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Really Bad Day Photos

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Mike S, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Not my machine!!!! Not my Mess Up!!!! Just Thought I would share. A really good friend of mine owns that machine which is for sale!! His son was opperating it when she fliped. He walked away with only a few scratches.........

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  2. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    wow glad his son is okay. sad to see a machine torn up like that
     
  3. Louiso

    Louiso Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    wow.... hes lucky. thats how my unlce died was a fork lift roll over.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Glad he is ok. What kind of tracks are those? I have never seen any think like them.
     
  5. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    I was thinking the same thing. They look like there homemade.
     
  6. dan6399

    dan6399 Member
    Messages: 87

    It looks like with those tracks the machine could roll easier. Theres a lot less surface area and they dont seem that strong. Looks like they would be good on pavement or something.
     
  7. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I've never seen pads like that on any excavator big or small, IMO they played a part in the roll over. Looks like someone didn't wanna pay for new tracks so they made these up.
     
  8. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Those track are the junk rubber rapped steel tracks that came on the machine. The rubber is all gone and has been gone for a long time.
     
  9. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Wow, imagine making that call "dad we have a small problem with the excavator "
     
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Glad the kids ok, and did he lower the asking price since it's now a little more "used"
     
  11. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    seems to me that if he woulda spent on some tracks (ok they are not cheap), woulda saved on the roll over, and loss of time!
     
  12. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    That would be a very bad phone call!
     
  13. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Ya the tracks where not in the best of shape but that was not the cause of the roll over. He boomed over to the right on a incline and turned the house to the left and all the wieght was on the down hill side of the machine and that was all she wrote. It was a costly mistake...... Thank god no one was hurt. Wish I could of seen them flip it over with the D3G...:eek:
     
  14. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
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  15. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Miss the driveway by a hair?
     
  16. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    eh...little tug from my wifes jeep would get that quad axle right out.....
     
  17. DaveCN5

    DaveCN5 Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    Better than the guy we pulled out of this truck. He was plowing a narrow road, was backing up and got too close to the edge and went into the pond backwards.

    But they pulled it out with a 10 wheeler and then started it up and drove it back to the shop. Only with a Ford! Thumbs Up

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  18. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    email'd photos:

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  19. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Local place that buys junked fords and sells for parts:

    not sure what happened but Im sure it wasnt fun!
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  20. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    more from the ford place:

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