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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #80 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.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #81 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. 
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« Reply #82 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.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #83 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.

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« Reply #84 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.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #85 on: November 29, 2018, 06:07:23 PM »
By golly Kiko you are practically a jeenyus.  ;D

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« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2018, 07:49:37 PM »
I have a thought on that but will bite my tongue ;D
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #87 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.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #88 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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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #89 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!
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #90 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
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« Reply #91 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 

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« Reply #92 on: December 10, 2018, 09:48:11 PM »
That sounds like an aggravating day.  Sorry man.
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« Reply #93 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 

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« Reply #94 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.

 

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« Reply #95 on: December 11, 2018, 09:02:20 PM »
 

   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.>
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #96 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" ::).
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« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2019, 05:27:02 PM »

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). 
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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« Reply #98 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. 
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #99 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
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