Author Topic: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick  (Read 1488 times)

John Stone

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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2018, 10:22:14 PM »
"Pull ahead. Stop. WHAM! Back up. Stop. Repeat." I've worked yard jobs like that, Wayne!

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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 10:28:43 PM »
I hear you, John -- but you're not a horse.

John Stone

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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2018, 02:16:59 AM »
Hoghead is what I'm purported to be. I don't know whether that's up or down the scale from horse! None-the-less, can you imagine being faced with a lengthy stretch of piling to pound, and that's the tool you have to work with? Patient folks back then!
 
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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2018, 02:56:07 PM »
Doing the best they could with the tools available.

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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 03:44:01 PM »
John, that is why I really do not like yard jobs. Half the time it seems like when your switching you get a car with a bad drawbar on the head pin. Makes kicking and stopping all the more fun. Only takes the second or third time, then you know to brace yourself for it.
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Re: WW&F Pile Driver/Derrick
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 03:52:05 PM »
Exactly Joe! Discomforting, to say the least!