most inventive fixes

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ben
March 13th, 2011 5:05am
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Went out on a service call a few weeks ago somehow the water got into the hydraulic oil on one of our cranes and froze in the lines. We wanted to move the crane home for some major repairs.The boom was in the air the crane would not move. option 1 was hord it in and drain it flush all the lines ect. I thought that sucked ass bad as it was cold as hell and windy. I took the fitting off my hydraulic portapower and used it to engage the boom clutch and lower the boom. then we lined the trailer up with the crane with operator in the seat i ran the track clutches ith my portapower. dit the same to unload it and bring it into the shop. i am now called the redneck hillbilly mechanic.
ben
March 13th, 2011 6:19am
I always carry a wide variety of copper ends, I have had on two different occasions where main battery cables were worn through or broke off. The actual time to replace the cables plus the locations, middle of the bush, made me think of this. A quick solder on the clean ends and bolt them together, a piece of heater hose over to guard them and you can get the machine to the shop or off the road to a place where the proper repair can be made.
ron-mellor
March 13th, 2011 6:28am
I often use a portapower to release the brakes on top drives and injectors.
ben
March 13th, 2011 7:17am
When i used to drive truck i used a dime to plug a broken fuel line to get me home
will-tilley
March 16th, 2011 4:46am
I had a Cummins once in an International truck with a bad oil pressure sensor and we were kilometers in the bush,everytime we got the truck going it would shut down no oil pressure but it had lots of oil pressure.So I soldered a resistor into the wiring and fooled the ECM into thinking it had oil pressure.Anyway got the truck out of the woods and the load of pulpwood too.;)
ben
May 13th, 2011 6:56pm


bushmechanic wrote:

I had a Cummins once in an International truck with a bad oil pressure sensor and we were kilometers in the bush,everytime we got the truck going it would shut down no oil pressure but it had lots of oil pressure.So I soldered a resistor into the wiring and fooled the ECM into thinking it had oil pressure.Anyway got the truck out of the woods and the load of pulpwood too.;)




Now that's my kind of quick fix, simple but effective.
rob-vanderkooi
June 20th, 2011 2:18am
on late friday night 3hrs in bush last one around my service truck battery was stone dead so walked to 2km a skidder found the keys drove it back to my truck removed one of the two batteries put my dead one in charged it up and put it back in my truck drove home
rob-vanderkooi
June 20th, 2011 2:31am
lol the night before a demo derby we put are engine in the car went to pour oil in it ran out just as fast. dodge 318 360 use a identical oil pan except the crank seals are different just so happen ares was the thinner of the two(360), so pulled the pan back off cut apart a load strap into a strip and silconed it to the pan and it never leaked a drop the whole derby

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