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Old 12-03-2014, 08:33 PM
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Something you dont't see everyday

http://www.wisn.com/news/excavator-i...start/30045190
Hope they catch these idiots
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:05 AM
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If caught, they will just get a slap on the wrist.

It's time the penalties for vandalism were more severe. Maybe there would be less tagging and damage to machinery and construction sites.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:56 PM
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If caught, they will just get a slap on the wrist.

It's time the penalties for vandalism were more severe. Maybe there would be less tagging and damage to machinery and construction sites.

Video said its a felony.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:38 PM
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They will plead out more than likely and get it reduced to something else since only 1 gallon of diesel was spilled. Uggh. I say hang 'em high.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:46 PM
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Damn, its a 490 also.. big boy...
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:01 PM
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Who in their right mind thinks that would start after sitting in water over night, on its side and it was starting to freeze.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:05 PM
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Damn, its a 490 also.. big boy...
Yeah. The way to remove that is unlock the finals, spin it so the tracks go uphill and tug with a big winch cat and a mechanical advantage. You might think I've recovered a stuck machine or two.

They could get theft as well. And I promise you the insurance company will go after them for all they're worth. Because that's more than a half million dollar machine. It's pretty close to new. It might be worth 500k used with 3500 hours, but new you're looking closer to 3/4 mil.

But seriously, at the end of the day they just took away someone's livelihood, and that makes me really angry, That machine can't make the contractor money, they put an operator out of work for a while and probably several others with the support equipment (trucks, grader, dozer). 100,000 lb excavators don't grow on trees. It could take a few weeks to get a machine to replace it. The customer can't have their job done. This is more than a vandalism crime.
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