Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 08-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Krafty Krafty is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 655
If that's a typical Monday I'd hate to see what your bad day is like!!
__________________
www.stldumpsters.com
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-09-2012, 07:48 AM
FLCthes4:11-12 FLCthes4:11-12 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Georgia
Posts: 284
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.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-09-2012, 08:56 AM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,809
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.
Posted via Mobile Device

Last edited by DVS Hardscaper; 08-09-2012 at 09:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 08-09-2012, 11:00 AM
GroundOneMN's Avatar
GroundOneMN GroundOneMN is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 81
"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!"
__________________
"The Experts in Landscape Artistry!" - www.groundonemn.com

Minneapolis Landscaping Design | View Our Latest Landscaping Design Projects
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-14-2012, 10:43 PM
Oxmow's Avatar
Oxmow Oxmow is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 357
"I thought I saw a mouse!"
__________________
Nick Auxer
LAWN DYNAMICS, Inc.
918-808-1147
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-14-2012, 10:54 PM
alexschultz1's Avatar
alexschultz1 alexschultz1 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: north of atlanta
Posts: 1,341
Future truck for sale on Craigslist
__________________

Ive taken advantage of the world market and started a new business. We are building bombs in the shape of prayer blankets for our middle eastern customers. Business couldnt be better. The prophets are going through the roof!!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-16-2012, 09:03 AM
alexschultz1's Avatar
alexschultz1 alexschultz1 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: north of atlanta
Posts: 1,341
__________________

Ive taken advantage of the world market and started a new business. We are building bombs in the shape of prayer blankets for our middle eastern customers. Business couldnt be better. The prophets are going through the roof!!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-29-2012, 09:42 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,809
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.
Attached Images
 
__________________
"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 08-29-2012, 10:06 PM
alldayrj's Avatar
alldayrj alldayrj is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Long island, NY
Posts: 3,046
scary stuff man. I agree, mundane stuff can kill you! Seems to be the theme of the week
__________________
RJ All Day
Masonry and Landscapes
www.rjfalcone.com
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-29-2012, 10:47 PM
knox gsl's Avatar
knox gsl knox gsl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: knoxville, tn
Posts: 3,682
Did it total the frame?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Page generated in 0.09312 seconds with 8 queries