can we sue the gold rush people for making operators look ******ed...

PTSolutions

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
OH
this show makes me soo angry! who uses an ex to pull a wheel loader (that you havn't released to free wheel) by using a cable to the bucket instead of the uc? and then you bring in your d8 dozer and cable over the top of the blade, bending the cable??

a bunch of dumb lazy mother effers...

i wish discovery would give me a ton of money to go screw around on equipment...
 

Ozz

LawnSite Senior Member
And you didn't make any mistakes or stupid moves your first couple of years? Let's face it, these guys haven't been coached in equipment operation like I think we all have, and with about 14 months on that gear wiothout coaching and bigger things on their mind, I don't think they're doing that bad.

As far as a cable to the bucket, he might have been trying to generate upward force as well as pulling backwards, or may have been trying to add force by using his boom and tracks instead of just using his tracks. Oh, and by the way, I've done those two things as well.

I genuinely think some of us need to take a step back a really look back at what we do before being hypercritical of things we see.

That's my $.02.
 

7.3 Rocket

LawnSite Member
Location
CT
this show makes me soo angry! who uses an ex to pull a wheel loader (that you havn't released to free wheel) by using a cable to the bucket instead of the uc? and then you bring in your d8 dozer and cable over the top of the blade, bending the cable??

a bunch of dumb lazy mother effers...

i wish discovery would give me a ton of money to go screw around on equipment...
They were trying to break that first cable. The hose that was leaking was for the bucket they said. You can see them steering the loader and they have a guy in there. I'm saying they were trying to break the cable holding the brakes and dragging the bucket on the ground like that trying to get good TV drama. If you look the loader wheels also start spinning backwards just before the cable breaks.
 

muddywater

LawnSite Bronze Member
I think they are a bunch of fags. I guess its all for tv, but all of the pointless meetings. It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up when they bang there hard hats together. And they talk about what they are doing is what made america great... geez. Even Ron is embarrassed on that one.

I just wish they would stfu and get to work.
 
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PTSolutions

PTSolutions

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
OH
And you didn't make any mistakes or stupid moves your first couple of years? Let's face it, these guys haven't been coached in equipment operation like I think we all have, and with about 14 months on that gear wiothout coaching and bigger things on their mind, I don't think they're doing that bad.

As far as a cable to the bucket, he might have been trying to generate upward force as well as pulling backwards, or may have been trying to add force by using his boom and tracks instead of just using his tracks. Oh, and by the way, I've done those two things as well.

I genuinely think some of us need to take a step back a really look back at what we do before being hypercritical of things we see.

That's my $.02.
the kind of stunts they pull i know are staged for the drama, but seriously any person, regardless of coaching would be able to figure out a better solution by just stepping back for 5 min and do some actual thinking,
 

Cornell

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MN
They were trying to break that first cable. The hose that was leaking was for the bucket they said. You can see them steering the loader and they have a guy in there. I'm saying they were trying to break the cable holding the brakes and dragging the bucket on the ground like that trying to get good TV drama. If you look the loader wheels also start spinning backwards just before the cable breaks.
Exactly. either they were holding the brakes or had it in gear.


The entire show is staged just so you know. They are actors, go there and film then head home.
 

dKoester

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Chesapeake VA
I sorry, but they ain't stringing me along to watch in hopes of them finding gold either.
 

bobcat_ron

LawnSite Fanatic
The only gold they find is in their bank accounts after they get paid by the TV networks that gobble this sh*t up, the same networks that air such dribble as Operation Repo, Bear Swamp Recovery, Axmen, Ice Road Truckers, Deadliest Catch etc etc etc.
I for one have recently got hooked on watching pornography, the acting is far better than the fake reality shows on TV now.
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SVA_Concrete

LawnSite Senior Member
the ex400 sounds like a western star goosing the throttle when it is trying to crawl out of the hole..... made me laugh out loud.

when was the last time anyone goosed the throttle on an excavator like it has a throttle pedal.
 

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