Is this possible???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rpatrizio, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. rpatrizio

    rpatrizio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I set my son up with 15 accounts a few years ago. He just called me to tell me my echo trimmer which was sitting in the bed of my Ram 1500 just bonced completely out of the truck and got smashed up and is broke.

    Is it even possible the whole thing can completely bounce out of the truck bed?

    Wish this kid took care of my equipment the way he takes care of his S*%T.
  2. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    tailgate down perhaps?
  3. rpatrizio

    rpatrizio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    He said no. My bet is he put it half way in with the engine head sticking out.
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    he was prolly out baja-ing
  5. tmetz

    tmetz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Tell him to buy himself his own new trimmer, then he will take care of it...
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Well I don't know how possible it is but I have NEVER in 9 years had ANY of my equipment
    bounce out of either truck or trailer and I keep a LOT of ch!7 up in there most of it unsecured.
    Then again with small exception I paid for everything I own with my own hard earned money.

    Only thing I can think of is he had to have hit a bump REALLY hard.

    You know what I really think?
    He ran over it LOL and don't wanna fess up to his stupidity.
    Now that, I've done as much.

    But I'll tell you something else...
    This is the reason why bailouts don't work.

    Yup, pretty much.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  7. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    I don't know, but have seen 2 x 6 and 2 x 8 "gates" on trailers slide completely up and out of the channels and fall on the road. My guess is if a bump and vehicle speed is just right it could happen but it is unlikely.
  8. SperaLandscaping

    SperaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    Not possible.
  9. Oakleaf landscape

    Oakleaf landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Yea iv gone across some railroad tracks before a little fast (30mph) and had one of the back gates on the trailer fall down. It's got a 5lb pin that's atleast 10 inches long pop out of the whole so i'm guessing if he hit a bump hard enough then it could possibly come flying out but i doubt it.
  10. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,199

    Remember a trailer doesn't have shocks. The trimmer was in the back of the truck bed.

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