Dump truck fell through old septic!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walker-talker, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Subject line sums it up. I thought I would share some pics. I was laying gravel for a drive in the backyard when we fell through. Had to call a huge wrecker to lift the ass end out and slowly pull forward.

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  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Here is another pice....front and an angle.

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  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Here's the ass end of the truck. The hole was about 3 foot deep.

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  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    The wrecker used a boom and cable to lift the truck and pull it forward. Made it look real easy.

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  5. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
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    DOOOHHH!!! At least it sounds like nobody got hurt, I can about imagine the look on the drivers face when she dropped...:eek:

    Hope the rest of your week goes a little better.

    Buck
     
  6. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ouch, I bet that bill's gonna hurt. I hope you make out allright..
     
  7. rbeitz

    rbeitz LawnSite Member
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    Holy sh$t. No pun intended.
     
  8. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    I really hope the rest of your day went much better! Hopefully no one got hurt and that is most important thing.

    Gravely_Man
     
  9. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is the frame damaged? That looks like a heckuva lot of torque to put a truck frame through. I'd be surprised if the frame wasn't at least slightly twisted.
     
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    Pulled it out and the front straighted out. The bed wasnt sitting right, but as soon as we lift it up and back down, she set in there straight. We were backing up when she fell through. I was in the passenger seat. Nobody was hurt, not much damage to the truck of the wallet. Broke the exhaust pipe where it exits the muffler. The wrecker only charged me $100, if you can believe that. I was thinking of at least $250. He said that $100 was the minimum charge. I guess there are low ballers in every field. That had to been a $300,000+ truck he used to get me out with.
     

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