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Speedy Builder523/07/2021 18:46:30
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Just seen on TV. When putting a machine into position, sometimes difficult to get the straps out from underneath.Stratigecally put sacks of ice cubes under the load, place the load on top of the ice, get the straps / bearers out and wait for the ice to melt.

Novel idea!

Brian H23/07/2021 19:00:53
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Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 23/07/2021 18:46:30:

Just seen on TV. When putting a machine into position, sometimes difficult to get the straps out from underneath.Stratigecally put sacks of ice cubes under the load, place the load on top of the ice, get the straps / bearers out and wait for the ice to melt.

Novel idea!

VERY clever, I like that one.

Brian

Peter Greene23/07/2021 19:06:56
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How do you get the sacks out?

devil

Martin Kyte23/07/2021 21:42:15
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Presumably if you use a large slab of ice you have a built in skate so you can slide your machine into possition

;O)

Martin

Baz23/07/2021 22:29:07
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When the ice melts it floods the workshop.

V8Eng24/07/2021 00:00:14
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Better get your skates on for that job🙂

Sorry but somebody had to say it🤐

Edited By V8Eng on 24/07/2021 00:00:43

Chris Crew24/07/2021 02:58:55
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Remember, you must use the fresh product, not the frozen rubbish!

Brian Wood24/07/2021 09:37:29
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Not such a new idea, but clever nevertheless

The Rolls-Royce heavy gang laid down a 30 foot vertical broach for transport up to one of their Scottish factories by building an ice block wall from the entire output of the Derby ice factory and pulling it onto the wall to allow the blocks to melt and lower it onto one of their low level machine skates.

After the wall had melted they jacked up the foot end, slid another skate in underneath and rolled the machine out of the shop down the gangway between all the lathes and milling machines

The Ice factory is now no more, having burnt down I believe in the late 1960s

Brian

SillyOldDuffer24/07/2021 10:05:28
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Posted by Brian Wood on 24/07/2021 09:37:29:...

The Ice factory is now no more, having burnt down I believe in the late 1960s

Brian

How ironic is that! Was Wile E Coyote implicated:

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