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#16 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2015 - 07:43 PM

As said, at least you weren't hurt and no damage to the equipment. A little damaged pride heals fast! I got a couple pickuploads of papers from 20 some years of business my wife wants to burn but they frown on that stuff out here! If you were a couple hundred miles closer I'd haul it to your pit to help get a good fire going.

 

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Posted October 21, 2015 - 07:44 PM

Most people looked at the dump first to see if you were throwing any goodies away and then looked at the tractor.


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Glad you and the tractor were OK
I think if the bucket had been low, you might have been able to work your way out? Anyways, a quarter sized bruise to body and ego is a small price to pay for the safety lesson.

Same thing with the pants I just ruined with a new hole. Mysteriously showed up while cutting wood...
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Posted October 21, 2015 - 11:13 PM

 

Mysteriously showed up while cutting wood... 

 

That came very close to being a serious accident. 


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Posted October 21, 2015 - 11:17 PM

You can consider "dump diving" scratched off your bucket list!   :D


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:33 AM

"How dumb can I get?"

 

Since yesterday I gave this question more serious thought. It would only be dumb if you tried to spin it so it wasn't really your fault. If you accept fault for it, then it was just a mistake and you can learn and grow from it.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 07:50 AM

"Homer Simpson" moment! DOH!!!!


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:30 AM

We've all done dumb things, at work we built a new office building (around 20'x20'), we got it completely finished and the boss (owner of the property we built the office for) said he had a big piece of concrete he wanted to put down in front of the door. He used his tractor (120+hp JD) to lift the 6'x8' (12" thick) piece of concrete, he was slowly pulling forward in the tractor to set it in place, when he hit the brakes to stop, the tractor kept going because the back tires didn't have enough traction (due to the weight of the concrete) and he ended up using the piece of concrete like a battering ram hitting the front of the new office. Luckily it wasn't moving very fast and everyone was standing back so no one was hurt. If you look at the office building now you can still see a 8' wide mark across the front of the building. I am so glad it didn't go all the way through the wall, I guess we built the office stouter then I thought.

 

Glad you and the GT made it out of the crash all right


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:46 AM

We all make mistakes and it is a good thing there is someone looking out for us.
Glad to hear you came through with only a scrape.
Last spring I was mowing a field drive across a waterway and was running up against the fence on the downstream side.
Grass was high enough I did not see that the edge had washed away.
Ran two wheels into the hole and probably would have rolled it into the ditch. If the mower had not caught it.
Nothing hurt other than my pride.
Neighbor saw me trying to get it out, and brought his 1 ton dually with 4 wd and never spun a wheel pulling me out.
I will be watching the maintainence on that drive more closely.
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 09:55 AM

Good thing NOT burning at moment, or Boom, crackle, snap might have happened! :(

This was my thoughts as I read the OP.  Then you would have felt dump as it went up in flames.  Glad you weren't really hurt and all is well today.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 04:21 PM

My dad was pushing fill off of the bank behind our barn when did repair work when we bought the place in '09 with a Case 350 track loader, didn't realize the bucket was getting full, bucket went over the bank, dozer stood on its nose, my dad climbed off and in his infinite wisdom, laughed it off and said "can I dump my shorts now" lol.


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:16 PM

You have so many fricking loaders now that you're throwing them away?
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:28 PM

Why didn't you just use the loader and roll your self out? That would have just been a challenge to see if it could be done lol ,at least all you got was a little boo boo.
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Posted October 22, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Why didn't you just use the loader and roll your self out?

 

  I wish I would have taken a picture from the drivers seat. You can't tell it from the photos but the rear tires are just touching the ground and the tractor is setting on the frame. When pushing the pedal to back up the tires just spun. The loader was pushing against a roll of carpet and other loose junk so pushing was out of the question.

  Went out there again today with a couple more loaders full of junk. Couldn't hardly get myself to pull up to the edge and my right foot kept trying to back up. 


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Posted October 22, 2015 - 09:35 PM

. Couldn't hardly get myself to pull up to the edge and my right foot kept trying to back up.

Yep, gun shy. Only way to work it out of your system is doing what you're doing. Just soldier on. I have always found singing helps some.
Here is a theme song for you :D
http://youtu.be/rSqcxFGFVas
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