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What happens when a DOT truck hits a pothole?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by grandview, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Couple of weeks ago ,and down the street from me.

    dot truck flipped over.jpg
  2. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    must of been one hell of a pothole:cry:
  3. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 889

    Pothole 1, DOT truck 0.
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    WOW ! Is the driver ok that looks painful.
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He's ok. they have to wear seat belts at all times and there is only one guy in those trucks now. The water company had fixed a leak the day before and put cold patch down.The tire hit the patch and made the wing tower hook the hole and flipped.
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    WOW! :eek: I mite think about wearing my seat belt next time I go with my uncle in the Ford L9000. Do you know how fast he was going?
  7. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Truck looks like my dog when he wants a belly scratch. Is that a Fluid Film sticker on the frame rail?
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    It's only a 30mph zone.I think he was the last truck in line.They usually go 3 wide in that part because it's 3 lanes both ways.
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    He must of had a full load of salt or sand on to right?
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes, full I think 20 tons?
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    I'm asuming he had 6 to 8 yards on but, I'm not sure how much that weighs.
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My mistake. Found a another picture of it.

    dot truck flipped over.jpg
  13. Bmxdkj

    Bmxdkj Member
    Messages: 57

    Looks like that was that sanders first load of sand..
  14. KMBertog

    KMBertog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    "you must be this tall to ride this ride!" :laughing:
  15. gagesllc

    gagesllc Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    "you must be this tall to ride this ride!"

    Thats funny

    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Wow. That's crazy. Haven't seen anything like that happen around here. Although the water dept dug up part of a street this past summer and then just back filled it and put gravel down for temp because it was 4 pm and they have to go home for the night. Well about 6pm it decided to down poured and cars were driving across it. Well one suv went thru is and got stuck. It was probably about a foot deep. You could see all the gravel around his car on the road. He wasn't getting out without help.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  17. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Good old County repair !!!!!
  18. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    there are a few side roads that I have residentials on that the frost heave has wreaked havoc on the patches. its like going 30mph down a street that has speed bumps spaced every 10'. i watched a muni s/a truck come down this street w/ his plow up b/c he was salting, each bump that plow slammed down to the ground. i get soo angry driving down those streets i'd punch a baby...
  19. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    What's the issue? It's obviously an older International that was probably just very tired and decided to lay down and take a nap! Isn't that what most seasoned muni workers do when they're tired?:D

    dot truck flipped over.jpg

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    That's what they do around here. A news station followed the Minneapolis road crews around this summer and caught them taking breaks all the time and 2-3 hour lunches. They only averaged 3-4hrs of work a day. Explains why the roads are as good as they are:dizzy: