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Old 09-02-2008, 10:38 PM
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Can someone explain to me how they get 4 motors in a cat and apply power to the drives? Any pics? Never seen it before but have heard of it when Big Thunder had theres.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Muley View Post
Can someone explain to me how they get 4 motors in a cat and apply power to the drives? Any pics? Never seen it before but have heard of it when Big Thunder had theres.
See pic in post 16, one in front of other with a long driveshaft..
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:19 PM
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4 1075's is a 2K an hour operating cost just for maintenance (4 100 hr. services at 26K each). That is a sick cat but at that point the turbines look reasonable!
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
4 1075's is a 2K an hour operating cost just for maintenance (4 100 hr. services at 26K each). That is a sick cat but at that point the turbines look reasonable!
wouldn't it be closer to 1k/hr or am I figuring wrong?
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Downtown42 View Post
wouldn't it be closer to 1k/hr or am I figuring wrong?
its less than that as well since its not 26k... but yeah, even at 104K for 100 hours you don't need a calculator to figure that one out...

and turbines aren't for everybody, some guys love the sound of pistons, not too mention things like having merc dealers close for warranty stuff, insurance, ease of use...
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:43 PM
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turbines aren't for everybody, some guys love the sound of pistons, not too mention things like having merc dealers close for warranty stuff, insurance, ease of use...
I'm all for the rumble of piston engines over the scream of turbines....

That would be a funny call to my insurance guy....

Yes, 55' Cat....

Yes, 4300 Horsepower....
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:58 PM
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So it has 4 individual drives? Or is two engines coupled to the same drive?
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:09 PM
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4 6's
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Jupiter Sunsation View Post
4 1075's is a 2K an hour operating cost just for maintenance (4 100 hr. services at 26K each). That is a sick cat but at that point the turbines look reasonable!
ha, see what happens when you are watching TV when typing!
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:02 PM
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4 6's
That would mean that I could blow 4 #6's per year!!
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