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Title: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 05, 2016, 07:53:35 PM
 

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Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: tnaz on September 05, 2016, 07:55:50 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: WV Sawmiller 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
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Mooseherder on September 05, 2016, 08:02:16 PM
Lefty loosey...righty tighty.  :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Kbeitz on September 05, 2016, 08:28:35 PM
That looks like soft all thread rod...
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: thecfarm on September 05, 2016, 08:30:44 PM
I hope he is not in Maine with that hitch.  ::)   
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: drobertson on September 05, 2016, 08:31:09 PM
Looks like a bad recepie, on several accounts.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Mooseherder on September 05, 2016, 08:35:07 PM
Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 05, 2016, 08:40:51 PM
Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: ljohnsaw 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. ;)
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Sixacresand on September 05, 2016, 09:03:03 PM
I learn something everyday.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Kbeitz on September 05, 2016, 09:05:28 PM
Well. He's got more balls than I have. 

I count at least 3
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: tnaz on September 05, 2016, 09:11:42 PM
Da double locking nut will take care of everything. ::)
Grade eight is all he needs!  Three balls, two nuts, He's good to go!!!
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: 4x4American on September 05, 2016, 09:23:09 PM
Just another Einstein out roaming around...
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: 5quarter on September 06, 2016, 12:52:28 AM
simple problems have expensive, highly complex wrong answers.

He must work fer da Gubmint... ;) :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Peter Drouin 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
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: larrydown60 on September 06, 2016, 06:30:40 AM
Something doesn't look right they forgot the duck tape
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Jim_Rogers 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

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: scully on September 06, 2016, 08:07:32 AM
Here hold my beer I got an idea........
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Ox on September 06, 2016, 08:30:19 AM
They're out there.  And they're breeding.  :o
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Percy on September 06, 2016, 10:59:49 AM
They're out there.  And they're breeding.  :o
:D :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Hilltop366 on September 06, 2016, 11:09:03 AM
Here hold my beer I got an idea........

Thats right because no good story ever started with "Hold my Mocha Latte"
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: DDW_OR on September 06, 2016, 12:35:19 PM
Just another Einstein out roaming around...

I call them "Brain Donors"
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: DMcCoy 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.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: MartyParsons on September 06, 2016, 03:52:28 PM
Quote
Must be a joke, That's one of the dumbest things If seen in a long time.



Pretty scary stuff there.

Marty
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Deese on September 06, 2016, 04:05:02 PM
Looks like Mesquite Buckeye's truck  ;D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD 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
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: kensfarm 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? 
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on September 07, 2016, 03:56:53 AM
It is set for the 1-7/8" one.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: red on September 07, 2016, 06:58:17 AM
I hope they lock the steering wheel properly. Next piece is obviously a double coupler setup.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: fishfighter on September 07, 2016, 07:11:41 AM
Good Lord! :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: kelLOGg 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
Bob
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: ljohnsaw 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
Bob
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 1ľ" receiver.  I guess the owner found the parts at Wallyworld that fit together and figured out how to attach the mess to his truck...
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: red on September 08, 2016, 09:58:42 AM
Drawtite Legos . . Just wait for the Trailer Brake Setup
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: JJ 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.

        JJ
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: ChugiakTinkerer 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.

        JJ

More likely it will be a coupon good for $1 off your next CrazyHitch purchase.   ::)
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Kbeitz on September 08, 2016, 03:43:07 PM
Crazy hitch has other options.

 

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Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: gimpy 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.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: ScottAR 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.
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Bandmill Bandit 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! 
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: sealark37 on August 08, 2018, 08:25:23 AM
We don't know how far he is planning to move.  Whatever it takes!     Regards, Clark
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Southside on August 08, 2018, 09:18:48 AM
"Life is hard, it's even harder when you are stupid"
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: SawyerTed 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 donít ask how I know. :D
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Tom the Sawyer 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.

FLASHBACK 

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.  

Maintaining your equipment, and following the rules is so important, although hopefully you'll never need to find out why.  
Title: Re: Before Pulling Your Mill....Check and Re-Check!
Post by: Ianab 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.