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first load of corn in 2018, after a very wet summer. I couldn't believe how strong the hook loop on the back of the excavator bucket was; I kept expecting to hear Whang!, but it took it. Randy had the excavator standing on its nose before the chopper moved.

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On the way back to town today I saw a fellow walking out of a hayfield. Little farther sits a newish New Holland FWA, he was raking with. Front wheel laying on the ground looked like the hub was sitting on it. Didn't have time for a pic and it might have angered the operator!

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2 hours ago, ny bill o said:

first load of corn in 2018, after a very wet summer. I couldn't believe how strong the hook loop on the back of the excavator bucket was; I kept expecting to hear Whang!, but it took it. Randy had the excavator standing on its nose before the chopper moved.

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Local excavator company had a dump truck stuck.

Excavator just nosedived trying to pull it out.

Owner arrived and spun excavator with counterweight towards truck ,ran the chains/cable under machine and "pushed" dipper out.

Truck popped out.

Interesting.

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2 hours ago, MTO said:

Local excavator company had a dump truck stuck.

Excavator just nosedived trying to pull it out.

Owner arrived and spun excavator with counterweight towards truck ,ran the chains/cable under machine and "pushed" dipper out.

Truck popped out.

Interesting.

That would surprise me as you have way more pull power then push with the stick.

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I’ve had a few bad days in my life... lol the blue silage wasn’t me, but the guy I was hauling for’s own truck. The rest I was driving at the time of the incident. The truck that broke the frame was previously stretched, and that very morning it was being welded on. Those welds did not hold....

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I tried to save it to my phone but I didn't get it figured out. George seeded three fields and then my brother told him to do the food plot that bordered the bottom of the one field. It looked dry on top but it was squishy to walk on ..... 

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my 16 year old daughter nearly slide down a 50 ft ravine. Fortunately the car got hung up on the gravel windrow along the road. Hooked the pickup to the front then winched the back up onto the road. easy out but was humbling experence for her

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3 hours ago, Pete1468 said:

That would surprise me as you have way more pull power then push with the stick.

Usually that is the case, EXCEPT when you have the stick almost fully extended and boom down simultaneously.  The geometry of an excavator )with gravity assisting) creates A LOT of pushing power for a SHORT distance.

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8 hours ago, new guy said:

That day got worse but i didn't take pics. I will just leave it at that....LOL

I've had far too many of those days lol. I've gotten stuck bad enough that I needed a track hoe, twice........ and I was mad enough to not even take a picture lol

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……..I wasn't   responsible for the dead  MF excavator...….the   , new then , D9 fell through an   old "greasy back "......so we were summoned with the BTD8 to endeavour to extricate the 9...which we did......those TD (British )  8's were very nimble...and trod lightly......

Mike

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...not a very dramatic picture...….a stuck John Deere.....I had to walk the old EX200   FIVE hours to pull that bloody thing...out...….and upon eventually arriving , found the "operator " had a 5U D2 and a 4x4    CaseIH on site.....instead of further burying   that JD...all they had to do was  chain up  and   head out at 80 degrees off the JD's   port bow.....put the JD on full left lock....and give it a tug.....I was more steamed up than the track motors on the EX  200...….boys...sigh

Mike

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Dad blew a tire making a turn off the highway onto a county road.  Box wasn't hurt to bad.  Had to grab a grain vac, it made for a long evening.

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FIL ran out of fuel 10 feet short of the fuel barrel. Decided to push the tractor and mixer to the barrel with the skid loader. He didn't think to cut the throttle off or take it out of gear, it momentarily fired back up, and over the bank it went!

Broke the spindle, repairs were less than $500

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29 minutes ago, scraglycat said:

FIL ran out of fuel 10 feet short of the fuel barrel. Decided to push the tractor and mixer to the barrel with the skid loader. He didn't think to cut the throttle off or take it out of gear, it momentarily fired back up, and over the bank it went!

Broke the spindle, repairs were less than $500

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That looks exciting...

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My last REAL JOB prior to retiring and getting involved in all kinds of crazy things was as a Project Manager to repave and up-grade the lights on a aiirport runway. Runway was 4200' long by 100' wide, our contract was to mill 2" off the existing surface, repave with 2" and new lighting. We milled off the 2" and it started to rain - a lot of rain. When we started to re-pave the trucks feeding the paver (26' wide) started to break through the paving, then the original paving just disintegrated. We had to excavate certain areas 30" deep, replace the TOPSOIL that had been left in place under the paving with compacted stone.  50 some years ago when the airport had been a grass they just paved over the grass!!

Original contract was 2.2 million, change order for rebuilding was $800,000.00.....

 

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This is the finished product in the area where the tri-axle was stuck

 

 

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