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#1 Lovintractorin OFFLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Some of you probably know that I work for a house lifting and moving company. We also move large objects like fuel tanks, transformers, boats and such. Here is a recent job I was on in NC about 2 weeks ago. It may interest some.
http://www.kinston.c...turday-css.html
http://www.nchuntand...aturday-Morning
http://bcbrooks.blog...s-new-home.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-BKxb7Yhk4&feature=player_embedded
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Posted July 04, 2012 - 10:39 PM

Wow, that had to be really cool. 107 tons. Whew. Big move in this heat.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 06:17 AM

Thanks for sharing this. It went off without a hitch and must have required a lot of planning and hard work to make it happen so flawlessly. It must make for some interesting days when doing those big lift/transports.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:13 AM

I bet you have to stay really on your game moving these big objects, as the gun boat was being placed in the building I noticed workers putting what looked like plywood on the curb as the truck was pulling the trailer forward one slip and it could ruin your whole day.

Thanks for sharing this it was really cool and what an experience for you.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Cool. I stopped by and visited this a few years ago when work had me passing through Kinston. Quite the project to move that.
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 10:43 AM

That was a great move, thanks for sharing it with us.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:32 AM

Thanks for the comments guy's. Looks like monday I am headed back down there to pull steel and set it down on the peminent supports. I'm glad I don't work down in that heat and humidity every day.

I bet you have to stay really on your game moving these big objects, as the gun boat was being placed in the building I noticed workers putting what looked like plywood on the curb as the truck was pulling the trailer forward one slip and it could ruin your whole day.

Thanks for sharing this it was really cool and what an experience for you.


You do have to watch yourself working there.
When we pulled the sections in the building we use hydraulics. The yellow box on the metal beams is a pumper unit with hoses run to all the dollies for jacking, steering and driving for the driver dollies. One dolly under each section was a driver dolly which has hydraulic motors and air brakes. The pumper units are radio controlled by a remote for jacking, steering, driving, airbrakes, air horns..... We used the truck for the road transport and the driver dollies to move the sections in and out of the buildings and to pull the sections apart and fit them together. Since the floor of the new building was already stainded and pollished we had to lay thick rubber mats to protect it from machines tires and other things. We also use the mats to helf the tires over rough terrain as in the video we were using them to get over the curb.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thanks Tucker, it sounds like it's like a synonymy orchestral with all the instruments being controlled by the conductor. I'm sure it is something to watch.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the info.... I LIVE in KINSTON and was aware it was being moved.....good to hear it was going well. Will have to try and come down Monday to check it out! Good to see that it is a member of the forum helping to make it happen!

Scott
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Posted July 07, 2012 - 03:20 PM

Awesome work you do Tucker. House moving used to be a big thing in the 1980s when highways were being put in through this area and everyone hired a house mover to move their house. Now adays people just take the money and run, the heck with the house...

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Posted July 08, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Thanks for the info.... I LIVE in KINSTON and was aware it was being moved.....good to hear it was going well. Will have to try and come down Monday to check it out! Good to see that it is a member of the forum helping to make it happen!

Scott


Tuesday and Wendsday we should be there at the Queen street location pulling our steel. Not sure how long it will take but it will be pretty tight. We have another job up closer to Greensbroro later in the week. I beleive that is just a jack up job.
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Posted July 08, 2012 - 09:24 AM

You are a very skilled professional to do this type of work!
I have watched several houses being moved in this fashion. It is very interesting how it is done.
Once, I saw a home held in place while a basement was dug with a dozer......the family continued living there while all the work was being done!




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