Rolled the Skid-Steer Today

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by thepawnshop, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Well, I'm not too proud of it, but I rolled a JD 250 today. Didn't get hurt, except for my pride. I had a large piece of curb in the root grapple and I was dropping the pieces off of a small bank. Apparently I got too close to the edge and it was a bit too soft and part of the bank gave way. I tipped over onto the grapple bucket first but when it lande on a piece of the curb, it rolled the machine over on it's side. Not really how I planned to spend my day....waiting on a tow truck to not only get the machine upright, but to pull it back up the hill. The dealer is sending a mechanic out to check it out in the AM before I run it any more...just to make sure nothing is torn up. I think she's ok, though. I know some of the hydraulic fluid came out but there is no cosmetic damage. This machine is a demo...mine isn't scheduled to be here for a couple more weeks. I told them I would've never rolled my own :rolleyes: . Perhaps I need some training wheels... ;)
  2. get a headache?
  3. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Sorry to hear that, Doug. Hope everything is all right.
  4. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    My head is too hard to ache...The only thing I hurt was my pride, personally. Let's hope the Skid makes it out ok....
  5. kELTIC

    kELTIC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Hi, as long as no one was hurt, what the hay. If you're doing stuff, other stuff can happen, anyone who never has an accident or makes a mistake ain't doin' nuttin'. Cheers FMK
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    The important thing is, you didn't get hurt. And lucky for you, it wasn't your machine! :drinkup:

    A buddy of mine once hit a tree with my father-in-laws snowmobile. Not hard enough to get hurt, but hard enough to do about $2k damage. My father-in-law was following him on another sled. Dad got off his sled, put his arm around my buddy and said:

    "Ted, the important thing is you didn't get hurt or killed. Because then I'd have to pay for this" :D
  7. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    That is hilarious!
  8. Dodgemania

    Dodgemania LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Pawnshop I've been watching your threads fairly closely espeacially before you made your decision on Deere. As soon as I read title of your thread I started to cringe, because I was sure you just flipped a brand new machine. Good thing it's Deeres machine. Glad your alright!
  9. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    I was thinking the same thing "That was quick" Most importantly, you are OK
  10. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Hey, sometimes you have to get the stupid stuff out of the way early so you can get down to business. I bet I pay more attention to the terrain going forward! :dizzy:

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