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CAT793
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 8:37:28 AM

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Apologies to any one who has seen these images before!!! Just a little fun!!







RPFowler
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 9:53:41 AM
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CAT793,

I know you don't like the 994 for its million and one drive shafts, but that does seem to be a bit drastic! Makes major repairs easier, but I don't know how you would check the fluid levels Think Think

d'oh!
CarlBrutanananadilewski
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 11:32:06 AM

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Man that Hitachi got tore up! Great pics!


-Josh
"BIG JOHN"
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 3:04:56 PM

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WOW! I have not seen that Bucyrus dragline pic before, what a mess! That A frame has been completely ripped out from the floor by the looks of things. Anyone know what caused the failiure of the structure?
ulf
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 3:10:03 PM

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Great stuff. Applause Applause
CAT793
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:27:22 PM

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RPFowler wrote:
CAT793,

I know you don't like the 994 for its million and one drive shafts, but that does seem to be a bit drastic! Makes major repairs easier, but I don't know how you would check the fluid levels Think Think

d'oh!


When its time for a Universal Inspection Time you sneek up quietly on their right and yell VIBRATION and they will fall over every time!!
melton11
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:44:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing, the last photograph showing the leg out of bed is unreal.
Edu
Posted: Monday, December 08, 2008 6:38:01 PM
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I am still curious about the dragline. Why didn't it roll over instead of collapsing only one part?
Great pictures, thanks!
Campbean
Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 3:20:55 AM
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Iwould also like to know the story behind the dragline. Seems a bit odd ???
the truck line up picture is familiar - I know the guy who took it as I was onsite......
allistairc123
Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 7:52:16 AM

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fantastic pictures!!, ive never seen a 994 in trouble before!, i take it she stepped her right front wheel up onto that rock? i bet that was a scary ride down for the operator!!.
please, any more, keep them coming!. also the buried 797!, photos of the recovery would be something to see!!
thanks for sharing!

MACHINE PLAY TIME !! CLICKY BELOW \/ \/ \/ Smile
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Redjack Ryan
Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 9:03:14 AM

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The dragline is a Bucyrus 1370 (50-60CY) operating in Florida at a phosphate mine. Apparently there was a lack of inspection or maintenance on the a-frame mounts at the rear of the house. This was happened under normal operation and there was obviously a failure of the a-frame mounts.

As far as I know, draglines lack the power to lift something heavy enough for them to tip over. The mine was in the process of assembling another 1370 that came out of Indiana at the time this happened. They used the boom and parts off the Indiana machine to repair this one.

-Alex
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