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Old 11-04-2019, 06:47 PM
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Hi all, This morning I went ti International paper In Tracy Ca. to look at rebuilding some live roller conveyors during a shut down then returned to the shop. After lunch I did another round of track roller greasing on the Tucker, I am at 50% now as all of the pontoon out side rollers are greased some were easy some not but in the end they have all taken grease. I found 1 more bad one I swapped out, so far it has taken 6 tubes of grease to get to 50% seems excessive they must have been pretty dry. I could not imagine doing it without an electric grease gun it must have been rough in the old days. After the rollers I will move to the drivelines then turn tables, check the fluids and belts, by then the new gas tank will be in the Hauler and will be loaded up and taken to Susanville for winter cabin access. (another project that got behind due to the old Dodge engine rebuild.) I am slowly gaining ground and the weather report says no snow until the end of November so I should be OK. Marty
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Not only does it appear that there's a pile of them to do, they also look quite vulnerable to damage to boot.
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Not only does it appear that there's a pile of them to do, they also look quite vulnerable to damage to boot.
Yes, the pontoons the track rotates around is fiberglas with steel rails bolted on. they are purpose built for snow only, you don't want to be hitting rocks logs or anything else at speed or you may be in for a cold walk in the woods. Marty
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Got stuck at work until nearly midnight last.
Falls x2, new nurse to have to contend with who didn't know her ass from her elbow- in a word, not fun.
But! That's geriatric nursing for ya.

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Hi all, after returning from the field this morning I burned up the last 2 tubes of grease I had on the Tucker I'm about 70%, the new order grease will be here in the morning. The gas tank and sending unit for the hauler showed up today so I got it installed and checked out. Hauler back in service and running well, when the Tucker maintenance is complete she can go to the mountain. Marty
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Yesterday was better.
I shouldn't be feeling so harsh over nurses who are new to the facility.
She certainly isn't new to nursing.
I did apologize to her in case I came across bitchy.
We actually worked opposite halls and talked a lot at the station.
Lesson learned on my part.
She said I made her feel stupid and unwelcome.
That wasn't my intention at all.

I've got today off and feel throat scratchy and sniffly.
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Hi all, My son and I went back to international paper this morning to look at the live roller conveyors we went to look at on Monday but now they have enough rollers out so you can see what needs repaired, Then after returning to the shop I finished the price quote and sent it. Went up town and got the rest of the grease for the Tucker and greased all of the rollers on the inside of the tracks I could get to, now I have to move it forward to get the rollers that were blocked by the frame which puts me about 90% done then the drivelines and turntables. Marty
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I went to the gym this morning. Then came home. A buddy came over to borrow the garage for a bit to do an oil change. When he left I headed out to the back of the property to cut some firewood. I'm sore now but I enjoy cutting wood.

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Howdy,
had a tiring and stressful day. Traded in my 7 year old Toyota Tacoma with 119000 miles on it for a Jeep Gladiator pickup. They gave me $14,000 trade in value. I dont think anything holds its value like a Toyota. Well, have a goodun!!!!
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I feel like I could go to bed right now.
Blah.
If I do that, I'll be up at 2am.
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I think it's great that you got the issues resolved, rather that hold grudges.
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I think it's great that you got the issues resolved, rather that hold grudges.
I don't tend to be that way, a grudge holder.

So I slept heavy, woke up with my throat on fire and a temp.
I've got some junk that's going around.
Great.
Today I was going to meet the mother of my grandies for lunch to discuss ideas for their Christmas gifts.
We're going to do that another day next week.
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Morning all! I'm heading out to tackle the starter in the lawn tractor. It's a balmy-9 with a few snowflakes in the air. Once I get the starter off I'm off to town to source a new one.

One of the kids missed the bus this morning so she who must be obeyed drove him in and will be in the city all day. She's been off work since March on parental leave due to the adoption but goes back next week. Then it'll be very quiet.

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I'm at the gym now. Errands and a monthly county GOP meeting this evening.
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After returning from the field this morning I finished greasing the Tucker rollers, turn tables, drive lines and steering components then topped off the fluids in the differentials, transmission and transfer case, changed the oil with some high zink Valvoline racing oil. kind of an expensive oil change but with flat tappets its mandatory. After I change the oil in the hauler tomorrow with the same oil all thats left is clean everything up and when I get time take it to the mountain. Marty
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Got the torched starter removed. Sourced a new one. Installed it.

I took a rock in the windshield the other day. So rather than change the windshield I figured I'd try a windshield repair kit as they only cost $15. So I put the truck in the garage and tackled the windshield this afternoon. It's still noticeable but way better. Hopefully it prevents cracking. We'll see.

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After returning from the field this morning I finished greasing the Tucker rollers, turn tables, drive lines and steering components then topped off the fluids in the differentials, transmission and transfer case, changed the oil with some high zink Valvoline racing oil. kind of an expensive oil change but with flat tappets its mandatory. After I change the oil in the hauler tomorrow with the same oil all thats left is clean everything up and when I get time take it to the mountain. Marty
I finished the servicing of both the Tucker and the hauler ( very happy its done ) one more thing completed. Next year it should go much faster on the Tucker service as I repaired a lot of small things changing rollers, setting track tension etc. I likely will just have to check next year, also now that everything has been completely greased it should take grease easier, a lot of the rollers had a very hard time getting the grease to go through the very small hole in the stud I am assuming because of the amount of grease I consumed have not been greased for a very long time and hard crud had formed in the channel. After I figured out that if it was plugged to just get a little grease into it then come back later after letting it sit then it would take the grease much easier. Now just have to put together a tool kit for it with some spare track parts and we are good to go until next year. The whole exercise getting the Tucker was so my wife can drive it. That will be another adventure ( an Asian driver in a snow cat ) . The next project beside the work cabin ( on going for at least another year or two ) Is what I was going to do before the old Dodge motor gave it up is assembling a mini snow cat I have had for a while. I took it apart a year ago because the drive sprockets were shot so I decided to go through it. its a Raidtrack 718, neat little machine 5 feet wide and about 10 feet long, has a 18hp Briggs with turning clutches and brakes. Its bigger than a Trackster and smaller than a little smaller than a Sno-Track seats 5 with a 1000# payload. I will post some pictures as I go. Marty
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I've been taking it easy today.
Had take out Vietnamese pho for dinner.
Added too much hot chili sauce.
Now my sinuses ARE clear.
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I went to the eye doctor to talk about a cataract surgery. I'll probably have that done pretty soon. For an extra $2000 per eye, they can install a lens in each eye so I won't need reading glasses, so I'm going with that.

I was invited to a small gathering in Des Moines tomorrow morning for a visit with Senators Joni Ernst and Lindsey Graham, so I'll probably go to that and maybe a gun show on the way back in Audubon, Iowa or go to the gun show on Sunday.
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Morning everyone. It's a beautiful wintry day out in the sticks. This is the first snow that's stayed on the ground. I love winter. The air seems so much cleaner and fresh.

I still have to put a few things away but we're pretty much ready for this winter thing to happen.

It's supposed to stay colder for a few days then warm up to above freezing during the day for a week.

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