Excavator Unloading

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cddva, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    Check out the "Excavator Unloading" video at this site: http://www.fazed.net/video/

    Just curious if anyone here uses this technique?!
  2. Dirt Digger2

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

    HA, that things way to heavy for that truck anyway, but funny still...guys at work load backhoes onto lowboy trailers from the side, its a sight to see...they get lazy and would rather work for 10 minutes loading the backhoe like that in the air condition then work 10 minutes detaching the lowboy from the truck.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talk about overloading the truck.

    I was curious if he was just going to drive off the beavertail and let the truck slam down, or use the bucket to ease it down.

    Smart guy, I bet he's done that before.
  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Only in Kenya can you put a 160 size excavator on the back of a tandem truck. Try that in the States and you make every pin up (idiot) board in every DOT office in the country. Not that it wouldn't have advantages over pulling a low boy.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    That is hilarious. Reminds me of the days where guys around here that were so lazy they wouldn't detatch their goosenecks and would just side load 200 size excavators. It's a wonder the axles didn't bend at the ends with all that weight on one side of the trailer.
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    You would hope the brakes hold on the truck trying a stunt like that. It makes you wonder why they have so many bus crashes in countries like that if they have people dumb enough to haul a machine like that on a tandem axle truck.
  7. notoriousDUG

    notoriousDUG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    'We're gonna need a bigger boat....'

    Geeze talk about over loaded! Did anyone else notice that the bed was actually RESTING on the rear tires?

    Good operating skills but whoever decided to haul that like that is nuts!
  8. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
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  9. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. Dirt Digger2

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

    it should, but we're lazy so we use the boom and pivot the trackhoe up onto the side...especially in this heat, if you dont gotta get out of the machine...then dont..haha

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