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Reminder to tie your loads down!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    so i'm on my way back from walmart..printing pictures for my dad who is going to court tomarrow contesting a ticket he was given during a traffic accident..

    i'm in a dual turn lane, 1 car head of me come to find out is a very sweet lady in a gold 2007 GMC yukon. also 1 car head of me in the other lane is a drywaller in a 2000 f-350 with a large load of metal and if im correct it wasnt tied down hardly at all.

    as we make the corner the load shifts and the metal comes off and hits the yukon on the hood,fender and windsheild..the guy in the f-350 stops and more of his load comes off and scatters all over the road.

    the lady pulls over, i pull in behind her and told her i have pics and i saw the whole thing and we exhanged info and i got her email and have allready sent her the pics.

    anyhow thought i'd add a reminder to secure your load! it could have been much worse at highway speeds....

    heres the pics
  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    you should fix your windsheild:rolleyes::jester:
  4. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    it was new last year, you cant keep a good one so i currently have 4 cracks and about 19 chips..its not even worth it..some spring i may replace it but thats if i have $150 to throw at a losing battle haha
  5. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Yeah, just say that the drywall guy's stuff hit it!

    Some people are just plain stupid when it comes to this kind of stuff, do you think your cargo won't move or something?
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    to be honest some people just are not smart.
  7. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Glad to hear that everyone was ok

    and yes make sure any and everything is secured at all times
  8. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    mine cracks from the plow i think its at the bottom so for now i just live with it. and i try and tell people that everything they want me to haul something and i spend like 20 mins tieing stuff down

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Those look like steel studs that are on the road.
  10. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    Yeah whenever someone asks me to help them move stuff with my truck, they throw it on and say it should be good. I'm like, NO, I'm tieing it all down. It's worth the extra time.
  11. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

  12. yancy

    yancy Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    there went his profit down the road!:salute:
  13. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    In your pictures, it appears there were straps on his truck
  14. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    on the bottom ones there are...in the bed..but up top..i went over and looked and saw nothing..i could be wrong but i didnt see anything holding it on there. so idk if they fell off or if nothing was put there from the start..i do know it coulda killed somone had things been different though.
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Not that I set a good example,but the DOT around me requires ANYTHING in an open body be strapped down.Usually,if it's light, a bungee will suffice,but if it's heavy they will not only disallow it but the strap/chain will be examined to see if it's got adequate strenghth. You DO NOT want those boys ''interpretting'' the rules.
  16. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    not to really get off topic here, but wow I would love to live there!
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    lol not O/T that much.. thank you i really enjoy it..take it for granted tho..when i go outta state i reliaze how much i miss my moutains!