drive right up behind me when I was unloading on the landing. I started backing up to go to another pile, and I happened to remember the processor operator telling me that this landowner had a tendency to get in the way. So I decided to turn a bit to see behind myself, there was a Suburban about 5' behind me!! If I wouldn't have seen him, I would have drove right over the top of him before I felt it. It was a very bad move on his part to drive right into the blind spot of the machine, when I wasn't even aware he was out there, especially in light of the fact he could barely back up a vehicle because of his medical condition. I mustered my best stern tone (it's not really my way, especually with an elder that you are working for) and told him under no circumstances could he come that close to the machine. He was very sorry, and I felt bad for jumping his case but I'd rather do that than run him over!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on November 24, 2018, 06:39:11 AM
one of this weeks projects. rear springs 2564 ih truck. i did one side by myself. it can be done but it aint fun. the other side i had a little help. when you burn those 1" u bolts off its like a cannon going off..........bang
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: maple flats on November 24, 2018, 07:58:27 PM
And I thought I had it bad having to change the 3 hoses to one track drive motor on my excavator (one, pressure each direction and one pressure equalizer or vent). Tight to work but nothing like what you guys are dealing with.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 24, 2018, 08:20:30 PM
Theyre even louder with a die grinder, did tons of em at the JY.  


Toss an empty whip cream can in a bonfire sometime if you wanna hear a sonic boom.  Just beware it can blow the logs right out.  The kinda bang where your head ducks at the same time as your feet jump and you become a little hovering ball of 'holy chit what was that' for a second or two. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 27, 2018, 04:48:20 PM
TC 726 Articulation joint carnage
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25160/KIMG0442.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1543355230)
 
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 27, 2018, 05:08:41 PM
Dang.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 27, 2018, 05:49:28 PM
Unbelievable! Them Georgia boys know how to trash a machine, I've seen it before!😂 I wish I had pictures of when that Ponsse forwarder Deck used to own, had the frame/center section give up the ghost in dramatic fashion!!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 27, 2018, 06:11:42 PM
Thats called extracting maximum value!

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 27, 2018, 06:55:52 PM
I might be have to post the repair in the daily Fab thread. Here is one my helper took, his lens is not scratched.  
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/25160/10877.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1543362906)

I have a frame of a TC 718 , I plan to cut those forks loose and weld them into this one.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Puffergas on November 27, 2018, 07:26:22 PM
Still more run left in that pin.    ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 27, 2018, 07:55:37 PM
Hey Bub, you hear that noise??
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Dave Shepard on November 27, 2018, 08:29:46 PM
Hard to believe someone could tolerate running a machine like that. 

A local scrap yard had a couple of Trojan 2000 loaders worn pretty bad there. But not that bad. They had a guy come in and weld them up and line bore them. $750 each. I think that was a good deal.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Gearbox on November 27, 2018, 09:33:44 PM
They come apart easy when there wore like that .  That was planed right
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 27, 2018, 11:32:06 PM
Kiko, that Ponsse processor you used t service is up here cutting away still. Pushing 30K hours, Jake just called me the other day and thought the engine had finally given up the ghost. He was ready to put a new engine in, and didn't even feel bad about it. Well, it turns out it was just a bad ECM, it just got delivered back to the woods this afternoon to go cut some more😁 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 28, 2018, 03:58:27 AM
Thats a lotta bd feet!  I found the buyers for half a dozen cut up cat 235[A] excavators and 966 wheel loaders from the 70s.  19k hours is the highest meter i ever saw.  Granted a few prob croaked before the machines.


Was there ever a skidder with any form of suspension at either end?  I cant help but think an unspring chassis has no choice but to hammer the center pin and axle cradle pivots. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Logger RK on November 28, 2018, 07:22:09 AM
When I bought my TF C7D,the guy I bought it from said he'd changed the cradle pins. He used soft steel for the pins. Grease holes got plugged & after a few months it took it apart & they looked like the one there's a picture of. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 28, 2018, 08:11:26 AM
Barbender, those kind of hours are rare as hens teeth down here, A random knucle boom not operating a delimber I have seen that high.  I think the summer temps shorten engine life.  Extreme heat always blows the engines on the edge of failure. 
Mike, not that it matters but this is a buncher.  I have never seen a skidder with any kind of suspention .  I doubt it would take more than a day or two to rip that out from under a skidder.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Crusarius on November 28, 2018, 09:39:35 AM
her I am picturing the trail fix after that pin fails to get it home so I could fix it. Ahhh the four wheeling side of me is always so strong :)

Probably a little more involved than my normal ratchet straps and vise grips :)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 28, 2018, 10:32:06 AM
Good piece of hickory and make for the trailer. 

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on November 28, 2018, 11:19:24 AM
Kiko, that Ponsse processor you used t service is up here cutting away still. Pushing 30K hours,
The first Ponsse Ergo I ran had 22k hours on a non working hour meter when I started, I ran it for 3.5 years adding a few more thousand hours to the meter. Machine got traded in and auctioned off and last I knew was still working daily (over 2 years since I ran it now).  Was the original motor, trans, pumps. Center pins had been done, one axle had been replaced and the processing head had been replaced.  Sure the machine was a constant breakdown struggle but you cant really blame the machine with 25k+ hours of hammering wood thru it.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 28, 2018, 05:13:47 PM
Kiko, I agree on those high temps. What surprises me with this engines longevity is it was overheated when it was down there, I don't remember what had to be repaired but the head had to come off. I know keeping the hydraulic temps down in the summer was a real challenge as well. You don't see a lot of conventional equipment make it to those hours up here either, but I guess everyone might quit paying attention after 10K hours😊 It seems 8-10k hours is fairly typical engine life on most logging equipment. The Mercedes 906 in the Ponsse machines has been a very good motor for us, I think the boss would put those in everything if he could. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 28, 2018, 07:28:23 PM
I remember that tear down, I was not directly involved in that one. Jeff was working there at that time I believe.  I once referred to one of the Ponsse trainers as an operator . He was offended.   He then showed me how to remove and replace the main cylinder on the forwarder using straps tied off to the bunks and himself as the counter weight. Trainer from then on. The Mercedes is a good engine ,  those individual pump units can be pain, and finding someone around here to do an ecu replacement/program .  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 28, 2018, 07:32:50 PM
Also I think I remember the center joint failure.  I believe Ponsse techs traveled from Wisconsin to take that on.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 28, 2018, 08:14:51 PM
Unless there were two (sure could've been😁) the one failure occurred up in Wisconsin after they left Georgia. It actually wasn't the center bearing or pins, the frame just collapsed. All of Stanley's monster loads of SYP finally caught up with it. Stanley sold the machine to the guy they were contracting to in WI, who rebuilt it. It's still over there as far as I know. Stanley was homesick and headed back for Georgia. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 28, 2018, 10:21:38 PM
There were two then. There was also the forgot to unplug the computer before welding incident. I thankfully was only involved in the aftermath.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: brianJ on November 29, 2018, 05:45:56 AM
Propane hot water heater was replaced several months ago.   Did the swap out with new plumbing too.   Now leaking at one of the connections.   Wonder what I will see when I take it apart.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on November 29, 2018, 01:01:22 PM
I know little about plumbing. But I do know that if the water was already hot you would not need to heat it.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Grandpa on November 29, 2018, 06:07:23 PM
By golly Kiko you are practically a jeenyus.  ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: sawguy21 on November 29, 2018, 07:49:37 PM
I have a thought on that but will bite my tongue ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on December 01, 2018, 10:03:32 PM
So I came up with a change of plans. I found a whole front frame for less than it would cost me to repair this one.  Just got to go get one state over.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Ken on December 02, 2018, 02:39:21 PM
Not really carnage but still wasn't a great day.  Although it wasn't very steep half tracks on slippery ground can give an inexperienced operator a ride in a hurry.  Operator had a bit of a headache and only one bolt was broke on bunk extender.  Could have been a lot worse

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on December 02, 2018, 02:50:03 PM
Not good! I haven't flipped one yet, I'm actually surprised by how far they can be pushed. We only run tracks under the bunks, so I've never experienced a full on sidehill slide!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: woodmaker on December 03, 2018, 09:00:13 PM
I have never done it with a feller-buncher, but had my share of times with an excavator. Usually feels like a 25 ton skateboard,but with less control
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on December 10, 2018, 06:02:30 PM
todays most miserable project. replace a starter f550 6.0. the first 2 bolts started hard but they came. the top 1 is a real pain. take the inner fender out so you can see it. a 24" extension and just when it should have started it broke. i bought a nice set of mac left hand drills and ez outs. the drills cut real good. going to let it set over nite maybe santas elves will get the bolt out 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on December 10, 2018, 09:48:11 PM
That sounds like an aggravating day.  Sorry man.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on December 11, 2018, 11:46:38 AM
drilled and tapped the broken bolt not much left of it after drilling. put the starter on turn key crash bang wirl dose that twice then cranks fine. i never buy starters or alt. from napa or carquest. i always have mine fixed. but he was busy so i got it from carquest. they found another one and will be delivering it. we will see if this one is any better 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: dsroten on December 11, 2018, 02:38:42 PM
A guy local to me recently had the starter on his 6.0 bite the bullet.  After trying rebuilt and new starters from both Napa and Carquest (4 different starters in all) with no satisfaction he bought a Motorcraft from Ford.  Problem solved.

 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Oliver05262 on December 11, 2018, 09:02:20 PM
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34291/Wirtes_4020__2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1544579957)
   I'm helping an older guy put a clutch in his JD 4020 tractor. While the flywheel is off anyway, it is time to replace the rear seal. All was routine until we found this:
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The seal retainer was also cracked. He's had the tractor for a long time. This was done before he got it, so we worked with it the best we could. It'll buff out.>
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Don P on December 22, 2018, 12:15:47 PM
I've spent the last week working on the skidsteer, new spindle bearings and seal, some deferred maintenance. 4 flats so took the tires in for tubes, when I went to pick them up, apparently they have enough nails out of them to make a recycling run :D. Got it put back together, loaded and brought it home behind the Ranger... uh yeah the chevy is headless at the moment, 1st gear up and over the knob. made it home and yup, ran over a rock sumwhere and bent a rim on the trailer, pshhh, as we say around here way too often, "you'll have some of that on these big jobs" ::).
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Resonator on January 03, 2019, 05:27:02 PM
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After 7 years and many, many, tons of firewood, the engine on my splitter is kaput. It ground to a screeching halt and seized. I can honestly say that machine has paid for itself at least twice producing firewood over the years I have owned it. Luckily, I also have a pressure washer that has 190cc engine with about 10 hours on it for an engine swap. (The water pump on the washer got kind of cold one night). (http://forestryforum.com/board/Smileys/default/cheesy.gif)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 03, 2019, 05:36:35 PM
I have the identical splitter branded by huskee with a 13hp honda retrofit.  Its pretty decent. Traded for a cub cadet kid tractor that i got for a set of 8 lug 19.5 breadvan wheels that i got for a few phone calls to make a sale of some machine i didnt own.  So none of it owes me! 

 No cash added is my favorite kinda purchase. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on January 04, 2019, 08:14:45 PM
Holy smokes Mike!  I can't remember how I paid for my iced coffee today (thats a lie, it was spare change in the cup holder)!  Did you out all that on the bill of sale? ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 04, 2019, 09:01:05 PM
No but you got your coffee right then on the spot and i waited years to have a splitter!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: redneck on January 13, 2019, 08:10:15 AM
Unless there were two (sure could've been😁) the one failure occurred up in Wisconsin after they left Georgia. It actually wasn't the center bearing or pins, the frame just collapsed. All of Stanley's monster loads of SYP finally caught up with it. Stanley sold the machine to the guy they were contracting to in WI, who rebuilt it. It's still over there as far as I know. Stanley was homesick and headed back for Georgia.
I wonder if this is the guy who fixed that machine.   Here is a video of the start of the repair process.  He has others on his channel about this machine.  Very Interesting to watch a master mechanic and welder repair something like this.  I wish I had the skills.   Here is the link Wow! Ponsse Axle ep2 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S10nMvG_Se8)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: teakwood on January 13, 2019, 09:56:32 AM
I just can't understand how people can abuse machines to such a level!! it hurts and could a have been prevented and fixed earlier with not much money involved
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on January 13, 2019, 10:43:20 AM
Nope different guy. That repair right there is a fairly common one (from what I saw, I didn't watch the whole video). The vertical bolts on top of the axle housing loosen up, and if you don't catch them and tighten them down, they'll break. Once they break,  all of the stress is transferred to the long horizontal thru bolts on the bottom. Then those break, your C-frame that sits over the axle will get destroyed. I say it's a fairly common repair, by that I mean the first bolts loosening up and breaking. Beyond that your operator is really not paying attention. I check the nuts on those to make sure they're tight every time the machine gets moved, since we clean the bunks off then anyhow. As far as how does that stuff get broke in the first place, cowboy operators. I drive slow, no slamming over stumps- I figure if it hurts me, it hurts the machine too. I got my first new machine a year and ahalf ago, which is now approaching 3000 hours on the clock. Those bolts haven't loosened yet. I mound my machine up with every stick I can get on, and drive slow. Other operators throw a quick load on up to the top of the stakes, and slam their way out to the landing, breaking stuff the whole way🙄 In my experience, it's the big shock loads that break stuff.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 13, 2019, 01:50:15 PM
The spread axle trailer im hauling is cracked everywhere.  Put a bunch of weight on something and put it on uneven ground for a million cycles..  stress is gonna eventually win.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 13, 2019, 11:08:21 PM
 
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 Spit 40ft of boom chain out the back, makes for good times. Threw a repair link in, have to fix a couple more, this job gets done she is going to the shop and getting a new boom chain. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 15, 2019, 09:30:42 AM
Me and trailers...  

Last week i tore up the spread axle and we swapped to an old, been sitting forever closed tandem flatbed for now to get by.. I hauled about 450 miles with it yesterday but i lost my wallet in the afternoon [it was under the spread i was working on] and there was some snow so it looked like school could be cancelled and i said i cant risk being gone nor should i drive with no CDL in hand.  This guy dont care but i said no and he called the only other sorta licensed driver that doesnt want the load.  He ran it half way down and called me this morning saying the whole trailer is broke.  Cant figure out where but other trucks are honking at him and its rocking all over the road.  I felt a little wiggle back there but nothing bad.  

So i dunno but im off to bubbleyum two junky trailers back together on a cold day.  Wish my phone cam worked. Quarrying is hard on equipment.  Theres a private junkyard full of dead iron that gave up the ghost under these big slabs of rock. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: TKehl on January 15, 2019, 11:08:45 AM
The past week was rough.
 
Broke the loader on the 706 where the tilt cylinder attaches to the frame.  Have it chained up, so it is still kind of usable to set out hay. 
 
But,  Sunday the fan came off and bashed the radiator of the 706.  So it’s DOA for a bit until parts come in.

We still don’t have a bale spike for the front of the Deere, which is sad because it actual has FWA and a cab (and the cab has a heater!)…  Just have the 3 point spike on the back.  This means we can’t use the flatbed gooseneck trailer to move hay.  (Kind of okay as my big lathe is still on it.)

So of course on the second load of the “lowboy” bale carrier, we find that part of the neck on the gooseneck is split…
 
And of course, the only licensed truck we have with a gooseneck ball (dad’s) is with my brother while he fixes his Exploder…  I can't give him either of my spare vehicles as they need repairs to.  Can’t take anything anywhere to be fixed yet…
 
We may be down to getting bales one at a time for a bit as I sold our last good wagon in October since, “We’ll never use one of these again.”  LOL  We are at pick up sticks level of “Have to fix this before we can fix this.” 

At least we just paid property taxes, so we don't have to worry about being loaded down with all that extra money.   :D  :D 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Corley5 on January 15, 2019, 11:05:19 PM
I had one of those days too.  I left the Bobcat's lights on yesterday after plowing snow.  I tried to boost it with the charger without letting it charge at least a little bit and the solenoid stuck :-\ :-\  While diagnosing that I stepped on the charger cord and pulled out the several year old temporary repair ::) ;D  Got it temporarily repaired again and got the battery charging with the cables un hooked.  It took three trips up the hill to the garage and one to firewood machine shed to get the right tools and materials to work on things and of course the machine is wedged in between the wall and the syrup evaporator so I had to walk all the way around to get to both ends of the machine and there are more than a few obstacles.  Next week's project is cleaning the sugarhouse ;) :D  I took the starter and solenoid both loose and wiggled them around after tapping both the starter and the solenoid ever so gently with a hammer;) :D :) before I unhooked the battery.  By this time the battery was charged and when I hit the battery post with the cable the starter engaged and the solenoid released.  Cool 8) 8)  And then it started with the key.  Then after cleaning up a bit of snow I lost a tire chain and a link came off the other one.  Up to the garage, jack it up and put the chain back on and fix the other one with a shackle.  In the mean time the 550 has been plugged in.  It's been starting harder than it should because it needs a lift pump.  This issue developed a few days ago the last time it was used.  It did start but only after hooking up jumper cables to the Ram.  Finally on to doing a 5 face cord load of wood for us, my main objective for the day ;D :) and it needed to be done today because of obligations the rest of the week and single digit highs forecast for the weekend.  Got half of it done before I had to pick the boys up from school and Zach helped with rest of it when we got home and he picked me up at the shop in town after dropping off the 550.  It was of those days but we made it. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 18, 2019, 04:38:51 AM
Im off to an early start for carnage this morning.  I felt one little wiggle on the interstate yesterday and looked around, tire was low. Chalked it up to loose KP's following a bad road. Today felt it for a second and pulled over before getting on the highway.  Saw brake to hub contact and got turned around.  Lost the wheel at 1mph, 2.2 miles from home.  Waiting on a $200 sling job.  First time ive paid for a bailout since i started moving in 2013.   I think 1 in 20+ break downs isnt a bad record. 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: David s Forest on January 20, 2019, 06:59:54 PM
I am pretty new at this but I've been having so much fun checking out all the stuff on the Forum. Anyway, last week it is already I was trying to build a landing for my cordwood. I was placing a log with my forks and it got away from me. It broke the wheel off my tractor. I did have it fixed that day thanks to parts tractors and just for clarification, the wheel that is under the tractor, I put there to rest the the tractor on when I went to put the new spindle in place.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/52265/tractor_wheel_broken_off~2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1548028505)
 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 20, 2019, 07:44:37 PM
Well that settles it folks.  Check your spindle locknuts!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Wudman on January 22, 2019, 06:36:16 PM
Mine today was a little less costly........Note to self.......don't try to put a 25 inch stick of wood into a 24" stove with a glass door.  I'll normally get it in there at the proper angle and the door will close.  Today as I cinched her up, it came through the glass.....oops.......Checked the internet and an Englander replacement part was $129.00....aftermarket discounted to $119.00.  I found a glass dealer online that would cut it for me for $69.00 plus shipping (of $20.00).  I called my local glass company to see if they had a piece of ceramic glass in stock......Nope.  So, I called the closest machine and welding shop.  He fixed me up with a piece of 1/4 inch plate.  I got by for $10.00 and some good conversation.  Guess I don't have to worry about breaking the glass any more.

Wudman
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Crusarius on January 22, 2019, 07:34:13 PM
I was really hoping to just continue reading this thread but I knew it was to good to be true as long as it was. 

The weather guessers are threatening freezing rain tonight and 40 tomorrow. Got home tonight figuring I will push the snowbanks back before I can't move them since I didn't do a good job when it was really cold. So i get the UTV out and start plowing. it has been feeling really sluggish lately been meaning to check it out. 

I start clearing up by the house and made some nice big snowmobile jumps :) then I start clearing the main drive waiting for wife to get home.... and waiting.... and waiting.... and waiting some more. Just wish she would get home so I can do the hill that needed it more than anything. In the process of cleaning up at the house I slid off the driveway and get stuck. crap! so I get the kubota out and pull it out. ok no big deal. Continue plowing. still feeling sluggish. Wife FINALLY gets home. so I head down the driveway. get to the end get everything cleared out then head back up. can't get any speed or any traction trying to figure out what is going on. Ended up getting stuck in the middle of the driveway in about 1/2" of packed snow on the hill. 

I think I found my sluggish problem. Tire must have been low. ok. no big deal. I have to back down and take a more strategic run to get up to the house. manage to get it up to the house. Figure just going to put air in it pop it back onto the bead and finish up.

Yea. sure. nice try. apparently when I got it stuck I ripped the valve stem. So I pulled the valve stem parked it in the shed and went inside.

Of course after I got half my stuff off I remembered I needed to clear off the roof so it doesn't ice *DanG on me.

Put stuff back on back out I go. Now I am inside typing this thinking I love a good story.

Hold my beer and watch this.... :)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 13, 2019, 07:29:12 PM
All that tree pushing finally caught up to jackies front end loader.  Cracked most of the way through the passenger arm and half way thru driver side.  Also cracked a cylinder rod weld at the eyelet, and busted out the framework for the quick attach pin setup.  

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43722/0213190924c.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1550102882)

I chased the cracks out and drilled the ends then bound it all into submission for a hot glue job. 


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Two hours, a hundred bucks and a mile of ER70S6 later everyone is happy.  


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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on February 13, 2019, 07:50:30 PM
Like Mike it was the day of loader breakage. One of the pins didn't drop into the bucket, so when I used the bucket to push myself backwards out of the snow the bucket cocked sideways on the loader and snapped the pipe that connects the left and right quick attach pin boxes.
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/20190213_122124.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1550104793)

Lots of beveling, welding, and grinding and i was back up and running.

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: AZ_builder on February 13, 2019, 08:24:45 PM
Good stories! Of, er, bad circumstances! They’re building us a new shop to work in. The builders had extra sheets of steel roof deck that was going in the dumpster so I asked if I could have some. They said sure, take it all! Even cut it down to 12’ so I could haul it. Long story short, loaded it in the truck overhanging the tail gate, backed into my parking spot and went back to work. Few hours later I was called  outside to find out I gouged the hood of the car next to me while backing in. I never even knew! $1200 later I brought home $900 of free metal roof.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 13, 2019, 08:37:13 PM
Ooof!  


I made $100 and lit the right arm of two carhart insulated hoodies on fire doing it.  About $60 each.  

Just how it goes i guess.  Electric stays on another day, put some gas in the truck and back to the poor house for tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mills on February 14, 2019, 05:02:32 AM
Ooof!  


I made $100 and lit the right arm of two carhart insulated hoodies on fire doing it.  About $60 each.  

Just how it goes i guess.  Electric stays on another day, put some gas in the truck and back to the poor house for tomorrow
If your hoodies are anything like mine they probably burnt pretty fast. Mine stay soaked in motor and hydraulic oil.  :D
My dear wife loves it when I throw the bibs and jackets in the washing machine.  ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: David-L on February 14, 2019, 06:40:05 AM
All that tree pushing finally caught up to jackies front end loader.  Cracked most of the way through the passenger arm and half way thru driver side.  Also cracked a cylinder rod weld at the eyelet, and busted out the framework for the quick attach pin setup.  

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I chased the cracks out and drilled the ends then bound it all into submission for a hot glue job.


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Two hours, a hundred bucks and a mile of ER70S6 later everyone is happy.  


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Looks like a European  Quicke Alo loader frame.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 14, 2019, 07:06:54 AM
Good eye, its a quickie Q750. 


I suspect theyre made of some stamped slightly alloyed plate that the 250X did not like, as it welded very blobby and sputtery like when patching a dump body.  I made my hitch right after on the same settings with hot roll and it melted in beautiful. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: starmac on February 14, 2019, 12:12:44 PM
Mike, I started running into some new metal a few years ago that would have sand or something in places in it, it was juust plain old mild steel and would even cause a sputter rafter grinding clean and using a wire welder with gas.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 14, 2019, 12:24:41 PM
Yeah maybe youre onto something.  i guess it could just be some chineseum pot metal garbage in there.  I have no doubt that it was prepped and clean,  that the welder is good and that i can weld.  But that was the nicest i could get out of it and there was a lot of black sootyness to be brushed off between passes, more than normal. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: starmac on February 14, 2019, 12:51:05 PM
It is just my theory, but looking at your pictures, I am prone to belive something like that was going on.
I have noticed factory welds on a lot of stuff built in the last 15 or so years look similar, and some of it is machine welds, taking the human equation out of it.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: starmac on February 14, 2019, 01:02:29 PM
I forgot to ask, is your spindle on your rig salvageable?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 14, 2019, 02:50:31 PM
Well, nearly 30yrs of welding hasnt done my eyesight any favors, so i do swerve around like a drunk when i lose track of my lane, which is often on flat plane work.

The spindle threads wiped out.  I got another from the junkyard off a 2001 model 4700 with the double lock pins. I mushroomed a few punches before drilling the staked flush head pin. then messed up a ball peen hammer beating on the kingpin.  Finally had to throw in the towel and pay the $200 [vs $100] to have them torch the beam off.  I wasted like 4 trips over a week on that.  Then my buddies 30T press wouldnt budge the pin so i just cooked the whole pile into slag with oxy propane to get the knuckle cleaned off.  


Need money to come in before i can order a kingpin kit.  Then more money for caliper and brake hose.  Then more for a tire.  Such is life.

If youre gonna lose a wheel bearing, PARK AND HAVE IT TOWED BEFORE THE HUB FLIES OFF!  Youll save a fortune. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Don P on February 14, 2019, 06:31:01 PM
Well, the Ranger is getting a new long block. The oil pan was full of metal shavings and the top end was knocking. Got the shavings cleaned out but knew it was a matter of a mile or two. This time there was a cam bearing in the pan, 3 collapsed lifters, a shattered lifter keeper and another cam bearing squirting out of its journal, cam sensor gear worn razor sharp, the cam looks, umm, interesting. Somehow I suspect they aren't going to core this one. Nothing flew outta the block but it's kind of impressive inside. If I'm lucky I'll dig outta this hole about June :D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: luvmexfood on February 15, 2019, 01:54:42 AM
Well, the Ranger is getting a new long block. The oil pan was full of metal shavings and the top end was knocking. Got the shavings cleaned out but knew it was a matter of a mile or two. This time there was a cam bearing in the pan, 3 collapsed lifters, a shattered lifter keeper and another cam bearing squirting out of its journal, cam sensor gear worn razor sharp, the cam looks, umm, interesting. Somehow I suspect they aren't going to core this one. Nothing flew outta the block but it's kind of impressive inside. If I'm lucky I'll dig outta this hole about June :D
Don. The way it's going our way I don't know if the mud will be out of the hole by then. According to the channel 5 weather your getting it as bad as we are. Maybe worse. Wasn't going to go back out on the road doing any work for the company I do some work for. Stay here and log some. Mud and bank account tells me I will be in Pittsburgh for next two weeks.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on February 16, 2019, 04:52:11 PM
for the last couple weeks we are breaking plow trucks faster than i can repair them. the volvo has had far less problems. only a brake hose and abs valve along with the bearing on the spinner. ih several hoses. it wasnt that the hose broke the fitting rust to the point of leaking. broke a center bolt in the rear. thats mondays job. f550 broke a hose just as the county cop went by. sprayed his car with oil. he thought it was funny. today front axle u joint and it destroyed the short axle shaft. dealer didnt have the parts but they are in the warehouse in ct. be here Tuesday. i think i have had 4 days off since nov 1 either plow sand or repair. and i did see a mailbox get completely run down by.... the mail man.   
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 16, 2019, 07:52:34 PM
Oof, thats a handful.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: AZ_builder on February 16, 2019, 08:00:02 PM
Knock on wood, my carnage is minimal compared to what I’ve read here. I need to hang out with you crazy (ADMIN LANGUAGE EDIT)
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Randy88 on February 17, 2019, 09:15:43 AM
Nice to read I'm not the only one who has stuff to fix all the time, you'd think after almost four decades of fixing, you'd eventually run out of things in need of repair or maintenance.   

Mike a question about your torque flex axles on your trailer that broke, was it the axle itself that broke or the mounting plate that bolts the axle to the trailer?       For what its worth, when you win the lottery, they make trailers now that are hot dipped galvanized and won't rust ever, best deal out there for the money, I had my service body on my service truck dipped when it was new, that was almost 15 years ago now and it looks like the day it was first done, no rust what so ever, the truck however might need to be replaced soon due its cab and frame rust, but the service body is still like new.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on February 17, 2019, 10:44:00 AM
Well the trailer booboo (like the wrecked steer spindle) is entirely my fault.  Id overloaded the trailer many times and rust had also taken its toll and started flexing the torflex mounting tab.  I knew it needed fixed but couldnt get the trailer to my welder and vice versa down here in TN.  Figured im going up empty, ill weld it at my dads.  His yard was a disaster of disassembled vehicles, no chance.  The load was pretty light and i lost the gamble that id make it down to TN and fix it at a friends shop.  Now instead of $10 in consumables its $1000 in special order parts and not having my trailer or the load sitting on it for a year.  My coates tire balancer may be junk now.  

Live and learn i guess.  Its not like im out taking vacations and buying golf clubs. I try to maintain things as best i can and lose that battle on occasion for having too much to maintain on zero dollars.  All i ever do is work and just, just barely get by.  Like all the belbens before me.  we are well suited to it atleast.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Randy88 on February 17, 2019, 02:44:18 PM
Yea I know how you feel, your not the lone ranger on just getting by, I tend to view it as a good year if at the end, I had enough money to pay all my bills and buy all the parts I needed for the year, most years I'm usually short on paying for all the parts.       

But look at the bright side, when we're old and mumbling to ourselves, just think off all the stories we have to tell kids, what do those that have never fixed anything have to say, gosh all I ever did was wash the windows and fuel it up?? 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on February 18, 2019, 05:47:15 AM
i got the ih inside sunday. now that the ice and snow melted i can see what failed. the saddle that sets on the rear end with the spring stack on top of it broke. bolth sides. so the rear went back and sideways just enough for the slip joint on the drive shaft to come apart. to tow it home i toke the drive shaft out...well both pieces. a 25ft chain and we were off
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Don P on February 18, 2019, 07:17:08 AM
That sounds like somebody backed up, gave her heck and rammed the pile.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on February 21, 2019, 02:06:39 AM
call dealer give him the vin yes i have the parts. wrong part what he had was for a 23k rear mine is 30k. backtrack 50 miles then 35 more to the spring shop. they have everything. she is back out side in the cold. the volvo missed the warm garage
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on February 23, 2019, 03:30:59 PM
More gear carnage, both these showed up today.  Swing final and pump drive box.

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on February 24, 2019, 07:22:17 AM
i put the outer axle shaft in the f550 yesterday. other than fighting rust. you have to heat everything or so it seems. the ujoint came from ford made by spicer. no grease fitting. i bet it outlasts 4 u joints from napa. the odd part was you have to pry the caps off to install the joint. they seal really well
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on February 24, 2019, 07:24:58 AM
More gear carnage, both these showed up today.  Swing final and pump drive box.

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that would be one of those jobs... where do i start where dose it stop and how far away do i need to run
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on February 24, 2019, 10:34:42 AM
So the pump box stalled the engine down .  It twisted the input shaft, but did not bust the flex plate, go figure.  I plan on replacing the flywheel bolts, the customer will have to make the decision on the flex plate , It has low hours and no visual damage, cost 2200.00. Have yet to get pricing on the gear set or complete replacement box.  I think it was run dry and the oil added back by operator after the failure to CHA.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: 62oliver on July 11, 2019, 09:06:23 AM
So I've had the Case 90xt skid steer out and have been getting lots of clean up done, and spread a bunch of loads of gravel at my daughters place, in the middle of moving a big pile of top soil, I thought to myself, wow, things have been going just great this week, the only money I've spent has been on fuel and grease......

 5 minutes later the fan sucked in the end of the block heater cord and took out the rad, UGH.

 Further proof that no good deed goes unpunished.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Oliver05262 on July 13, 2019, 10:07:31 PM
Sorry if this is a duplicate--my post disappeared!
   I cleaned bilges today--kind of a reminder of when us non-rated snipes cleaned and polished the engine room spaces before a Captain's inspection. I pulled in a guy's hayfield Wednesday to fix his baler, and when I got out he asked me what was leaking at the back of my truck. DanG, it looks like oil---it looks like NEW oil!!!
Most of a 10 quart jug of Rotella had tipped over and the cap came off. I parked the truck pointed uphill that night and last night to help with dust control in the driveway.
   This afternoon, I emptied out the back of the truck, except for the welder and the air compressor which are bolted down. I used rags to wipe up all the oil I could, then used a gas soaked rag and clean, dry rags to get it clean. I'll get some of those oil absorbent pads from my friend at the mill on Monday to catch what seeps out of the nooks and crannies. It was time to clean out the truck, b
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 ut this wasn't the way I wanted to do it. Heck of a way to rustproof the body.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 13, 2019, 10:14:21 PM
Dawn ultra and a garden hose will knock that right out.  Shame about the oil tho!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 14, 2019, 07:49:23 AM
Loaned our Skidsteer and 4/1 bucket to farmer that manages fields on properties where we manage forest.  Good guys...they did not zip tie the hydraulic lines properly and 1 dragged a bit, broke right by hydraulic fitting.  Put an end to his efforts to install a massive culvert, he was just using the skid steer to move fill over the culvert, it is well enplaced, great rock bed and sides.  Just needed 2 feet of fill.  Of course no shop around open on a saturday afternoon that will do a skidsteer hose.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 14, 2019, 01:50:42 PM
So looks like a bearing in front roller of tracked kubota skid steer is smoked at only 600 hours.  What could cause that?  Maybe tracks too tight?  Or ?

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 14, 2019, 01:59:01 PM
So looks like a bearing in front roller of tracked kubota skid steer is smoked at only 600 hours.  What could cause that?  Maybe tracks too tight?  Or ?

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 14, 2019, 02:05:57 PM
The idler oil seal has clearly failed but is the bearing already shot too?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 14, 2019, 02:48:32 PM
The idler oil seal has clearly failed but is the bearing already shot too?
Not sure, going to let it cool way way down.  It was so darn hot I am afraid it is.  I'm rather a 50 something year old mechanical newbie.  Under warranty and it's always been well greased so I don't see why it should have failed.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Mountaynman on July 15, 2019, 05:11:11 AM
a seal can fail with too much grease pushes it out not sure if this is your case but have seen it before gd luck and be safe out there
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on July 15, 2019, 07:30:16 AM
I suspect those are oil filled roller bearings.  Youd see a fill plug if so.  If theres a zerk its grease.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on July 15, 2019, 07:46:55 AM
I suspect those are oil filled roller bearings.  Youd see a fill plug if so.  If theres a zerk its grease.
The whole roller bearing assembly is greased from a central zerk fitting.  I had a client meeting from 3-8 yesterday and so could not go back over to see it.  I'll be there in a bit and clean the belly pan while I'm at it, nothing like seeing grease boiling to make you want to reduce fire risk.  I have an outstanding recall on the machine so maybe they will pickup and take a look for me.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: caveman on August 26, 2019, 06:47:50 AM
While delivering trusses to JMoore on Saturday the right rear brake locked up.  It would release after backing up.  We tore into it Saturday afternoon and found the brake shoe came apart and a piece was getting wedged between the brake and the drum.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Oliver05262 on December 27, 2019, 08:24:23 PM
Time to revive this old thread. (second try).
Farmer called me to replace the turbo on his CAT 924 loader. He took the turbo off and sent a guy to Milton to swap for a reman unit. I get to put the reman on------and stand behind the whole job. He also cleaned the loader up for me...not.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Oliver05262 on December 27, 2019, 08:35:06 PM
I have another job going for this customer. And he's got a shop full of jobs in progress. New Holland Lx885 skidsteer with a drive problem on one side. I rented the cab jack from the dealer and pulled the left drive motor and then the gearbox. Those units are at the dealer for teardown and estimate. I think the motor will be exchanged since the splines on the shaft and the coupler are really worn, and may be slipping by. The gearbox teardown is mostly for resealing, but it may need bearings. The drive chains and sprockets are in good shape.
The machine is parked between a pair of overhead doors. The ceiling light got readjusted when I jacked the cab and it went over center. No damage--yet.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on December 27, 2019, 10:04:26 PM
I had to do a 4-wire drive hose in a LS170 last fall, if your bigger than a midget its not a fun job 🤣 I did a 1-1/4 5' hose on the limber the other day but no pictures, wasn't fun.
Yrs ago when I was an assistant engineer i had it drilled in my head, "we make 90% of our own problems" and that's very true. Someone put their fingers in this 471 the day before I got on and tomorrow I get to find the source of the fuel dilution, probably a jumper. 
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I've never ran something this small, the dryer has been made a work bench before, no room downstairs. Taking a wild guess and rebuilding the valve, "its broken" is all I was told. 🤣

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Pneumatic air controls, slowly being phased out to a shortened system but you still see stuff like this.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 02, 2020, 09:34:06 PM
Speaking of new hollands.. My dads ls170 will start over and over but shuts down after a minutes or so.  Has the blinky oil droplet light on.  Im 900 miles away from it.

He changed all the filters, oil, hydraulic and fuel.  New hyd fluid too i think.   Its not coughing out like fuel starvation, its shutting down clean like turning off the key.   Do these have a computer?  Im thinking maybe a bad pressure switch on the hydraulic side?   Relay for the injection pump shutoff solenoid not holding?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Randy88 on January 02, 2020, 10:17:58 PM
A New Holland LS170 has a computer, several I believe, I own a LS565 and a LS190, both have a service run switch on them to flip to run it and keep it going, but first, you need to know if its oil pressure related, if its low on engine oil, it will do the shut down and keep doing it, most anything else can be safe to run when the switch is flipped into the service mode till you can get there to check it out.     Most likely a pressure switch or a broken wire in the harness somewhere, usually where it bends in the boom under the panel inside the cab, can't recall which side it runs in though, thinking left as your sitting in the cab, might be outside and have to take the fender off to get at the harness, been a few years since I had that issue.    On the 565 it has larger wires on the panel in the engine compartment, those keep going bad for some reason and cause engine shut downs all the time, some had bad computers in them as well which had to be replaced.      Best of luck.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 02, 2020, 10:31:02 PM
Speaking of new hollands.. My dads ls170 will start over and over but shuts down after a minutes or so.  Has the blinky oil droplet light on.  Im 900 miles away from it.

He changed all the filters, oil, hydraulic and fuel.  New hyd fluid too i think.   Its not coughing out like fuel starvation, its shutting down clean like turning off the key.   Do these have a computer?  Im thinking maybe a bad pressure switch on the hydraulic side?   Relay for the injection pump shutoff solenoid not holding?
 I want to say I've got the books and can dig them out in a couple days when I get back. 
 Let me know when your ready for an engineers job on the boat, you would be a ROCKSTAR over here 🤣 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 02, 2020, 10:43:06 PM
If I stare at them long enough maybe they will put themselves in... 🤣 

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Alot of people hate them, I'm still a 2 stroke fan at heart. 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 03, 2020, 09:21:02 AM
Thanks gang.  Where is the service/run switch located?  

I havent had much work since thanksgiving eric, dont tease me with visions of fat pay checks!   ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Randy88 on January 03, 2020, 01:52:34 PM
On the older units, it was in the fuse holder area inside the cab, upper right hand side in the frame you had a cover to swing open and them flipped the toggle switch.   I honestly don't know for sure on the 170 machines, ran one a dozen times this fall but never paid any attention to that or if they were the same as the older units, but I'm sure they have one still inside the cab somewhere, the rest of the machine hadn't been changed much, doubt the computer and electronics were either.    
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 04, 2020, 06:26:43 AM
Thanks gang.  Where is the service/run switch located?  

I havent had much work since thanksgiving eric, dont tease me with visions of fat pay checks!   ;D

 RH side, in the overhead on the cab edge sitting inside. 

 Half the battle of this industry Mike is just getting your foot in the door, you've got the twic so your halfway to a Z-card anyway, 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Old Greenhorn on January 04, 2020, 07:11:49 AM
If my calendar and memory are correct, you should be headed home around mid-week?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on January 04, 2020, 08:34:45 AM
Just went thru this thread for the first time.
More Bubble gum! More bailing wire!
Makes me glad my oldest rolling machine is a 2007 with only 1600 hrs.
Only one leaking hydraulic cylinder so far, and one flat tire.
Of course I am only a hobby guy and dont have to rely on my stuff for a living like you fellows.
I do have a 42 yr old home built wood splitter on its second engine now.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 04, 2020, 10:30:40 AM
Forgot all about this thread even though I had my fair share of carnage this year.

Started the summer by have hydraulic issues with a tractor. It has a closed center load sensing system and it was getting "hung" in high pressure and going over relief all the time heating the oil to scorching levels within minutes of running. So had plumbed in gauges to pinpoint things.
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That was all well and good until my gauge was sticking out and the 3 point ripped the pressure pipe right off the valve block.
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Pulled out the combing valve (tractor uses two open center gear pumps in tandem) to find a broken spring keeper and other trash stuck in there.
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That resulted in pulling the pumps and locating the source of the trash which was a detent spring from the loader valve. So one new pump, new loader valve, bunch of new orings and backup seals, multiple system flushes and I was back in business.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 04, 2020, 10:41:45 AM
Should mention while all that was going on it was the middle of hay season and I was down an important tractor that I use for mowing and loading hay.

So while that tractor was down waiting for parts I was driving back from a custom hay baling job when I heard a pop and before I could figure out what it was this happened.
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One of the wedge bolts on the rim broke and off the wheel came. Smashing the fender off the tractor, bending the cab a little, and crunching the side panel on my new to me pristine baler. After a day of getting the tractor jacked up, and the dual on I was able to limp home. Next day tried to bale hay and the tractor kept overheating. Turns out the crank and water pump pulleys were worn forcing the v-belt to flip inside out and slip. So the tractor had to be split in front of the engine go have room to get the balancer pulley off.
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Also in there was a spindle snapped off the gooseneck trailer.
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A few flat tires.
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A forwarder axle rebuild.
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And probably a whole bunch of things I've forgot already.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 04, 2020, 11:06:38 AM
If my calendar and memory are correct, you should be headed home around mid-week?
 Sitting between Bannermans island and Storm king waiting out the fog, as long as we are to the city for Tuesday I'm good. Rumor mill says it's going to be in Eastchester / Bronx which works out ok. Gf leaves for work 1hr before I get home, she's not dealing with tugboating very well. Wednesday morning may sound like Eric Church's "wrecking ball", I should send flowers and a card to the neighbors now. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on January 04, 2020, 11:45:08 AM
Chevy, that's some carnage fo' sho'! 

Barge, you sure are tough on relationships😊
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Old Greenhorn on January 04, 2020, 01:29:10 PM
If my calendar and memory are correct, you should be headed home around mid-week?
Sitting between Bannermans island and Storm king waiting out the fog, as long as we are to the city for Tuesday I'm good. Rumor mill says it's going to be in Eastchester / Bronx which works out ok. Gf leaves for work 1hr before I get home, she's not dealing with tugboating very well. Wednesday morning may sound like Eric Church's "wrecking ball", I should send flowers and a card to the neighbors now.
I just checked the sat photo, looks like you may be there for a while, but there also might be a window if you can use it. There has been some lifting up here, but still pretty dank.
 Sorry about the GF. The away/home time is just part of the job/paycheck and you can't change that. Maybe you should send flowers to the GF first? Just sayin'.  :D
 I gotta get back to the shop. Good Luck and glad to see my memory is still working pretty well.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 04, 2020, 11:24:51 PM
Dang tahoe.. God bless ya.  

Few months ago i scattered the damper plate on the petercar clutch out in NC.  Did manage to get my load delivered and get back to base to pull trans and do a bunch of maintenance.  Other than that pretty quiet here with the exception of an RV furnance i am all too tired of fixing.  

My bobcat, dozer and forklift are all broken right now.  And ive found that if i dont fix them, they dont break any other parts.. so thats working out pretty good. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: bushmechanic on January 05, 2020, 06:42:30 AM
Well I might as well add to this thread as well! First day back to the woods this fall and got to 4:00 pm before this happened...
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and what it looked like after bush repair(welding)(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20965/KIMG0582.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1578223582)
 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on January 05, 2020, 01:34:50 PM
What brand of forwarder is that, bushmechanic?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on January 05, 2020, 01:49:32 PM
Thanks gang.  Where is the service/run switch located?  

I havent had much work since thanksgiving eric, dont tease me with visions of fat pay checks!   ;D
I need a driver Mike, if you make it up this way we could keep you pretty busy I guess.  Give me a ring if you still have my number.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Skeans1 on January 05, 2020, 02:33:05 PM
What brand of forwarder is that, bushmechanic?
Sure looks like a 1010D in the yellow flavor.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: caveman on September 08, 2020, 06:44:24 PM
My turn.  Today's carnage occurred in front of about 60 impressionable teenagers.  I was using the Kubota M7060 with the front end loader to remove soil from some parking lot islands in the teachers' parking lot.  All was going well.  The students were removing the soil and weeds that I could not get with the bucket in preparation for the compost we are going to add before we plant.

Anyway, as I was exiting Island #5 with a bucket full of sand and weeds driving over the curb (low, 1) a whoosh of air left the tire and the wheel immediately smashed into the sharp edge of the curb, substantially bending it.  I couldn't remove the wheel where it was so I inched forward until I had a little room to work.  We removed the wheel, went to the ag shop and began massaging the wheel back into a shape that resembled circular with a 10 lb hammer.  Surprisingly, the wheel was not too difficult to reform but getting the tire back on the bead required a ratchet strap tourniquet and a lot of dish soap.  Back in business within the hour.

I'm sure there will be more before the end of the week. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on September 08, 2020, 07:26:02 PM
Well I might as well add to this thread as well! First day back to the woods this fall and got to 4:00 pm before this happened...
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and what it looked like after bush repair(welding)(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20965/KIMG0582.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1578223582)

i put bearings in my 646 valmet a couple yrs ago. mine looked bigger than that and the nut was a lot bigger. i had a socket sort of. made to fit it it must weigh 15 lbs. then torque multiplier to 3\4 torque wrench set at 330. yet it seems there is always a slight amount of play in it even with a 1000 lb on it
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 08, 2020, 09:32:00 PM
Forgot all about this thread even though I had my fair share of carnage this year.

Started the summer by have hydraulic issues with a tractor. It has a closed center load sensing system and it was getting "hung" in high pressure and going over relief all the time heating the oil to scorching levels within minutes of running. So had plumbed in gauges to pinpoint things.
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That was all well and good until my gauge was sticking out and the 3 point ripped the pressure pipe right off the valve block.
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Pulled out the combing valve (tractor uses two open center gear pumps in tandem) to find a broken spring keeper and other trash stuck in there.
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That resulted in pulling the pumps and locating the source of the trash which was a detent spring from the loader valve. So one new pump, new loader valve, bunch of new orings and backup seals, multiple system flushes and I was back in business.
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What kinda tractor was it?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 16, 2020, 11:35:13 AM
About 1am, 2 winters ago now i lost a wheel hub while driving to work.  Well, i was about 2 miles from the house and realized the spindle nut had stripped and very carefully got turned around.  Idling back in low hole a few houses up the road it dump the hub, wrecked a new tire, the qtr fender etc.  Calling for the tow before hand woulda been cheaper and smarter i guess. 



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Life got in the way while i looked for a spindle and all that.  ive just now cleaned out the shrapnel and grease, the  shrunk out the races.  realizing how bad the inner seal surface got machined. 


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Time to have lunch, flip the laundry and get that mess figured out. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 20, 2020, 01:27:05 PM
Well, 2 sad events to post.  International went to a beefier inner spindle shank with otherwise the same forge casting,  and from a 205 to 207 series bearing on the inside wheel bearing so the new bearing race wont go in my hub.  I brought an outer bearing to check the spindle at junkyards because the inner exploded.  

Im waiting to hear back from timken if there is a bearing that will allow me to avoid boring my hub or turning my spindle down.. Neither of which i want to do.    The cost of owning obsolete stuff. 


Yesterday i had henry start the forktruck.  Then i ran it and it sounded terrible.. I thought man its gotta be out of oil and turned the key off.  It stayed running because i hadnt killed the fuel shutoff..and the sound went away...  Because boy had the key stuck in the crank position and the bendix was running into the spinning flywheel.  It started last night but not today.  And wouldnt ya know it the hardened bendix gear ate the soft flywheel.  Sure would be nicer to replace a bendix.  



"Oh youre lucky to have all that equipment" is one of those phrases that makes me want to choke someone. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 20, 2020, 09:49:05 PM

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Long day in a bad position but i was able to lay the tooth faces back and chamfer all the boogered and smeared metal blocking the starter gear from meshing.



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I also polished the starter gear ramps into a radius to help the gear rotate into position smoothly when plunging into the ring gear.  Back up and running.



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Thanks again for the straps @rastis (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=42456) 

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on September 20, 2020, 10:14:05 PM
Reminds me a bit of my activities a couple of days ago...we were camping out west, staying in a nice campground in Spearfish, SD. I had some front brake pads start wearing into the rotor on my Dodge, so I quick changed the side that was bad (the campsite rules forbade washing of RVs etc, so I figured I better boogie before someone e told me to stop😁). Got it apart and it had a cracked piston, so I had to get a caliper and switch that out. Then, I had a vibration that appeared about 65mph that was driving me nuts, so I pulled the front driveshaft off, it had a slightly loose U-joint (picture me carrying my driveshaft and throwing it in the back of my truck, as my neighbors looked on😁) Then I got to move on to the slide out on the camper, something was kicking a breaker and pulling tons of juice. We finally narrowed it to the slideout circuit. I didn't have time to trace down what I figure is a direct short somewhere in the wiring. First we tried the manual crank, we put our 9 year old boy on it and that broke too🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️ So I cut the wires on the gearmotor, and hooked up jumper cables so we could run the slide that way. There are days...
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on September 20, 2020, 10:20:30 PM
Might I add that the 3rd generation on Dodge 4x4's have a horrible design on that front axle- no locking hubs or anything, they just spin the whole front driveline like an old 4x4 that you left the hubs locked in. It's pretty common for them to disintegrate a u-joint which then destroys the front case of the transfer case (it happened to me). I came from a 2nd gen Dodge, they had a 2 piece drive axle that unlocked, I assumed these were the same. I felt the vibration, and got down and looked my rear shaft over several times, it never occurred to me it was the front shaft. There is a lock out retrofit, but you have to change the entire hub assembly, about $2000.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 21, 2020, 04:05:38 AM
Oh ive sung the dodge blues many a time.  Can you put balljoint ford outers on those to delete the unit bearing and gain freespin hubs?


I let my front end fall apart then did it all at once.  Ford knuckles, new big twin piston calipers, rotors, bearings, wheel joints, new xrf balljoints and deleted that terrible track bar balljoint by cutting and sleeving the bar and welding frame mounts for a regular tube bushing.  I was putting trackbars in every year.  


 If 3rd gen has a tie rod end style joint on the driver side, have the wife rock the wheel and watch it.  Thats the dodge deathwobble most wanted suspect right there.  On OBS fords its the other end of the trackbar.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: teakwood on September 21, 2020, 08:07:07 AM
Well, 2 sad events to post.  International went to a beefier inner spindle shank with otherwise the same forge casting,  and from a 205 to 207 series bearing on the inside wheel bearing so the new bearing race wont go in my hub.  I brought an outer bearing to check the spindle at junkyards because the inner exploded.  

Im waiting to hear back from timken if there is a bearing that will allow me to avoid boring my hub or turning my spindle down.. Neither of which i want to do.    The cost of owning obsolete stuff.


Yesterday i had henry start the forktruck.  Then i ran it and it sounded terrible.. I thought man its gotta be out of oil and turned the key off.  It stayed running because i hadnt killed the fuel shutoff..and the sound went away...  Because boy had the key stuck in the crank position and the bendix was running into the spinning flywheel.  It started last night but not today.  And wouldnt ya know it the hardened bendix gear ate the soft flywheel.  Sure would be nicer to replace a bendix.  



"Oh youre lucky to have all that equipment" is one of those phrases that makes me want to choke someone.
Hey Mike, just call elmer, he will have them fixed in no time! :D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Banjo picker on September 22, 2020, 08:55:33 PM
I think this qualifies me for legal entry into this thread.  
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How’s that for a hole in a radiator?  After hauling 6 or 7 loads of logs yesterday....I decided after the last one that I was going to change the right rear caliper....the old 87 international has hydraulic brakes.  So after unloading it with the prentice, I circled the mill pulled to the front yard to turn around and pull up to my bay that I work out of...but when I braked to back up....there was none.  So I smacked the Jin pole I use with the back hoe...very very fortunate that I was home an where the two inch rod entered it missed the fan and other engine parts.  I found a hood, grill and radiator for $750.00.  Went and picked it up and got two nice tires and rims for another $250.00.  It won’t leave the yard again until it has 4 new calipers on it.  I already replaced one brake line and will give the others a hard look.  Close call...my truck and trailer were just below that Jin pole.  Tim 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on September 22, 2020, 09:47:42 PM
Ooof.. That did it.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Banjo picker on September 22, 2020, 09:58:59 PM
If you had to poke a 2 inch rod through the radiator, that was the perfect place.  Tim 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Old Greenhorn on September 22, 2020, 10:56:13 PM
Yeah, that probably won't buff out. Sorry man.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: bushmechanic on September 27, 2020, 05:54:43 AM
 
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 Good thing the boss did this and not me lol!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on September 27, 2020, 07:44:51 AM
Thanks everyone for posting, lightens the day with shared painful experiences.  No real pictures, didn't break anything, just putting back all the little stuff the mechanics left behind.  So while I've been wrenching it wasn't, yet, carnage.  Now I did have my son back over a 462 this summer, that would have qualified I guess.  All my fault.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on October 05, 2020, 03:30:17 PM
More planetary carmage...

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on October 05, 2020, 07:21:29 PM
kiko that'll just buff out, right? ;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Hilltop366 on October 05, 2020, 08:52:06 PM
kiko that'll just buff out, right? ;D
I don't think so, more like JB weld. Right?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on October 05, 2020, 09:24:13 PM
I think it will buff out . Probably gonna take about 270 Benjamins to buff it to shiny new.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: bushmechanic on October 10, 2020, 07:26:26 PM
Well I had a seal leak in the front diff of my C3 Tree Farmer so today I figured I'd check it out. Good thing I did as it was more than a leak... a couple of bearing failures!
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 10, 2020, 09:12:21 PM
Been a summer of lots of minor inconveniences. 
Hay rake frame broke in two.
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Head gasket in the skid steer
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Somebody's old weld in the chain case of the skid steer cracked.
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Broke another axle in the GMC 2.5 ton axle. So its gutted and running as an empty housing now.
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Destroyed slip clutch in the batwing mower.
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Thats just the junk I remember and have some pictures of. Lol
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 10, 2020, 09:43:14 PM
What kinda skid steer.. I dont recognize that frame layout at all.  


What is the deuce axle in?  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 10, 2020, 09:59:28 PM
Gehl 7800 skid steer. Axle is under a ford 5000 tractor.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 11, 2020, 05:19:31 PM
I have been looking at those big gehls, how do you like it and how many hours you put on? Has it been reliable?  Perkapillar or cummins? Parts off the shelf or proprietary? 


Im looking to replace my 742 and want a bigger diesel machine with a longer wheelbase.  Have run LS170 but i dont love the slop that comes in linkage booms.  But the low COG on those gehls and side view looks really good. Seems like plenty of room for big grousers. And the removable axle housings is nice too. 

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 12, 2020, 11:16:37 AM
Has a 105hp Yanmar. 3k hours and just had to to a head gasket. Other than that its been good. Working on it is much easier than the bobcats and NHs that I've worked on. To run tracks it has 2" wheel spacers making it 7'4" wide. It's long in the backend, and weights nearly 12k lbs with tracks on. Even with tracks she doesn't like soft ground at all.. The vertical lift is wonderful but all the linkage does give you some inherent slop.

Parts other than the Yanmar are proprietary but availability is good and prices aren't too bad.

If you have lots of open space and hard ground they are awesome as it'll lift more than you can imagine. Tight spaces and soft ground you will cuss.
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 12, 2020, 11:38:41 AM
Is it a mechanical diesel or computerized with egr and def and all that?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 12, 2020, 11:41:08 AM
Mechanical, 12v is all she needs to run. Stay away from the perkins they were plagued with problems in the newer 10 series. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 12, 2020, 11:42:58 AM
Thanks for the info, good stuff.

Do the tracks get you out of trouble or just lure you into it?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 12, 2020, 12:02:49 PM
Lure you into trouble. Haha they are better than tires for sure. But a lighter machine like my buddies NH LS180 will run circles around my Gehl in soft ground.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 12, 2020, 02:33:22 PM
Wow that bad huh?  really puts perspective on it.  A 180 is no featherweight!   

Theres a 980 bobcat with planetary hubs complete and running for sale nearby [rare anymore] and i look at it and think imagine what it could load and dig up.. But its 15k# and super wide with a short wheelbase, maybe even square.  Reality bites me and says imagine how bad it can bury itself.  15k is a loaded service truck or daycab tractor. Itll make a pigpen out of any site. 

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on October 12, 2020, 03:59:34 PM
His LS180 with tracks and bucket scaled out at just over 8k lbs i think, my 7800 with tracks and grapple bucket is 12,600 lbs. That is a lot of weight with not a ton more track area on the ground. Also hard to move as its too heavy and wide for most tandem "car style" trailers. So a deckover is a must.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: moodnacreek on October 12, 2020, 07:09:42 PM
If my calendar and memory are correct, you should be headed home around mid-week?
Sitting between Bannermans island and Storm king waiting out the fog, as long as we are to the city for Tuesday I'm good. Rumor mill says it's going to be in Eastchester / Bronx which works out ok. Gf leaves for work 1hr before I get home, she's not dealing with tugboating very well. Wednesday morning may sound like Eric Church's "wrecking ball", I should send flowers and a card to the neighbors now.
The mouth of moodna creek is opposite Bannermans, between Plum point and  Cornwall landing. You where close [ to me]

Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: thecfarm on October 12, 2020, 09:09:33 PM
I have some rocks that I could use that to haul them away up into the bog!!! All I can do now is roll them.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on October 17, 2020, 09:09:00 PM
Hey southside... 

You reckon i got all the squeel outta that one yet?   ;D


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Bead of the rim was shot from foam keeping the water in.  Even with tons of grinding it leaked like a screen door.  DAP weldwood contact cement.  Perfect seal. 



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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on November 05, 2020, 08:37:13 PM
Swing the engine at 0930, 

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 She was running about 4. 

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 Needs a couple minor things, put the rest of the panels on, wanted to get it off that hill before the snow came back. 2.45yd, should bail some dirt, thumb is like brand new. 

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  should be home monday, throw it in the pit. 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Old Greenhorn on November 06, 2020, 05:35:45 AM
Nicely done. Fast too!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 09, 2020, 08:32:23 AM
My 01 F250 4x4.  It was my grandfathers last truck and mostly sat parked in massachusetts.  I got it at 87k miles, completely rotted. What a shame.  Every brake caliper on it has hung up and turned the rotor red.  Never happens at a good time and always messes up your day. 


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These stupid phenolic pistons love to collect grime inside the bore and then refuse to retract.  If you catch it soon enough you can pop them out with air into a 2x4, sand them up and reinstall [minus the dust seal because it will never go back on right] and get some more time out of it.  If they get hot enough they shatter the piston and get stuck on the axle. 

  Theyre about $100 each and you must bring the bracket with your core because ford used so many different calipers.. Sold with new slide bracket.  If any if you have one of these trucks and are suddenly slowing down fast, smelling brakes and getting bad mileage, feel your rims.  The hot one is hanging. 


I wont have another one of these 5.4 triton trucks.  
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Nebraska on November 09, 2020, 09:23:42 AM
My Ford F350 has done the same,  mine have all been  done in the last 3 years. Still goes though.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Ed_K on November 10, 2020, 06:39:01 AM
 My 05 GMC did it too :(.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on November 11, 2020, 03:58:31 PM
I love disc brakes, but being in New England, salt, brine, rust really kills calipers quick. Still rather put on a new caliper than play with rotten backing plates and shoes that's never fun!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: nativewolf on November 11, 2020, 04:41:09 PM
We had a large wo roll over on a 462 as it turned out to be rotten and rolled during bucking.  Morale: keep other saws away from logs when bucking in dark :(.  Broke a few fins, handle is not good.  Have another top end might switch it up one day.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on November 11, 2020, 07:08:31 PM
Thats a bummer wyatt.  It didnt take me long to realize there is no easy money waiting out in the woods.  Some days lucky to break even after deducting whatcha just plain broke. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: g_man on November 17, 2020, 06:59:39 PM
I might need some new wheel bearings for the wood splitter soon....


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gg
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on November 18, 2020, 12:51:32 AM
Spherical bearing gave up the ghost on the lift cylinder of the forwarder-


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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: teakwood on December 28, 2020, 07:59:52 AM
I started to use my excavator for a trial run in the quarry, she hasn't worked much the last 2 years. i always noticed the turn table drop some grease, but it was just some drops. but after 3hours of work i was shocked by seeing the amount it squirted out. the machine is 20years old and has 8200h. the seal has hardened over the time and has broke of at one point.
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It's a slewing bearing with balls inside. today i will measure it's play, have done it 2 years ago and it was ok.
does anybody have experience with excavators? maybe @kiko (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=15160) , @bushmechanic (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=10965) ??
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Dangerous_Dan on December 28, 2020, 08:36:37 AM
There is a sump that encloses the ring gear and the pinion off the swing motor.
It's probably full of something like water or the gear oil from the gearbox on your swing motor.
Get under the machine and pull the drain plug for that sump and see what comes out.
Water leaks in from where the swing motor bolts in.
If it's gear oil the seal for the pinion shaft on the swing motor is leaking.
If it's hydraulic oil you have more seal problems in the swing motor.
Check the gear oil in the swing motor, if it's empty you might just need the seal.
The pinion seal is easy to change.
Pull the swing motor and remove the seal cover around the pinion shaft and put the new seal in it and reassemble.
These seals are overpriced at the dealer.
It's best to pull it apart and measure for the seal and get the all rubber coated ones.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: kiko on December 31, 2020, 07:08:58 PM
I agree with above. But think the seal is progressive damage. It has been over greased or there is liquid , water or oil that has increased the volume and forced the grease out bast the seal.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: teakwood on January 02, 2021, 07:38:47 AM
I think i have figured it out, after talking to a excavator mechanic friend back in Switzerland and some internet research

the swing motor is fine, no leaking oil.
the big pinion and gear is also perfect, nice clean grease. (they're emerged in a grease bath, like 36liters)

the 93 rollers (actually balls) have 3 grease nipples around de slewing ring at 120degrees each. (books says, grease every 250h) they have been overgreased (my fault) and the seal has gone bad over the years.

Play is 1mm which is totally in the normal range.
the excavator should be fine for work, but will continue to drop grease. when the grease stops then i put a little more in, just a small layer of grease on the balls should be ok.

the seal can be changed as is, but i'm sure it's no fun.

seal is 210$ OEM in Miami, which i find very overpriced. or 10-30$ AM in china, korea,....
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Kim_Ked on January 21, 2021, 07:53:56 AM
 
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So its been a while since I posted anything. I thought this would fit in. 
Its my Arbro1000.  I initially took it apart to replace the all the sliding brass wear parts within the machine. That was a good 1000$.  Once I got it apart, I realized that the entire top section of the delimbing head was in very battered condition. So off to a reputable fabrication shop who rebuilt it for me, top to bottom. Its like new now, 1500$ in fabrication later. 

So I get that top section back and put the machine all together.  Last part to go in is the new big 92MM adjustment nut (400$) in the pictures you see here. The old nut was in really bad shape by the time I got it out. Thinking this was it, I quickly realized that the new nut will not thread in to the frame! The manufacturer cant even get me a replacement insert with the internal threads on it.  So after many hours of grinding and cutting, removing the entire top plate and continuing to grind out the old insert, I can finally see a small crack developing where the insert goes through the frame.  This is shown in my third image.  

I'm really hoping that a machine shop will be able to make me a new insert ($$$), with my internal metric, 92MM thread that I can have a fabricator come and weld it back in for me. More $$$. I can weld but not good enough that I can sleep well knowing I had a good penetration between these layers.

Stress-full [I have typed a profane word that is automatically changed by the forum censored words program I should know better] man. Iv spent so much on this that It really has to work out.  This machine is 69K new and I can't replace it. I'm in way to far now to stop either.   I really need something to work out for me soon. This machine has been down since mid November waiting on these parts and repairs. Given the ridiculously low amount I'm getting now for stud wood, its going to take me a few loads just to pay for this one.

Thanks for watching!
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 21, 2021, 01:00:02 PM
Thats a tough one.  Youre doing good work, keep at it man. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 22, 2021, 09:28:22 PM
My mechanics like your serious.... 🤷‍♂️  lets get the parts, tools, load up the sleds and in we go 😆... that new 800 Assault will take a man right off the bars...

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on January 23, 2021, 07:32:49 AM
My mechanics like your serious.... 🤷‍♂️  lets get the parts, tools, load up the sleds and in we go 😆... that new 800 Assault will take a man right off the bars...

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800  assualt i have one it is a weapon fairly quick
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowstorm on January 23, 2021, 07:52:48 AM
there is always something to fix. couple weeks back the hydraulic pump in the rottne gave up. found a good used pump. take the old 1 out and the spline is bad on the gear box. out comes the gear box. needs 1 shaft bearings. some of it is coming from sweden. 6.0 ford in 1 of the f550's. low power  then will not start no codes. scaned it low high pressure oil. 250 lbs takes at least 500 to start. changed the standpipes and dummy plugs air tested it. ran a jumper to the ipr valve while air testing. no leaks. left the jumper on spliced that inti the harness. and it started runs like a new one. so did putting 12 v to the ipr free it maybe. normally it only uses a volt or 2 or the new used connector?
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 23, 2021, 06:19:08 PM
Skid steer started pushing coolant about 100 hours back. Quick tossed a head gasket in and it ran like a top for 100 hours until it started pushing coolant again. So head is at the machine shop getting magnifluxed, pressure tested, rebuilt, etc. Started prepping the block and found a .002 to .003 depression right at the edge of 2 of the liners. This little Yanmar ran like a sewing machine quiet as can be and had great oil pressure. But things just got a whole lot more expensive.(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18040/20210108_171412.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1611443173)
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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 23, 2021, 06:45:39 PM
How many hrs total are on the motor. You will have a like new machine when you get everything together 👍
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 23, 2021, 07:14:01 PM
Yeah very little glycol is required to destroy oil.   Sucks man. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 23, 2021, 07:19:34 PM
3200 hours on it now I think. Motor will be brand new when its all done. Rubber bits in the drive hub on the back of the motor is hanging out so that will get replaced. Scooped 50lbs of "debris" out of the belly pan. Before it goes back together ill drag it outside and powerwash the machine out as best I can for the middle of winter.

Not upset about it at all other than the fact I have a few step decks to load with hay that ill have to do with the tractor loader instead (which takes nearly double the time).
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 23, 2021, 07:54:27 PM
Not my picture, not my machine, and I wouldnt want to be this guy... @Skeans1 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=37446)  whats a new cab cost for a fancy harvester ? 100 installed ? 🤷‍♂️ 

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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 23, 2021, 10:41:53 PM
Didnt take any pics but drove 205 miles round trip and sawzalled the snot out of a cab chassis van today to pull a ford 460/C6 for my dumptruck build.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 24, 2021, 01:26:38 AM
Didnt take any pics but drove 205 miles round trip and sawzalled the snot out of a cab chassis van today to pull a ford 460/C6 for my dumptruck build.
Get some pictures next time 👍
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Tacotodd on January 24, 2021, 01:45:35 AM
Mike, I’d like to see where you sawsalled  and your logic in choosing those particular points.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 24, 2021, 09:19:20 AM
Well its a van so the engine has to come straight out the front, very little room for lifting with carb on.  I sawzalled the nose from top of grill to bottom of bumper between the frame rails.  Cut the floor pretty thoroughly then exhaust.  Unbolted starter/alt/PS pump, jacked it up, took out trans xmember, and rigged up 2x4s under the motor mounts like skis so it could be pulled straight forward.  Then hooked a cable basket to the forks and a choker off the tailhousing to lift it out and onto a pallet.  


 Was there Noon to 5ish taking my time.  I also got side mirrors, driveshafts and carrier, radiator, trans and oil coolers, brake master and booster, ignition module, etc.  He wanted $400, i gave $550 and feel i did pretty dang good.  People want $1000 to $1300 for junkyard 460/c6 lately.  Took a few weeks to find this.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Haleiwa on January 25, 2021, 02:24:28 PM
Not my picture, not my machine, and I wouldnt want to be this guy... @Skeans1 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=37446)  whats a new cab cost for a fancy harvester ? 100 installed ? 🤷‍♂️

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That one's a little hard to figure out.  Did he cut it with the head not fully gripping the log?  Or did he release the head with the log leaning back towards the machine?  It doesn't take long for a tree to fall the wrong way.  I remember the man who sold me my Valmet asking "Have you dropped a tee onto the cab yet?" soon after I started using it.  The answer was "No, but I did have a few limbs brush the window on the way down".
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: so il logger on January 25, 2021, 02:58:23 PM
Looks like they cut it with chainsaw and was using the harvester to push it. Got the power line too...

:laugh:
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 25, 2021, 04:02:17 PM
Thats a whole new insurance premium class right there yall. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Skeans1 on January 25, 2021, 07:11:10 PM
Not my picture, not my machine, and I wouldnt want to be this guy... @Skeans1 (https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=37446)  whats a new cab cost for a fancy harvester ? 100 installed ? 🤷‍♂️

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Cab looks ok but never know and sure wouldn't want to find out either a dangle head doesn't make a great pusher another good reason to look into a shovel.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on January 25, 2021, 09:20:28 PM
Took me 2 trees on the cab before I learned how to push trees with a dangle head. When you have to push against a heavy lean or away from an object (power lines in my case) it was best to have the machine in a straight line with the direction you want to push. Face cut in the front, saw mostly thru the holding wood, feed the head 20' up the tree and then push/drive forward.

One of the last jobs I cut was thinning about 2 miles of trees along a high voltage power line. Made for a lot of jockeying around to push trees away from where they wanted to go.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: BargeMonkey on January 25, 2021, 10:02:26 PM
 I honestly didn't have the amount of Timbco seat time I should have when I bid that job down to the dam yrs ago, part of it was cutting along the road, high voltage stuff on the other side, they would shut the road off for a couple trees at a time and wouldn't let me cut during school bus hours. I made it happen 😆 I did join the big blue flash club the job prior to that, actually was working along the road and the one neighbor stops, ask if i was an employee for the "firewood king", 😆 i explained i was not... about 4hrs later i go to jack a LARGE HM, now i know better, screaming NO NO NO in the cab like a little girl as I smoke the power to this neighbors house and like 6 others 🤷‍♂️ right about dinner time....
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: barbender on January 26, 2021, 12:27:22 AM
😂😂😂 The slow agony of watching a tree go the wrong way😬 I dropped one on the harvester cab once, a tall slender spruce. I wasn't paying close attention, but when I cut the tree and pulled the butt away from the stump I could feel it coming back (this was after dark) typically just feed the butt into the ground and then push the stem away from yourself. I went to do that, I hadn't realized that my chain had hit something and cut crooked, making the bar hang up extended out. On Ponsse harvesters, if your bar isn't "home", the feed rollers won't move (to keep you from mangling your bar) well in this case it kept me from getting that butt into the ground on time, so I got a big BAM! on top of the cab😬 Thankfully it wasn't anywhere near the size of that cab flattener oak.
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: dustintheblood on January 26, 2021, 12:35:18 AM
My mechanics like your serious.... 🤷‍♂️  lets get the parts, tools, load up the sleds and in we go 😆... that new 800 Assault will take a man right off the bars...

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/34634/20210122_144820.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1611368692)

Never ever did I ever imagine I could wheelie a sled...
Till I did.
And did again and again and again
I'm hooked.  Too much crazy stupid fun, but I mean --- come on!!! They are begging to be stood up
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: dustintheblood on January 26, 2021, 12:36:11 AM
I honestly didn't have the amount of Timbco seat time I should have when I bid that job down to the dam yrs ago, part of it was cutting along the road, high voltage stuff on the other side, they would shut the road off for a couple trees at a time and wouldn't let me cut during school bus hours. I made it happen 😆 I did join the big blue flash club the job prior to that, actually was working along the road and the one neighbor stops, ask if i was an employee for the "firewood king", 😆 i explained i was not... about 4hrs later i go to jack a LARGE HM, now i know better, screaming NO NO NO in the cab like a little girl as I smoke the power to this neighbors house and like 6 others 🤷‍♂️ right about dinner time....
Sorry man, but that's dang funny
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 26, 2021, 09:48:10 AM
You shoulda walked over and told him you were just kidding.  Take the family out to the sizzler on firewood king's tab tonight!



My first climbing job was of necessity.. I had a row of 50 to 70ft pines in a 10ft wide alley between fence and my garage.  They were on a hill that was washing away and completely rootbare and i was broke. I stripped the middle into a spar and rigged the others down off it then took it down but there was one left in the corner out of reach id have to do conventionally.


  I didnt trust the tree as its own rigging.  I was about maybe 40 feet up and decided to let it fly.. My aim was pretty remarkable thus far.  we were roping and wedging the top to go right but it wanted left and a gust helped it.  It lifted, broke hinge and corkscrewed counterclockwise, still vertical on the stem about to step into the harness and crush me.  I dive right and it shoots straight down where i was onto the garage.  


No sparks but i was a little red in the cheeks. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowmountain on January 26, 2021, 11:09:00 AM
Hi Guys,

Long time lurker here.  I enjoy reading and appreciate all the information you all share. Thanks.  We have a old dairy farm and large woodlot in Western Mass.  Past few years tearing down the old buildings (all too far gone) so we can start new.  Will be logging some maple and cherry to use in building the house.

I have a 1960 JD 440 dozer with a hydraulic winch I use in the woods.  Not fast at all but it does get the job done if your patient.  The below pics are more of a "did something stupid" than a carnage thing.  They were actually taken about 10 years ago when cleaning up after a flood.  You know how it goes...just another couple passes and I'll stop...well that did not work out.  Probably a cord of split wood was lost getting the dozer out.  Jack blade, lift dozer, push cordwood under, walk tracks to pull under...repeat, repeat, repeat.  Had about 5 lengths of chain to a come along and a distant tree. Eventually it came out without having to get another machine on site. Thought you all might enjoy my stupidity:)

Jack Hayden


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Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 26, 2021, 11:24:18 AM
Welcome aboard Jack.  Recovering western masshole here.



Ive got a reluctant mini pond in my yard from the dozer finding the wet spot too.  And i planted a cord or so one time for the forklift after it played divining rod one day.  Never gets old.


All in good fun right?  You know you done good when the fluid is all tilted to one side and you cant move anymore! 

;D
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: Walnut Beast on January 26, 2021, 11:24:18 AM
Welcome to the Forum. Wow! Did you get stuck 😂
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: snowmountain on January 26, 2021, 04:55:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys. Yes. All that comes out without injuries is all good:)

Mike I’ve read your posts on adventures with local bureaucrats...unfortunate. Sad that west  mass lost someone with your talents. 

Jack
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 26, 2021, 07:56:52 PM
On to greener pastures my friend. 
Title: Re: Daily carnage thread
Post by: mike_belben on January 26, 2021, 08:17:56 PM
So i finally get time to get back to my beloved piece of cursed junk bobcat.  It was running fine when parked then next day no start, no spark.


Wracked my brain, couldnt find the bad component but couldnt get spark.  Like a week of trying. Oh look, that almost new genuine lucas breaker plate is not closing.  So it cant break.  Hm. Oh and its got hot glue holding the leaf spring to the post.. What the china is this baloney?  Well im not getting another of those so i bought an intermotor brand.  Looks good, put it in. No spark.  Try a few condensors, nope.  Coil measures good but try a few more nope.  Borrow a known good coil, nope. New wires and plugs, nope.  Got jumper wires direct from batt to coil.. Nothing.  Fun right? Just what i need. 

Today discover that the leaf spring on this one is isolating when it breaks the points but the terminal has full continuity at all times and so does the wire.  The wire needa to be switching 4x per revolution and it isnt.  Okay so i get some isolators and fiber washers and get spark.. Walla!


Check oil.. FULL of water. Pull the plug and go to town for a filter and oil, race home for kids who are finally back to school for now. Change the filter, fill it up.. Roll engine over with a wrench and theres a funny rapping.  Pull valvecover.. #3exh valve is bent and hanging up.   Its running on 3 holes and atleast finally out of the way of the container ive been needing to move for weeks. 


I need a dirty insurance agent so i can burn this #&%$*!@ thing.