Bucket sides

  1. F.J.

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    Today I have been cutting out and preparing the sides of a 70 ton bucket as the existing sides had work through.

    This heat was crazy hot but at least I will keep the weight off! I had sweat running off my chin like a tap and my overalls were wet through!

    I’d of had the job finished today but my van broke down on my way back the welding supplies which put me back 4 hours!!

    Tomorrow I just need to make sure the 20mm thick panels fit as they should then weld them in..... more pictures to follow tomorrow

    Thanks
     
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  2. Bear

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    So are you back working for yourself again @F.J. ?
     
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  3. rory1

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    Been painfully hot today hasn’t it. I’ve been bore welding loading shovel
    Buckets and was sweatier than a glass blowers bum
     
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  4. Screwdriver

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    Amazing. I enjoy watching people fix big iron like this. Any other Andrew Camarata fans on here?
     
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  5. F.J.

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    Yes pal, and I’ve missed it greatly
     
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  6. F.J.

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    Got the same again tomorrow only with welding involved! The bucket is upside down so I’ll need to climb under to get inside!
     
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  7. Yamhon

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    May I ask what vehicle you use for self employed fab/welding? It's something I'd like to have a go at, can't decide on what vehicle would be most practical to the role?
     
  8. colnerov

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    Hi, Yes to Andrew Camarata and Chris Guins (aka letsdig18) Chris is smoother and quicker with the newer equipment which only requires general maintainence, but Andrew has to spend time repairing his stuff because it's more err... tired.

    Colin
     
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  9. Yamhon

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    I watch them both; I like Andrew's channel because of the variety of stuff he gets up to, and of course Levi :-)
     
  10. TechnicAl

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    Hardox?
     
  11. F.J.

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    I have a LWB transit van. I need to fit a tow bar to it as they are not that big once you have fitted the generator and racking etc..... but I used to have a LWB sprinter and sometimes it felt like I was lugging around in a cruise liner.

    It wasn’t a certain preference, I was also looking at MWB sprinters, Crafters and Ivecos but the Transit came up closest to home, one owner and within budget, I just got bit yesterday with the belt slipping off but that’ll be sorted tomorrow

    Thanks
     
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  12. F.J.

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    Not Hardox no! When I told the customer the price of a sheet he fell off his chair, I’m using normal carbon but welding hardox wear bars around the back edge where it had worn through
     
  13. Yamhon

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    Thank you for sharing that, I'll have a look into those options.
     
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  14. TechnicAl

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    OK....is it that expensive?...there are other brands that have similar properties....cant remember the names at the moment
     
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    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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  16. F.J.

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    A sheet of 2m x 1m 20mm thick Hardox is £730! I got a sheet of mild the same size for £196 delivered!!!
     
  17. TechnicAl

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    wow
     
  18. F.J.

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    That’s what I said but a bit more colourful! Both pieces were cut from a 1m x 1m section of the plate so I’ll be making a nice but small heavy duty welding table soon
     
  19. Yamhon

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  20. steve t Member

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    Good to see you posting again fj
     
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