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PSA... Broken windshield secure everything

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by carlriv2, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    This appears to be a deflector from a salt spreader. It appeared on our windshield Monday afternoon just as the blizzard was starting. I was traveling at 65 on the highway and was not injured but could have been. The truck was out of service for the entire storm because someone's equipment is falling apart.

    Make sure everything is tied down and nothing can fall off this could have been very bad!

  2. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    What I saw!

  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681


    Would have needed a change of under garments.

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,637

    You sir are very lucky!
  5. snowplower1

    snowplower1 Senior Member
    Messages: 966

    wow! glad you're not hurt. things like that during a storm are the most frustrating things ever
  6. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

  7. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    YIKES! Glad no one was hurt… but people really need to be more careful… that could have ended far worse than a broken windshield :eek:
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Ouch =. I would pulled it out and put some gloves and hat on and keep going.
  9. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Bird must of bought a salt spreader
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Damn,another locked thread.:cry:
  11. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 944

    Wow.... Thankfully you are okay. People are stupid
  12. derekslawncare

    derekslawncare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,003

    Wow! Glad to see you weren't hurt. Do you wear glasses? How did you manage to NOT get glass in your eyes? (or did you) Looks like a big expensive truck you have. Nothing is more irritating than to work hard so you can afford nice equipment only to have others around you mess it up. Again, glad you weren't hurt, unless you did get glass in your eyes, which would be an injury.
  13. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Jesus. Glad you're ok. That could have been a hell of a lot worse.
  14. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    lol why.....

    any ways to the op Glad your ok. I wonder how much that windshields going to cost :dizzy:
  15. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    When it happened I was pissed off and was thinking about trying to use it, but once I got it in the shop and looked at how bad it was and the fact that the windshield was flexing from all the cracks I figured it best to park it.

    The more time passes the more I realize how much worse it could have been. It could have come all the way thru... I do wear glasses and that is a good thing otherwise I would have certainly got something in my eyes I had glass and dust all over me. I even found a piece of glass in my hair a few hours later. I did have a couple very small nicks in my hands since they were so close to the impact but no bandaid needed.

    The truck is a 2007 Freightliner M2 and I love it, its a real bulldozer. Surprisingly the windshield was only $500.00 and for now the insurance company is paying. However I did stop by the state salt depot and I'm talking to the foreman. He is going to see if it was one of the trucks that works out of that depot. If it is we will get it covered thru their insurance, he even thinks I may be able to get compensated for lost time but I wont hold my breath on that... I more wanted to bring it to their attention so it does not happen again, and maybe other deflectors are ready to fall of the same truck.
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Dude, you should by a lotto ticket

    That's just insane.

    I would have kick out the window and got goggles on to drive it.
  17. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Im sure someones missing a deflector
  18. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Omg...glad u didnt get hurt. Definitely would have crapped my pants.
  19. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    im curious how fast the other guy was going to make that thing fly so high up.
  20. carlriv2

    carlriv2 Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 126

    I do have a ticket from Wednesday nights drawing, but I have not checked the numbers, maybe I'm a millionaire right now??

    I have a feeling it was on the road and a car or truck tire kicked it up in the air, otherwise it would have just tumbled down the road. It really doesn't matter how it got there, it never would have been a problem if it stayed attached to the truck.... I think this was held on with 1 cotter pin or R pin. Maybe they should have 2 attachment points, or a small safety chain (6" of chain and 2 welds is real easy).