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Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 2:44 pm
by Brute 23
ohiosteve wrote:I made a couple trips down south dropping off some equipment and I was sure I passed by some CT members. Beautiful cattle country. Can anyone guess where I was?
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That's pretty country... not around here.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:01 am
by ohiosteve
No Brute not that far south. The nearest town I saw was called Penhook. Is that a coil tubing rig?

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:08 pm
by Brute 23
ohiosteve wrote:No Brute not that far south. The nearest town I saw was called Penhook. Is that a coil tubing rig?


Yes sir it is.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:31 pm
by ohiosteve
Brute 23 wrote:
ohiosteve wrote:No Brute not that far south. The nearest town I saw was called Penhook. Is that a coil tubing rig?


Yes sir it is.

They're getting real popular up here. There was a blowout in February that blew out over 2 miles of tubing into the clouds, a buddy of mine had a cell phone video of it, it was absolutely insane.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 pm
by Brute 23
ohiosteve wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
ohiosteve wrote:No Brute not that far south. The nearest town I saw was called Penhook. Is that a coil tubing rig?


Yes sir it is.

They're getting real popular up here. There was a blowout in February that blew out over 2 miles of tubing into the clouds, a buddy of mine had a cell phone video of it, it was absolutely insane.


They definitely have their purpose. We fish with them and use them for drill-outs after the frac. In that pick we were fishing a wire line plug.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:12 pm
by skyhightree1
Nothing like a 8% grade to wake you up

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Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:05 am
by Brute 23
skyhightree1 wrote:Nothing like a 8% grade to wake you up

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What's your plan of attack on a hill like that?

I don't tow heavy real often but I sure do like the aggressive, exhaust brake on these newer trucks for stuff like that.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:02 am
by skyhightree1
Brute 23 wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Nothing like a 8% grade to wake you up

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What's your plan of attack on a hill like that?

I don't tow heavy real often but I sure do like the aggressive, exhaust brake on these newer trucks for stuff like that.


When i was driving TT or Dump trucks down it I dropped to the lowest gear possible and used the jake when hauling cattle make sure the trailer brakes are working well cut the box up and drop a gear in the truck. There is no run offs on that mountain incase you get out of control so you better have your crap together or you will have a fast trip 3 miles down. That mountain will bring the pucker effect quickly when you start going down with a load.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 pm
by greybeard
ohiosteve wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
ohiosteve wrote:No Brute not that far south. The nearest town I saw was called Penhook. Is that a coil tubing rig?


Yes sir it is.

They're getting real popular up here. There was a blowout in February that blew out over 2 miles of tubing into the clouds, a buddy of mine had a cell phone video of it, it was absolutely insane.

I've seen the aftermath of about a mile of 4 1/2" DP blown out near Bay City TX. Looked like a giant pile of spaghetti over about 5 acres.. I bet it made a heck of a clanging racket....feet, don't fail me now!

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:35 pm
by True Grit Farms
And I thought a 5% grade down Jellico Mountain for 4 or 5 miles with a JD 450 crawler behind my pickup was bad.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:08 pm
by Kingfisher
skyhightree1 wrote:
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Trucker is from England I think.


Yes you are correct apparently a lot of our drivers here are from England.


Why is that truck on the wrong side of the road?!?

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:08 pm
by skyhightree1
True Grit Farms wrote:And I thought a 5% grade down Jellico Mountain for 4 or 5 miles with a JD 450 crawler behind my pickup was bad.


lol would you do it again?

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:09 pm
by skyhightree1
Kingfisher wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
Trucker is from England I think.


Yes you are correct apparently a lot of our drivers here are from England.


Why is that truck on the wrong side of the road?!?


Great question.. I think he was half asleep or high

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:12 pm
by ohiosteve
skyhightree1 wrote:Nothing like a 8% grade to wake you up

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I might be in your neck of the woods tomorrow evening Sky if the permits go through. I have a big track-hoe loaded that needs to go about an hour east of Roanoke. I made the trip twice last week and there was definitely some mountains but I don't recall any 8% grades. I took 77S to 460 to 81 to 220E to 40E. It was a really scenic drive.

Re: What I'm seeing today

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
by skyhightree1
ohiosteve wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Nothing like a 8% grade to wake you up

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I might be in your neck of the woods tomorrow evening Sky if the permits go through. I have a big track-hoe loaded that needs to go about an hour east of Roanoke. I made the trip twice last week and there was definitely some mountains but I don't recall any 8% grades. I took 77S to 460 to 81 to 220E to 40E. It was a really scenic drive.


Nice I am 3 hrs away from Roanoke but I grew up outside of Roanoke which is where the mountain I was on called bent mountain. Have you been up there?