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Car vs. DOT Plow frame...

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by jjklongisland, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

  2. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    what exactly happened?
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Is it just me, or does it look like someone forgot to bolt the headgear to the truck? Looks like there should be five bolts per side. The headgear looks undamaged, and the frame on the truck is not distorted at all. Looks like the headgear just popped out.
  4. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Link does not seem to work for me...
  5. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    x2 no worky here either.
  6. FEFMedia

    FEFMedia Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Temporary Service Interruption

    So it no worky either
  7. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    Link works for me, just tested it. I would copy and paste the pics but they are right click copyrighted. They were taken from my Fire Fighting forum I belong to. THis was written:

    Actually the car was coming off the Ocean Pkwy to go on the Robert Moses and went off the ramp to the left and broadsided the DOT truck that was parked there. The pics are up on the site.
  8. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    it worked for but damn that was almost a brand new truck ouch
  9. FEFMedia

    FEFMedia Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Yeah i see them now. Wow.. I cant believe how messed up the truck is!
  10. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Thats a bad wreck man. That sucks!
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Something ain't right, you are correct.

    For that gear to come off that car should have way more damage and be about the size of a matchbox.

    Maybe it is a new truck that hasn't plowed? First good expansion joint\manhole\bump and his plow would have fallen off?
  12. jjklongisland

    jjklongisland Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    I figured a commercial rig and plow set up could handle a hit like that. I guess because it hit it from behind?
  13. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    The bolts definitely had to be missing. No way that plow frame just slides right off like that in a front end collision. The truck is definitely brand new. NYSDOT puts the last 2 digits of the year of the truck on the door and license plate.
  14. skippy867

    skippy867 Member
    Messages: 41

    at least there is a great fire truck in the picture, that department roles in style
  15. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Looks to me like the car hit the truck on the passenger side, from behind the front truck tire. Not head on. That would push the front tire and plow equip. forward and off. The front tire of the truck is pushed way forward. I can't believe the steering wheel came off!!
  16. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    Never Forget!!!!!!!!!......

    The plowframe that "popped" off the truck was the same damn size as the car! never should have come off, I would expect a lot more damage to the car....somone's lucky day.ussmileyflag
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Because that's what's important, right? It's easy to "role in style" when you are funded by tax dollars.
  18. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,830

    If you think that is nice you should see the Fire Houses :dizzy:
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Don't get me started. I live in a town of about 3000 people. We are building a million dollar station.

    And the city of Portland wants to spend 2 or 3 million on a place to house three firemen. One, two, THREE. Individual firefighters. Not crews, teams, batallions, what ever they call em. Re-friggin-diculous.

    Now, before anyone gets ready to torch me, let me say this. I have great respect for firefighters, and all public safety people. Very brave individuals.
  20. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,256

    Aren't the guys in Portland currently housed in a garage? And isn't it just a tad more than housing for 3 FF's?