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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:55:19 AM
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Location: Le Muy - Var - France
Gents,

Many thanks for your supportive comments.

A serious mechanical breakdown has just happened on a Liebherr T262 dumper.
Following some preliminary investigations, the maintenance intervention team Manager has mobilized heavy means to intervene and to repair on site:



Top access hatches to the engine are removed:



Engine elements support frames are brought in:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:04:06 AM
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A maintenance team member proceeds to the drainage of the cooling unit:







The intervention safety assessment requires an access bridge:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:09:27 AM
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The engine cooling unit is lifted:









To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:12:53 AM
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To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:05:56 PM

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This is awesome! I remember stumbling across this years ago and thinking there's no way these are models! I am glad someone posted the dio here and Guy is following through posting more pics!

The dio here reminds me of another one posted on a german forum, it was the shopping center one. Can't recall the exact name of it though, had it saved but that was an old computer. It went from demolition of an old building right to a rebuild of a new building.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:31:31 PM
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Guy these guys are just incredible every post has more detail than the last. I have a Cat D3 that has a slight knocking sound on one of my very small dioramas what are the chances of you sending the maintenance intervention manager and crew to RI before I have to call Cat Service, I’m sure the mine crew will be less expensive even with mobilization costs. Also I’m glad I’m not the only one who has mechanical problems on their dioramas.
Thanks
Steve
RobS
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:10:33 PM
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I've been unable to log in for a while but have been watching this post. Absolutely brilliant! Some mad skills at work for sure. The detail is incredible as is the realism in the "posing". Fantastic work guys!

Keep it coming!!!

Rob
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:39:40 PM
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Gents,

Thanks for your comments.

LorraMine maintenance teams are working round-the-clock on the T262 repairs. An engine support frame is brought in, to be installed on site:







To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:43:15 PM
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Beginning of the engine removal operations:









To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:47:32 PM
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Dumper engine removal operations (continued):







The engine is clear from the dumper chassis:



To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:50:45 PM
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The engine to be repaired is moved from the dumper onto its maintenance support:









To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
Quinella
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:33:37 PM

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This is beyond the pale. I don't know if I can watch this anymore. Nothing will ever outdo this diorama. Thanks Guy. CAW
Exkvate3140
Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:09:11 PM
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Guy unbelievable, what creative minds at work here, just unbelievable.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 5:50:46 AM
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The Liebherr dumper engine is secured on its maintenance support frame:



A maintenance operator has to climb to unhook the crane:



Here is the "beast", ready for detailed inspection and repairs:



To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 5:53:04 AM
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A few pictures used by Denis for the scene:





To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 6:02:21 AM
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The broken-down Liebherr T262 dumper:





To minimize mine disruptions while repairs will be progressed, a brand-new Caterpillar 797F dumper has been brought in. Here it is, being prepared for its operational use:



To be continued.
Guy





GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 6:12:01 AM
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Outer rear wheels, removed during road transport to minimize excessive width, are being reinstalled:









To be continued (tomorrow).

Regards.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 12:15:02 PM
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Guy great pictures these men don’t disappoint just like your team on your post. Would it be possible to get some information on the tire handler, I’ve seen them on loaders but not on a fork lift, that is very nice. Is it scratch built, and will it actually hold the tire?
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 12:46:32 PM
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Steve,


The tire handler is a replica made by Michel, and weathered by Olive, of a Weldo-Beales Mfg Company (WBM): https://weldco-beales.com/

As for the real unit, it can pick-up tires/wheels of various diameters and can be fitted on all sorts of motor units (forklifts, wheeled loaders, trucks...): https://weldco-beales.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WL_TireHandler.pdf

Here is the picture that triggered LorraMine support vehicle selection:



I hope it helps.
Guy



Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 2:33:45 PM
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Guy thanks for the information and links.
Scratch built, you boys have unlimited talent I’m gonna hit my basement and have a fire.
Steve
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