Not Good!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by coopers, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    WADOT had this 544j loader slip and roll down a very steep hillside. This is the same site where the slide occurred on SR 11. I showed pictures of this back towards November. Operator was fine.

    The boulder is unrelated, different Highway but same county. They had to blast it with dynamite before moving it off the road.





  2. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    ....the boulder pic.

    FYI, the loader had moved over for traffic...I'm sure the operator was being courteous (and following the law) but I would have said screw it and waited to find another place or just have traffic go around when oncoming was free.

  3. jmf

    jmf LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Messages: 78

    I don't think the 544 can lift that rock, and rolling it will make a mess.

  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    Silly loader operators, they think they are gods way up high like that.
    Our local highway maintenance contractor (EAM) roller their loader on a side slop while moving some barricades over, dumb ass, it laid right over as soon as the loader lifted up.
  5. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    man....he should have just stopped and waited for traffic to pass...

    that bank is too steep and muddy to get near in any vehicle...i am suprised there isn't a guard rail there
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Oh man, that's good times. Machine should be fine it looks like, maybe some new glass, hopefully there was no engine damage. Other than that, should be able to put it right back in service after a few repairs.
  7. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,861

    that's awsome.
  8. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    They weren't trying to roll that rock. That pic is from another highway about 2 hours east of where the loader pics are from. They blasted that rock and then cleaned it up.
  9. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    Pics like that first one are so cool. The recoveries are even cooler. Especially with powerlines overhead! Did the machine start up when they flipped it back? It looked fine, other than sitting upside down for a while...
  10. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I think the engine had to be thouroughly cleaned, all that oil that sits in the pan probably filled the cylinders, well, I guess you could just air the tire up and go...

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