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Sometimes you need. A bigger hammer

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I did a similar job to knock wheel wedges out of a 4020 that the jack bolts were stripped out.  Hung a 90 lbs. jackhammer from the forks on the loader tractor and gave it the business.  They came out.

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Yup, that there is a BFH if I ever seen one.

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That's better than trying to find someone to hold the punch, while you swing the sledgehammer!!!

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Work smarter not harder

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About a week later we had to do the same thing to a pin on a 135 foot. Took a torch too...that pin got replaced....

I've used the idea other places such as drive shaft yokes and such.

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Recently I drove in an 8' 5/8" ground rod, I could have used something other than the the 10# sledge I used. 

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57 minutes ago, oleman said:

Recently I drove in an 8' 5/8" ground rod, I could have used something other than the the 10# sledge I used. 

We use a hydraulic one at work that has a square bit made for driving sign post stubs. SOOOOOO much nicer than the ole sledge method.

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6 hours ago, oleman said:

Recently I drove in an 8' 5/8" ground rod, I could have used something other than the the 10# sledge I used. 

Depends on the soil type, but you can usually set them with water. Dig a small hole, keep water standing in it, work the rod up and down. I can normally get all but a couple of feet in and then finish with the hammer. 

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I have always been told.   Don't fight it just get a bigger hammer . 

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Wish I had pictures, 15-18 yrs ago I used the hyd hammer on an excavator to drive a bucket pin out on another excavator I needed to swap buckets on. 

Best part was it was only seized in the last bit of bore, so once the pin let loose, it must have flown 40 ft.

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On 7/22/2018 at 10:50 PM, Cattech said:

Wish I had pictures, 15-18 yrs ago I used the hyd hammer on an excavator to drive a bucket pin out on another excavator I needed to swap buckets on. 

Best part was it was only seized in the last bit of bore, so once the pin let loose, it must have flown 40 ft.

Good thing nobody was within that 40' 

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7 hours ago, bitty said:

Good thing nobody was within that 40' 

Young and dumb & what happened on night shift... stayed on night shift.

I was smart enough to make sure no one was around to get hurt.... or see me do it!

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1 hour ago, Cattech said:

.. or see me do it!

Most important part.

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I have seen those hanging from floor joists, while cutting holes for duct work in concrete basement walls.

Mike

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1 hour ago, Cattech said:

... or see me do it!

Cameras all around the shop at work now. 🙁

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