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What Happens when a backhoe drives on the express way

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by chs1993, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Well well yesterday I got a call at work for a back hoe flipped. Cant get into to many details but figured you liked the pics. Long story short a car got tired of being behind the back hoe and cut him off striking the side. Causing 2 more vehicles to get totalled.:dizzy: Took 2 Heavy Duty Tow Trucks and a tractor with a flat bed to remove




  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    What the he'll was the backhoe doing on the highway?
  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,582

    Hope the driver was OK. Also the machine looks to have little damage. Internal damage, well thats different!
  4. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    That was my first question! In the middle lane of the road
  5. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    The machine wouldn't start and had fluids EVERY WHERE!
  6. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    whos got 2 thumbs and getting fired That guy:nod:
  7. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Notice that the backhoe has side shift stabilizers, I have only seen them on European machines of this size before. Do any of you guys Stateside of the border use fullsize machines with these type of stabilizers?
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Guess it can't run like a deer!
  9. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I wonder if it got in someones headlights...

    So you're the towing company? Looks like you had to close the road off...
  10. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Not the tow company I was the one that had to coordinate everything and yes the road was closed off which was a lot of fun at rush hour.:gunsfiring:
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I bet that was a real pita! Even when we were in your neck of the woods removing snow last year people drove like friggin idiots. I lost count of how many times our skid steer was almost hit. It got so bad we started blocking off roads ourselves which pissed people off even more :realmad: :D
  12. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Oh yeah, Around here 99% percent of the people just care about them selves! I no longer ask my self why my insurance goes up when I have no accidents or points. Its thanks to everyone else!
  13. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    So if you don't mind me asking, what is your job called, and who do you work for?

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i love when they make it a bigger deal than it actually is, it must be the city in ya, i know farmers that would of rerolled that with theyre pickup lmao
  15. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    could be a county machine....

    where in baltimore are you located? and where was this?
  16. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    This was in Baltimore City, On I70 that never got connected with I70 that runs down your way.
  17. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I would prefer not to put that on the site.
  18. chs1993

    chs1993 Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Lol! I work in the city, but dont live in the city.
  19. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    If it's close to my shop,I sometimes run my 410G down the road--really not a big deal.I will pull off sometimes to let people pass but I've been given the 1 finger salute more times than I can remember.Years ago,with my huge 11 ton IH hoe,rear wheel steer,someone in a big azz Lincoln was following way too close and as I made a 90* turn,I had to stop quick,the backhoe bucket rose a little and the cars hood got slammed.Funny.Cops came,of course I was in the clear.I didn't even put a claim in for scratches to my bucket:D.
  20. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    That's a 315,yes it comes with vertical outriggers,some other makes do also,usually JCB.I don't,never have used them,but for doing tight foundation type work,I'm sure the space savings would be fantastic,although not very stable.Nobody that I know has them.