airfoilsguy
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50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:52 pm

I posted that my forge shop will be getting a new hammer in another thread. Exciting Things Happening Around You =] (by Pawsleykat Nov 29 2007 in Non Aviation)?threadid=1768305&searchid=1768383&s=heavy%2Btruck%2Banvil#ID1768383

Well it is on it way here. it should be here in the afternoon and I will take pictures and post them. Here is what the hammer will look like and the truck that is bringing it. Its going to be interesting getting that truck into our lot.




http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/51.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/Dual20Lane20Milacron1.jpg
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Queso
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:07 pm

The word "awesome" is overused but that thing is truly worthy of awe! Stick a beer can or a Hot Wheel in it and show us a picture of what it can do.

That trailer looks like gross overkill (I'm counting a minimum of 68 wheels) for "only" 50,000lb though. Hell, I've seen oilfield trucks around here carry nearly that much on a normal flatbed. I'm guessing it has some other assembly preattached to it making it weigh substantially more for the trip.

Try not to wake up the neighbors, OK?
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:11 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
That trailer looks like gross overkill

Yeah but do you care? If I had giant mechano that's what I'd build!

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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:35 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
That trailer looks like gross overkill (I'm counting a minimum of 68 wheels) for "only" 50,000lb though.

The ram is what weighs 50,000 lbs (the rectangle over the fire), the entire hammer weighs much more. The part you can see is only the tip of the iceburg. What it sits on is what weighs so much. Directly under the hammer is an anvil. This is a large block of steel that weighs about 200,000 to 300,000 lbs. Under that are two bases that weigh about 300,000 to 500,000 lbs. To transport all this will take a few of the above pictured trucks.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:38 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
Try not to wake up the neighbors, OK?

We already have 2 30,000 lb hammers and a bunch of smaller hammers. The neighbors already hate us.
My dad lives on a golf course about 5 miles away, when I visit, if the wind blows right, I can tell you what job is running by the hammer blow pattern.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:02 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 4):

What does your company make?
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:16 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 5):
What does your company make?

Iron Man condoms.
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:47 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 5):
What does your company make?

Forgings, anywhere from 10 lbs up to 2500 lbs. Some of the parts we make are;

Landing gear for 737, 757, 747, Hercules
Torque tubes (break hubs) same as above
Railroad car parts like equalizers
Large blades for industrial gas turbines
Disks for jet engines (what the blades are attached to)
Gas valves (Haliburton)  duck 
Large gears for Caterpillar
ECT..
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:19 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 5):
What does your company make?

1) Noise
2) Very manly stuff
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:10 pm

ITS HERE!! Off to take pics.  Smile
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:12 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 9):
ITS HERE!! Off to take pics.

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it!

Like I said, smash a Hot Wheel with it so we can see how it works!
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:17 pm

Where is it made? For some reason, by the love of Odin, I'm hoping that its Norwegian!  Wink
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:20 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 10):
Like I said, smash a Hot Wheel with it so we can see how it works!

Sounds like there needs to be a new chapter to the Glock Torture Test Glock vs the 50,000 lb hammer
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:00 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):
The ram is what weighs 50,000 lbs (the rectangle over the fire), the entire hammer weighs much more. The part you can see is only the tip of the iceburg. What it sits on is what weighs so much. Directly under the hammer is an anvil. This is a large block of steel that weighs about 200,000 to 300,000 lbs. Under that are two bases that weigh about 300,000 to 500,000 lbs. To transport all this will take a few of the above pictured trucks.

 yes 

To give you guys some idea of how big the underground anvils can get

here is the part you see above that the hammer hits


And heres the hole that is left after the anvil is taken out.



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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:51 pm

Well the first part is here.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0225.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0228.jpg

Lots of wheels!!

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0229.jpg

Tight corner, there is a driver and an engine in the rear

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0235.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0233.jpg

Police escort

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0230.jpg


It takes two of these 250 ton cranes to get the base off the truck.

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0248.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0237.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/DSC_0253.jpg
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:40 pm

Great pics, thanks for posting them! I am always amazed at how those drivers can negotiate such small spaces and that truck is cool! The damned thing is a bridge with wheels!
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:49 pm

Queso was correct in his use of the term "Awesome" except it should have been like this


AWESOME!!!!!!

If I come to wherever you have this device, can I operate that thing!

If it doesn't already have a name....may I have the honor of suggesting...


Mjonlir

Hammer of Thor!

Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!!!!
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:52 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 14):
Well the first part is here.

I wanna say that's Canton..

Nice pics btw.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:20 pm

Got a another piece of the hammer recently.

I waited by a noteworthy bridge for a photo op

Quoting Dan2002 (Reply 17):
I wanna say that's Canton..

You might have something there.  Smile

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/ham1.jpg

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee154/airfoilsguy/ham2.jpg
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:16 pm

just don't drop it.

At my last workplace, we had the problem of them dropping a printing press unit off the side of a train and trying not to tell us.
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:40 pm

ohh man.. what's the latest on it?? I bet that got some impressive news coverage..
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:16 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 5):
What does your company make?

Cargo Bays.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:22 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 18):
I waited by a noteworthy bridge for a photo op

Airfoilsguy, you're the only "hammerspotter" I've ever heard of! Are you going to submit your pics to Hammers.net to see if they'll be accepted into their database?  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:31 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 22):
I've ever heard of! Are you going to submit your pics to Hammers.net to see if they'll be accepted into their database?

He would, its just that Hammers.net has recently been taken over by a media company and therefore hammers.net is currently down for 23 hours of the day.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:25 am



Quoting Queso (Reply 1):
That trailer looks like gross overkill (I'm counting a minimum of 68 wheels) for "only" 50,000lb though. Hell, I've seen oilfield trucks around here carry nearly that much on a normal flatbed. I'm guessing it has some other assembly preattached to it making it weigh substantially more for the trip.

The DOT sets a maximum weight per axle that is why there are so many. That is one of the reasons why Tractor Trailers have so many.
Blue
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:40 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 16):
Mjonlir

I believe that's "Mjolnir". Certainly a fitting name.  Smile

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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:08 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 22):

Airfoilsguy, you're the only "hammerspotter" I've ever heard of!

Actually that could be considered my first professional photo in that the Vice president of my company asked me to go to the bridge and take the pic.
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:45 pm

Damn! That's a hell of a load!
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:07 pm



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 27):
Damn! That's a hell of a load!

Damnit Kai. Why couldn't you have made this post in the Innuendo thread!?!?!?  Wink
 
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RE: 50,000 Lb Hammer For Christmas

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:43 pm



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 27):
Damn! That's a hell of a load!



Quoting KROC (Reply 28):
Damnit Kai. Why couldn't you have made this post in the Innuendo thread!?!?!?

Droppin' loads?  duck 

Quoting Mir (Reply 25):

I believe that's "Mjolnir". Certainly a fitting name.  smile 

-Mir

Must be his stupid fat fingers......  duck 

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 8):

1) Noise
2) Very manly stuff

Cue the manly grunting....

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