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Rock Job Gone Wrong!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Groundcover Solutions, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. Groundcover Solutions

    Groundcover Solutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,254

    Well it all started out good until we got to the back yard. We had a power wheelbarrow moving some "egg rock" to the edge of a drop off. The drop off went down 15-20 feet! Well needless to say in comes the guy on the wheelbarrow and he supposedly puts the machine into reverse well little did we know that you have to come to a complete stop and push all the way down on the throttle to make the machine kick into reverse. so when he hits the gas to go into reverse it sends the machine swinging around. Well then it started to tip and the guy jumps off and the wheelbarrow goes off the edge into the creek. Well it took us the rest of the day with chains, 2 x 4s, rope, a winch, and the truck to get the thing out. When it was out we were glad to find out that it worked as good as new! so we came back the next day and finished the job with the dingo which is essayer to control. In my opinion. Just thought i would tell everyone a funny story well at least it is funny now that it is over. So be careful around creeks!!!!:dizzy:
  2. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Glad it worked out ok, even though it wasted a day for you. It could have been much worse for the equipment and the operator.

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