Big Boss arrives to join Little Boss

Discussion in 'Sadlak Industries' started by RightHand, Jul 9, 2014.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    The new Laser machine for cutting, engraving and marking arrived promptly this morning at 6:30 am and by 7:30 it was being lifted into our Laser shop on the second floor. With a 9 ft bed, this one will accommodate larger parts than our other one.

    The riggers make it look soooo easy!

    BossLaser1. BossLaser2. BossLaser3. BossLaser4. BossLaser5. BossLaser6.
     
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    It is always amazing to me to watch riggers move big items.... like you said RH, they make it look so very easy!!
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    That's my son in law in the red shirt! I just noticed he was in the shot. He heads up two divisions in the company and this machine is for him.
     
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Ha! I just got off a forklift myself.:) one of many big tools I like working with. And yes, it is always fun to watch a pro use heavy equipment.
     
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Watching Riggers of any type is a good way to see how work gets done.
    I for one always enjoyed watching the riggers/longshoremen load or unload a freighter in the old fashion way of starting with the item to be shipped on the dock. Rig it for loading, place it in the hold of freighter and then commence to build it into the ship. This is done mostly with timbers, chain saws, wedges, sledge hammers and large spikes.

    The only other "dance" of equipment, that comes close in skill set, is to see the old booms and winches at work as they move cargo across more than one ship to its final destination, be it the freighter on the out board of a nest or on the dock for its final location. Loading on a flat bed is a minor deal after watching such skills of 4 or 5 operators at work.
     
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Lol, you should have seen a 12' wide X 53' high rolling steel fire door and operator installed. We did two of them on the same job. They don't make lifts for that type of work.
     
  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    We had riggers install these (5) 2.5 megawatt Kohler diesel generators and associated mechanical equipment into a data center project a couple of years ago. They did an amazing job sliding each of these puppies into the generator bays on roller systems.... the door's on each side of the unit had about an 1 1/2" for clearance.
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  8. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    rigging ???
    never heard of it
     
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  9. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    LOL these guys are land lubbers
     
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Spend some time in the woods with REAL Loggers, and you will see REAL Riggers....
     
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Riggers come from all ilks.. loggers included.
    But not just logging exceeds in this task, vendors in assorted but many other avenues do mighty fine moves. I have watched a few riggers due logging, loads for helo operations... I am sure that @Cruisin Sloth could chime in on that. I watch almost daily, riggers prep loads for lifts to high-rise construction, and I often hire riggers to move heavy loads such as genies into tricky positions, heavy UPS systems and other types of loads we will not want to screw with.
     
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  12. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    did pou say loggers ???
     
  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Yes KAS I did say loggers, they work in the logging trade, bringing log's to the mill... where the logs/wood becomes lumber. ;)
     
  14. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    and once upon a time, lumber became boats, something a little more familiar to Kas - although wood boats may be beyond his recollection
     
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  15. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Oh I'm sure he is aware of the Louisiana Pirogue. Nice craft and easy to smuggle with.
     
  16. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I've had the privilege of watching true professional rigging contractors working with big and small stuff. Biggest, heaviest item was an 1100 ton reactor vessel being placed thru an opening with about an inch of radial clearance. The whole operation was over in less than four hours, from horizontal on a transporter to vertical and setting on the foundation within a quarter inch of the planned spot.
     
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