Aircraft tug gets a new hitch.....

  1. lorenzo

    lorenzo Member

    We do a lot of work for several Alirine support companies..... this job was the addition of a drawbar reciever monuted to the front of a Jet Blue tug. The company supplied the reciever and I burned a pices of 3/4" x 4" plate to mount the reciever on which in turn gets mounted to the tug.

    Process used..... and parameters;


    For the flat welding which is the the position I used to weld the reciver to the mount plate....

    Process, MIG
    Wire, Hobart Excel Arc 71 Dualshield, 1/16"
    OVC (volts), 32
    Feed, 250 IPM
    Gas, 75/25 35@ CFH

    For the vertical up, and overhead.... Same as above except for,
    OVC, 27
    Feed, 175 IPM

    Removedthe paint from the front of the Tug and locate where the hitch will be mounted.
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    One pass, vertical up, no stop and restart.
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    One pass, vert up, 1 stop and start (I had to reposition)
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    Overhead,one pass. The weld closest to the bottom of the pic is the overhead
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    Mounted.... then painted....
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    Thanks for looking....
     
  2. Bigjoe Moved to the country!

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    Looking good chris!

    Wish i had fun toys to play with,building useful stuff.

    I enjoy reading your posts on here and on welding web Chris,keep em coming! :laughing:
     
  3. lorenzo

    lorenzo Member


    LOL..... then it must be like deja vu... cause a lot of these are posted on the WW....LOL.
     
  4. Nice work, a hot overhead, hope you had a good pair of gloves!!!!
     
  5. HughF

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    This hobart dualshield wire, is it rutile cored Chris or basic cored? Just curious.
     
  6. nellway Member

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    Fantastic to think your welds can pull a 747! I'm just glad when mine stick two bits of metal together...
     
  7. timinder Member

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    Is that a crack in the pic with the overhead bead? (not THE overhead one, but the one above it)
     
  8. HughF

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    I wondered that, on closer inspection, it's some slag that hasn't been chipped off!

    Doubt Chris would have posted up a cracked weld!

    Hugh
     
  9. lorenzo

    lorenzo Member

    It seems you guys are getting to know me.

    You are right Hugh, it is the edge of a small piece of slag, the flash caused a shadow. If it had been a crack I would have posted the crack and then fixed it.....:welder: :laughing:
     
  10. timinder Member

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    Hi Lorenzo, I didn't think you'd have missed it - and looking more closely I can see that it is some slag. Nice looking welds there!
     
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  12. odleo

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    Chris
    Very good job. Keep posting the pics as I like to see work in progress. I am still trying to get my welds to hold togather.:welder: :welder:
     
  13. HughF

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