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Bearing replacement on high speed quad bullwheel at a return station (no drive equipment).
Bearing replacement on high speed quad bullwheel a...
Bullwheel shaft opening <br />
Bullwheel shaft opening
Shaft/bearing assembly
Shaft/bearing assembly
Shaft opening looking up the mountain.
Shaft opening looking up the mountain.
Rigging on the haul rope.
Rigging on the haul rope.
Shaft opening and some haul rope rigging.
Shaft opening and some haul rope rigging.
Bottom of Shaft assembly as we raise a few tons of steel.
Bottom of Shaft assembly as we raise a few tons of...
Raising the repaired bullwheel.
Raising the repaired bullwheel.
This contraption, on the haul-rope, is a de-tensioner.  It grips the rope then pulls the middle together making a "bird cage".  We set up scaffolding to work off of.
This contraption, on the haul-rope, is a de-tensio...
"Bird cage" with clip before inspection.  The clip is to be moved back about 18" so we fill this old location with a nylon dowel.
"Bird cage" with clip before inspection. The clip...
The new location has a core that must be removed.  This particular rope is older and like many others of that age it has a hemp braided core.
The new location has a core that must be removed. ...
The re-inspected clip the the rope tensioned on it and chair attached.  Now run in another chair holding the monster de-tensioner in place on rollers.  As with much of ski lift maintenance it is very redundant.
The re-inspected clip the the rope tensioned on it...
A tower work chair.
A tower work chair.
A lifting tool, made in-house, to inspect and grease the sheaves and bushings.
A lifting tool, made in-house, to inspect and grea...
These towers boast spacious and accommodating walkways!
These towers boast spacious and accommodating walk...
Drive station bullwheel replacement.  The wooden box on top holds the rebuilt shaft/bearing assembly packed with 150 lbs of dry ice.
Drive station bullwheel replacement. The wooden b...
Ten part pully system reduced this rig to about 1700 lbs., to pull a rope off of a bullwheel.  The lift is nearly a mile long up and down.
Ten part pully system reduced this rig to about 17...
The hollow shaft assembly, now cold, will be placed back in the center.  It has a bearing on the bottom and top with spacer sleeves inbetween. The bullwheel still needs to be split for install and removal purposes.
The hollow shaft assembly, now cold, will be place...
Drive equipment removed.  The mounting location is bottom left obscured by a couple of hoses.  The blue gearbox is connected to the bullwheel with the drive shaft on the right leaning on even more equipment removed.  It can be a challenge to move this stuff around the drive shaft alone is in the range of 1500 lbs and about 5' x 10".
Drive equipment removed. The mounting location is...