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Old 12-08-2008, 07:02 AM
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Not Good!

WADOT had this 544j loader slip and roll down a very steep hillside. This is the same site where the slide occurred on SR 11. I showed pictures of this back towards November. Operator was fine.

The boulder is unrelated, different Highway but same county. They had to blast it with dynamite before moving it off the road.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:04 AM
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....the boulder pic.

FYI, the loader had moved over for traffic...I'm sure the operator was being courteous (and following the law) but I would have said screw it and waited to find another place or just have traffic go around when oncoming was free.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:47 AM
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I don't think the 544 can lift that rock, and rolling it will make a mess.

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:55 AM
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Silly loader operators, they think they are gods way up high like that.
Our local highway maintenance contractor (EAM) roller their loader on a side slop while moving some barricades over, dumb ass, it laid right over as soon as the loader lifted up.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:56 AM
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man....he should have just stopped and waited for traffic to pass...

that bank is too steep and muddy to get near in any vehicle...i am suprised there isn't a guard rail there
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:09 PM
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Oh man, that's good times. Machine should be fine it looks like, maybe some new glass, hopefully there was no engine damage. Other than that, should be able to put it right back in service after a few repairs.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:11 PM
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that's awsome.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:49 PM
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I don't think the 544 can lift that rock, and rolling it will make a mess.

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They weren't trying to roll that rock. That pic is from another highway about 2 hours east of where the loader pics are from. They blasted that rock and then cleaned it up.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:28 PM
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Pics like that first one are so cool. The recoveries are even cooler. Especially with powerlines overhead! Did the machine start up when they flipped it back? It looked fine, other than sitting upside down for a while...
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:18 PM
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I think the engine had to be thouroughly cleaned, all that oil that sits in the pan probably filled the cylinders, well, I guess you could just air the tire up and go...
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