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Loader in the Drink

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dailylc, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Okay, which one of you guys drove the loader in the drink up there in Minnesota? Saw one the news where someone mistakenly drove a loader into the lake. Cost $9,000.00 just to get it out. Now that's a bad day.
  2. 24/7

    24/7 Member
    Messages: 48

  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    But its got big tires it shouldnt be that heavy right??? What a goverment employee
  4. Harleychvy

    Harleychvy Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I guess he was plowing a spot he wasnt supposed to.I wonder if he still has a job.
  5. ahoron

    ahoron Senior Member
    from here
    Messages: 422

    Noone told him to clear the snow and not the ice:dizzy:
  6. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    I was trying to get my ice house off the lake. I thought with those big tires it would float.
  7. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    oh yeah and being a government employee I will be disciplined buy being sent home and suspended with pay and benefits.ussmileyflag
  8. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 535

    operator claims he wasn't driving on ice to his fish hut but he did slide down boat ramp into water. What he needs is a reason why he was in the lot in the first place. Claims that media made up story about fishing hut. The plot thickens
  9. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    ok I had a special date waiting for me in the ice house
  10. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    yesterday I was listening to the local am talk station and a lady called in and said she has known this guy all her life, grew up in the same small town as him and then she dropped the bomb......

    she said " this guy is an idiot and has no brains at all, a total screw up. he has pulled so many stupid moves it's about time he got busted and I hope he does not get away with it again. "

    she totally annihilated this guy publicly on the radio, and I got a good laugh over the whole deal.

  11. Landscape80

    Landscape80 Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    Wow.....that's just funny. So, he thought a 15 ton loader would just drive right over the ice. This shows the human population 2 things...
    1. You obviously do not have to have ANY common sense to work for our govt.
    2. People this stupid actually exist.


  12. fireball

    fireball PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 535

    Being Norwegian does have its limitations.
  13. jadyejr

    jadyejr Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 171

    hes watched too many episodes of ice road truckers
  14. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    now thats funny,

    he should pay restitution like any citizen would that took the machine and used it in an unauthorized manner.
  15. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    He was just fired after almost 28 years on the job. His wife has started divorce procedings and his children are too embarrassed to even call him Dad. Beings that he was a County Government worker, he has no savings, his wife threw him out so he now has to live in his ice shack, and his kids won't talk tto him. Granted, it was a stupid mistake, but give the guy a break...t's the holidays! He made a gross error in judgement, but at least he didn't embezzle a half million like all the other politicians!
  16. tedmed

    tedmed Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Look closely at the Deere in the video...

    Its running when they dragged it out of that water! You can see the exhaust!

    But anyway, "Now that's funny right there, I dont care who you are!!"

    As a fellow Government Employee, people like that give the rest of us a bad name that's for sure... The icing on the cake will be when he sues the town for work related stress!! LMAO! :realmad: :gunsfiring:

    "Your tax dollars hard at work!"
  17. Landscape80

    Landscape80 Senior Member
    Messages: 167

    Hahaha......you do have a point. But come on, a machine that size, on a lake??? Definately deserves some form of punishment, but losing the house & wife...that's a bit harsh. I'm sure there were other things that led up to the divorce beyond just doing that.

  18. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Maybe he was committing suicide... Just missed the dee side of the lake...!!!!!
  19. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Damn, you guys are harsh!...lol
  20. Dustball

    Dustball Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    A loader on a lake would be fine here later in the season when the ice has enough thickness but right now it's too early in the season.

    The report says it was 15 tons. According to this, http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/ierd/ice_safety/safety.html , 18 inches of ice is enough. I would estimate right now there's an average of a foot of ice on our lakes.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008