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Offline mike_belben

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #160 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
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #161 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.    

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #162 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, 

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #163 on: January 04, 2020, 07:11:49 AM »
If my calendar and memory are correct, you should be headed home around mid-week?
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #164 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.
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #165 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.


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.


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.




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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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #166 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.


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.



Also in there was a spindle snapped off the gooseneck trailer.


A few flat tires.


A forwarder axle rebuild.


And probably a whole bunch of things I've forgot already.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #167 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. 

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #168 on: January 04, 2020, 11:45:08 AM »
Chevy, that's some carnage fo' sho'! 

Barge, you sure are tough on relationships😊
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #169 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.
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #170 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. 
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #171 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)
 

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #172 on: January 05, 2020, 01:34:50 PM »
What brand of forwarder is that, bushmechanic?
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #173 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.
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #174 on: January 05, 2020, 02:33:05 PM »
What brand of forwarder is that, bushmechanic?
Sure looks like a 1010D in the yellow flavor.

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #175 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. 

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #176 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)(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

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

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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #177 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.
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

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.
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

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.
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)

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.
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
What kinda tractor was it?
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #178 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. 











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. 













Time to have lunch, flip the laundry and get that mess figured out. 
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Re: Daily carnage thread
« Reply #179 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. 
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