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6 minutes ago, Alan Dinan said:

Bucket truck or a ladder truck, what’s the difference, both get the job done 

I just went through my mandatory OSHA training. While the ladder with the missing rung in the truck is fairly safe and gets the job done I'll take the bucket truck. Or one could use this method:

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18 minutes ago, New Englander said:

I just went through my mandatory OSHA training. While the ladder with the missing rung in the truck is fairly safe and gets the job done I'll take the bucket truck. Or one could use this method:

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I'd take pole climbing spikes and equipment over that method.

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My F-11 will go 23 feet up in the air. My extension ladder is another 24 feet. I had them both maxed out trying to figure out a yard light. 
I miss the bucket truck we had up on the river!  Heights don’t normally bother me but I was terrified that time!!

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34 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

My F-11 will go 23 feet up in the air. My extension ladder is another 24 feet. I had them both maxed out trying to figure out a yard light. 
I miss the bucket truck we had up on the river!  Heights don’t normally bother me but I was terrified that time!!

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I did a 32’ extension ladder in a raised Case SuperM backhoe bucket once with a hammer drill drilling fasteners into a brick building for a stove pipe. We had the ladder tied off out the 4th story window so we were thinking of safety 😊

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5 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

I did a 32’ extension ladder in a raised Case SuperM backhoe bucket once with a hammer drill drilling fasteners into a brick building for a stove pipe. We had the ladder tied off out the 4th story window so we were thinking of safety 😊

Yeah I had a rope around the light pole too. Worst thing was I got it working for a day!! It quit working and I did too

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2 hours ago, dale560 said:

Got pictures of entire truck? I would like another s series one day.

1980 1700 series, 404 gas 5x2 transmission. 106000 miles, Put a different box on it a few years ago. Works good for hauling grain 10 miles or so, but would eventually like one with a 466 in it. 350 bushels works it pretty hard. 

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1 hour ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

1980 1700 series, 404 gas 5x2 transmission. 106000 miles, Put a different box on it a few years ago. Works good for hauling grain 10 miles or so, but would eventually like one with a 466 in it. 350 bushels works it pretty hard. 

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I've got a twin to yours in every way with a few less miles

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4 hours ago, New Englander said:

I just went through my mandatory OSHA training. While the ladder with the missing rung in the truck is fairly safe and gets the job done I'll take the bucket truck. Or one could use this method:

Ladder in the loader.jpg

Been there done that. Didn’t care for it but got the job done. 

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16 hours ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

I had one of the floodlights not working on the grain bin. A bit too high for me on a ladder! 😑 IH S series to the rescue.

 

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But give me a old rickety ladder in the bed of my grain truck and I’m not afraid to clown around with the bed all the way up and me climbing on the sideboards and reaching for a light bulb that’s just out of reach. 
 

Just yanking your chain. Sometimes you gotta do whatever works. 

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14 hours ago, FarmerFixEmUp said:

1980 1700 series, 404 gas 5x2 transmission. 106000 miles, Put a different box on it a few years ago. Works good for hauling grain 10 miles or so, but would eventually like one with a 466 in it. 350 bushels works it pretty hard. 

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I'm a little surprised....our 345 4+2 1700 handles 325 bu (30,000# gross) without much trouble......not breaking speed records, but not flogging it either.

  Wonder how your 404 is geared?

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12 minutes ago, Mr. Plow said:

I'm a little surprised....our 345 4+2 1700 handles 325 bu (30,000# gross) without much trouble......not breaking speed records, but not flogging it either.

  Wonder how your 404 is geared?

I believe 6.50, 60 MPH is about 3400 RPM. No governor on the 404. 9.00 x 20 tires.

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On 11/7/2023 at 7:11 AM, New Englander said:

I just went through my mandatory OSHA training. While the ladder with the missing rung in the truck is fairly safe and gets the job done I'll take the bucket truck. Or one could use this method:

Ladder in the loader.jpg

I put Dad up in the loader bucket like that on more than one occasion. It was just a 6' step ladder, but the premise was the same.

It's no wonder I have a problem with heights.

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I put my wife up in the loader bucket to hang a Christmas wreath on the side of the house. She insists on a big one and I near killed myself hauling it up a ladder and trying to reach out and hang it with one arm. I don't mind working in the loader bucket but there's no way I'd get on a ladder in one. My wife is ok withstanding in the bucket, she's a champ. Has a ladder phobia after a cheap aluminum step ladder collapsed on her while painting. What a mess!

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