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Old 10-03-2012, 09:34 PM
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Does anyone remember/find the exmark testing video where the guy hilariously beat the living $H!t out of the hydros and machine by going up and down curbs, walls, wheelys and everything you've always wanted to do and see how long it could last. He did it for like 15 minutes straight. I tried to find it but just can't. I want to watch it again! It's pretty awsesome
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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Yeah he is a R&D Engineer... Just saying, I could see an employee doing something like that, cause I have seen a porter take a ZR1 Corvette and wrap it around a pole (He was suppose to be just filling it up with gas for a customer to take for a ride). Had another porter, park a SW6 Trans-Am in a McDonalds after he loss control of it taking it to go get gas for a delivery. Had a porter, wipe out 6-cars in row, trying to park a 2500-HD with a snow blade. Hit the first car, got scared, panicked, hit the accellerator and pushed the car into to rest.

When I was at the plant, had a Hi-Lo Driver get mad at a fellow employee and chased him through the plant trying to kill him with the Hi-Lo, and as the guy ran up the steps, hit the steps so hard, the forks punched a hole through the solid steel steps. Had another employee who thought is was fun to throw cigarette lighters into a heat treat furnace to hear the explosion! Causing $1000s in damage. Had another employee who thought it would be funny to bypass the safety on an air tank. The explosion was so BIG I was sixty-feet away and the pressure wave knocked me to the ground, and 6-employees had the ear drums burst, and 13 more had injuries from the flying metal. But the worst was an employee thought it would be funny to scare a press operator while they were operating a 200-ton press and the guy lost a hand. We couldn't even find a trace of skin, bone, tissue, NOTHING!!! It was gone! There was a slight imprint of his hand in the die.

I have 100s of stories about things employees did, thinking they were going to do something funny, that wasn't funny.
I work in a machine shop about a 50 feet away from our heat treat furnace. We were told if you would put a soda bottle filled with water inside it would blow up. I'm not testing it out. And we are the dumb ones in the south!! YEA RIGHT
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:57 PM
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I would not fire them right away. First I would shoot them than I would dispose of the body and than I would fire them, just so they got the message.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:50 PM
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:40 AM
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I work in a machine shop about a 50 feet away from our heat treat furnace. We were told if you would put a soda bottle filled with water inside it would blow up. I'm not testing it out. And we are the dumb ones in the south!! YEA RIGHT
Mummm, back in the day there was a massive relocation of farmer workers from the South to Michigan because of all the automotive jobs. My Grandparents on my father side rented a farm in Missouri until 1940 and then move here. More than half the people in Southeastern Michigan are either from the South or they are only first generation Michiganers with ties to the South. In fact we call a lot of the cities around here Kentucky, like Taylor is Taylortucky. Ypsilanti is Ypsitucky. Just sayin...
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:19 AM
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Does anyone remember/find the exmark testing video where the guy hilariously beat the living $H!t out of the hydros and machine by going up and down curbs, walls, wheelys and everything you've always wanted to do and see how long it could last. He did it for like 15 minutes straight. I tried to find it but just can't. I want to watch it again! It's pretty awsesome
It was actually a Toro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaMFi3L20NQ
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:36 AM
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