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Bud A.'s Comment
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Delivered rebar to a wind farm today, the final resting place for those long blades and tower sections you see going down the highway. It was fairly remote, 15 miles down a dirt road that was sometimes one lane. In fact, I had to wait over a half hour while they were bringing tower sections, turbines, and blades up the hill.

Here's the footing the rebar will go into.

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Here's the road I had to back out of since the crane was in the way in the turnaround.

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Here's another site where the oversize stuff was going for erection. Kind of hard to see, I know. The orange circle is the bottom of the midsection of tower.

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Airborne's Comment
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Well we delivered the last 4 bridge beams today. My pilot had his daughter with him and she decided to take a video of me making a corner in Helena. Not a good one but it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bauAyr5sdk&feature=youtu.be

I wish there was a way to imbed them in here but oh well.

That was a really good video of how the process works, thanks for that!!!!embarrassed.gifembarrassed.gifshocked.pngthank-you-2.gif

Pat M.'s Comment
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Delivered rebar to a wind farm today, the final resting place for those long blades and tower sections you see going down the highway. It was fairly remote, 15 miles down a dirt road that was sometimes one lane. In fact, I had to wait over a half hour while they were bringing tower sections, turbines, and blades up the hill.

Here's the footing the rebar will go into.

image_zpswgeyk3tx.jpeg

Here's the road I had to back out of since the crane was in the way in the turnaround.

image_zpshavwgcv9.jpeg

Here's another site where the oversize stuff was going for erection. Kind of hard to see, I know. The orange circle is the bottom of the midsection of tower.

image_zpsu2mmsujk.jpeg

At least it did not rain. Then it can get kinda western

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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After the beams I kinda got a break and was pulling a belly dump until today.

Moving mountains one truck load at a time... LOL IMG_20160714_145757567.jpg I did deliver a bridge deck today but I did not take a photo. Here is the load for tomorrow morning. Then I have to pick up a mechanics truck and reload more boxes for wednesday. IMG_20160718_165851920.jpg

Pat M.'s Comment
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I can't seem to get done with bridge decks and beams this year. Another one brought back to the yard for delivery on Friday. Get to move some loaders tomorrow though. 68 feet long and 59k. Just a baby one. IMG_20160720_161006161.jpg

Kanelin's Comment
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Delivered rebar to a wind farm today, the final resting place for those long blades and tower sections you see going down the highway. It was fairly remote, 15 miles down a dirt road that was sometimes one lane. In fact, I had to wait over a half hour while they were bringing tower sections, turbines, and blades up the hill.

Here's the footing the rebar will go into.

image_zpswgeyk3tx.jpeg

Here's the road I had to back out of since the crane was in the way in the turnaround.

image_zpshavwgcv9.jpeg

Here's another site where the oversize stuff was going for erection. Kind of hard to see, I know. The orange circle is the bottom of the midsection of tower.

image_zpsu2mmsujk.jpeg

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At least it did not rain. Then it can get kinda western

I lived in West Yellowstone years ago, before it went all tourist trappy. You aint lyin about it getting western when it rains!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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First up was a 824 going back to the dealer for repairs. Then off to CAT to pickup the 972 and bring it back. I think there was 12 miles between drop off and pickup and maybe 6 and the local end. Went into the JD shop and said I have an 824 for them. The guy responded with a straight face, "This is the CAT dealer". I got him right back without hesitating I said, "Well then, where the hell is the 972 I am supposed to pick up?" IMG_20160721_082123049_HDR.jpgIMG_20160721_125758016.jpg Oh, by the way, the freaking thermostat outside is stuck on "oh my god it's ####ing hot" LOL May not seem like it to some of you but for this snowman, I am melting..

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Bryn J.'s Comment
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Pat, did you watch the news this evening. Devil said he's going back to hell, too hot for him up here.

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Latest weather alert, possible heat index over weekend of 100 - 110 here in middle TN, dew point should be mid 70s. Keep hydrated snowman...

P.S. Thanks for the updates on this thread, as well as others.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Pat, I love the equipment loads! Do you roll them on and off, or does someone else do that? I'm thinking you're probably an expert at it by now.

And yes, it's that time of year when I start missing snow, that's how hot it is. I delivered some bentonite from Wyoming in New Mexico yesterday. The guy who unloaded me said, "Man, I bet you're liking the weather here! It's so much nicer than Wyoming!" I must have had a funny look on my face as I compared the difference 30 degrees makes, because he dropped that topic.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Pat, I love the equipment loads! Do you roll them on and off, or does someone else do that? I'm thinking you're probably an expert at it by now.

And yes, it's that time of year when I start missing snow, that's how hot it is. I delivered some bentonite from Wyoming in New Mexico yesterday. The guy who unloaded me said, "Man, I bet you're liking the weather here! It's so much nicer than Wyoming!" I must have had a funny look on my face as I compared the difference 30 degrees makes, because he dropped that topic.

Unless I am taking the piece of equipment out from under the seat of the operator I am the one that loads and unloads all the equipment. Those loaders for example were 1 hour from pulling in the driveway to leaving the driveway. This includes breaking down the trailer and securing the machine. These all have a locking bar to keep the machine from articulating, yesterday I must have gotten up on the right side of the bed because I had them perfectly straight and the pin dropped right in. The other thing was that on 10th Ave in Great Falls I only got stopped at 2 lights all the way to the bypass.

They were probably 2" to the driver's side from center but that works out ok because it basically levels the trailer from the crown in the road.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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