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my truck split in half

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenworldh20, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    while the labor was driving down the road, they heard a loud 'bang' and this is what happened:

    split box truck.jpg
  2. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    thats what happens when ya try and jump the dirt pile at the job site. ;)
  3. jason r.

    jason r. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Damn, that looks like it'll cost some money!
  4. rkbrown

    rkbrown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533


    Ouch !!! Sorry that happened to you. Looks like when it is intact it would make a nice irrigation setup !!!
  5. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    How long was the frame cracked for??

    Man, did you buy an extended warrenty on the vehicle, maybe can get the repairs done on the drive train??

    That's got to hurt. I've seen some U-Haul trucks that split that way. Good thing it didn't cause an accident.

    What was the cause, overloaded?

    I hope it doesn't cost you that much to repair.

  6. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 194

    That sucks had this sort of thing happen on a 1 ton dump truck. The frame cracked and then broke on one side we just jacked it up welded it and fish plated it real well, we were lucky the frame wasn't bent.
  7. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    the body of this particular service vehicle has shown signs of rotting. i just did not know how severe it was. we have no plans of fixing the truck. it is a 1985 chevy box truck. that is the life span of the vehicle.

    new is cheaper.

  8. lugnut#6

    lugnut#6 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i sure like your logo...thats nice
  9. gslam88

    gslam88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146


    Looks like you now have a new trailer, cut off the cab and there she goes.... logo for advertising and all.........

  10. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    thank you for the compliment about my logo...we like them...

    as for the trailer...i am not going to do that...i feel 'cheesy' driving around with the 'box' as a 'trailer'.

    we acutally stripped the interior of the box today...purchased a used utility body four wheel drive truck from a plumber...it is in decent shape...we stocked it today and it will make $$$ tomorrow.


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