Reccy Mechs - Universal Lifting Beam for K60 Lift?

#1
Does anyone know if the Universal Lifting Beam (as found on the Wr512/513) can/could/would be used to lift a K60 power pack? I know there is a specific K60 lifting beam, but if there was only a Universal Lifting Beam available..?
 
#2
i would have thought that if it was solid enough and you could attach it to the lifting brackets you should be ok.
 

OldSnowy

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#3
You could always ring the School, there's usually a knowledgable WO1 WORM there who wil tell you instantly :)

Just a thought...
 
#4
Are you sure you are asking for a K60 lift and not the BD Engine? I seem to recall having a go at such a lift many years ago, attaching the red bars from the K60 frame to the chains of the Universal Lifting Beam and a straight chain connection at the rear.
 
#5
Methinks this could be a WAHH attempt.
OP from insttech
then Thread title started with Reccy Mechs.
VMs use the kit needed to lift packs. The reccy mech operates the crane if it is his vehicle.

And the ece on the crew gets the brews on and starts cooking corned-beef-cheesy-pom for the workers.
 
#6
The reccy mech operates the crane if it is his vehicle.
Really? I've done more crane time on 24C or 24B than most reccy mechs. I will however admit to being completely outclassed when it comes to discussing the finer points of 3:1 compensated pull with 50T rated Chally bollards whilst drinking my own piss.
 
#8
Really? I've done more crane time on 24C or 24B than most reccy mechs. I will however admit to being completely outclassed when it comes to discussing the finer points of 3:1 compensated pull with 50T rated Chally bollards whilst drinking my own piss.
Drinking your own pish? Girls stuff, drinking the ratchet-necks pish whilst talking bollocks would be more like my memories of smokers ;-)

Back to the original question, now that reeks of proper cowboying in my book - I know i was out there with the best (worst) of them in my time


Nobby
 
#9
There is not such thing as "cowboying" in REME, we simply combine initiative with the sound engineering principle of "with enough force it will move". The well chuffed expression on the face of the poor VM B Sgt when I handed back the bent 1000 ft-lb torque wrench proves that. Improvise, Adapt, Bring a bigger graunch bar.
 
#10
Universal Lifting Beam?

For lifting universes? Should work for anything a bit smaller as well then?

For as that dead greek bloke once said "Give me a place to stand and a big enough lifting bar and I could move the world"

Or something like that.
 
#11
I often wondered why it was the reccy mechs that had a spanner named after them. Of course these days whitworth spanners are hardly ever heard of of, let alone the '1/2" Whit' spanner.
 

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#12
Of course these days whitworth spanners are hardly ever heard of of, let alone the '1/2" Whit' spanner.
Try a 13mm. And while I'm on, why do the 1/2" / 13mm spanners vanish faster than any other?

Back on topic... I haven't a Scoobie. I tend to attach some ropes, strops, chains then pull the lever back. If the big thing lifts into the air, tout va bien. If the crane tips I let go of the lever and get a bigger crane. It is not exactly rocket science.
 
#13
Try a 13mm.


And while I'm on, why do the 1/2" / 13mm spanners vanish faster than any other?

It is not exactly rocket science.
I don't need to use one at present but if I did it wouldn't be a 13mm as that's nearer to a 1/2AF which is no where near the same size as as a "spanner recovery mechanic" also known as a half whit, that is about 23 ish mm.

they vanish faster because they're the most used size so they wear out quicker


actshirley rocket science is remarkably easy, after all the chinese have been doing it centuries and even Major Sharpe used some during the penisinulaurs wars. All yer need is a tube closed at one end, fill it with some kind of fuel and ignite the fuel and there's yer rocket. The difficult part is the ballistics, so perhaps the saying should be ' it's not rocket ballistics'.

where's me coat?
 
#14
Try a 13mm. And while I'm on, why do the 1/2" / 13mm spanners vanish faster than any other?

Back on topic... I haven't a Scoobie. I tend to attach some ropes, strops, chains then pull the lever back. If the big thing lifts into the air, tout va bien. If the crane tips I let go of the lever and get a bigger crane. It is not exactly rocket science.
did i ever post the pic of the ex foden.........after trying to lift something that should not have been lifted?
 
#15
There is not such thing as "cowboying" in REME, we simply combine initiative with the sound engineering principle of "with enough force it will move". The well chuffed expression on the face of the poor VM B Sgt when I handed back the bent 1000 ft-lb torque wrench proves that. Improvise, Adapt, Bring a bigger graunch bar.
improvise adapt and overcome......then get a bigger hammer, thats the real motto of the reme
 

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#16
did i ever post the pic of the ex foden.........after trying to lift something that should not have been lifted?
Nah, but please do. I have got a sexual thing about big machines and improvisation. I'll see if I can find the pic of Dekka the Monkey trying to pull a big thing out of a bog with a 360. The jib tipped. So Dekka hooked an Iron Fairy onto the front end of the 360 and took the strain then went back to the 360 and gave it some. All was well until it wasn't A complete tangle of jibs, wires and and an Iron Fairy lying on its side in a bog. One of only 7 times in my life I have actually wet myself laughing.
 
#18
happy days

i will have to find and scan the legend of the engine change on a scammell that went as wrong as you could hope to and ended with a giant game of conkers(using power packs)

to this day i dont know how or why it happened, just know that i was cleaning up oil for days
 
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