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HSS
01-31-2009, 12:06 PM
Must pass compentency exam and exibit hydraulics proficency.
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/goochiepepper/NeedmachineoperatorSmall.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/goochiepepper/operator2Small.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/goochiepepper/Operator3Small.jpg
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii285/goochiepepper/operator4Small.jpg
I would apply but I think I might soil my britches. LOL

Patrick

Liger Zero
01-31-2009, 12:39 PM
Impressive but how did they get it back down? :D

HSS
01-31-2009, 12:45 PM
Turn loose?:eek:

macona
02-01-2009, 06:35 AM
Impressive but how did they get it back down? :D

Same way as they got up. Just reverse the process.

uncle pete
02-04-2009, 03:41 AM
I operate a hoe for a living and would love to give that a try.

Pete

winchman
02-04-2009, 05:40 AM
Too bad the top isn't on a swivel. Then you could get the machine up on top of a building for demolition work or whatever.

What are the red arrows on top of the pole for?

Roger

John Stevenson
02-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Too bad the top isn't on a swivel. Then you could get the machine up on top of a building for demolition work or whatever.

What are the red arrows on top of the pole for?

Roger

https://cms.raf.mod.uk/reds/rafcms/mediafiles/48091D40_1143_EC82_2E17C725D6546BBC.jpg

:rolleyes:

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HSS
02-04-2009, 09:16 AM
Don't know about the red arrows in John's post but the ones on top of the tower have moved from the looks of pic 3 and pic 4. But then, I don't know about them arrows either. :rolleyes:

Patrick

madman
02-04-2009, 09:29 AM
That guys a Madman.

A.K. Boomer
02-04-2009, 09:44 AM
Must pass compentency exam and exibit hydraulics proficency.

I would apply but I think I might soil my britches. LOL

Patrick



First part of the hydraulics proficiency test is realizing that the photo is a farce --- at least I believe it is, they've tried to cover some basics like the way it "couple's" into its tower mounts (But the way the tracks hold leaves much to be desired though :rolleyes: - Although it would be a grid lock method look at how much is holding @ the radius of the tracks front wheel hub on pic 3 :eek: )
But first and foremost is the standard sized hydraulic pistons and although they used duelies @ the flat plate pivots they have one single for the main beam ---
Last but not least -- take a "step back" and look at the last pic, so much weight and all supported by that one hydraulic main beam and I might add at close to full extension in which I might also add is the weakest failure point for the units "compression mode",
Now -- take another step back and imagine this unit 1/5 scale and how you would be hard pressed to achieve this and then realize that things dont just grow in proportion structurally -- even though you match scale for scale you end up falling way short on the hydraulics it takes to get something like this done and by that I mean not only making the machine lift itself but lift itself outward at such an angle,
One more last but not least, This much mass this far outward and the units balance would be paramount to keep identical on both sides ESP. seeing as though there is only one main strut and what looks to be a standard width main beam --- these are hardly the type of loads the machine is designed for in the first place --- you wouldnt want to get that high up and then rotate your tracks as in the last pic --- if there was any doubt of this thing twisting into rubble it all should be erased in this photo as "no worries" due to it just being a creation on somebody's laptop...

Im at least not buying it until somebody proves it to be (good luck with that):rolleyes:

topct
02-04-2009, 09:55 AM
The picture is real.

The red pointers are controlled by someone on the ground. They are telling the operator witch way to move. He has to get into some blind positions.

kendall
02-04-2009, 11:54 AM
I don't operate one, but I've been in all phases of construction for years.
And I'd say that arm is far more massive than the average excavator, the cylinders are positioned differently and also much heavier looking than 'normal'.

Did a quick search, and found one more image that's taken in a different location
http://static.rp-online.de/layout/showbilder/19000-u-03.jpg

That image, while it looks like a frame grab from a low res video or cell phone photo, shows the tower without the banners, along with a name on the arm that I can't make out. In the other photos I've found it's whited out.
It also shows some other equipment that looks like they're from the same maker nearby, leads me to think it's a manufacturers demo performed at shows.

Ken.

plastikosmd
02-04-2009, 12:52 PM
here is another snapshot of different liebhierr demo on german tv
http://static.rp-online.de/layout/showbilder/19000-u-03.jpg

uncle pete
02-04-2009, 03:04 PM
As I said I operate a hoe for a living and that is not a off the shelf machine, Normally a excavator will not lift itself completley off the ground but with the newer computerized machines and manual adjustments you can prioritize hydraulic pressures to any control you want. I would assume the boom may be shortened, hydraulic cyclinders beefed up, higher pump pressures,ect. I very much doubt anybody that is that good would take any chances with the double braid flexable hydraulic hoses and tubing that the OEM installed. Me I'd want triple braid lines and very heavy duty pipe installed on ALL hydraulic lines, plus a brand new machine. I'll bet that machines hydraulics have been gone thru simular to a NASAU rocket launch, There is no room for error. I think the photo is real, And yes it's very imppresive, But for anyone that's never run an excavator they are WITHOUT any doubt the most versitile earth moving equipment ever invented.

The operator does not have big balls, All he's doing is what is required to get the job done, SOP for running a hoe, One more thing, If you have never run an excavator you might want to remember it is the hardest machine to operate and takes yrs. to get real good at. A very good operator will never tell you how good he is. What he does say's it all.I think a very good machinist does the same, They already know how good they are and don't need to brag about there abilites.

Pete

Evan
02-04-2009, 07:07 PM
Here is something similar with a backhoe. This isn't a demo though, it's everyday work for this machine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4toJA5EXcM

mochinist
02-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Here is something similar with a backhoe. This isn't a demo though, it's everyday work for this machine.

http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Backhoe_climbs_into_railcarWhen I had my pool dug a few years ago thats how the backhoe operator loaded his backhoe into the back of his dump truck, and thats where the backhoe rode. It was pretty impressive I guess, but he screwed the asphalt up pretty good doing it and I think he had to pay a fine to the city, not sure though.

plastikosmd
02-04-2009, 08:27 PM
I like this one, nice slope, tho only digging in loose dirt at the bigger angles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmtch4bLzQ&feature=related

torker
02-05-2009, 01:01 AM
That looks like me climbing up a tree to get my mentally challenged cat down.

hardtail
02-05-2009, 01:29 AM
If you like that just add to the pucker factor..........

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2412/qiialwuoalwdhb1.jpg

torker
02-05-2009, 01:38 AM
If you like that just add to the pucker factor..........

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2412/qiialwuoalwdhb1.jpg
OK...now that's just twisted! Good idea but it'd take a ton of duct tape on that thing before I'd get in it..

HSS
02-05-2009, 07:53 AM
That looks like me climbing up a tree to get my mentally challenged cat down.
Hey Torker,
My cat tried that one time, washed him out of that tree with a water hose. He never went back up that tree. Matter of fact, if he goes up any other trees, he doesn't meoooooooow at me to get him down.:D LOL

Patrick