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John Deere 350 Excavator Stuck

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kcress31, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Had a chance to come across a JD 350 excavator stuck on the side of the highway 2 days ago. He was brushing along and then had to go around a guy wire. The ditch he went into was a little too soft and away he went. It took two wreckers to pull him out. A few times during the pull both of the wreckers front wheels were off of the ground and they were being dragged into the ditch. I was told that the excavator weighs about 42 - 45 ton.

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  2. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    More pics.

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  3. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    WOW! Thats really stuck, wouldn't want that recovery bill.
  4. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Here are the last of the piictures. Enjoy.

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    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    How long did it take to get that big thing out? I'd hate to pay that towing bill.
  6. zabMasonry

    zabMasonry Senior Member
    from vt
    Messages: 100

    This thread is pointless without a story
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    + 1 to that :popcorn:
  8. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    wow! how long did it take to get it out?
  9. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    wow! is right! i love the wreckers also, you don't see them very often with sleepers on them but that might just be around here
  10. speralandscape

    speralandscape Member
    Messages: 85

    He explained what happened in his first post.
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You must have missed the first post.....

  12. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    Did you forget to enjoy the pictures?

    Thanks for posting Kcress!

    Once you get into owning bigger iron, everyone has a good story of stuck machines.
    How's the 980H holding up?
  13. keitha

    keitha Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Didn't make any money that day/ wk, maybe the month. Ouch.

    Be a bit with the PW to clean that mucky mess!

  14. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    nice pics.... that would sure ruin your day in a hurry..

    last couple times we've had big tow trucks out like that, it was 150$/hour, from the moment he answered the phone, till his beer was cracked when he got back..... though, they've used us pretty good when we've stuck our fire trucks
  15. Jello1

    Jello1 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Ouch, That looks expensive. I'll have to look for pics. But a local crane company had a guy roll a 50 ton crane off a 10' high embankment when he got too close to the road edge while moving over for a on-coming bus. Took 2, 75 ton cranes to bring it back up.
  16. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    That looks like a hidden creek or pond or something!! Hell of a soft ditch I'd say. Where was he coming from and headed to? Looks like he coulda tracked right down the road
  17. Harford13

    Harford13 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

  18. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Wow. Cant even begin to imagine what that tow had to cost

    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    must of been fun to watch as long as your not the one paying the towing bill
  20. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Do you know what he was doing with the excavator before he got stuck? Kinda weird to be tracking it down the side of a road in the middle of winter.