interesting coal mover

interesting coal mover

PostBy: cheapheat On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:52 pm

I saw this and thought some of you may find this amusing. It seems it would use alot of gas just pushing coal. http://aaftankmuseum.com/Archive11M4A3E8.htm

Jim
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:03 pm

The engine in it.


http://home.alltel.net/bsprowl/Sherman.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:39 am

It's a beast! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:06 am

Over a thousand pounds of torque at 2000 rpm's :shock: :shock: Sucker would work great at the stump pulling contest :lol: Scott
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:40 am

Years ago a farm nearby had a Half Track Tank Retriever that they acquired just after Wold War Two. They used the winch system to pull logs from the woods, and I guess would it ever pull! My Dad saw it in action around 1965 and knew where it was, so as kids we used to go to where they parked it and thus forgot about it, and watched as trees grew up around it. Perhaps it would have been a museum piece too, but scrap iron thieves found it and over time cut it all up and hauled it off. :x
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:56 am

Years ago a farm nearby had a Half Track Tank Retriever that they acquired just after Wold War Two. They used the winch system to pull logs from the woods, and I guess would it ever pull! My Dad saw it in action around 1965 and knew where it was, so as kids we used to go to where they parked it and thus forgot about it, and watched as trees grew up around it. Perhaps it would have been a museum piece too, but scrap iron thieves found it and over time cut it all up and hauled it off. :x


Yeah, I knew of at least 2 downeast NoSmoke. Not sure what fate they had but never saw one in action. I hear ya on the scrap thieves but on the other hand they sure cleaned up the junk all through the woods, good or bad! :|

Kevin
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:30 am

When I worked in Duquesne Works for U.S.S. we had to cut up an old tank retriever that they had there, most of them probably had the same fate but the saddest part of this one is they drove it out of the Loco Shop & then drained the fuel so we could burn her up.
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:42 pm

The worse thing is, I have to chase the scrappers off because they are always eying my junk. I told one kid, "Hey that might look like 100 year old iron implements to you, but when you are a sheep farmer, you use that junk everyday!" One of these days they are going to run off with that so called junk...I think they might have. We got a 3 bottom plow that has come up amongst the missing, now how can we fix our 7 bottom plow without stealing the parts off the 3 bottom plow? That is just how it works in farming considering we pay retail prices for everything and get paid in wholesale prices. What other industry works like that?
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Re: interesting coal mover

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:46 pm

BTW: The only thing worse than scrappers is antique dealers. We had one show up to my Grandmother's Place and she told him NOT to go into her shed attic. He did anyway and ended up putting foot down through the ceiling. That hole was big, but there was plenty more when 83 year old Grandma launched a broom handle skyward punching holes in the ceiling at the intersection of where she thoughts his legs were. Old Gram had some power behind her too when she was mad, and swearing like an old sailor, she continued to jab him in the "neither region" until I am sure he could never procreate again. He never came back...
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