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Confession is good for the soul...

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by digger242j, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 Senior Member

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    I just took over an hour to read all the posts on this topic and all the problems that people had. Guess I have a few to share too.

    1. Landed the kobota tractor into a drained (thank god) pond. It was the hydrostatic style so you just push the pedal down to go forward or reverse. Well I managed to hit the "gas" instead of the brake, sending the tractor over the 30 degree edge. I managed to keep rolling the bucket and sticking rocks under the tires to get out.
    2. Went over a bump on the 955 track loader and smashed my head into the windsheild causing several spider web cracks to form :eek:
    3. rode the trailer down the hill with the mini excavator on the trailor until the bucket hit a tree and stopped. Chock those wheels !!!
    4. Almost got my legs pinned between a backhoe and a fuel tank. Managed to jump in the bucket out of danger, roll kinda slow, but still would have screwed me up.
    5. Best of all, there was a phone line in an area that I had to dig. I dug down with the shovel to find it. After I find it I dig around it witht eh excavator and get the trench dug. Dug around it for well over an hour with the excavator on never touched it. I get off and walk in the trench to check the grade and I tripped over the line an broke it:Banghead :Banghead man was I pissed.
    6. more to come when I do some more thinking!!
     
  2. digger242j

    digger242j Administrator

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    No. When you start to do thinking, these sorts of things are supposed to stop. ;)
     
  3. PSDF350

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    Hope the windshied. But if not, would explain 3-5;)
     
  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 Senior Member

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    Thanks, I do the best I can. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  5. Countryboy

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    Well, its kinda funny how this thread came back to the top after what happened to me yesterday. I wasn't gonna talk about this with anyone because I'm the only person that knew about it but hey....my soul could use a little help. :D

    So anywayz, I had my Stihl weedeater out in the woods yesterday, clearing the trail to my deerstand. I've got a blade on it for taking down saplings and brush. I've found that the normal brush blades tend not to work so well or get dull rather quickly so I bought a DeWalt carbide tipped plywood blade and drilled the hole to 1". I've been using it since the beginning of summer and it works awesome. No sharpening, less wear on the weedeater because of the smaller amount of cutting effort and it sounds cool....kinda like a Skil saw when its cutting sapplings down. I can cut saplings up to about 2" with no trouble. Doesn't even struggle a bit!

    Back to clearing the trail.....

    The trail is about 200 yards long and had overgrown to the point where my truck was barely fitting through. The trail comes off of the driveway at the in-laws house so I had backed truck and trailer in the mouth of the trail so as not to block the driveway. I had the 4-wheeler on the trailer because I was also going to move my stand while I was there.

    I start right behind the trailer and go down the right side of the trail. When I make it to the end, I turn around and come back up the left side....Everything's still going good...:cool:

    I considered myself finished with that little project so I figured I'd unload the 4-wheeler and move my stand. Then I noticed that I hadn't cut the 15-20' on either side of my truck. I pull my trusty weedeater back off the truck and fire it back up. Started at the front of my truck on the passenger side and worked my way to the back. Made it past the truck and was working beside the trailer when it happened....aw come on, you know what happened....:Banghead

    There was a 1" sapling about 3' away from the front tandem tire. I was about half way through it when the blade grabbed ahold. I snatched it outta the groove and right into the trailer tire. So now I have a 3" gash in the sidewall and no spare in sight. It's amazing how fast the air leaves out of a tire with a cut that big in it. :D

    So, after 10 minutes of taking the tire off and unhooking the trailer, 18 miles to town to get a new tire, 15 minutes and $30 at the tire shop, 18 miles back to the trailer, 10 minutes to put the tire back on and hook the trailer back up......I was back in business.

    Had I not been lazy and taken the whole 30 seconds to move the trailer I would've saved alot of trouble. I'll move the stand tomorrow :rolleyes:.....
     
  6. digger242j

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    :roll ........{pause to catch breath}......

    CB, I'm so sorry to hear of your misfortune. :(

    {pause, to appear sincere}......
    :lmao :lmao :lmao
     
  7. Countryboy

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    After I kicked the flat tire countless times.......I couldn't help but laugh at what I had done too. :D

    If anybody is looking at getting into the tire shredding business.....try the DeWalt carbide blades. Your productivity will skyrocket.....:bouncegri
     
  8. fireman050

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    at least you did not run your cell phone over with a bushhog like
    i did:Banghead :Banghead
     
  9. PSDF350

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    Heck your lucky, if it have been me it would have been the truck tire. :pointhead
     
  10. dumptrucker

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    In the words of the Cable Guy, "That right there is funny I don't care who you are That's funny."
     
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  11. Dirtman2007

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    Well I won't laughing at the time. Know Its cracks me up when I talk about it.

    Thought of another funny one I did.

    Last year we were finishing up the horse arena we just built. We had about 3 acres to seed and straw, so we rented one of those small straw blowers where you throw about 1/4 of the bale in at a time into the top of it. We sat the blower on the end of the 16' flatbed trailor and loaded about 30 bails on the front at a time. All being pulled by the 30 hp kobota tractor with a hitch attached to the box blade

    Well we ran out of straw, so the boss and the helpers went to go get some more. I stayed behind to finish things up. I noticed that the tractor and made some ruts in the fresh ground so I decided to take the trailor off and drag the ruts out. the area had a slight hill so I stuck a rock or two behind the wheels. The tong of the trailor was facing up hill. When I go to unhook the trailor it did not occur to be that with no straw on the front of hte trailor and a blower on the back of it, it may become a little light in the front.

    you guessed it, as soon as I unhooked it, there it went, tong up in the air and it jumped the rocks under the tires and down the hill it started. If it was not for it heading straight for my new truck I would have said the hell with it and hoped for the best, but instead I grabbed the hitch and pulled it back down but could not stop it. I decided real fast this was not going to work, so I started to steer the trailor so that it would go sideways on the hill and stop.

    That work and it coasted to a stop. I looked down and saw well over a foot of fresh straw piled up beneath my feet from sliding down the hill on the straw. I did good though, Never fell, just did a very walk and slide. Boss returned and asked why that 150' long strip of fresh straw was disturbed and rutted up. Then I had to tell it all over again:eek: :eek:
     
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  12. Dozerboy

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    :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao these are some good ones.

    Dirtman if it make you feel any better I once found a gas line with my hoe, but didn't break it. Just so my labor could through a spade down there and put a hole in it. :pointhead
     
  13. Hendrik

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    "A flying saucer came out of no where and fired a death ray straight at it, we tried to get the rego number of the saucer but it was too fast."
     
  14. N.CarolinaDozer

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    Well I could tell you tons of screw ups I see each day at work. But like I tell all new guys that get hired. Everyone screws up, some are better covering them up, then others. And I also tell them if your not screwing up sometimes then that means your not doing any work! I think to myself sometimes when a "older" newly hired co-worker comes to a "young" long time employee to ask how to crank an A.D.T. or how to change out a bucket for forks on a loader. I believe they get p-oed when they have to come to me, but I never make them feel any lower than me. I started out the same way they did.
     
  15. bill5362

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    Jeremy well said with not making anyone feel small, I think some people forget they weren't born with all of this knowledge.
     
  16. N.CarolinaDozer

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    Yeah a good example for me was when they brought one of our new 12M Motorgraders out, and my boss expected me to just get up in it and put the building pad on grade. I was like a deer in headlights, but after 30 minutes of experimenting with the controls, I picked it right up.
     
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    i was clearing a few acres of scrub for a cherry farmer and cleaning terraces in his orchard with my D20 dozer. i had the ROPS off so as not to damage the trees(bright I know). Anyway I had to open and shut gates all day so I got smart and worked out if I lined up the gates i could jump off while still running open the gate close it and jump back on increasing my efficiency. Right?
    Well it was a miserable wet windy day so I had my new 3/4 length Drizabone jacket on. As I stepped off for the next gate the gear stick went right up the back of my jacket I was hung up feet off the ground arse on the track getting a serious beating starting to pull my jeans off gate getting closer starting to panic.Think John think . I had to sacrifice the jacket so I grabbed the side off the machine and pulled with all I had the jacket didn't even stretch the stitching but i bent the gear stick flat to the floor and just got clear before it went though the gate. the chain was off and it just sprung open i climbed back on and shut it down. collected my thoughts and finished the day wet, torn up butt cheeks and sore for a week. Now I stop the machine. Common sense really huh.
    I sold that dozer and bought a JD 350c Ive put that on its side twice clearing in really steep country and once down an old mine shaft backwards lucky it was only about 10' deep. I run a mini ex, a skiddy, and a dozer and they require the most respect when worked to the limits.

    John
     
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    :lmao:lmao:falldownlaugh I'm thinkin how Australia's Funniest Home Videos has really missed the boat;)
     
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    kind of my version of the landrover in GODS MUST BE CRAZY
     
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    I'm in the local Agriculture program at my HS, so I get to deal with a bit of equipment. Earlier this year, we got tested on tractor startup procedures and brought out one of our Deere 870's into the parking lot. Eventually, my friend, who I will note is often cocky and full of himself, got his turn to be tested. After bragging about how great he would do to our teacher and the class, he climbs on it, puts his seatbelt on, turns it on, and puts it into 1st range. Good so far.

    However, he slammed into 3rd gear, and hit the throttle as hard as it would go. The loader was still on the ground and the parking brake was on. :eek:ops