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Dumptruck Flipovers!!

Discussion in 'Other Earthmoving Equipment' started by Nick Drew, May 27, 2007.

  1. Electra_Glide

    Electra_Glide Senior Member

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    My first time on a truck, and I ended up in pretty much the same boat, although I wasn't stuck quite that bad. There are pictures floating around somewhere of me being pushed out by an excavator (since trying to pull it out with a wheel loader didn't work), but I don't have them...

    Moral of the story is don't set off across the lowest point on the site, where the sod and topsoil haven't been stripped after three days of heavy rain without knowing where the diff-lock switches are and whether they're set or not. Oh yea, and whatever you do...DON'T STOP...you'll never get started again.

    Joe
     
  2. thejdman04

    thejdman04 Senior Member

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    Very nice pics
     
  3. Nick Drew

    Nick Drew Resigned

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    Here's a Terex TA25 in a bit of trouble!!!
     

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  4. dirtworksequip

    dirtworksequip Active Member

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    Artic Cab rollovers

    The main cause for Artic cab rollovers is that when dumping in certain situations the cab will lift off the ground. As soon as the cab looses contact with the ground the engine torque transmits into the cab and twist it over onto its side. It will happen everytime......guaranteed!

    Sincerely, Dirt
     
  5. JimBruce42

    JimBruce42 Senior Member

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    IN the drivers defense, sometimes the body will just go over. For instance, if you're building a stockpile and just get too close to a soft edge. I ran an A30 all summer and most of last fall and had no problems, got on one for two weeks this spring on a short job and on the last two days of the job almost flipped the body twice on the stockpile we were building:beatsme :Banghead

    As far as the cab, especially on those new volvo's if you dump with the cab turned at all it makes the front really unstable when the load slides out of the bed and it will lift the front as most of you have said, then its just a matter of which way it will go. Thankfully I've not done that:rolleyes:
     
  6. BrianHay

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    Here's one for ya :)
     

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  7. espen holte

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    Moxy from Norway

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  8. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B Administrator

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    Espen, Welcome to HEF.

    It seems the Moxy doesn't swim too good.

    Espen Velkommen å HEF Kan ikke Moxy svømme fint
     
  9. stumper120

    stumper120 Well-Known Member

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    around here we use terex's as boat anchors.:)
     
  10. Lashlander

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    Cool pic!:thumbsup Do you know the story behind it?
     
  11. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    here are a few more for ya

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  12. 9420pullpan

    9420pullpan Senior Member

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    9420pullpan Senior Member

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  14. Lashlander

    Lashlander Senior Member

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    Good find! Those last two look like they could have hurt. The rock in the container must have been on rollers or something.
     
  15. bill5362

    bill5362 Senior Member

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    Looks like a lack of focus on someone.
     
  16. mikef87

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    I have a terex TA30 and my son kept asking me questions about how they roll and what not. He called me one saturday to come help him roll it back over. I felt like strangling him for that. But i remember doing stuff my father told me not to do and then getting in deep water for it.
     
  17. DuraMaxMan66

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    i bet the guy in the first pics had quite the story of his ride down the mountain into the lake....and hopefully still does...
     
  18. QSK60

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    Hi from Australia. What do you get when a truck stops part way up a ramp, the "operator" lets it run back down, and then hits the brakes? :D
     

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  19. Countryboy

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    Welcome to Heavy Equipment Forums QSK60! :drinkup

    Nice first post:popcorn. There's easier ways to dump the rock out of the bed ya know.......like using the "Dump Lever". It actually works pretty good. :D

    That's some pretty big equipment yall got there. You got anymore pictures of that 996?

    Here's some pictures of the equipment at our operation: CB's Fancy Smancy Photo Gallery
     
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  20. bobcat ron

    bobcat ron Banned

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    Nice looking load of rocks there.