Working on hills?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BIGBEN2004, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. bobcat_ron

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    It takes alot to flip those tractors over, they have a good low COG believe it or not, but that's still insane, I wouldn't want to do it unless I had duals on all 4 corners.
     
  3. Gravel Rat

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    I don't know what they are growing on those hills but that is a little nuts.

    That tractor operator must have some serious chapped azz and a sore back.

    That mower thing does hold the machine down if it wasn't for that the tractor would be on its side.

    I have had backhoes on side slopes and I didn't like it one bit and they have a lower centre of gravity than a farm tractor.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

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    That kind of side sloping has to be hell on the side walls.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

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    It has to be tough on the tires being constantly rolled sideways and rolled forwards.
     
  6. DBFlawn

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    Is it just me or did it feel like the camera was just turned sort of on it's side?
     
  7. bobcat_ron

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    I thought so too, but you can see the tractor's front tires are pointing up hill to keep going straight.
     
  8. Gravel Rat

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    The camera is tilted but the tractor is working on a slope you can see in one part of the video where the fron the tractor is sliding sideways.

    Anyway you slice it the tractor is maxed out for gradeability I don't think the manufacture thought it would be working on a side slope :laugh:

    Imagine if a tire let go ie blow or popped a bead :dizzy:
     
  9. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
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    come on boys thats not much of a hill..come on down south will show you we mow with dual and with a 30 ft deep canal at the bottom.....the guy in the video is working hay...and it doesn't take much sometime to roll one just like a backhoe if you good on it you can be safe......
     

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