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Old 10-04-2007, 10:33 PM
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So ya think you had a bad day. http://www.oleantimesherald.com/arti...3861943751.txt This guy had a very, very bad day. Nick
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:43 PM
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I would like to know how it was tied down. I would like to know what caused it to "shift".......driving too fast, bump/pot hole in road, curve. It is a real concern, and is one of the reasons we use so many chains to crank it down tight to the trailer.....
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:44 PM
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I would suspect it was not chained down very well. The chain on the ground looks rather lightweight although it is hard to tell. The ground is wet and I would assume the deck of the trailer was as well making the deck slick. If the excavator was not secured tightly even a little movement can start a chain reaction. The fact that it was a tag trailer does not help. I pull my 36K excavator on a similiar trailer and it is top heavy. Looks like the State of Penn. will be making a few checks out.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:58 PM
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In the town that my Dad has his business......a dozer flipped in a similar situation, but in town..........think of May Berry. When it stopped, it was so close to the driver's door of a parked car, that the person inside the car, that watched it come at them, could not open the door enough to get out.

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:02 PM
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The ground is wet from the diesel fuel and hydro oil. If you look in the picture their is a pick up truck. That is where he came from. He just took the turn way too fast with a top heavy load. put the trailer on 2 wheels and over it went. The guy had 4 chains and binders on it. If you look in the pic you can see all 4.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:01 AM
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NMS.......thanks, I will look again. With 4 chains and binders (assuming the binders and chains were grade 100 ) he was still illegal as far as tying down his load.
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