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Massive PowerHammer in Scrap Yard?

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I saw this at my local scrap yard. Maybe it's just a hunk of unusuable junk or a diamond in the rough. I have no idea. But I thought I'd share it with you all. I'd imagine they'd sell it at scrap metal prices. 

 

 

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Pm me for the location. 

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For steel AND steam!  Guys that own big hammers say buying one is the cheapest part of owning.  

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I cost me far more to move my big hammer than it did to purchase it :) 

And these hammers require a large hole with some fairly complex form work.

Did it have a size marked on it? 

Anything over 200 pounds requires some serious CFM.

 

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I wonder if they could be converted to operate like a big solenoid and use electromagnetism to move the ram...and then how much juice would it take to run it.

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That hammer is a Chambersburg utility, tag is missing so you cant tell the weight.But it is huge, probably around a 1500 lb or more.

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Just found two other pics that my wife and I took that day. Should be able to give more reference

 

 

 

 

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After looking at the surroundings, that clump of juniper, and the timbers under it which look like four by sixes to me, I think it may be smaller yet, perhaps in the neighborhood of 400-600 lbs. tup weight, when compared to the Erie chart above.

Anyone else care to "weigh in" on that?

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After looking at the surroundings, that clump of juniper, and the timbers under it which look like four by sixes to me, I think it may be smaller yet, perhaps in the neighborhood of 400-600 lbs. tup weight, when compared to the Erie chart above.

Anyone else care to "weigh in" on that?

Sounds like a call to the yard is in order, a few minutes with a tape measure would solve the mystery. 

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On ‎9‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 10:34 PM, Salem Straub said:

After looking at the surroundings, that clump of juniper, and the timbers under it which look like four by sixes to me, I think it may be smaller yet, perhaps in the neighborhood of 400-600 lbs. tup weight, when compared to the Erie chart above.

Anyone else care to "weigh in" on that?

Salem I think those are rail ties not 4x6 timbers so maybe a bit bigger, I think you can see a couple spike holes and where the plate sat on the top rear tie. Chris Roberts

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I saw something similar at the train museum in downtown coos bay last year sitting out in the weather.

 

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Hey everybody, wondering if anyone had ballpark weights on this machine (hammer and anvil).  I pm'd the poster and will check in with the scrap yard when I hear from him but thought those who have moved them before might have some insights.  Are they too tall to transport vertical on a standard deck; step deck; low boy?  If I end up with it, it will most likely be signage/nostalgia but IF it is salvageable AND I could find the substantial time and resources to resuscitate it; and idea of cfm if used on air? 

Thanks!

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Hundreds of CFM at 100 psi for sure.  A huge amount of air.  You'd need to replace the steam seals with tighter seals o run pneumatic.  I would assume it's never been converted.
As far as weight, I'd start with 15,000 lbs as a minimum guess.  Hard to say more, not knowing the size of the hammer for sure. 

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Since i live about 5 miles from the scrapyard, i went over and took some measurements of the ram and height and other stuff.Compared those to the Erie chart here and some were the same and some were a little differnt, but overall this Chambersburg is a 800 lb hammer. !!11 ft tall and the floor base is 64x41 in. IT is sorta rough condition but would make good yard art. I asked if they would sell it and am waiting on a call back tomorrow. I dont want it but figured i would ask cause i deal with the yard on other stuff. dont know about total weight cause it wasnt on the above chart.  Smokey

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Talked to the boss at the scrap yard and they put it on the scale,  10280 lbs he wants 1250.oo which comes to about .12 cents a pound  yard is Swift and Mccormick in Terrebonne OR  541 948 2652   ask for Dan.   for anyone who is foaming at the mouth over it.  Smokey

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