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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Dragline Boom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:15 am 
No more yard art? Well at least you can sell the boom for scrap.


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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Dragline Boom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:56 am 
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There is some slight buckling of the lightest 1"x 1/4" angle z-members along the upper chord bracing, and some other ripples in the boom peak sheetbracing. That boom has been down a few times in it's history before I got it judging from the steel.
Considering that the machine is so deteriorated it doesn't really matter I suppose other than the finality of it all. With the boom up she looked like being ready to start work any day soon.
At least the 10ft central extender section could be used as a bridge over the creek for my tramway, so all is not lost.

Chris
in New Zealand


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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Dragline Boom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:43 am 
A little sheet metal here, a little Bondo there, plenty of duct tape, some zip ties and WD-40, and she should be all right. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Dragline Boom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:48 pm 
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I think we may need some bailing wire in there too.

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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Dragline Boom
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:51 pm 
And bubblegum. Don't forget the bubblegum!


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