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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1120 on: October 16, 2020, 04:21:14 PM »
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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.
Having all your trailer tires psi the same is just as important. When one tire is low next to a full pressure tire, heat builds up at highway speeds and that's when they will explode.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1121 on: October 16, 2020, 08:39:34 PM »

   John Deere easily pulled it out and then we got all of the seed/fertilizer in the ground and covered.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1122 on: October 16, 2020, 08:51:40 PM »
Now somebody gets to clean up the Hoss. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1123 on: October 17, 2020, 09:47:28 PM »
I hope the Orange said thank you to the green.  Sounds like some Irish Protestant and Catholic story.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1124 on: October 17, 2020, 10:15:13 PM »



 
Well then the Orange had to help the Green out!!   :o
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1125 on: October 17, 2020, 10:37:22 PM »
   Wait, are you telling me that little bitty JD had to pull that big orange beast out of the bog? :D
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1126 on: October 18, 2020, 07:51:24 AM »
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.
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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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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1127 on: October 18, 2020, 08:39:41 AM »
Thanks for that advice.

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« Reply #1128 on: October 18, 2020, 11:37:44 AM »
Anytime bud  :)
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1129 on: October 18, 2020, 05:13:51 PM »
Wait, are you telling me that little bitty JD had to pull that big orange beast out of the bog?
No, the "rest of the story" was total humiliation.  For payment Orange had to baby sit da Green Children and Reply #1124 above she is getting ready to change da diaper on da little Greenie.  :o
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« Reply #1130 on: October 20, 2020, 07:12:07 AM »
 :D :D :D

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1131 on: October 22, 2020, 01:00:45 PM »
Pulled the cable out of the 3 pt winch this morning.
I am cuttings down by the road, I want a better view of the meadow on the way down and the field coming up. It's a slight drop off and of course big rocks. One tree slipped behind another tree as I was winching it in. So I thought I will just drive up the hill some and I can winch it up the hill just enough to get from behind the tree. I kept the cable hooked onto the tree and started up the hill. The cable got behind a big rock and I did not really think that would matter. I must of had about 75 feet of cable out and tried to go another 75 feet up the hill. I was almost there when I ran out of cable, 150 feet. Did not cost me money, just time and 6 inches of cable after I cut the end off for a nice clean cut and fit. I went to the tractor shed and looked in the toolbox for the allen wrench, I thought I should have it in there and it was. Not a big deal, but it's nice to have the right size tools when needed.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1132 on: October 22, 2020, 09:28:19 PM »
 

 I rounded the bend on Bent Mountain Road just before 8:00 a.m. this morning about 3 miles from my customer's site and caught a full eye full of direct sunlight. I slowed and pulled too far to the right to avoid hitting any on-coming traffic. Turns out the shoulder was about 12" wide if that, no guard rail and a steep drop off. I skidded a few feet to a stop and ended up resting with all 4 wheels off the ground and resting on the axles. If the truck had rolled there is nothing to indicate I would have stopped before rolling multiple times. I am convinced a 10 year old could have pushed it over as it was just teetering.

 I called my customer to let him know I would be late and he offered to come right over with his big tractor. He showed up 15-20 minutes later with his helper following. He hooked to the rear end of my truck but when he put pressure on it the front slid further over the abyss so we stopped, I called and woke up my wife to call our local wrecker - I did not have their number accessible. She called back with the number and them wanting me to call so I did. Within 30 minutes the guy showed up with a rollback. He assessed the situation and decided we needed to pull the front and back at the same time and hooked a snatch block to a tree on the hillside above. He first started to hook to a dead 10" ash tree and I stopped him and pointed it out so he hoked further up to a sturdy maple, hooked to my truck pulled and promptly broke his new winch cable. I was certain my truck was going over the hill then but it did not. Finally he hooked the front of my truck to his rollback and my customer hooked his big tractor to the rear and they both pulled and eventually got it back on the road. My biggest fear was the truck would just spin on the chain from the tractor and chain from the rollback like a  button spinning on a string. It was an absolute nail biter I would not wish on anyone! There was no apparent damage to the undercarriage or body damage. We spotted fluid on the ground but turned out was just a small amount of gasoline from my cans that had laid on their side. We all left and got to the work site about 2 hours late.
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« Reply #1133 on: October 22, 2020, 09:45:04 PM »
Well you rolled down a hill recently so you were due to catch a break!!  Sorry you had the excitement.  Glad it turned out well.  

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« Reply #1134 on: October 22, 2020, 09:45:21 PM »
Yikes WV!!!  Glad to hear in the end it all worked out.  How much of a drop off is right there? 
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« Reply #1135 on: October 22, 2020, 09:58:44 PM »
   The first drop off was 10-12 ft with a steep angle. I would be surprised if I had stopped rolling in under 100'. I an sure the truck would have rolled at least 5-6 times.
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« Reply #1136 on: October 22, 2020, 10:11:34 PM »
Geez man! Holy cow that was close. Sometimes it is better to be be lucky than good. Today you were lucky. Man.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #1137 on: October 22, 2020, 10:16:20 PM »
OGH,

   That's a fact. While waiting on the wrecker the customer's helper walked over and rested his hand on the truck and I told him "Please don't do that!" 
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« Reply #1138 on: October 22, 2020, 10:26:45 PM »
Ya know WV - thinking about it you and @goose63 would make a great team.  Seems things roll over around you a lot - hard to do that in North Dakota.  I bet Sampson would have a great time.  Some awesome fishing!!  Just saying, perhaps take a look at places that are less gravity impacted than where you are now.  :D
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« Reply #1139 on: October 22, 2020, 10:47:17 PM »
Iím glad it was no worse than it was, WV. That sun thing can be quite a problem. Something about this time of year right now seems to put the sun at that low angle at the time we are all out traveling in the morning and the evening. Starting a couple hours late isnít so bad considering the other possibilities. 
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