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train vs. backhoe, train wins

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by John Mac, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  2. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    I hope no one got hurt. Looks like the machine is wedged pretty good but not too beat up
     
  3. illiniplower

    illiniplower Member
    Messages: 70

    well all the windows are in place so the operator didnt fly out of it. hope no one was hurt though
     
  4. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    my cousin caught a train track with cutting edge of his backhoe....just about put him thru the windshield. Good reason not to plow with a bucket....also wear your seat belt
     
  5. gary42095

    gary42095 Member
    Messages: 45

    that thing is totaled? look at the arms they are twisted pretty good i bet the front axle is wasted too
     
  6. ff1221

    ff1221 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,330

    A buddy of mine hit a raised manhole, put him right out on the hood, cut up a bit, but still kickin.
     
  7. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i didnt hear about this. no its not totalled, he'll be plowing tommorrow lol this is syracuse were talkin about lol
     
  8. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    thats how it is up there ?


    what I am wondering is the train operator didnt that that big yellow thing ?
     
  9. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    It takes ALONG time to stop a train! I would bet he saw it but couldn't do a darn thing to stop in time to not hit him.
     
  10. zztarg

    zztarg Member
    Messages: 68

    About 2 miles for a loaded freight train.
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Train -vs- anything = Train wins!
     
  12. zztarg

    zztarg Member
    Messages: 68

  13. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I just went to a safety course for Amtrak .You do not know the trouble this guy is in.

    I'll bet he didn't have a safety meeting before any work started along with the check list he needed to sign off on with what type of work was being done. No safety equipment . And he was pass the yellow line where he needs spotters on the track .And about a dozen other infractions he committed.Along with damage to the track and train.
     
  15. beatle78

    beatle78 Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    did anyone else see house close that house is too the tracks?:eek:
     
  16. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

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    These work better to clear the tracks.
     
  17. IPLOWSNO

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i cant figure out where it is but it looks like tracks are on the road?if you see the waste basket id say its closer to downtown.