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Guido
07-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Pic of 500 T press to squeeze thimbles(?), for fabricating wire rope slings. Dies in background.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p86/Guido_album/500tosqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezer.jpg

500 T, is that 1,000,000 lbs?

G

Circlip
07-05-2008, 02:25 PM
2240lbs = 1T

kendall
07-05-2008, 02:38 PM
depends on which ton you use, normally (at least in the US) if it's listed as 'Ton' it's 2000lbs per. Normally if they mean one of the other tons, they specify Long ton = 2240, short ton = 2000, and metric ton right somewhere between the two, one ton is often (older refs) described as 20 hundredweights.

Even back when that unit was new, I think marketing would have rated it at 560 ton, rather than 500 long tons without the long ton designation.

Ken

Circlip
07-05-2008, 03:14 PM
Sorry Ken, I should have qualified I'm in the UK.
112lbs = 1cwt - Hundredweight, 20cwt = 1ton (Long or Standard in UK)
Metric ton or tonne = 0.9842 ton
1kg = 2.2046lb
1000kg = 1tonne
These all pertain to English (UK) weights.
Regards Ian

kendall
07-05-2008, 03:24 PM
Thought that was it, looked but didn't see where you were so figured I'd throw it in.

Ken

Chipslinger
07-05-2008, 04:13 PM
Yet another case of, Where the hell are you? It doesn't take long to generalize your local.

Quetico Bob
07-05-2008, 04:56 PM
Cool, brings back memories. Used to run one when I was working part time at a auto parts dealer during high school. 1 ton is enough to get rid of a finger, everything else is moot.
Cheers, Bob

japcas
07-05-2008, 05:27 PM
Yet another case of, Where the hell are you? It doesn't take long to generalize your local.

Where the hell are you Chipslinger? We've been through this before.:rolleyes:

Chipslinger
07-05-2008, 06:36 PM
Where the hell are you Chipslinger? We've been through this before.:rolleyes:

At LEAST I have a country, I don't care if you put an address but a Continent would be nice so we have some Idea.:mad:

hornluv
07-05-2008, 07:00 PM
500 T, is that 1,000,000 lbs?


Yep, 500 tons is 1,000,000 lbs. Seems amazing that they'd need that much pressure to make a thimble. BTW, I can't see the picture. Did you delete it or is it just me?

Quetico Bob
07-05-2008, 08:37 PM
Cool your jets Chipslinger, middle of the USA is pretty darn vague. Cripes even I put a a more descriptive value to my location. “North Western Ontario” was is it, a 100 square miles here? Compared to your billion…:D
Cheers, Bob

Peter S
07-05-2008, 09:50 PM
Pic of 500 T press to squeeze thimbles(?), for fabricating wire rope slings. Dies in background.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p86/Guido_album/500tosqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezer.jpg

500 T, is that 1,000,000 lbs?

G

Guido,

Any idea what has happened to the image? It says it has been deleted.

500 tons is known as...500 tons, never been able to figure out why Americans use 'lbs', elephants or jumbo jets for what is best descibed in tons, I better leave it at that :D

Guido
07-05-2008, 10:00 PM
No problems at this end. 'Dogshet if I know'.

G

Ian B
07-06-2008, 03:43 AM
Guido,

What drives it? Hydraulics, a crank mechanism?

Ian
Lat 4 13' 43"
Long 8 24' 20"

Chipslinger
07-06-2008, 07:48 AM
Thanx for the Idea Ian.

.RC.
07-06-2008, 07:56 AM
There is no picture on my screen???? Says it has been removed or had it's name changed???

davidh
07-06-2008, 11:54 AM
Where the hell are you Chipslinger? We've been through this before.:rolleyes:
somewhere around council bluffs iowa it appears. . . . or maybe omaha ne.

kvom
07-06-2008, 01:06 PM
Coords place him near Omaha

Chipslinger
07-06-2008, 04:29 PM
Mystery solved.

Can we get back on topic?