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Forum: Get it out of your system! HERE! 07-11-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,557
Posted By Supermario
The chain has been broken

I love this forum. I was born and raised on this forum since the start of my RC addiction back in 2011. I remember looking at all the amazing builds people shared. It gave me the motivation and...
Forum: Construction Companies & Worksites 06-05-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 391,057
Posted By Supermario
Re: Great Dane excavating co.

the way I see it RW, it's not cheating, it's the right thing to do for the reasons you mention. Ultimate goal is to have fun with our machines not break them. Yes things wear out , that's normal....
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Got some more pics and a couple vids today.

First pic is showing top front frame bore being welded. That's a 10" diameter bore , 8" thiick ! :eek:

Meanwhile, welder is repairing cracks and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

I'll get some more pics Lynn. He still has to do the back half so I still have a chance at some pics of the bore welder and a video. Amazing how quick and well that works.

My apologies if...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Big loader build sounds good! :bounce:
See, you should have made more tires while you were at it with the truck build! :)
I'm going stir crazy thinking and waiting to tackle the new yard and set...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Not sure if its been mentioned before Reg, I've seen tire guys underground using a tread depth gauge in those cut outs to measure and keep track of tire wear. I think that's the only purpose? or...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Thanks guys, my pleasure. Wish I could take better pics inside but I can't find anywhere far back enough to stand, loaders too big! :lol:
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Normal interval for a mid ship rebuild on a loader this size is 30,000hrs. If all the machine does is feed or load processed material usually means just pins and bearings need to be replaced. If it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,903
Posted By Supermario
Re: What's the diff ?

Glad you guys like the pics of the 994 and the 1300. :)

Wow, been along time since I posted on this thread and the forum for that matter. Still on a RC break and haven't done a thing with them and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,048
Posted By Supermario
Re: Is this hobby dying in the US?

yes the forum has changed over the last few years and things might seem to be dying down but it actually means things are growing and expanding.
The hobby is in a fractured state. With more...
Forum: Construction Companies & Worksites 12-12-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 194,227
Posted By Supermario
Re: S&M construction open for bizz nizz!

Hate to say it RW but it's gonna be a quiet, no build winter for me unfortunately.
Life took a big hair pin corner not long after the Foxville meet in August.
Susan's dads health deteriorated and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By Supermario
Re: Happy Birthday Truckmaker

Happy birthday Kent! Hope it's a great day and you deserve many more.:)
Ahhh retirement....:rolleyes: I keep telling myself freedom 55 but that's only 6 yrs away and current hobby wish list and...
Forum: "Show us" 11-25-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,535
Posted By Supermario
Re: Interiors, Seats, Floorboards, etc.

The most detailed interior in my entire fleet. :D

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y447/catman4088/8b168506f115149c82928b4fbfb40304_zps7tuodhsf.jpg
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Forum: "Show us" 11-23-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,117
Posted By Supermario
Re: Show us your... Operators

Equal opportunity employer. :D
And she cleans the tracks at the end of the shift too :lol:

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y447/catman4088/04b65dd358bff984225d53873ebe805e_zpspwonxgeu.jpg
Forum: Get it out of your system! HERE! 10-14-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,002
Posted By Supermario
Re: So all the construction companies are just build threads

:lol::lol: Happy birthday btw old man. :)
Forum: Construction Companies & Worksites 10-14-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 391,057
Posted By Supermario
Re: Great Dane excavating co.

Only thing missing is all the dirt , grease and crud ! :)
Ya, was busy moving and cleaning but now the house is sitting, no sale yet:(. Lucky we kinda already "own" the new house and able to move...
Forum: Get it out of your system! HERE! 10-14-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,002
Posted By Supermario
Re: So all the construction companies are just build threads

i look at my company thread as a expression of myself and what I'm up to whatever that may be at the time.
Some people look at this forum as nothing but a information reference and want things...
Forum: Big Boys of the road 4x4/6x6/8x8/10x10 Trucks 09-20-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,530
Posted By Supermario
Re: They should call it: "DUCK"

Ok, you got me there. :lol:
Not a sellers market right now and need to focus :eek:
It don't help when the steel plant is talking a 500 layoff coming.
Ohh such twists in life.... This house don't...
Forum: Big Boys of the road 4x4/6x6/8x8/10x10 Trucks 09-20-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,530
Posted By Supermario
Re: They should call it: "DUCK"

Wow! Are you ever old Kent :jaw:;):lol::lol:
Forum: Construction Equipment 09-20-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 98,888
Posted By Supermario
Re: PC1800 Front Shovel (1/12)

Nice to see your able to carry on with the build! She's really looking like a mean machine coming together.
Tank features are very cool and love it. One thing that came to mind though, it's hard to...
Forum: Big Boys of the road 4x4/6x6/8x8/10x10 Trucks 09-20-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,530
Posted By Supermario
Re: They should call it: "DUCK"

Ice on lakes....:(. Did you need to remind me of what's coming. :eek::)
Forum: Construction Equipment 09-20-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 147,326
Posted By Supermario
Re: Volvo A40F

Pure art!

Was the truck more of a challenge than the grader build? And are you going to keep this one ? :)
Forum: Construction Companies & Worksites 09-20-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 391,057
Posted By Supermario
Re: Great Dane excavating co.

:lol::lol: :lol: nice to see your taking up the slack while Reg is off. :D


Seriously though, looking great RW. I know your a thorough kinda guy and crunched the numbers already :rolleyes:;)....
Forum: Highway Trucks and Trailers 09-20-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 40,797
Posted By Supermario
Re: My first semi build thread

I've been happy with the system. Plug n play, very reliable , but expensive compared to other systems out there. Another issue is only having one aux channel for the trailer. What I mean is, if you...
Forum: Highway Trucks and Trailers 09-19-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 40,797
Posted By Supermario
Re: My first semi build thread

The truck is looking great so far. Your doing a fine job.:)
Playing catch up here but, I have to agree with truck maker. I was real happy with the concealed rod for the fifth wheel but as time went...
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