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« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2017, 07:45:34 PM »
How long would it take you to drive it over to my new place in Williamstown?   :smiley:

Funny you say that... a couple weeks back I posted a pic of a '48 8N Ford tractor my buddy bought... well, the guy my buddy bought it from, when HE bought it, drove it home about 10-15 miles on back roads. Top speed is like 18mph. lol

I think an excavator is a little slower than that.
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« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2017, 07:47:26 PM »

I am betting off road diesel in your storage tank is sounding better all the time.
Well...No one wants to come in and fill it for a reasonable cost. Best I have found so far is 1.90/gal once I complete a mountain of paperwork


Just get busy on the paperwork, it is just big brother making sure you really need the stuff.  That my friend is a whole bunch of 5 gal. cans. Maybe find a guy with a fuel cell in the back of his truck to come fill it for you.  Until you get the paperwork finished, draw a permit for the tank, and the inspection to be sure you really need it etc. a fuel cell most likely your best option.


Ahem... Big D has a fuel cell in the back of a truck.... Square D...   :facepalm:
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« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2017, 08:09:08 PM »

I am betting off road diesel in your storage tank is sounding better all the time.
Well...No one wants to come in and fill it for a reasonable cost. Best I have found so far is 1.90/gal once I complete a mountain of paperwork


Just get busy on the paperwork, it is just big brother making sure you really need the stuff.  That my friend is a whole bunch of 5 gal. cans. Maybe find a guy with a fuel cell in the back of his truck to come fill it for you.  Until you get the paperwork finished, draw a permit for the tank, and the inspection to be sure you really need it etc. a fuel cell most likely your best option.


Ahem... Big D has a fuel cell in the back of a truck.... Square D...   :facepalm:


So this means he needs to be Square D at the top of the finish list then!!!

Big D, How bout it, get that last few items knocked out and haul the fuel yourself!!!

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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2017, 08:20:53 PM »
Bobby, I think Big D mispoke. He meant to call SquareD "chief"....by the standards you set forth. lol

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« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2017, 08:31:44 PM »
Bobby, I think Big D mispoke. He meant to call SquareD "chief"....by the standards you set forth. lol

Maybe he meant to name it "Corporal"?
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2017, 09:14:33 PM »
I think someone suggested mounting his tank on a skid so it could loaded on a trailer for just this kind of thing. Hmmm....wonder who that guy was...  :grin:

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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2017, 09:40:47 PM »
Hmm...does sound very familiar.
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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2017, 10:35:57 PM »
One of those 250gal plastic tanks would work great. Slide it onto the 1101 trailer.
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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2017, 10:37:59 PM »
So you bought an Excavator, and have decried that is shall be named "Chief" and expect it to do work.. Now I might have been a lowly grunt, but EVERY Warrant Officer ever seen (reportedly there are Warrants in most duty stations) in the Military avoid work at all costs... so by Military logic you'll get Chief to the farm, and it will soon disappear due to some reason or another... only to re-appear after work has been completed.
Hmmmm...

Hadn't considered that...

Chief is the name, has to be

The dump truck will be called "The General" so that pretty much covers everything

Already named the computer "LT" because it always gives me bad information

Named my DR-650, "Captn" because it thinks it is much larger and more capable. Had an angry dog named "Major" once, but I shot it because it was so mean! I refer to the kids as my privates...No body knows what a corporal is, and all the sergeant ranks just confuse and seem to repeat themselves.

Chief, like the Warrant Ossifer, is different...very different. But I had forgotten that skirten' all the hard work thing...
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« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2017, 10:39:17 PM »
How long would it take you to drive it over to my new place in Williamstown?   :smiley:

Funny you say that... a couple weeks back I posted a pic of a '48 8N Ford tractor my buddy bought... well, the guy my buddy bought it from, when HE bought it, drove it home about 10-15 miles on back roads. Top speed is like 18mph. lol

I think an excavator is a little slower than that.
top travel speed is 3.7mph
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« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2017, 10:40:18 PM »
Have them fill it on the way over,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I asked

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Permitted (Wide) load.

Has to comply with rules...no stops for things like gas
Have you checked with the seller, he might know someone with a diesel tank in the back of their truck that could fill it before it leaves his place. 
I asked about that too. Barry, the seller suggested I get a bunch of 5 gal cans...
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« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2017, 10:42:12 PM »

I am betting off road diesel in your storage tank is sounding better all the time.
Well...No one wants to come in and fill it for a reasonable cost. Best I have found so far is 1.90/gal once I complete a mountain of paperwork


Just get busy on the paperwork, it is just big brother making sure you really need the stuff.  That my friend is a whole bunch of 5 gal. cans. Maybe find a guy with a fuel cell in the back of his truck to come fill it for you.  Until you get the paperwork finished, draw a permit for the tank, and the inspection to be sure you really need it etc. a fuel cell most likely your best option.


Ahem... Big D has a fuel cell in the back of a truck.... Square D...   :facepalm:


So this means he needs to be Square D at the top of the finish list then!!!

Big D, How bout it, get that last few items knocked out and haul the fuel yourself!!!
This problem isn't really a problem

For a few more years I have the pre-rangers and a bunch of 5 gal cans...Problem solved

Although

One of them has hinted about wanting to check out the Marines...
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« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2017, 10:45:21 PM »
One of those 250gal plastic tanks would work great. Slide it onto the 1101 trailer.
I thought about just that!

What if I take that extra 330 gal tote I have and deposit 200 gallons of red diesel in it...then motor that down farmside, and have the one pre-ranger and the other confused one run a hand pump for several hours!
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« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2017, 10:46:52 PM »
So you bought an Excavator, and have decried that is shall be named "Chief" and expect it to do work.. Now I might have been a lowly grunt, but EVERY Warrant Officer ever seen (reportedly there are Warrants in most duty stations) in the Military avoid work at all costs... so by Military logic you'll get Chief to the farm, and it will soon disappear due to some reason or another... only to re-appear after work has been completed.
Hmmmm...

Hadn't considered that...

Chief is the name, has to be

The dump truck will be called "The General" so that pretty much covers everything

Already named the computer "LT" because it always gives me bad information

Named my DR-650, "Captn" because it thinks it is much larger and more capable. Had an angry dog named "Major" once, but I shot it because it was so mean! I refer to the kids as my privates...No body knows what a corporal is, and all the sergeant ranks just confuse and seem to repeat themselves.

Chief, like the Warrant Ossifer, is different...very different. But I had forgotten that skirten' all the hard work thing...

A corporal, depending on the branch is one of two things:

Army, a non existent once upon a time rank. That if seen today it's for some strange reason given by said corporal. Instead this level of rank is known as a specialist..... why I have no idea because the only type of special they are filling is definitely not in regards to be proficient at their job like it once was.

Marine Corps, the backbone of the corps, typically fill shoes bigger than the weight they carry on the collar. Frequently found educating other marines on their area of expertise, which often involves something being wrecked.

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« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2017, 10:49:04 PM »
Update:

The engine oil has been changed. Replaced with several gallons (6) of straight up premium diesel SAE 30 wt.

The batteries were loose, but were re-secured. A helper got underneath and scraped all the gunk off the turntable and most of the boom.

Two O-rings were replaced, and the new lines checked for tightness

Tomorrow is a pressure washing

Transportation is set for Monday morning
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« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 10:49:20 PM »

I am betting off road diesel in your storage tank is sounding better all the time.
Well...No one wants to come in and fill it for a reasonable cost. Best I have found so far is 1.90/gal once I complete a mountain of paperwork


Just get busy on the paperwork, it is just big brother making sure you really need the stuff.  That my friend is a whole bunch of 5 gal. cans. Maybe find a guy with a fuel cell in the back of his truck to come fill it for you.  Until you get the paperwork finished, draw a permit for the tank, and the inspection to be sure you really need it etc. a fuel cell most likely your best option.


Ahem... Big D has a fuel cell in the back of a truck.... Square D...   :facepalm:


So this means he needs to be Square D at the top of the finish list then!!!

Big D, How bout it, get that last few items knocked out and haul the fuel yourself!!!
This problem isn't really a problem

For a few more years I have the pre-rangers and a bunch of 5 gal cans...Problem solved

Although

One of them has hinted about wanting to check out the Marines...


This is true, my little scout is not big enough to carry a gas can yet so I hadn't thought of that option.

Which one is contemplating the marines? The younger? And good for him I support it!!!
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« Reply #66 on: June 16, 2017, 10:57:54 PM »
my question is, why are you going to have a thumb welded on and not able to remove it when not needed versus have a little PATIENCE "old one" and wait till you find a thumb that can be taken on and off?

or am I missing something?
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« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2017, 11:02:20 PM »
my question is, why are you going to have a thumb welded on and not able to remove it when not needed versus have a little PATIENCE "old one" and wait till you find a thumb that can be taken on and off?

or am I missing something?

You're missing something, not so young one!

One has to weld on the brackets for the thumb and the stiff arm. to remove just pull the pins, or fold it up and out of the way
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« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2017, 11:09:14 PM »
I will remove post and go counsel myself now...............
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« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2017, 11:10:04 PM »
I will remove post and go counsel myself now...............
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« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2017, 01:09:08 PM »
I will remove post and go counsel myself now...............
Now that's funny right there.

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« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2017, 06:39:05 PM »
I went down and cataloged all the problem areas to archive and start to come up with a plan to repair

It won't be all that difficult, although for a couple areas, I think I'll call in a professional welder and heavy equip. repair guy

First up is the access door to the front side of the cooler stack-up. Plan here is first to see if I can score a good used one. If not, then I'll simply remove this one, bang it out flat with a rubber mallet, cut off the bottom rust and weld in a piece of fresh steel, grind, prime and paint
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« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2017, 06:40:50 PM »
As for the decals...dunno

Plan one would be to paint it back stock and get a decal kit for $200 and paste those shiny things right back on

Alternate plan involves some OD green paint
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« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2017, 06:41:43 PM »
Fluids have been topped up, but still not pressure washed
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« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2017, 06:42:29 PM »
There is a slow drip here. Tighten or replace packing if there is one
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« Reply #75 on: June 17, 2017, 06:43:23 PM »
This is the dented portion of the boom. I don't see doing anything to this area except to watch it over time
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« Reply #76 on: June 17, 2017, 06:44:48 PM »
This is a mess. Its the hydraulic bucket coupler. I may just cap that off and remove the coupler and just attach the bucket directly to the dipper stick...
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« Reply #77 on: June 17, 2017, 06:46:39 PM »
This hard line clamp has come loose. Reinstall rubber gasket and retighten and that's done. As for the lines hanging loose above, after cleaning I'll inspect. If there is any question, I'll pull all of them and have a hydraulics shop make up new ones
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« Reply #78 on: June 17, 2017, 06:47:35 PM »
This cylinder is wet here, so this one will likely be pulled during the winter and rebuilt
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« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2017, 06:50:39 PM »
This is the worst problem I found.

The unit struck a bridge underside. There is obvious damage to the pin mount on the right side. I'll have to consult a welder, but it seems appropriate to get a new section of steel, cut the old boss off, and weld on a new one. I'll work the unit as is and see if there is any trouble developing. That will set the timeframe for repair. Immediate to mid winterish
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« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2017, 06:52:25 PM »
That impact destroyed a rigid line which was repaired. Another line was replaced in part with the two flex lines you see. There is a drip-drip-drip coming from the connection. I am thinking a tightening may fix that.
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« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2017, 06:55:15 PM »
I think the cab either swung into an obstacle bending this up, or possibly with the additional length of the bucket coupler, the bucket curl may have gotten into the cab..?

Anyway, I think this is a scar. Worthy of a fresh coat of paint, but not of straightening.

What say ye? Paint and call it a day, or lavish on the body work, cracking the lower glass and losing a week digging time in the process?
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« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2017, 07:29:10 PM »
Were I you, I'd spray some paint on it to slow any rust and wait until you break that glass to think about straightening the cab area!  That "worst" area that you identified would be an area to have a single piece cut to order and have a professional welder replace it.  During that repair, I'd have the same welder look at the torqued bucket arm that struck the overpass for possible reinforcement as well.  From what little I've seen of it from the photos, lateral force (smacking rocks & trees sideways) would be where I'd be cautious - obviously, the seller would be a great source of info on that area, I'd suspect.

I can see Household 6 going after the "shoot house" when you get it to the hide with it - she had that gleam in her eye sitting at the controls!
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« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2017, 11:52:00 PM »
Use it and abuse it. Work out the bugs and make a list for winter. That's what I would do.

...Did the previous owner have the last name of Harward ? 

(I haven't been fired lately)

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« Reply #84 on: June 18, 2017, 12:38:19 AM »
Use it and abuse it. Work out the bugs and make a list for winter. That's what I would do.

...Did the previous owner have the last name of Harward ? 

(I haven't been fired lately)
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I'm with Ken, use it and see what the problems are.
I see nothing screaming fix me now, save for the overpass damage.
However, it will become self evident if it is in fact structurally sound or not.

The cab, fogetaboutit...until you break he glass.
Then you can fix it.
The oil weeps, a few hours digging will determine how bad the really are.
Oil comes from the ground...
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« Reply #85 on: June 18, 2017, 01:55:24 AM »
Ditto. Fix the obvious and slow the rust.

I would look at getting that area around the glassed tight.

Mount a pair of 30s on the boom,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #86 on: June 18, 2017, 11:33:51 AM »
So you bought an Excavator, and have decried that is shall be named "Chief" and expect it to do work.. Now I might have been a lowly grunt, but EVERY Warrant Officer ever seen (reportedly there are Warrants in most duty stations) in the Military avoid work at all costs... so by Military logic you'll get Chief to the farm, and it will soon disappear due to some reason or another... only to re-appear after work has been completed.
Hmmmm...

Hadn't considered that...

Chief is the name, has to be

The dump truck will be called "The General" so that pretty much covers everything

Already named the computer "LT" because it always gives me bad information

Named my DR-650, "Captn" because it thinks it is much larger and more capable. Had an angry dog named "Major" once, but I shot it because it was so mean! I refer to the kids as my privates...No body knows what a corporal is, and all the sergeant ranks just confuse and seem to repeat themselves.

Chief, like the Warrant Ossifer, is different...very different. But I had forgotten that skirten' all the hard work thing...
Or you could do like Obummer and just get rid of all ranks and let it Identify with whatever rank (name) it likes.

Oh. I would use and abuse <---- that's a given and create a winter to do list as suggested.

Looks like a great find and I'm sure you will keep it in fuel!


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« Reply #87 on: June 18, 2017, 07:26:08 PM »
Had a conversation about the boom damage

Word I am getting is to just put it into production!

He did echo Mike's comments on the lateral force thing. The mechanic who did repairs said that he cut out the welds where the damage took place and laid down some heavy new welds. He has repaired many a boom, and quite a few on Kobelcos. He said if it started moving, He'd suggest plating over it with some 1" material and call it a day.

He does not, however think it is going to move any, but recommended I fold up the boom and check that area every night after working it.

He found an old repair on the dipper stick where a weld had cracked. He said the repair was poor, so he cut all of that out and laid in new welds.

As of now, it is still scheduled to ship tomorrow morning. I should have it farmside tomorrow sometime.
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« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2017, 07:44:31 PM »
Looking forward to the CARREP & CARREP-EXT
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2017, 10:12:41 PM »
Looking forward to the CARREP & CARREP-EXT
I should get in to destroying stuff tomorrow!
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« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2017, 11:58:48 PM »
[I should get in to destroying stuff tomorrow!

Sounds like fun!!  :likebutton:

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« Reply #91 on: June 19, 2017, 01:37:37 AM »
Now that's the right way to start the week!!!!  (As long as the carnage is in the intended direction)

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« Reply #92 on: June 19, 2017, 06:59:07 AM »
Well let's hope Don doesn't get carried away.

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Re: The "Chief" Thread place
« Reply #93 on: June 19, 2017, 08:11:58 AM »
In the areas you are concerned about movement, Use a marker or paint pen and put a tell tale on it.  Then you will have an indicator if you have any movement at all.  You would be surprised how long you can operate a piece of "deadlined" equipment.
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Re: The &quot;Chief&quot; Thread place
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2017, 08:30:07 AM »
Well let's hope Don doesn't get carried away.

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These machines will 'float' on sketchy stuff...
Then they sink like a brick.
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« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2017, 10:31:15 AM »
So you bought an Excavator, and have decried that is shall be named "Chief" and expect it to do work.. Now I might have been a lowly grunt, but EVERY Warrant Officer ever seen (reportedly there are Warrants in most duty stations) in the Military avoid work at all costs... so by Military logic you'll get Chief to the farm, and it will soon disappear due to some reason or another... only to re-appear after work has been completed.

I'm still laughing at this one Bobby :likebutton:
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« Reply #96 on: June 19, 2017, 01:17:17 PM »
I'm still laughing at this one Bobby :likebutton:

Can't help it if it's true.
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« Reply #97 on: June 19, 2017, 11:58:29 PM »
Well it's there!

A very nice truck driver dropped it off around 1300. The boys and I poured 15 gallons of diesel into the fill cap and away I went.

I found it has a "turtle mode" and a "Rabbit mode." Really does...A switch is marked turtle and rabbit. It moves maybe a mile an hour in turtle and maybe 4 mph in rabbit mode.

I drove down the lane and wrecked four trees just because i could. Then I came up to my gate. A gate that is probably 8-9 feet wide. The tracks on this thing are 12 feet wide. So, screw it, I just plowed over the west side and crushed it flat. Made a pleasing sound.

It is pretty quiet and the air conditioning is great.

I maneuvered down to the little pond and started tearing the thing up. I put maybe three hours on the machine. In that three hours I pulled all the trees off the hill except for two that I might want to save. I dug the original pond three feet deeper. I then doubled the size of the pond, and started building up a whole new berm to enlarge the thing. When it is all said and done, that pond will be at least five times bigger if not more that that. It is just a utility pond so it doesn't need to be all too big.

But check this out. Remember those baby goldfish and Koi I put in there last fall? Well they survived! And they are way mo bigger. One koi is maybe 5 inches long and one looks the size of a small bluegill.

I took lots of pics with my new Canon camera. Lots of pics with no SD card installed...

So tomorrow when i go back down I'll photo the thing up and I guess the pics of chief arriving on the trailer are just lost.

It still has a couple small leaks or seeps in the hydraulics, but it is really not so bad. I plan to work it tomorrow and finish that new pond build
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« Reply #98 on: June 20, 2017, 12:11:04 AM »
Funny, I just watched that video about a week ago.

Don, what do we have to do so you have a working camera? Like this is the first time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Re: The &quot;Chief&quot; Thread place
« Reply #99 on: June 20, 2017, 01:39:54 AM »
Doesn't the camera flash at you and say "no SD card"??
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