Posts Tagged ‘4100’

You Can Stop Digging Any Time Now

May 23, 2012 Leave a comment

A photo showing extensive cracking in the dipper handle of a P&H 4100 Shovel.

If you look closely you will also see significant cracking at the base of the boom.

General View of Crack

Side View

Underside View

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Not Quite Normal

March 26, 2010 Leave a comment


P&H 4100 Propel Final Drive Shaft

Cracking initally detected with Ultrasonics whilst in-situ.

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A UT Operators Worst Nightmare

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Stainless Butt Weld Joining Carbon Steel and Manganese


 The above cracking and subsequent failure emphasises the importance of the initial UT inspection.

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A Little Excessive

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

 Solvent Removable on 4100 Bucket Lip (Manganese)

Water Wash might have been a better option.

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