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29-Jan-2013 Mike Stobbs

Gold

This An't No Sluice Box

Hydraulic Techs call it "Gold" customers call it "Expensive"
This is a filter out of a CAT 308 "Mini" Excavator and its full of brass.
The brass is from the hydraulic pump that runs the whole machine....this ones toast.
The damage is a good as gold look at them nuggets!!!
A replacement pump is nine grand!!!!
Not to mention the system will need a complete flush, new oil and about three days labour.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/20s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Ed Preston30-Jan-2013 00:13
Your getting richer then the guys on "Gold Rush"! Nicely done Mike!
pkocinski29-Jan-2013 23:08
It's only gold for the mechanics who'll repair it.
SRW29-Jan-2013 23:02
You've made a fascinating image -- and story -- out of what is plainly some sort of (mini) disaster.... Beautifully taken and composed....
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