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numb nuts

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wirenut, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 529

    hey did anyone see the city worker forget what town
    with a 6 wheel dump that was plowing off a pond.
    he went through with the front end...ass end up in the air... what a dope..
    it was on channel 9 news
    why suich a heavy truck... :nono:
  2. CTPlow

    CTPlow Member
    Messages: 82

    Sorry yer nuts are numb.

    Its not THAT cold is it?
  3. sbrem

    sbrem Member
    Messages: 37

    Yeah I just saw that on channel 9 too.

  4. motorider000

    motorider000 Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    somebody needs to get some pics posted of this one
  5. GSE

    GSE Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Concord, NH

    It was in Concord, NH. He was clearing a pond for ice skaters apparently, and broke through.

    Don't have any pics....
  6. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    this is what i could find from channel 9 web site.

    The snow was a major headache for a city plow driver Tuesday afternoon in Concord. Crews were clearing White Pond for ice skaters when a truck got too close to a thin spot and fell through.

    "He probably got a little too close," city worker Philip Bilodeau said. "Everyone's safe. We haven't assessed the damage to the truck yet, but we'll wait until we get that back to our shop."

    no pictures that i saw on the site
  7. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    From The Concord Monitor:

    A truck driver's day took an unexpected turn yesterday when his vehicle crashed through the ice as he was plowing the pond at White Park in Concord.

    But don't worry - it's still safe to skate there.

    John Hardiman, a driver for the city's General Services department, had plowed most of the pond by 10:30 a.m. and was next to some cattails near the skate house when the pickup truck went into the water and rolled onto its right side, said Phil Bilodeau, the deputy director of General Services. Hardiman managed to climb out of the cab and escaped uninjured, but most of the truck sank into the water.

    The pond is thought to be about 3 or 4 feet deep in that area. When towing crews arrived, at least three quarters of the truck was submerged, with the driver's side and one red tail light, still illuminated, poking out of the water.

    "When you pulled up on the scene, you couldn't actually see that there was a truck there," said John Dapergolas, owner of John's Wrecker Service, which extricated the truck.

    Crews used a tractor trailer with a rotating crane mounted on it to pull out the truck, which Dapergolas said weighed about 9,000 pounds. The vehicle left the water at about 1:45 p.m.
    Bilodeau said the city frequently uses trucks to clear the pond, as well as smaller tractors. Before they plow, drivers test the ice on foot, he said.

    In addition, the city tests the ice every day to make sure it's safe for skating. There can be soft spots, and earlier this year, a tractor went through one, but it wasn't damaged. The cattails create a soft spot, and Bilodeau thinks that's what felled the truck.

    "They just got a little too close to the edge," Dapergolas said.

    Periods of warm weather have made for sporadic skating this winter. Yesterday was the 27th day of skating; the average for the season, which is nearly over, is about 46 days. The truck situation notwithstanding, the ice was about a foot thick yesterday, and people were taking advantage of it. As crews worked to pull out the truck, about a dozen children zoomed around the rest of the pond.

    Bilodeau said he wasn't yet sure of the extent of the damage to the truck, or what it would cost to repair it.

    Dapergolas said the truck hadn't leaked any fluids into the water, so there shouldn't be any lasting damage to the pond.

  8. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 482

    Looks like either a Chevy or a GMC with a Fisher plow.