1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

Overload of the Day

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Birken Vogt, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. hosspuller

    hosspuller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,431
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Wasn't exactly an overload... Buddy forgot to tighten lug nuts on his horse trailer. He figured something was amiss when his two driver side wheels of the tandem passed him on the highway. He left his mark on the highway as he pulled to the shoulder. I had my trailer to take his horses & wife back home. As CM1995 experienced, drivers won't give an inch or slow down. I called the state highway patrol to help. Troopers parked his car with flashers in the right lane to give us some space to off load & transfer the animals. I figured calling the HP before unloading was prudent because they were gonna get called anyway if we lost control. :eek: Trooper agreed and was most helpful.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2021
  2. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    7,315
    Occupation:
    star gazer
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    Good call hossp, the last thing a HP wants to do is chase critters around on the highway.
     
    DMiller and Spud_Monkey like this.
  3. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    5,522
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Plenty of ratchet straps and you can get anything home.

    case backhoe1.jpg case backhoe2.jpg case backhoe3.jpg case backhoe4.jpg
     
    DMiller, Spud_Monkey, DB2 and 6 others like this.
  4. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2020
    Messages:
    2,132
    Location:
    washington
    LOL! hard to tell what is holding what there :)
     
    DMiller, 56wrench and Delmer like this.
  5. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    9,525
    Occupation:
    Retired Mechanic in Stone Quarry
    Location:
    Central New York, USA
    Nylon strap across the cutting edge is always a good plan! Almost as good an idea as doing it with a chain!
     
  6. Willie B

    Willie B Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,599
    Occupation:
    Electrician
    Location:
    Mount Tabor VT
    I sure hope all the horses were alright.
    They weren't draft horses, a fellow here had an old rusted out trailer. He had a contract with a ski area for off season horse rides. Hauling 30 miles, he had a failure of the floor framing. 2 or three, I can't remember, fell through enough they had to be shot. The suffering of those animals being dragged, who knows how far before anyone noticed drives me crazy!
     
    DMiller, Spud_Monkey and hosspuller like this.
  7. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    7,315
    Occupation:
    star gazer
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    I don't really care for horses, but still a animal relying on the owners care, that's really sad and sick at the same time. I hope someone took it upon
    themselves to kick that man's a$$.
     
    DMiller and kshansen like this.
  8. Willie B

    Willie B Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Messages:
    2,599
    Occupation:
    Electrician
    Location:
    Mount Tabor VT
    All are holding the tractor together, can't tell what holds it on the itty bitty trailer.
     
    DMiller and John C. like this.
  9. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2020
    Messages:
    2,132
    Location:
    washington
    yeah I didn't need to hear that :(
     
    DMiller likes this.
  10. mowingman

    mowingman Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    801
    Location:
    north Texas
    Looks like one of those little UHaul car hauling trailers.
     
    DMiller and 56wrench like this.
  11. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2012
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    VT
    Is the GM in the background the tow vehicle?
     
    DMiller and Truck Shop like this.
  12. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    7,315
    Occupation:
    star gazer
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    Absolutely, it's all part of that rural dump.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  13. Aarons81

    Aarons81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2021
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    The tires don't look flexed at all. And there is at least one strap through the operators station holding it to the trailer. Real Sketchy..
     
    DMiller likes this.
  14. JLarson

    JLarson Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2020
    Messages:
    266
    Occupation:
    Owner- civil and heavy repair/fab company
    Location:
    AZ
    When your backhoe is larger then the trailer you're trying to tow it on you may be a redneck lol.

    At least they broke two new straps out for the project though.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  15. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    7,315
    Occupation:
    star gazer
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    No offence-but calling that a operator station? That rather unique cab/umbrella or whatever one would call it and using a
    popular term for describing it{ It's Soooo Bad A$$} the whole place is scrap iron.
     
    DMiller and Spud_Monkey like this.
  16. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,560
    Location:
    .
    I like how they take a perfectly good wall and destroy it with a AC through it instead getting a ductless mini split or at least putting it in the window in the house.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  17. Aarons81

    Aarons81 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2021
    Messages:
    103
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    Granted, I was being a little generous with my description, but you did know where to look... I'll definitely agree that that place needs to go into a scrap yard.
     
    DMiller and Truck Shop like this.
  18. Jumbo

    Jumbo Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    400
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Black Diamond WA
    Nah, it was a Toyota Hilux....
     
    DMiller likes this.
  19. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Messages:
    7,315
    Occupation:
    star gazer
    Location:
    SE Washington St
    A controlled over weight load, 1,640,000lb.

     
    Willie B, DMiller, skyking1 and 2 others like this.
  20. Spud_Monkey

    Spud_Monkey Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    2,560
    Location:
    .
    Six trucks with that weight divided up amongst them is 273,333 lbs a piece not including the weight of the rigs and the weights for traction. Lets see an electric truck pull that off in the dead of winter.