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#123006 - 02/20/06 12:03 AM Puhoi Drill No.1  
Trumpy  Offline


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Photo's and info submitted by RODALCO:

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This is the drill used for the SH 1 tunnel from Waiwera going north to Puhoi, New Zealand.
Drilling commences from the North end, drilling towards Waiwera.
Starts formally on 20th Feb. 2006.


Drill machine. runs on 3Ø 1050 Volts ac:

[Linked Image]


Name-plate details from supply transformer:

[Linked Image]

Drill bit, about 1.2 meters in diameter, note water jets for cooling:

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Drill bit:

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#123007 - 02/20/06 12:10 AM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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More pics:

Rear of drill machine:

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Side of drill machine:

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Close up of cutter:

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Drill nameplate:

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Thanks Ray. [Linked Image]


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#123008 - 02/20/06 10:50 AM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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Good stuff. Things that most don't get to see.
Thanks,
Dave


#123009 - 02/21/06 02:47 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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+1 thanks for sharing these.

I gotta ask... is that drill head decorated? Or is there a purpose for all those welded-on lines and dots?


#123010 - 02/21/06 05:10 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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John,
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I gotta ask... is that drill head decorated? Or is there a purpose for all those welded-on lines and dots?.

Them lines are what what is known in the welding trade as hard-facing.
It's put on there to postpone wear to the actual surface of the cutting head.
Excavator buckets and bulldozer blades typically have the same thing.
It's done by running a bead of weld from a special hard-facing welding rod all over the surface to build it up.


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#123011 - 02/21/06 06:33 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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"Hard facing" -- Hardly a day goes by that I don't learn something here. Thanks!


#123012 - 02/26/06 12:26 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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VERY cool pictures !

I can only assume that SH-1 is a roadway?
If so, does that mean that the drilling "arm" adjust up-down-sideways ? as the drilling is performed.?

Although the drill is pretty big, not as large as a roadyway tunnel. I'm curious.

HP


#123013 - 02/26/06 12:53 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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Although the drill is pretty big, not as large as a roadyway tunnel.

Another little light just blinked on. Just this past week we started twin tunnel boring in East Los Angeles. We have 2 TBM's (tunnel boring machines), each about 21' diameter. I'll see if I can get some pictures together during the week.

Radar


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#123014 - 02/26/06 07:49 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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wow ! 21 feet? Where in East LA would this be? Sewer line? I didnt think there were anymore subway projects going on.

HP


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#123015 - 02/26/06 07:55 PM Re: Puhoi Drill No.1  
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Can you buy hardfacing rods for a std. arc welder? Got an application in mind.

Alan


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