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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4780 on: June 28, 2020, 04:33:13 am »
You can buy a long handle at the Co-op, and fit it to the big shovel...  :deal:  :thumleft:

 :lol8: no way I'll manage that, grain is rather heavy and you need that handle on a conventional shovel for proper control.
Now I sound like a shovel specialist hey  :biggrin:
We are having a bit of issues loading this bean train today, already 12.5 hours and still a couple cars to load and then about 30 yards of beans to shovel into the shid steer and dump in the pit that leaked onto the track after a gate bumped open....pok my poor back need some TLC  :lol8:
Got a clear picture this morning on the train while I was still 'fresh'  8)

Hope to sleep in tomorrow and have a good rest before we start the new week. Maybe I'll get some energy for a 5km run, which I seriously (desperately) need to maintain the fitness and shed some weight, will have to start cutting back on some treats and especially bread.
Did not get to spent much time with the new camera but the little I did was only a pleasant experience. Dont regret buying it one bit, it makes me happy.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4781 on: June 28, 2020, 07:10:56 am »
Nothing wow but did start taking a picture here and there and thought to share;

This is the grainvac and the soybeans that is a painfully slow process but we are almost done, just over a 100 000 bushels
 

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« Reply #4782 on: June 28, 2020, 07:14:20 am »
The grainvac is a giant vacuum, and the power source by pto is a 8.8liter Chevy motor which runs on propane.
We manage to load up-to 9000 bushels in a 11 hour day. (11 truck loads)
 

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« Reply #4783 on: June 28, 2020, 07:19:11 am »
Near the Waterville elevator I came across a bit of history; Waterville was like the rest of the 'Wild West' a cattle town - longhorn - and the popular and historic Santafe trail is also running through Kansas where I have visited it last year in Dodge City. A real cowboy town, and for those who do not know; Cowboy still is a modern day (current day) occupation in America. They work normally at feedlots and these guys are really good with cattle, I have seen them in action whilst doing silage.
 

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« Reply #4784 on: June 28, 2020, 07:20:22 am »
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4785 on: June 28, 2020, 07:21:31 am »
We got many of these sprayers and also 2 x crop spraying airplanes.
 

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« Reply #4786 on: June 28, 2020, 07:26:59 am »
And this is where we loaded train today.....13.5 hour workday.
The old loco belongs to the Coop, but at Frankfort shuttle where I normally work (my home base) we hire the loco's that bring the train-cars.
Hanover is as far as I know the second biggest branch of our Coop, I think the biggest is Dorchester Nebraska (maybe Plymouth)
This place is also rich in history, the first elevator dates back to 1950.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4787 on: June 28, 2020, 08:08:25 am »
I see you mentioned Pikes Peak Tom, I was there a few years ago, they had one of the old steam engines on display, it is so steep the boiler was mounted on a 15 degree slope in the chassis to keep the water level ok in the steep sections.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #4788 on: June 28, 2020, 05:47:42 pm »
I see you mentioned Pikes Peak Tom, I was there a few years ago, they had one of the old steam engines on display, it is so steep the boiler was mounted on a 15 degree slope in the chassis to keep the water level ok in the steep sections.  :biggrin:

Indeed very interesting!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4789 on: June 28, 2020, 06:30:12 pm »
Distances are big there (I saw flying) I will have a look how far away you are 👍
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« Reply #4790 on: June 30, 2020, 05:00:32 am »
At Frankfort we are spoiled, they leave the 110 railcars with 4 x locos for us, no sweat with the shunting  :)
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4791 on: June 30, 2020, 05:16:56 am »
At Frankfort we are spoiled, they leave the 110 railcars with 4 x locos for us, no sweat with the shunting  :)

I love these shots, Tom!  :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #4792 on: June 30, 2020, 07:06:51 am »
Daai plek gaan jou GROOT betaal vir die mooi fotos.

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« Reply #4793 on: June 30, 2020, 08:42:19 am »
Thanks for sharing, Tom. All very interesting.
 
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« Reply #4794 on: June 30, 2020, 09:47:35 am »
s with 4 x locos for us, no sweat with the shunting but can they spin? ;) ;) :peepwall:
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« Reply #4795 on: June 30, 2020, 01:07:41 pm »
s with 4 x locos for us, no sweat with the shunting but can they spin? ;) ;) :peepwall:

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« Reply #4796 on: June 30, 2020, 01:29:12 pm »
Who drives the locomotives? That could be a fun thing to learn Next step - wheelies! :lol8:

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4797 on: June 30, 2020, 02:03:40 pm »
Tom when you have filled a 100 carts how much throttle do you have to give to start moving the train to move forward for the next cart to be filled?
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« Reply #4798 on: June 30, 2020, 02:42:15 pm »
Tom when you have filled a 100 carts how much throttle do you have to give to start moving the train to move forward for the next cart to be filled?
I assume they are diesel electric, they pull proper off the bottom.  >:D
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #4799 on: June 30, 2020, 03:13:41 pm »
Tom when you have filled a 100 carts how much throttle do you have to give to start moving the train to move forward for the next cart to be filled?
I assume they are diesel electric, they pull proper off the bottom.  >:D
So it will begin to move that lot on idle or slightly above?
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