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Author Topic: Did something dumb today.  (Read 94138 times)

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1100 on: October 14, 2020, 06:33:55 PM »
Back around '09-'10 I trucked horses coast to coast and ran G's on a couple different goosenecks.  One being an Excess 40'.  I would rotate them every 10,000 miles and they would last just about 100K before the tread was worn off. Pricey, but worth every penny.  Always ran them at max PSI too.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1101 on: October 14, 2020, 07:14:09 PM »
I think it is kinder to a tyre to run it at its max psi. Less deformation in the walls per revolution, and less fatigue over its life.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1102 on: October 15, 2020, 07:22:25 PM »

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Sometimes I think you and WV Sawmiller are in competition here!!!  ;D

I'll take that as a compliment.  Lol.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1103 on: October 15, 2020, 08:41:42 PM »
 
Yup, left the tractor stuck but tomorrow will be another day.
 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1104 on: October 15, 2020, 09:30:24 PM »
Oh no!  Hoss down.  No mud like that around here.  Its way too dry.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1105 on: October 15, 2020, 09:43:11 PM »
Lynn,

   Looks like a minor inconvenience. Nobody looks to be hurt, no major damage to expensive equipment, not even all that embarrassing compared to many of the things we typically see here. Stay safe. This too shall pass.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1106 on: October 15, 2020, 09:43:33 PM »
Looks like your doing a Southside

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1107 on: October 15, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »
Speaking of getting stuck. Its amazing the flotation of a wide track dozer has compared to a standard. Where a standard track would  be instantly stuck a wide track can work just fine in wet ground
Agreed.  But when you get a widetrack dozer stuck youre really stuck.  I built a small pond by accident that way.. Rowing the 6 way blade to back out of it while water filled in from a groundspring i hit.  Wasnt ever gonna dry back up after that.
20k forktruck will also help you find the groundwater. 



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« Reply #1108 on: October 15, 2020, 10:13:15 PM »
Keep us posted how you got that bad boy out Mike

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1109 on: October 15, 2020, 10:13:33 PM »
If its all the same I will continue to use my divining  rods to locate water it's really less trouble than using heavy equipment.

(Geez I probably  just doomed myself to burying my tractor for that comment.)

I did actually bump one of my blade covers off lowering my mill head this evening because I didn't move a couple cants over far enough on the pallet forks.  It managed to dink the blade and dull it on its a way  down falling off.  I should've looked a little closer before I started... just about a quarter inch too close to pass by.....  ::)

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1110 on: October 15, 2020, 10:17:10 PM »
Looks like your doing a Southside
Hey - I represent that comment!!!   :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1111 on: October 15, 2020, 10:34:46 PM »
The John Deere has a new battery and after jumping across the mouse chewed wires I have it running, I have the logging wince, plus the F250 has a winch so we will get it out.  Marty, Ben, and Collin will all be here in the morning to plant food plots so there will be plenty of help.  
I subsoiled just before Hurricane Delta which is what caused this.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1112 on: October 15, 2020, 10:43:27 PM »
Well that is one way to cool the oil, just lower the oil pan in some cool water.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1113 on: October 15, 2020, 10:45:35 PM »
That makes sense MM.  Have had the same thing happen after ripping ground.   
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1114 on: October 15, 2020, 10:53:55 PM »
Lynn:
Wrong piece of equipment for putting a pond in.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1115 on: October 16, 2020, 07:18:24 AM »
Lynn,

   Next time you plant food plots try going to an area you can plant rye instead of rice. :D :D Stay safe.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1116 on: October 16, 2020, 07:56:11 AM »
Creating habitat.  The salamanders need a place to live, too :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1117 on: October 16, 2020, 08:14:45 AM »
Keep us posted how you got that bad boy out Mike
That was years ago, a 648 skidder did the job.  There is 230ish triaxle loads of fill dirt there now. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1118 on: October 16, 2020, 01:42:29 PM »
I built a shed on my tilt deck bobcat trailer. I planned to pull it off the trailer deck by chaining it to a tree and slowly drive away.
We jacked it up and put some 3"x12" oak dowel rollers under the runners and I pulled it off the trailer. very slowly, so we could place some 1 1/2"x6" x12" paver blocks under the white oak runners.

It all went very smooth and the shed ended up exactly were I wanted it.

 
I was driving my pickup truck.
Now, here comes the dump part.
Once on the ground, the chain was tight from the shed runners to the tree. I hadn't planed on how to disconnect the chain.
I should have put a chain binder between the tree and the shed up tight so I could have loosened up the chain with making the binder longer.
We had to drive around and try and pull the shed closer to the tree to get the chain loose enough to disconnect.
Well, that didn't work. I pulled the chain hooks right out of the runners.
But, I got the chains back and off the tree.

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« Reply #1119 on: October 16, 2020, 02:14:15 PM »
It's all in the details.
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