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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Im sure many of you have seen the videos of people loading tractors and flipping over backwards. Youtube has tons of videos of people flipping things over backwards. I just wanted to remind people that if you back up steep hills and ramps, you cant flip over! Please everybody, be careful!

This is the video that made me want to post.



Edited by bmxkid313, February 21, 2012 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 08:43 PM

I almost never back up ramps to load, but then again I buy or build longer ramps than necessary lol. The key is don't use wet ramps, never touch the brakes. Unloading and loading is dangerous guys, be careful.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:15 PM

I dont even have to watch the video to know how that turned out, and I'll bet it's not good. You guys are right, be careful!
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:34 PM

It's not worth it! I know so many people that say "Nothin will happen, I've done this a million times" It only takes one time for things to go wrong! just be careful everyone, learn from other peoples mistakes! I have seen allot in my years in Industrial Maintenance. And 99.99% of accidents I have seen could have been avoided.
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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Those videos make me cringe every time.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 09:46 PM

I always flinch at them too. I think the worst part is when the person taking the video laughs at them. The man loading the tractor in the video on my first post actually didn't flip, the entire time thought he was going to.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Those videos make me cringe every time.




I know what you mean.

I always back up a ramp when possible.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 05:34 AM

Gave me the willies just watching that.

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Posted February 22, 2012 - 06:11 AM

Thought he almost bot it there - another good way is to winch the tractor up on the trailer . One that amazes me is how people can load a backhoe onto a dump truck or excavator onto a train car w/o freaking out :



This is plain crazy.....
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Posted February 22, 2012 - 05:40 PM

Ryan, thanks for that post. It's always a good reminder to see a video like that.



I have seen allot in my years in Industrial Maintenance. And 99.99% of accidents I have seen could have been avoided.


I have seen several industrial accidents. The outcome is not ever good and sometimes fatal. I was just talking to a fellow this afternoon how farming in general is a very dangerous profession.




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