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Water Blasting 40k Tractor Rail Rack and Pinion

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  1. Roadoil

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know where I could get heavy duty slotted rail as in this video?

    I want to build a tractor rack for my 40,000 psi hydro blaster similar to this, it needs to be heavy duty as there is at least 120lbs force from the jets and simple as it will be used for boiler cleaning a lot of debris and water will be falling all over it potentially clogging the guide rollers etc.

    StoneAge Bundle Blaster Shell Side Exchanger Cleaning

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Roadoil

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    Heres a video



    Would need to be air powered also, there systems are very expensive and it doesnt do what I want anywaybut the basic tractor rack and pinion is what I need to start with
     
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    Use roller-chain. Will be way simpler and cheaper to maintain, and parts will be available anywhere. An air motor + chain sprocket and idlers, mounted to a simple carriage running on an I-beam. Run the chain inside the beams gap for a bit of debris protection.
     

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    Thanks

    Where could I get a sturdy I beam such as this?
     
  5. Grantman

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    Google "metal sales" in your area, should give you some direction.
     
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    Ok would like this made from aluminum as it would be set up on various job sites


    Like your idea of a chain are there any examples or plans how to make this ?
     
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    This is more the exact design I am trying to build the rotation is different on this track machine. It's using 20k psi with prob 30 gpm much higher forces than a 40k with 10gpm but my 40k will clean much faster and better



    This one was custom made, the Stoneage set up is about $30k
     
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    I'm sorry but I know of no plans, I'm just tossing ideas out of how I'd build it if I needed to.
     
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    OK Thanks, its given me an idea of what to do, The Stoneage unit is very basic more for horizonal cleaning, the MPW unit was custom made to go in boilers cyclones has a 2D cleaning head mounted on 2 I beams, you prob could use 3 I beams on rollers with tractor carriage drives on each in 10 foot lenghts to get some real distance.
     
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    Does the unit have to be unsupported inside the chamber? Would it not be easier to have a rubber-wheeled bipod support the head and have a lightweight framework support the pressure-hose? Build the framework like a construction crane so it can be lengthened at need and protect the manhole with a set of guide rollers set in place. Could probably be built for hundreds rather than thousands.
     
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    The MPW unit has a support stand that goes inside the cyclone
     

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