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cddva
08-01-2006, 02:52 PM
Check out the "Excavator Unloading" video at this site: http://www.fazed.net/video/

Just curious if anyone here uses this technique?!

Dirt Digger2
08-01-2006, 07:00 PM
HA, that things way to heavy for that truck anyway, but funny still...guys at work load backhoes onto lowboy trailers from the side, its a sight to see...they get lazy and would rather work for 10 minutes loading the backhoe like that in the air condition then work 10 minutes detaching the lowboy from the truck.

Dirty Water
08-01-2006, 08:17 PM
Talk about overloading the truck.

I was curious if he was just going to drive off the beavertail and let the truck slam down, or use the bucket to ease it down.

Smart guy, I bet he's done that before.

ksss
08-01-2006, 11:58 PM
Only in Kenya can you put a 160 size excavator on the back of a tandem truck. Try that in the States and you make every pin up (idiot) board in every DOT office in the country. Not that it wouldn't have advantages over pulling a low boy.

Scag48
08-02-2006, 12:37 AM
That is hilarious. Reminds me of the days where guys around here that were so lazy they wouldn't detatch their goosenecks and would just side load 200 size excavators. It's a wonder the axles didn't bend at the ends with all that weight on one side of the trailer.

Gravel Rat
08-02-2006, 12:44 AM
You would hope the brakes hold on the truck trying a stunt like that. It makes you wonder why they have so many bus crashes in countries like that if they have people dumb enough to haul a machine like that on a tandem axle truck.

notoriousDUG
08-02-2006, 08:56 AM
'We're gonna need a bigger boat....'

Geeze talk about over loaded! Did anyone else notice that the bed was actually RESTING on the rear tires?

Good operating skills but whoever decided to haul that like that is nuts!

rutwad
08-02-2006, 03:40 PM
And for the "Ballsy" type, here are some loading pics!


http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil/photo/archive/archive_51-100/photo73.htm

DBL
08-02-2006, 09:29 PM
And for the "Ballsy" type, here are some loading pics!


http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil/photo/archive/archive_51-100/photo73.htm

ok that guys crazy but with the loading the excavator with a lowboy i was always tought that anything with rubber wheels can go over the back and everything else needs to be detached

Dirt Digger2
08-03-2006, 04:01 PM
ok that guys crazy but with the loading the excavator with a lowboy i was always tought that anything with rubber wheels can go over the back and everything else needs to be detached

it should, but we're lazy so we use the boom and pivot the trackhoe up onto the side...especially in this heat, if you dont gotta get out of the machine...then dont..haha

Birdhunter1
08-03-2006, 07:17 PM
And for the "Ballsy" type, here are some loading pics!


http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil/photo/archive/archive_51-100/photo73.htm

Those machines are designed to do that, if you notice those are not your regular backhoes they have special outriggers and brackets on the bucket to ride on the top of those cars. I have never seen it in person but they are used often to unload rail cars of fill. rip-rap, cross ties, etc in remote areas.
Check this link from Hertzog corp, they got a pretty cool video too: http://www.herzogcompanies.com/rrservices/cartopper.php

Dirty Water
08-03-2006, 07:38 PM
it should, but we're lazy so we use the boom and pivot the trackhoe up onto the side...especially in this heat, if you dont gotta get out of the machine...then dont..haha

I thought thats how people always loaded lowboys :)

start2finish
08-05-2006, 03:47 PM
I want to see a video of this guy loading the hoe like that

rutwad
08-05-2006, 06:23 PM
Those machines are designed to do that, if you notice those are not your regular backhoes they have special outriggers and brackets on the bucket to ride on the top of those cars. I have never seen it in person but they are used often to unload rail cars of fill. rip-rap, cross ties, etc in remote areas.

I did not see it, but a small excavator was traversing across car tops unloading cross-ties. He tried moving to the next car when the train was in a curve and the excavator fell from the top of the car. It threw the operator through the safety glass, but luckily he sustained no serious injuries. Man, what a ride!