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Old 12-04-2020, 03:19 PM
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Old 12-04-2020, 03:32 PM
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing that info!
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Old 12-04-2020, 07:02 PM
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Another example

https://youtu.be/uQJ6IMREvz8

Smit salvage on YouTube have a few interesting videos

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Old 12-04-2020, 07:08 PM
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I seem to remember Oil well salvage outfits using cables and dozers to cut off damaged wellheads. Prior to capping things off and cleaning shit up.
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:33 PM
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Nice read, thanks
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:00 PM
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I wonder if the chain is coated or made of something more abrasive than a basic type chain?

and wow all those cars some just might be salvageable for parts or refurbs to the right company but I'm sure that can't happen due to insurance payouts on the whole ordeal...

It is a unique salvage process kind of cool though... and the first I've ever seen such a cutting method
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:41 PM
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I've seen a 5/8" steel cable saw a seized sheave block in half....of course the cable looked like shit afterword
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:09 PM
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I have been to a granite quarry. They cut the blocks loose with a cable and water.
Three blocks was a load for fhe flat deck that took the blocks to Vancouver for shipping to Italy. The drive was a 70 Hp electric motor .
After about 5 minuite of cutting the Slurry from the cutting added its abrasiive effect and you could see the cut happen the finish face was almost a mirror finish.
Later working underground and seeing the speed that holes are drilled into rock for blasting you realize that in a battle of rock VS $$$ rock loses but you need gobs of money.
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:42 PM
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I have been to a granite quarry. They cut the blocks loose with a cable and water..
I saw the "innards" of an old tombstone maker's shop once and that is the way he cut the big chunks of granite etc. Made some good looking stones. Wasn't too impressed with the incribing though. The sandblasting through a stencle just didn't go deep enough for me.
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