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LISTEN TO YOUR MOM!

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by jklingel, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Mom told me 1,000 times: DO NOT RUN THE LOADER WITH THE LIFT ARMS UP! I thought I'd catch this tree before it fell and push it into the proper channel.... Dang, the hole the stump left was not too bad, but w/ the arms up high.... How do you spell "dumb sh&$" ? Ok, mom, I hear ya....

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  2. Nofossil

    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    I had some flatlanders up to visit and help with firewood gathering. I put together a training presentation - your photo reminded me of the last slide. Glad you can laugh about it.
  3. WILDSOURDOUGH

    WILDSOURDOUGH New Member

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    You are lucky it was a smaller skidder/cat !
    Why is it we only hear 'that little voice in our head' after it starts to tip ?
    No harm- just embarrisment.
  4. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Nofossil: Nice presentation. How in the hell did that tractor roll there? Pulling at an angle? Looks fairly flat, but photos do that.
    Wild: Yes, to whomever or whatever one may attribute the circumstances, it turned out to be a painless (embarrassment aside) way to "hopefully" learn a lesson. My neighbor rolled his Bobcat several yrs ago, working on an incline. Too bad he also had a large stack of wood burning free downhill, and when the Bobcat rolled the GASOLINE (an old one) spilled from the tank and ran down to the fire. Needless to say, he bought a new machine.
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    Nofossil Moderator Emeritus

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    ...and new shorts, probably.

    The tractor photo is from a stability research program that some university did. There's a very small concrete 'rock' just behind the tractor. They made some great training videos - it's amazing how little it takes to roll a piece of equipment like that if you get just a few things wrong. I have a Ford 1710 with an oversized bucket. You really want to keep the bucket low. On uneven ground, I drive with one hand on the 'drop it now' lever.
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