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Ruston Bucyrus excavators
« on: May 14, 2020, 08:48:21 PM »
Quick question:

When being moved on a low loader or wagon, were excavators still fully assembled? Were there ever occasions when, say, the jib was removed for transport? I've tried Google but the results are inconclusive.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus excavators
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 09:17:02 PM »
I think Chris that the jib arm was in at least 3 pieces.

From the crane body the jib widens from a tapered section to a square section and that is 1 piece that probably stays attached

The full square sections maybe 1 or 2 pieces will be removed and loaded

The top section with the top pulley wheel tapers from square to a narrower section much the same shape as section 1 .

Theres a very good book series on Ruston Bucyrus cranes through the years, maybe of some help

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus excavators
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 09:20:19 PM »
Quick answer.

Yes.

The BFI film 'Berth 24' has a scene where a brand new crane is being loaded on a ship for export.

The jib is totally removed, and the cab and track unit is lifted as a unit into the ship's hold.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus excavators
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 07:09:39 AM »
Yes. I recall from my very early days on motorway construction sites that they arrived on site without the jib assembled.

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Re: Ruston Bucyrus excavators
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 04:02:40 PM »
Many thanks for the replies, chaps!

That gives me options...

Cheers,

Chris
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