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Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
« on: September 05, 2016, 07:53:35 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 07:55:50 PM »
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Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 08:00:48 PM »
   Yes. Check close. If you aren't careful you might even hook up to someone else's truck - maybe even somebody from Arizona who happened to stop in South Carolina to look at an outhouse or something. :D
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 08:02:16 PM »
Lefty loosey...righty tighty.  :D
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 08:28:35 PM »
That looks like soft all thread rod...
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 08:30:44 PM »
I hope he is not in Maine with that hitch.  ::)   
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 08:31:09 PM »
Looks like a bad recepie, on several accounts.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 08:35:07 PM »
Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 08:40:51 PM »
Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
He's not taking any chances...  He's got a locking pin on there so it don't fall out. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 09:05:28 PM »
Well. He's got more balls than I have. 

I count at least 3
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Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 09:23:09 PM »
Just another Einstein out roaming around...
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 12:52:28 AM »
simple problems have expensive, highly complex wrong answers.

He must work fer da Gubmint... ;) :D
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2016, 05:56:34 AM »
Must be a joke, That's one of the dumbest things If seen in a long time. :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2016, 06:30:40 AM »
Something doesn't look right they forgot the duck tape

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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 08:00:29 AM »
The only thing that I see wrong with that is that the mill isn't connected...... :D

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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2016, 08:07:32 AM »
Here hold my beer I got an idea........
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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 08:30:19 AM »
They're out there.  And they're breeding.  :o
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They're out there.  And they're breeding.  :o
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Here hold my beer I got an idea........

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2016, 12:35:19 PM »
Just another Einstein out roaming around...

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2016, 03:05:17 PM »
How many times have you backed up and found the trailer tongue 2" to the left or right?  Just think how easy it will be for him - just loosen that nut, swing over and "presto".

And the conversation piece his bumper will be at the next BBQ, after hitting the brakes swings the whole pile into his bumper-- "Them are interesting crease marks in your bumper how did that happen?

Looks like an intentional joke to me....or a Darwin Award winner wannabe.

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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2016, 03:52:28 PM »
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Must be a joke, That's one of the dumbest things If seen in a long time.



Pretty scary stuff there.

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2016, 04:05:02 PM »
Looks like Mesquite Buckeye's truck  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2016, 07:02:03 PM »
Looks like Mesquite Buckeye's truck  ;D

Well I wasn't gonna mention no names.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2016, 10:03:04 PM »
Looks like Arizona tags.. you can see the last letters.  Maybe he only pulls a couple of Kayaks? 

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2016, 03:56:53 AM »
It is set for the 1-7/8" one.
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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2016, 06:58:17 AM »
I hope they lock the steering wheel properly. Next piece is obviously a double coupler setup.
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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2016, 07:11:41 AM »
Good Lord! :D

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« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2016, 08:14:32 AM »
Even worse than the truck owner is the manufacturer of the hitch. What is the manufacturer's intent for mounting? There is a bolt hole (awful design) and very little area for welding (and what would you weld it to?) I guess you could epoxy it to a plastic bumper.

I was going to buy a dozen but I think I will hold off.

Oh, maybe the manufacturer is not crazy. The right-most end is supposed to slip into a receiver, and if you don't have one - well, no problem - just do like they do in Arizona.   ;D
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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2016, 09:44:33 AM »
Even worse than the truck owner is the manufacturer of the hitch. What is the manufacturer's intent for mounting? There is a bolt hole (awful design) and very little area for welding (and what would you weld it to?) I guess you could epoxy it to a plastic bumper.

I was going to buy a dozen but I think I will hold off.

Oh, maybe the manufacturer is not crazy. The right-most end is supposed to slip into a receiver, and if you don't have one - well, no problem - just do like they do in Arizona.   ;D
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Hard to tell the scale but it looks like the left part is a normal ball mount that slips into a receiver (the ball would be mounted where the bolt is).  The 3-ball end looks like it could be for a 1" receiver.  I guess the owner found the parts at Wallyworld that fit together and figured out how to attach the mess to his truck...
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« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2016, 09:58:42 AM »
Drawtite Legos . . Just wait for the Trailer Brake Setup
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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2016, 10:22:07 AM »
When somebody gets hurt by this, they (injury lawyers) will find it was the hitch manufacturer's fault for not providing correct application instructions on a sticker.
Then there will be a class action case, where everybody who has bought this insert will get like a $1 rebate, and the lawyers will get many $Ms
I think I will go buy one today.

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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2016, 11:56:26 AM »
When somebody gets hurt by this, they (injury lawyers) will find it was the hitch manufacturer's fault for not providing correct application instructions on a sticker.
Then there will be a class action case, where everybody who has bought this insert will get like a $1 rebate, and the lawyers will get many $Ms
I think I will go buy one today.

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More likely it will be a coupon good for $1 off your next CrazyHitch purchase.   ::)
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« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2016, 03:43:07 PM »
Crazy hitch has other options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2016, 07:32:47 PM »
The first thought I had was, "what was their thought process." A ball, $10. That set up? $75-100. Doesn't really look redneck to me. Spent far to much.
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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2016, 08:19:54 PM »
Agreed.  The bolted down bit is for a Class V receiver 2.5", a pin to match, and a 2" 3 way hitch. 

We'll assume that's grade 8 bolt and you got $100 worth of stupid.
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« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2018, 11:11:03 PM »
Some of those could qualify the creator/user for a Darwin Award UNLESS he is still alive AND already reproduced off spring! 
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We don't know how far he is planning to move.  Whatever it takes!     Regards, Clark

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« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2018, 09:18:48 AM »
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« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
I bet it was a twenty something that borrowed a trailer to move from one crummy apartment to another. I have 3 twenty somethings, so dont ask how I know. :D
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2018, 10:24:35 PM »
Not a mill, but close.

A couple of months ago I had a client who had walnut tree taken down for a remodeling project and the tree service agreed to bring two logs to my mill site.  The owner's wife showed up with a fancy pickup and a big dump trailer (14K).  There were about 6 "logs" in the trailer and she asked where I wanted them.  I told her to dump them where she was and I would move them with the forklift.  

As the trailer was lifting the logs started to slide and at the tipping point, the hitch flew into the air, until one chain caught it.  The hitch was padlocked but the trailer had a 2 5/16" coupler and she had a 1 7/8" ball on the hitch.  Had to unlock the hitch, change the ball (it was a 3-way), and then unload the trailer with the forklift until the load shifted enough to let the trailer down.  Made sure the breakaway cable was connected. Good thing she didn't hit a big bump on the highway.  She had no idea how long it had been that way, apparently she had been using the trailer for brush, instead of logs.

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Many years ago, I worked a crash where a construction crew was pulling a big GD compressor south on State Line Rd.  Hit a bump and the unlocked pintle hitch opened up.  Compressor tongue clipped the back of the pickup, then crossed the center line at 35 mph, and hit an oncoming station wagon almost head-on, tongue went through the driver's compartment and elderly driver, in the other state.  Instant fatality (and mine to work since the first damage occurred in our state) and huge settlement.  

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Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2018, 01:44:17 AM »
Many years ago, I worked a crash where a construction crew was pulling a big GD compressor south on State Line Rd.  Hit a bump and the unlocked pintle hitch opened up.  Compressor tongue clipped the back of the pickup, then crossed the center line at 35 mph, and hit an oncoming station wagon almost head-on, tongue went through the driver's compartment and elderly driver, in the other state.  Instant fatality (and mine to work since the first damage occurred in our state) and huge settlement.


Seen the aftermath of a similar unhitching locally. The actual towbar on the vehicle failed and turned loose a trailer and boat at ~60mph. Safety chain and coupling held, but the whole bar they were attached to came loose. Again the drawbar went through the windscreen of an oncoming car and killed the driver instantly.  I think the company / engineer that designed and built the towbar got shut down over that one. Design was too flimsy and poorly welded. 

Any major "modification" to a car here in NZ has to be certified by a qualified transport engineer. The companies that make the towbars have someone qualified to certify their standard or custom designs. So you can order a standard certified towbar for your car, and your local mechanic can fit it. Something got missed in that case, and a weak design got approved. 

Another guy got charged with manslaughter or similar when he lost a trailer and it took out a couple of kids on the footpath. Coupling was worn and I think wrong size, no safety chain, and the trailers safety inspection had expired by a couple of years (would have picked up the worn coupling and missing chain). The cops charged both the driver, and his employer who owned the trailer.
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