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    Thread: Do Not Operate Heavy Machinery

    1. Member Isgro's Avatar
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      12-23-2008 09:35 AM #1
      I work at the headquarters for a pretty big company in central Massachusetts. About 3200 people work in the HQ building that I'm in and the parking lots are big enough to handle the cars for that many people. The snow removal operation to keep the lots clean is pretty big. The company that does the removal uses some big machines - front end loaders, rock trucks for moving snow, etc. So yesterday morning I'm driving into the parking lot and something catches my eye. The ass end of a CAT rock truck is sticking out of ditch in front of the building. Sadly, my first thought was, "Why the hell did he park that there?". Mind you it's 7:30am and my brain function is not nearly at 100% yet. After staring at it for another couple of seconds I come to the realization that the truck probably wasn't put there on purpose. I'm quite interested on how it happened because where the truck ended up doesn't make much sense. It's perpendindicular to the building and the road in front of the building. Something had to have gone really wrong for it to get where it is. This rig isn't small. It's a CAT D30c articulating dump truck. The internet tells me that it weighs in the neighborhood of 47,000 lbs. I've yet to hear the story of how it happened, but I did grab some pictures.



      I really want to see how they plan on extracting it out of there.
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    2. 12-23-2008 09:38 AM #2
      "Well there's your problem"

      Hope the driver is alright.

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      12-23-2008 09:40 AM #3
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      Hope the driver is alright.

      I haven't heard anything one way or the other. I hope so, too.
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      12-23-2008 09:41 AM #4
      You are now committed to a picture follow up of said extraction.
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    5. 12-23-2008 09:45 AM #5


      Quattro would've prevented this

      Seriously, hope the driver is okay. Maybe the driver nodded off?

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      12-23-2008 09:47 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by deucestudios »
      You are now committed to a picture follow up of said extraction.

      If I'm around when it's going down I'll take pics for sure. Problem is I think they'll be doing it during off hours - In order to extract it they'll have to block the main access in and out of the property. Probably not a good idea during the day when people are in and out all the time.
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      12-23-2008 09:48 AM #7
      Looks like it broke at the articulation point.

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      12-23-2008 09:48 AM #8
      well, that's not something you see every day.

    9. 12-23-2008 10:44 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Isgro »
      I really want to see how they plan on extracting it out of there.

      I see no problem here.
      Just give this guy a call.

    10. 12-23-2008 10:46 AM #10
      Big 'N', little 'y', BIG F*CKIN 'Q'!!!!

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      12-23-2008 10:56 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by pefer »
      Looks like it broke at the articulation point.

      Might be, they aren't supposed to bend that way. We had a guy roll one down a very large hill at top speed (~40mph) at work a few years ago. All the hydraulic hoses were ripped apart, but the hard parts were surprisingly ok. So was the driver. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by TurboWraith at 9:57 AM 12-23-2008

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      12-23-2008 11:01 AM #12
      He must have been ghost riding his "whip"

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      12-23-2008 11:19 AM #13


      Those rock trucks are brutal on the snow. The tires just slide everywhere. I hate using them and articulated loaders on the snow.

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      12-23-2008 11:21 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Isgro »
      Probably not a good idea during the day when people are in and out all the time.

      If were the owner, i'd tell you to go pound sand. That's an 80 to 100K dollar truck that needs to get fixed so it can pay for itself, f-u and your lunch break!

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      12-23-2008 11:22 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by tdogg74 »
      Big 'N', little 'y', BIG F*CKIN 'Q'!!!!


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      12-23-2008 11:32 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Isgro »
      After staring at it for another couple of seconds I come to the realization that the truck probably wasn't put there on purpose.

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      12-23-2008 11:36 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Isgro »
      If I'm around when it's going down I'll take pics for sure. Problem is I think they'll be doing it during off hours - In order to extract it they'll have to block the main access in and out of the property.

      Oh, like we care. It's Christmastime, and you weren't doing anything except providing entertainment to TCL, right?

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      12-23-2008 11:52 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Isgro »

      funny that someone felt a need to put up these plastic warning gate things

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      12-23-2008 11:54 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      funny that someone felt a need to put up these plastic warning gate things

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      12-23-2008 11:57 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by gintaras »
      funny that someone felt a need to put up these plastic warning gate things

      They wanted to make sure the same thing didn't happen twice.

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      12-23-2008 12:19 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Tornado2dr »
      If were the owner, i'd tell you to go pound sand. That's an 80 to 100K dollar truck that needs to get fixed so it can pay for itself, f-u and your lunch break!

      I eat lunch in the building. Seriously though. If I had my way, they'd be craning that bitch out right now and I'd be taking pics.
      Quote, originally posted by Swallow Doretti »
      Oh, like we care. It's Christmastime, and you weren't doing anything except providing entertainment to TCL, right?

      I don't give a crap about if they block the main entrance. I WANT them to pull it out while I'm here so I CAN share it with you bastards. I'm just thinking like the CEO would and not expecting them to do it while most of the employees are here. I have no say in the matter. I'm way down low on the totem pole around here.
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      12-24-2008 09:57 AM #22

      Thats awesome dude!
      AGAIN! AGAIN!

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      12-24-2008 09:58 AM #23
      Anymore details on this Isgro?
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      I would have grabbed a brick and thrown it directly at him. Immediately diffusing the situation.

    24. 12-24-2008 10:08 AM #24
      This is the best image in the thread:
      Quote, originally posted by UNBANNED_GERBIL »

    25. 12-24-2008 10:34 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by tdogg74 »
      Big 'N', little 'y', BIG F*CKIN 'Q'!!!!

      NyQuil, NyQuil, Nyquil we love you, you giant f*ckin Q! Haha thank you Mr Leary for that CD.

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