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#1 julestheshiba

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:42 PM

I was just wondering something. When a lift is installed at a resort what goes up first? Could you make a list? Also when they install the bullwheel and the drive, do they put the wheel in with the gearbox or both separately? I say this because I see lifts delivered with the bullwheel and the gearbox connected. Is the installation different for express lifts?
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:23 AM

Generally speaking the concrete goes in first :tongue:. From there, the schedule is usually dependent on the availability of parts and other contractors. Helicopters can be the tough ones to schedule, so you tend to schedule around them. For a drive bullwheel there is quite a bit of work with fitting and alignment of the bullwheel, gearbox, motors(s) etc. A shop environment is better suited for this kind of work, and relieves some of the work load on site.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:40 AM

View PostJSteigs, on 12 May 2016 - 05:23 AM, said:

Generally speaking the concrete goes in first :tongue:. From there, the schedule is usually dependent on the availability of parts and other contractors. Helicopters can be the tough ones to schedule, so you tend to schedule around them. For a drive bullwheel there is quite a bit of work with fitting and alignment of the bullwheel, gearbox, motors(s) etc. A shop environment is better suited for this kind of work, and relieves some of the work load on site.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:08 AM

Speaking of the topic, how exactly do they make a perfectly straight line up something long and with uneven ground, the mountain? From what I can tell I think sometimes terminals are built first then towers later.
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:04 AM

I don't want to start a new topic for a small questions, but could you put a turn in a 3S gondola?
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:24 AM

I would guess yes if you add a mid station. You would just need a second set of track ropes
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:32 PM

View PostNHskier13, on 12 May 2016 - 08:08 AM, said:

Speaking of the topic, how exactly do they make a perfectly straight line up something long and with uneven ground, the mountain? From what I can tell I think sometimes terminals are built first then towers later.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 07:08 PM

What about without a mid station?
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:50 PM

Doppelmayr just did a 3-S with a turn mid line without a station.

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What about without a mid station?


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:53 AM

Where?
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:58 AM

Europe :lol:
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:22 AM

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:47 AM

Thank you
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:33 PM

View Postjulestheshiba, on 12 May 2016 - 07:08 PM, said:

What about without a mid station?


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 07:20 PM

View PostJSteigs, on 14 May 2016 - 12:33 PM, said:


Accurate surveying.

The survey crews brave some nasty snow conditions, and almost never make mistakes. Props to them.

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