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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    Nice, so hows the seat belt in the dozer! :laugh:
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    With the rain we get here on the West Coast of B.C. we would have a tarp over the whole slope to keep the rain off till it got hydroseeded. One rainstorm and all the dirt would be over flowing the silt fence :laugh:
  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    I don't know I forgot to see if it works... I'll try tomorrow!

    who Knows it might hold me in the seat while grading the slope better than putting my foot on the windsheild.:hammerhead:
  4. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    the only time you need a seat belt is if you "forget" to hit the decel before you shift forward/reverse

    i don't think i have ever used a seat belt on a machine...except for a 4700 John Deere utility tractor brush mowing hills...its a bad habit because i normally don't wear one driving big truck either, which translated into not wearing one in small trucks...
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    yeah, go from 2300RPM from fowards to reverse in 2nd gear with no decel and you'll meet the windsheild up close and personal:laugh:
  6. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    I'm different, I've never worn one in a peice of equipment. I mean I've never pull on one to see if it works or not. But with regular cars and truck I put it on every time. I guess I feel more safe in the machines as I'm in control of it. But on the road you have all the other crazy idiots that try to run into you:laugh:
  7. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    true...plus if you don't put one on in a Ford the damn thing doesn't stop dinging
  8. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I occasionally wear the seat belt when I'm on a slope like that, or if I have to backfill close to a wall. The seat belt does help keep you from sliding around when on a slope, but anytime you could possibly be thrown from the machine I would wear it. Considering what you happen when you actually need it, it's worth the time it takes to click it.
  9. RedRebel

    RedRebel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Our 2001 ford f250 will stop dinging...all you have to do is push the seat belt release when it dings and it will not ding again!
  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,082

    If that was here, we'd be sh*tting ourselves if we even felt a slight mist in the air, that would all wash away with rain.

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