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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:48 PM

Since changing up my position recently I've gotten to get back out and work with my hands a lot more. Last 2 weeks I've been working in our repair shop rebuilding equipment. Been a long time since I've worked in a shop environment.

Today was the first day I had to weld, use the lathe and build something from an idea in my head. I enjoy the shop work since you can use your head and try to improve on the lay out and design of the equipment. Plus I take pride in my work.

On the machines that install roof bolts they have a dust collection system that is very loud. So we install mufflers and sound deadening material. We came up with the idea to install dual mufflers to maybe tone it down a bit more. Had to come up with a way to mount both mufflers in a manifold that still fits behind the cover and sound deadening.

Built this little guy. Took me way longer than it should of but the fit was perfect. 1.5 rectangular tubing, steel bullet fittings, some 1.5" strap and a steel bushing. Built 2 of them. You can see the first one in the background(only one muffler installed) I revised my design a little on the 2nd one.

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Edited by toomanytoys84, May 11, 2016 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Very nice work!  I miss working on coal equipment sometimes.  I used to design guards and framework for longwall shearers.  I really enjoyed it.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:07 PM

Very nice work! I miss working on coal equipment sometimes. I used to design guards and framework for longwall shearers. I really enjoyed it.


The equipment is a blast to work on. Amazing machines. These "drill stations" are part of a Sandvik MB 450 in place mining system.

I try to stay away from the longwall. Everything is too big and heavy! And up on the wall it's way too much walking! I much prefer working on section equipment. More variety of stuff.

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Very nice work! I miss working on coal equipment sometimes. I used to design guards and framework for longwall shearers. I really enjoyed it.



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Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Now apply that to a GT.


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Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:32 PM

The equipment is a blast to work on. Amazing machines. These "drill stations" are part of a Sandvik MB 450 in place mining system.

I try to stay away from the longwall. Everything is too big and heavy! And up on the wall it's way too much walking! I much prefer working on section equipment. More variety of stuff.

Who did you work for?


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I worked for Anderson Mavor back in the late 80's. All we did was longwall. I collected a lot of mining stickers back then. It was the popular thing to do I guess. Stuck some on my hard hat but the rest went into a box and were forgotten.

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Now apply that to a GT.


Kenny you beat me to it. I was thinking maybe dual stacks in bright yellow, manifold in white on a cub.lol

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Posted May 12, 2016 - 05:09 PM

Did some more work today. Aligned the drill mast to the bacon strap holders. Touched up some welding and function tested. Ready to go out the door.

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Now the process starts all over again. Started tearing down the next set.

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Spent forever digging out dirt so I could get cylinders out.

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Also managed to pinch my finger under neath a jack when I was trying to beat the pin out

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Doesn't look like much but man it hurt!

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