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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 01:34 PM

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 01:45 PM

Those guys really should get back farther. I saw one fall over sideways but that picture is incredible. What is the story?


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 01:53 PM

Those guys really should get back farther. I saw one fall over sideways but that picture is incredible. What is the story?

You know as much about it as I do. 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 02:53 PM

Not when there tail is up eventually lol



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Posted June 01, 2016 - 02:53 PM

Those guys really should get back farther. I saw one fall over sideways but that picture is incredible. What is the story?

 

Backed up a little too close to the dump I'd say, or the edge crumbled.

 

As long as he had his seat belt on I bet he was just a little sore, and probably needed new pants.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 02:54 PM

That's a front-dump model.  It dumps out over the headache rack.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Expensive OOPS!!!


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Why are they just standing there?!! If our own CAT was running it, he would just retract the box, roll it over and hit the ground running. No time to lick your paws now.



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Posted June 01, 2016 - 05:29 PM

I was thinking over the hill at the top too, yet think cab would have been more mashed. Course, could have slid down mostly on frame/wheel side, hit bottom then tipped over maybe? Other than cab, rest probly OK, and would keep going, long as engine didn't loose oil or pressure while still running?



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Posted June 01, 2016 - 05:57 PM

I was thinking over the hill at the top too, yet think cab would have been more mashed. Course, could have slid down mostly on frame/wheel side, hit bottom then tipped over maybe? Other than cab, rest probly OK, and would keep going, long as engine didn't loose oil or pressure while still running?


Gary's got it, slid down then flopped. The cab on those are made to support the fully loaded weight of the entire unit. So about 130,000 pounds. If it would of flopped over higher up, it would of collapsed the box cylinders. Worse, you be sliding downhill in loose material with the windshield acting as a plow blade. The older models had vertical windshields instead of a sloped one like pictured. An operator was killed in a similar accident in Rosemount, Mn in 1999 that way.

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:38 PM

He didn't stick the landing!

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:44 PM

That's a front-dump model.  It dumps out over the headache rack.


I'm going to disagree that it dumps over the cab. The hinge is at the end of frame and it has an automatic tailgate on the rear.

Based on the clothes the guys are wearing, I would guess this is in South America--Chile, Ecuador, Colombia.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:34 PM

I'm going to disagree that it dumps over the cab. The hinge is at the end of frame and it has an automatic tailgate on the rear.

 

   I agree. Yes, with it upside down the engine will starve for oil and if left running will be junk in minutes.

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Posted June 02, 2016 - 09:30 PM

A guy did that in the quarry that was owned by a paving company my dad drove truck for years ago(some of our PA members may be familiar with Burkholder Paving), only it was a Euclid off the high wall when dumping shot rock, tipped the bed and went over backwards, driver was ok except for a few bumps on his head from all the pop bottles in the cab.






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