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How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:28:47 AM »
Obviously, this guy has done this before.  8)

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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:38:45 AM »
Thats a good operator. Although he might not get to far unless there are no overhead power lines in that county.
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 12:54:46 AM »
Reminded me of this one loading a bobcat.
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 01:57:59 AM »
Charlie I saw a video of a guy climbing a backhoe like that on to the top of a coal rail car, then scooping the coal out with the backhoe.  They have a lot more confidence in their abilities than I ever would!

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 08:17:09 AM »
I had to chuckle at both of those.   :D     smiley_thumbsup
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 01:19:35 PM »
When I see stuff like this, I always think of the "First Time".  There is always the first time someone does something.  First, I think why? Was it out of necessity or just a challenge. How long did it take them to figure out the processes needed to accomplish the task?  Was their first attempt successful?  How did they even consider doing it? Were they sober? ;D 
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 01:42:58 PM »
Hold my beer and watch this!

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 02:23:09 PM »
The guy crossing the river may have been thinking "I'll pick the narrowest spot" but not aware that it likely is the deepest.
Years back our conservation club took on a project to erect fences along the scenic Sugar River south of Madison. The idea was to fence out cattle doing damage to the river and then making crossings where farmers could move their cattle across where needed.
Turned out the Army National Guard was looking for a place for weekend maneuvers and had a couple D-9 cat dozers so they volunteered to come help make the crossings and get the training. Training they did get!!
Picked the narrowest spot to cross the river with the big cat. Drove (or crawled) in off one bank, the blade pitched down into the river bottom and dug a big hole pushing river bottom ahead of the blade. Then the tracks dropped down in the hole that caused the cat to become a perfect fit to dam up the river. Up came the water quickly, flowing over the cat and the operator bailed.  The cat stayed there as the dam until they could collect the other D-9 cat to make a waterway for the river to flow around and then allow them to pull out the dam cat.
The NG was most embarrassed but they did get some valuable lessons out of making a huge mess to the river. But fortunately time heals those wounds quickly, just as it will with this video scene.
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 05:53:40 PM »
I suspect that was all for show. Doubt they would be allowed to haul that hoe on that truck. Waay too much weight out the back end of that dump truck and most likely too high for travel even though that is only a 9 foot hoe.

However that method of loading or a variation is commonly used by some construction companies for speed in moving, even with a detachable lowboy trailer. They just drive up at an angle to the deck of the lowboy and set the bucket down on the deck. Then they raise the rear of the backhoe up with the stick and swing the entire backhoe over the deck and away they go. The key to that method is having a relatively level deck to set the loader bucket on to prevent the backhoe from flipping over when you raise the back wheels off the ground.

It's a relatively fast and easy way to load without going thru all the work to detach.
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 08:14:41 PM »
Definately good operators!

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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 08:28:49 PM »
can dance them across ditches and up banks the same way...the thing that really makes it fun is a backhoe with an extensible outer boom....ohhh..I >want< one of those..with a hydraulic thumb.

there is a lake on the base at Damneck, which contains a D9 cat...it is maybe a quarter mile from the ocean...dude was trying to dig this lake with the cat..and the water rushed in under the sand so fast the op hd to climb on top of the dozer and ride the water up...apparently the cat sunk in the sand...oops...
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 09:32:27 PM »
Charlie I saw a video of a guy climbing a backhoe like that on to the top of a coal rail car, then scooping the coal out with the backhoe.  They have a lot more confidence in their abilities than I ever would!

I seen that one also.

There was a guy around here that would hang the bucket over the tailgate of his dump truck and lift the front wheels off the ground and away he'd go.
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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 09:43:23 PM »
I agree they are good operators. That is about all I can say as it sure as hell leaves a lot to go wrong. Easy enough to get killed or injured without doing this type of stuff


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Re: How to load a tractor excavotor into a dump truck
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 10:31:02 PM »
I saw that too Bibbyman,but that was about 40 years ago. Have not seen it sense.
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