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DVS Hardscaper
08-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Just a typical Monday morning for us!


(as usual, details to be provided in about 2 weeks, until then - let the captions fly!)

ReddensLawnCare
08-07-2012, 10:59 PM
Darn Gophers! Is that your truck?
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TriCountyLawn
08-07-2012, 11:03 PM
" And you do the twist"

xtreem3d
08-07-2012, 11:09 PM
Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee


Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be

Mama's and the Papa's

RussellB
08-07-2012, 11:14 PM
I swear boss, I don't know what happened. I wasn't even near the truck.

KrayzKajun
08-07-2012, 11:23 PM
" Rollin down the street, Smokin Endo Sippin on Gin & Juice"

" Come on Homes', Hit the switches"

" Hittin the 3 wheel, while cruisin the strip"

Birchwood
08-07-2012, 11:33 PM
DVS if you would stop checking lawnsite on your phone you wouldn't have these problems.

Stuttering Stan
08-08-2012, 12:19 AM
Big rig yoga ................
or
(in a sexy woman's voice) Wanna see my undercarriage?

zak406
08-08-2012, 01:21 AM
Looks like someone was on some unlevel ground, or the hydrolics blew out. I almost had this happen too me once when I worked construction. I got on some unlevel ground in an over loaded f800, thankfully I was able to realize what was happening and lower it enough to get me stable again. Funny thing is we had 2 f800 at that company and the other one blew the hydrolic line and went ass over tin cups... You should have seen the look on the guys who driving face.

garyawelch
08-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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garyawelch
08-08-2012, 01:55 PM
"Let's unload the blocks on the left side first."
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Agape
08-08-2012, 03:26 PM
Looks like someone was on some unlevel ground, or the hydrolics blew out. I almost had this happen too me once when I worked construction. I got on some unlevel ground in an over loaded f800, thankfully I was able to realize what was happening and lower it enough to get me stable again. Funny thing is we had 2 f800 at that company and the other one blew the hydrolic line and went ass over tin cups... You should have seen the look on the guys who driving face.

Yeah, but i think that's single ram. Probably had clay stuck in the front of the bed and tried to shake it loose by rolling back and hitting the brakes, and either rolled up on one side on that pile of dirt or just swayed when it didn't break loose and tipped from top heavyness.:confused:

JB1
08-08-2012, 03:37 PM
"Mondays Suck"

greatinmulchbeds
08-08-2012, 04:28 PM
"one painkiller and a new pair of undies please"

Groomer
08-08-2012, 04:44 PM
or ya could change that photo copyright to "Finished Outdoors".

robtown
08-08-2012, 07:24 PM
Your serious ...I'm getting fired for this. Thats BS it was the trucks fault.

RedSox4Life
08-08-2012, 08:31 PM
Holy twisted frame batman!

DVS Hardscaper
08-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Yeah, but i think that's single ram. Probably had clay stuck in the front of the bed and tried to shake it loose by rolling back and hitting the brakes, and either rolled up on one side on that pile of dirt or just swayed when it didn't break loose and tipped from top heavyness.:confused:

Yes - clay soil

Not the most level ground. But other trucks had dumped right before.

Not a hydraulic issue. Based on a look over of the truck that I and the driver did when it was on it's side - I'm 98% confident a mechanical issue was the real culprit, which I'll explain later. Yes "single ram".

FLCthes4:11-12
08-08-2012, 11:18 PM
"uh boss needa one more load dirt."
"yeah its on its way should be there now."
"uh..uh..that load no good.."

tailboardtech
08-08-2012, 11:40 PM
Was it an older Hendrickson suspension, looks like it my money goes in one of the pivots on the suspension let loose and over she went poor k-whopper I solute you
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Krafty
08-09-2012, 12:36 AM
If that's a typical Monday I'd hate to see what your bad day is like!!

FLCthes4:11-12
08-09-2012, 08:48 AM
i would say that driver hit the air gate but it did not release and he sent the load home and over she went. Probably went fast and was on its side before he new it.

DVS Hardscaper
08-09-2012, 09:56 AM
No, the gate opened. And the truck went over VERY SLOWLY.

Winter of 2011 we had a truck raise the bed with about 18 tons of soil, and the gate didn't open. Scared the you know what out of me, but I stopped the driver before it went any higher.
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GroundOneMN
08-09-2012, 12:00 PM
"you said you wanted and eclectic art piece right, see right here we can uplight this, and maybe run some water through here and to the cab. Dont worry a few boulders and you wont even notice the truck!"

Oxmow
08-14-2012, 11:43 PM
"I thought I saw a mouse!"

alexschultz1
08-14-2012, 11:54 PM
Future truck for sale on Craigslist

alexschultz1
08-16-2012, 10:03 AM
http://www.layitlow.net/pics/1103/88MC.jpg

DVS Hardscaper
08-29-2012, 10:42 PM
Ok, so yeah I posted this thread for fun but it also serves as a wake up call for everyone here.

We all have gravel delivered and we have soil delivered. Please use this as a learning experience for everyone. And feel free to save the pictures for sharing with your prospective clients.

I frequently have prospective clients say "oh, we're on a corner lot, you can just back a truck right in and dump". Before this happened I have had people get upset and argue with me when I tell them "no, we will only dump on the driveway". Now I have pictures!

Yes, the ground in the pic was not perfectly level.

However, 2 other trucks just dumped with no problems, and one was loaded off center - his load was more on the passanger side, which was the downhill side, and he didnt have any problems.

If you look at the pic you can see the body is nearly detached from the truck's frame.

What happened is I'm certain a bolt that holds the bottom of the hoist to the cross member was missing. With the truck on it's side, it was easy to do an inspection. Yes, some bolts DID shear when the truck flipped. But the bottom of the hoist was connected with 2 LARGE bolts that went through a flange that bolted to the cross member. The bolt on the driver's side was missing, the hole that the bolt went through was full of road grime. Had the bolt been there and merely sheared when the truck flipped - that hole would have been clean, not dirty. There were not even any scratch or rub marks evidencing that the bolt sheared.

So folks - even if the ground is level, stand away from these trucks when they're dumping. All it takes is a mechanical failure and that truck can come tipping over on you.

We used the skid steer to lift it back on it's wheels while another truck pulled it with a chain. Also had to use the excavator to set the body on the frame after the truck was uprighted.

alldayrj
08-29-2012, 11:06 PM
scary stuff man. I agree, mundane stuff can kill you! Seems to be the theme of the week

knox gsl
08-29-2012, 11:47 PM
Did it total the frame?
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DVS Hardscaper
08-30-2012, 12:04 AM
Did it total the frame?
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The frame was twisted pretty good.

LOL - and they just put a new transmission in it!

Knowing what little I do know about the owner of that company - I would not be surprised if he's not still running that truck.

MDLawn
08-30-2012, 11:58 AM
That for sure is scary. People stand around to watch this stuff and worst part is bring their kids nearby. When I dump my dump trailer I'm as far away as that cord will let me be. I think when dump bodies are up people seem to think the best thing to do is stick their heads under them.......unlikely to come down, probably, but steel vs. flesh...steel wins every time.

sven1277
09-01-2012, 01:44 AM
Thanks for posting this. Its always good to get a warning like this and a safety reminder instead of a tragic situation.