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50 all time best operator mistakes!!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Greenmtboy, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
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  2. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 536

    you answered your own question, operators make mistakes, snow plow people don't. I heard it on the internet so it must be true
     
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Every 1 makes mistakes. I flipped an hitachi ex200 excavator. We do demolition for a living. I was taking down a brick wall.
    One of my tracks was on a beam coated of concrete. I figured that if this beam held a 5 floor building it can hold me but the beam gave out taking me and the machine in the basement. Stuff like this happens when you least expect it.

    We still have this machine till today and it reminds me every day of how lucky I was getting out.

    [​IMG]

    We straightened the cab with an other machine and this is how she sits today.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  4. Maine_Train

    Maine_Train Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    Looks like a lot of the old "Oh, s***, I didn't think that was gonna happen." :eek:

    I remember something a friend of mine used to say about plane crashes: "They happen when you run out of altitude, airspeed, and ideas, all at the same time."
     
  5. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
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  6. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    No, I don't think I did.
     
  7. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Yes, everyone does make mistakes! I would not consider some of those incidents "mistakes" but rather bad judgment calls on the operator!

    Yup, everyone steps into it every once and a while, but never on purpose.
     
  8. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    So you've never made a bad call?

    Experience is gained by learning from bad judgment, your own and others.

    Besides, what is the difference between a mistake and bad judgment?
     
  9. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    exactly....like when someone drives a skid steer or ctl into a pond to set a fountain or something...now thats just bad judgment:waving:
     
  10. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    I wasn't gonna go there, but I'm glad someone did!!! I think I still have a PFD around somewhere!!!!:laughing::laughing:
     
  11. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
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    If there aren't pics or video, it didn't happen. Thumbs Up
     
  12. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    How about pictures of an admiral hat on!!!
     
  13. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Or is it a mistake?
     
  14. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Bad or poor judgement:

    Making a decision based on limited or incorrect information.

    When you try to fit a piece of jigsaw into the wrong place.

    Making decisions with total disregard to wisdom and common sense.

    Mistake:

    Misunderstanding

    Deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
     
  15. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
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    Maybe it was a mistake triggered by bad/poor judgement? :laughing:
     
  16. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Never thought of that. :)
     
  17. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Haha nice one :laughing:
     
  18. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Exactly.

    Nicely done! :drinkup:
     
  19. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    My thinking excactly! I always believe we learn from our past mistakes and from seeing others. I once backed into & knocked over a fire hydrant in my first year of plowing. Only happened that one time!
     
  20. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Not sure why you guys are getting so defensive.......
    I am not perfect, never claim to be! That being said, I know better then to waddle out into a swamp, wetlands or anything else that is obviously questionably unstable with a piece of machinery! That my friends is called common sense! :rolleyes: