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This page highlights some of our current and past projects from the beginning to the final result. Each and every project takes on it's own set of challenges that encompasses all phases of our ability to provide a complete, accurate, timely and efficient repair process.
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This is a Linkbelt HTC8675 truck crane that was hit by a train. Thankfully nobody was injured. A good customer hired us to perform the majority of the repairs. These are just a few of the pictures, if you would like to see all of them while it is in the repair process then just go to our Facebook page or click here.
These are the boom sections from a Mantis 10010MX, a 50 ton crawler crane with a hydraulic boom assembly. It sustained damage to the middle portion of the booms in all four sections. We had to remove the damaged steel and replace with the manufacturer equivalent. In the end the customer saved thousands of dollars, we were able to turn the job faster than factory-lead times and the overall experience was a success.
Linkbelt HSP 8050
This is a base section off a Linkbelt HSP 8050, a 50 ton hydraulic truck crane. As the pictures show, this section was damaged by overload thus causing the base section to buckle in the center. We had to completely cut the section in two pieces and rebuild it from there. As with all our repairs the damaged steel is sent to a lab to be tested. Once we know what type of steel was used in the construction of the boom an equivalent steel in chemistry is used for the rebuild process. A detailed repair procedure was developed and the repairs began from there. Overall, this project was a success and the customer was happy.
This is a base section of an American 9299 that was severely damaged. The entire pin-up portion of the boom had to be rebuilt. The pin-up journals we the only part of this area that was salvageable. As with the hydraulic booms, all steel removed is lab-tested to ensure proper replacement steel installation.
Grove RT 745
This is a standard repair for us. It is the point section off a Grove RT 745 and came in with the top and side caps damaged, while only the bottom was still keeping it together. All four sections had to be replaced. Whenver we can, it is standard operating procedure to install reinforfcement plates over the repaired areas as is shown in the pictures.
Grove AT 750B
The trapezoidal construction of the Grove booms is a fantastic design. However, whenever these types of booms are damaged it requires more detail-work than a standard hydraulic boom. In this one the base section has been buckled in the center. So we removed all the damaged steel including the vertical and horizontal stiffeners on each side, the stiffeners running along the bottom of the boom as well as the four plates. The customer also requested that we re-assembled the booms.
Liebherr LTM 1160
Here are two insert sections that were cracked in awkward places. We've never seen them crack like this at the tip by the dog collars. We ended up having to remove half of the dog collar on one section to eliminate the cracks completely. In addition to this the central alignment block in this same section had sustained various cracking which needed to be cut out, repaired and welded back into place. The other sections was cracked at the weld between the boom steel and dog collar. This was grinded down, veed out and re-welded. Both section had 3rd party NDT testing to ensure all the cracks were eliminated.
We documented this repair on a slideshow. Click here to see the whole repair process.