Im no fitter.....

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Im no fitter.....

Post #1 by Joes1989 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:39 pm

but im guessing this isnt supposed to happen.....

Well today has been a bit of a nightmare too be honest.
First thing thing morning i was asked to scrape up some slop and re stone the road from which id scraped the slop. Everything was going fine until CRACK! "What the F**K was that?" I lowered the boom got out had a look at everythin....seemed ok started everything again and CRACK! followed with PING! and Splash! Turns out that th seals had blown on my dipper cylinder and cracked the bolt on end to the cylinder. Now the cylinder is totally out of its casing and the casing's end is shot to hell.

Ill try and get a better pic in the morning but i thought id share the one i took this morning amongst all the chaos.
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Havent got a machine for atleast a week now soo im back on the dumpers and shovels for now :cry:

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Re: Im no fitter.....

Post #2 by martyn williams » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:52 pm

They will be putting you on rope excavators :lol:


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Post #3 by essexpete » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:54 pm

Do you know I thought you were going to ask about joining a gymn!

Had that happen on our old hymac and thought the bucket was going to join me in the cab :shock:


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Post #4 by Robban_C » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:57 pm

That´s the new foldable hydraulic ram! :mrgreen:
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Post #5 by Joes1989 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:03 am

Had that happen on our old hymac and thought the bucket was going to join me in the cab


I was pretty lucky actually as the dipper didnt swing that muche as i just crawled it in low revs to where its parked now.
I have to say when i heard those cracks my heart did skip a few beats!

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Post #6 by martyn williams » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:10 am

If that happened to me I would have to change my trousers :lol:
It could have been nasty.
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Post #7 by Joes1989 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:14 am

haha!

Our fitters are coming to take the ram off in the morning which should be a giggle to watch as neither of them have done this before! I think i shall take a back seat and watch the show haha.

One of the young fitters that came too assess the damage this morning actually said and i quote "Can you not still use it?" i mean how dumb are you when you ask that and mean it?



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Re: Im no fitter.....

Post #8 by newjcb123uk » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:51 am

Ideal Joe for looping pesky power lines through that get in the way when digging :lol: :lol:
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Post #9 by ben_uk » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:01 pm

Nice one Jo lol :lol:

Back on the dumpers for a week :( hopefully they fix your machine quicker !

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Post #10 by Joes1989 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:15 pm

The fitter took the ram off last night and took it back to the yard. Ive been told today that it will be monday possibly tuesday before i get it back up and running.

Not to worry lots of lovely excercise too be done then. helps keep me in shape i suppose. I have too say i do quite like being on the ground having the banter with the lads i dont normally partake in when im on the machine.

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