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tractor accidents
« on: February 02, 2004, 08:05:46 AM »
I was loading bark much this weekend and almost tipped my tractor.  I hit a soft spot in the much.  Has anyone ever tiped a tractor or have pictures of tractors in "sticky" situations?

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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2004, 08:23:51 AM »
Does this count? :D


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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 08:41:34 AM »
Try these links for some troubled tractors.  The operator of that backhoe must have his insane card to go along with his union card ;)  I've seen that before that's how they unload those railcars :o
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 11:51:48 AM »

They have a fleet of those backhoes all over...  Pretty neat!
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2004, 04:34:46 PM »
I flopped my trailer over on its side one night during a bonfire driving over a large rock.  It didn't take the tractor with it because the hitch has 360 degree rotation.  I couln not push it upright with the loader arm and had to go get the dozer.  did feel quite foolih in front of the company though.
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2004, 08:20:14 PM »
Several years ago, our County road dept decided to "upgrade" our road. They brought in some clay from an untried pit, and spread about 6" of it on the hill in front of my place. Well it came a good rain, and the stuff turned into owl snot, and a truck went off in the ditch with a trailer load of hay. The owner, being a prominent sort around here, called the CRD and demanded that they get his truck out. They sent this big ol' CAT motor grader over, since he was right up the road, anyway. The grader stopped, just a tad off center of the road's crown, and promptly slid sideways into the ditch on the other side. Meanwhile, 2 County 4wd trucks also met the same fate. They managed to get one of them out, and went to get a dozer, with which they returned in about an hour. Now I don't know exactly who was driving the dozer, but, as a dozer operator he would have made a pretty good flagman. He backed it off the lowboy crooked and turned it over in the parking lot of the little store up on the highway, about  a half-mile away. It took another 2 hours to get 4 wreckers out there, upright the dozer, and get it running again. They finally got the truck out of the ditch about midnight, and all that clay was gone from my road by the next afternoon. :D  I wish I had videoed the whole sordid affair. :-/
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2004, 09:06:56 PM »
When I was 18, I was disking an orange grove using an old 1947 John Deere 'A'.  I was moving right along when the right rear wheel dropped into a mudhole (it was covered with tall grass). The front of the tractor went straight up into the air and started to spin because the wheel still on dry land was turning. The only thing keeping the tractor from going over backward was the disk attachment. I grabbed the clutch lever and yanked it and the tractor fell to the ground. It felt like this took a long time but I'm sure it was mere seconds. It took me about 1/2 hour to get the tractor out of that mudhole.

I once had a manager that owned one of those big earthmovers that scrapes up dirt with a belly bucket. He hired a young man to run it and got a job to level some land for a church.  While he was working, a church member parked his brand new Honda next to the curb to watch. The operator drove over the brand new Honda...........I happened to walk into my manager's office when he was explaining it to his insurance company.
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2004, 10:33:13 PM »
 :D :D :D

I was working a truck wreck in Arizona years back, an over turned end dump with a load of landscape rock all over I-10 in Phoenix.   The Arizona D.O.T. brought out a big Case loader to push the rock off the 5 lanes of roadway and get things moving.   They stopped the lowboy in the road, pulled the neck off and unloaded the loader.   When turning the huge thing around to get started with it they promptly backed a 6 foot tall tire up the hood of a Highway Patrol car all the way to the seat back. :o :o :o   Made a mess of that car like it had hit a train head on at 100 mile an hour.   The officer calmly walked over and looked inside his car and retrieved a broken shotgun, looked at it, sat down and started to sob. :'(   I went as far from him as I could get, and fast!!!! :P   I wanted no part of his bad day. ;)

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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2004, 05:38:04 PM »
i know a few smokies id like to drive big-red over! ;D

durin an ice storm a fewyears ago i was haulin corn outta a feild. now down the hill, i start to slide, slowly tword the crick. had to turn the wheel to make the bridge, knifed that 16 ton of corn right into the crick!  :o :o :o :o :-/ :-/ :-/luckily, she was all iced over, skidsteer cleaned that mess up quick. ;) its mighty scary when the magnum starts to slide at the crick!
i took pics to show the old man ;) ;D ::)
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Re: tractor accidents
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2004, 09:01:29 PM »
I was pushin' an old set of stairs from an abandoned porch while backin' up. Watchin' what I was doin' rather than were I was goin'. Front wheel dropped in a hole and the tractor rolled over about 3/8 of a revolution, with the muffler and exhaust pipe preventin' further rotation. Equiped my compact tractor with a second set of rear tires and wheels. I don't know if it makes it safer, but it decreased my pucker factor.  8)
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