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  • Oh Man that's not good!

    Ouch!

    https://youtu.be/0Ako5guyzNg?t=5m54s

    I feel sick and it's not even mine
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    Wow, that was really some let-down!

    It was hard to see just how it was suspended. He seemed to be using a chain fall but what broke seemed more like a block and tackle (pulleys and rope).
    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • #3
      I bet he crapped his pants,that's a big drill.

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      • #4
        Boy that's gonna leave a mark,,,

        beware of any future "Craigs List Deals" lol

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
          Wow, that was really some let-down!

          It was hard to see just how it was suspended. He seemed to be using a chain fall but what broke seemed more like a block and tackle (pulleys and rope).
          It's a 15ton Shaw bridge crane which is basically a hand operated cable hoist.They work fine,when the cable isn't rotten.
          I just need one more tool,just one!

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          • #6
            A bit of jb weld and hes good to go.Do you think if it is fixable.?

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            • #7
              Did you notice the last several minutes he was pulling the chain & nothing was moving? I bought a really nice 4' fot the young man I helped set up a shop. The guy wanted it gone & wanted $500 bottom $$, I offered him $$300 & felt bad I missed it so I get a call from the guy asking if I still want it so I said yep for $300. He told me a guy bought it & came with a horror fright trailer & small car. He said he told him it would crush the trailer but the the said put it on. It crushed the trailer & he waited a week & called me, The trailer was still here, what a rigger,eh! Bought a 35 ton ironworker from a local member & about an inch off the ground the 3/8" chain broke. I've hauled more but it's a manual & sooo top heavy. Truck handled it fine just went very slow around corners.

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              • #8
                The concrete is the worst part. An ever lasting reminder of the worst day ever.
                Andy

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                • #9
                  He could have lost a body part or died, it's just a machine & could have been much worse. Who films themself unloading a machine anyway? If he was showing his rigging skills he failed.

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                  • #10
                    When you first click on the link the video starts near the mid point. If you back up to the beginning you see that he initially started trying to lift it with one hoist, then when that proved inadequate he added a second one.

                    He'd gotten it off the trailer and was in the process of lowering it when the "fit hit the shan." Appears to me that after liting and having it supported by two hoists, that he then dumped all the weight onto one.

                    Also I noticed the mishap occurs at exactly the midpoint. Strikes me as an odd coincidence
                    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                    • #11
                      lynnl,

                      He changes the chain on the same hoist onto a different sprocket to give himself a better (more favourable) ratio on the hoist.
                      As someone who currently deprived of access to a workshop, I have been following this man on YouTube for long while. He is something of a 'character' and can be rather cavalier about safety issues from time to time - which is in no way meant to disparage the man - his achievement in converting an old wooden bar into a workshop literally single-handed is frankly amazing. Given the 'robust' nature of the man he will will bounce back from this setback and create his dream workshop . The world need more of folks like him who are prepared to get their hands dirty and make their dreams into a reality. I say kudos to him for posting this video so that others can learn from his mistakes!
                      Last edited by IanPendle; 05-14-2017, 08:54 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by plunger View Post
                          A bit of jb weld and hes good to go.Do you think if it is fixable.?
                          If the base,arm and column castings are undamaged,then probably yes with some determination and work.
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • #14
                            that is a huge Radial Arm drill, it looks fixable to me.

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                            • #15
                              Watching the video from the beginning shows much better how it was rigged and gives clues about possible warning signs. As mentioned above, it looks like the hoist is no longer actually lifting the machine, indicating that the cables may be stretching. I would not think the fiber core would contribute very much to the strength of the rope. It seems that the fiber core may be more important for holding oil as a lubricant and corrosion inhibitor:

                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_rope

                              Looking for more information mostly shows fiber core wire rope to have greater flexibility but about 10% less strength for same size:

                              http://www.ashleysling.com/wire-rope-3.htm

                              http://www.truckntow.com/productspecs/WireRope.pdf

                              Hard to tell what size cable he used, but I would guess about 3/4" (about the size of his fingers), which would be 26 tons nominal strength. Elsewhere I saw that recommended working load is about 20% of that, or about 5 tons. There may have been at least two cables on the pulley, which would allow for 10 tons.
                              http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                              USA Maryland 21030

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