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Theres 20 lengths on 1/2 chain doubled over holding this down to D rings welded to the deck. Ten steel stopper blocks at each end 12x8x2 welded all around with 1/2+ welds. Three 6x8x2 blocks welded on each side. Should stay put. I stuck a gps tracker to it so we can follow its trip.

 

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What the heck is it? Shaft for a generator in the darn?

Yes. Its the generator shaft, couples to the turbine shaft at one end and the generator rotor near the other end.

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That's pretty cool.

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You should have got a pic of it with the crazy loading crew standing below it..

 

I can imagine the caption... "Huge shaft and the nuts that pushed it up there..." :lol:

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Good thing you put a GPS tracker on it. The railroads tend to loose out flour cars that go to the bakeries from time to time. Lol

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Good thing you put a GPS tracker on it. The railroads tend to loose out flour cars that go to the bakeries from time to time. Lol

Yeah we were a little apprehensive about the whole situation at first. They wont let it go that far over the road though.

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In other news, I saw a pair of these headed through town today. Usually they’re part of a long train, but two fuselages were the only load on this one. Must be a little squeezed for time.

 

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Hi-jack

Robert u ever been by a silo explosion , caused by flour dust ?

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Hi-jack

Robert u ever been by a silo explosion , caused by flour dust ?

Not yet but have over filled one. Lol

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HUGEMONGOUS!!!! Thats awesome!

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Robert u ever been by a silo explosion , caused by flour dust ?

Was only miles away from Goodpasture in Galena Park TX on the ship channel when it blew in February 1976. Rattled everything for miles around. You could see pieces of metal flashing thousands of feet up in the sky. Growing up on the Houston Ship Channel in the 60s & 70s, explosions were an all too regular fact of life.

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It’s been a long strange road for this shaft but it came home today.
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Dude that does the hauling picked up a new (to him) truck, three drive axles . And apparently another trailer setup that’s way bigger than this one. My brother in law is working for him now, be interesting to see what the new trailer looks like.
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They sure hid it good in Minot lol


Yep, like you said, it must have been in the shed. Had a brand new axle at one end.
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So it never got delivered? Big bucks invested for that shaft I would imagine! 

Im sure an interesting story...

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Yes it got delivered, just delayed due to the broken axle. I was trying to find out what the status was in Minot as that was where it was stopped and GPS dropped...most likely because it was in the big shop there.

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It looks like there is a (planetary?) gear set in that. do they slow down the shaft from turban to the generator?

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19 minutes ago, Bob V said:

It looks like there is a (planetary?) gear set in that. do they slow down the shaft from turban to the generator?

 

No gear set, there’s about 800T of rotating weight that hangs vertical from a thrust bearing, almost double that with the hydraulic thrust.  What you see is the collar and runner for that thrust bearing. It all spins at about 90 RPM. 

 

Yes the shaft was delivered. It got hung up in a few spots along the way. Like Scotty said, he did some bird dogging for me in ND 👍

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