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Posted: 12/3/2007 1:19:01 PM EDT
Ouch!

That had to have been a fun ride while it lasted.














Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:20:24 PM EDT
I got a buddy who will love this.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:22:29 PM EDT
Do they have Chiropractors for tractors?

Damn but that one needs an "adjustment".

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:25:44 PM EDT
Oh dear....

Thats what 50-70,000 dollars down the drain..
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:27:41 PM EDT
That looks like some kind of fucked up modern art. Hope the driver faired better than the equipment.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:29:23 PM EDT
I know nothing about tractors.

By road gear does that mean he was going to fast and then dropped the bucket?
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:29:49 PM EDT
I am shamelessly stealing those for safety training at work.


96Ag
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:30:42 PM EDT
IBTFPC

In Before The FAIL Photo Chop
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:31:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:32:28 PM EDT
Good thing he didn't do that in a John Deere, otherwise he might of cracked the Earth's crust, or caused an earthquake.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:33:12 PM EDT
I have seen this happen with backhoes before, the machine is a total loss.

On a side note, I feel sorry for the guy that has to do the recovery for the insurance company. I am in the towing and recovery buisiness, and that looks to be a huge PIA, as well as a huge recovery bill.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:33:52 PM EDT
That's one hell of a emergency brake !
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:33:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stormcrow190:
Oh dear....

Thats what 50-70,000 dollars down the drain..



Probably in the $200k range i would say.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:37:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stormcrow190:
Oh dear....

Thats what 50-70,000 dollars down the drain..


I'd guess more than that. New tractors can run upwards of $120-200,000.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:41:18 PM EDT
Sucks to be him........
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:43:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ThePrepared_com:
I know nothing about tractors.

By road gear does that mean he was going to fast and then dropped the bucket?


Without knowing the fact's.
I would guess that the Operator had the bucket way too close to the surface.
Then got to bouncing and it dug into the surface and then you see the outcome.

20 years operating Heavy Equipment here including Front-End Loaders.
I know better but this farmer or his hired hand did not.

I know it's a Tractor, not a true Front-End Loader.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:45:07 PM EDT
that will not buff out!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:46:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By supersix4:
that will not buff out!


Nope.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:48:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:49:09 PM EDT
Amazing it didn't continue to roll over onto the cab.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:50:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By soupersnake:

Originally Posted By Stormcrow190:
Oh dear....

Thats what 50-70,000 dollars down the drain..


I'd guess more than that. New tractors can run upwards of $120-200,000.


doesnt matter.. it was subsidized anyway



Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:51:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Amazing it didn't continue to roll over onto the cab.


I was thinking the same thing. It couldn't have missed doing it by very much.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:51:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 1:55:35 PM EDT by SDeadeye]
Actually I think the story behind this one is that the guy was pulling it home from the stealership and had some sort of jury rigged hitch setup on his trailer, the hitch came undone and dug into the road, the trailer stopped and the tractor wasn't tied down well enough if at all. You can see where the hitch plowed into the road in a couple of the pics. Tractor goes cruisin off the front of the trailer, bucket digs in, voila instant compact tractor cube.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:55:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Amazing it didn't continue to roll over onto the cab.


I was thinking the same thing. It couldn't have missed doing it by very much.



maybe they are designed that way
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:56:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SDeadeye:
Actually I think the story behind this one is that the guy was pulling it home from the stealership and had some sort of jury rigged hitch setup on his trailer, the hitch came undone and dug into the road, the trailer stopped and the tractor wasn't tied down well enough if at all. You can see where the hitch plowed into the road in a couple of the pics. Tractor goes cruisin off the front of the trailer, bucket digs in, voila instant compact tractor cube.






now that would SUCK!!!!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:56:22 PM EDT
It is hard to tell from the pics but there is some kind of bar/hitch on the back of the tractor.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 2:22:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SDeadeye:
Actually I think the story behind this one is that the guy was pulling it home from the stealership and had some sort of jury rigged hitch setup on his trailer, the hitch came undone and dug into the road, the trailer stopped and the tractor wasn't tied down well enough if at all. You can see where the hitch plowed into the road in a couple of the pics. Tractor goes cruisin off the front of the trailer, bucket digs in, voila instant compact tractor cube.


Dang, then someone was a shity Truck Driver.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 2:29:35 PM EDT
Looks like a design problem. I work on heavy equipment. Every manual Ive read says in case of brake failure to lower bucket onto the ground.

Or its a transformer that got stuck.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:36:07 PM EDT
All I know is, I'm glad I'm not the one who has to explain this one to the insurance company.

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:40:53 PM EDT
Tag for home.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:45:48 PM EDT
It sure would have been awesome to see that in super-slow-mo.


CJ
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:48:08 PM EDT
Opitmus Sub-Prime !
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 5:56:58 PM EDT by BangStick1]
Biggest bucket of FAIL I've ever seen!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:01:08 PM EDT
what a waste of tractor.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:01:46 PM EDT
wow
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:19:56 PM EDT
somebody fucked up big time
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:25:35 PM EDT
The shitty part would be feeling the trailer come unhooked and looking in the rearview mirror only to see a tractor flying at you
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:31:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SDeadeye:
Actually I think the story behind this one is that the guy was pulling it home from the stealership and had some sort of jury rigged hitch setup on his trailer, the hitch came undone and dug into the road, the trailer stopped and the tractor wasn't tied down well enough if at all. You can see where the hitch plowed into the road in a couple of the pics. Tractor goes cruisin off the front of the trailer, bucket digs in, voila instant compact tractor cube.


looking at the pics, your version makes sense
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:34:34 PM EDT
I think the tractor was towing the trailer.

The bucket was probably down low, and in the dump position.

The tractor bounced, the bucket hit the ground, and dug in. The trailer kept going, even though the tractor came to an almost instantaneous stop. The tractor frame started bending. As the tractor tires hit each other, the hitch gave way.................
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:36:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
I think the tractor was towing the trailer.

The bucket was probably down low, and in the dump position.<---- I agree 100% form the pic of the gouged hole left from the bucket.
The tractor bounced, the bucket hit the ground, and dug in. The trailer kept going, even though the tractor came to an almost instantaneous stop. The tractor frame started bending. As the tractor tires hit each other, the hitch gave way.................


I suspect you know more than a little about Heavy Equipment..
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:39:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:46:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By SDeadeye:
Actually I think the story behind this one is that the guy was pulling it home from the stealership and had some sort of jury rigged hitch setup on his trailer, the hitch came undone and dug into the road, the trailer stopped and the tractor wasn't tied down well enough if at all. You can see where the hitch plowed into the road in a couple of the pics. Tractor goes cruisin off the front of the trailer, bucket digs in, voila instant compact tractor cube.


Dang, then someone was a shity Truck Driver.


Looks like that blue Ford Super Duty with the 5th wheel was the tow vehicle.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:46:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
I think the tractor was towing the trailer.

The bucket was probably down low, and in the dump position.<---- I agree 100% form the pic of the gouged hole left from the bucket.
The tractor bounced, the bucket hit the ground, and dug in. The trailer kept going, even though the tractor came to an almost instantaneous stop. The tractor frame started bending. As the tractor tires hit each other, the hitch gave way.................


I suspect you know more than a little about Heavy Equipment..


I know almost nothing.

I do know about crashes.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:46:18 PM EDT
Huh.

I lived across the street where that tractor was manufactured.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:49:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:

Originally Posted By Ripak:

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
I think the tractor was towing the trailer.

The bucket was probably down low, and in the dump position.<---- I agree 100% form the pic of the gouged hole left from the bucket.
The tractor bounced, the bucket hit the ground, and dug in. The trailer kept going, even though the tractor came to an almost instantaneous stop. The tractor frame started bending. As the tractor tires hit each other, the hitch gave way.................


I suspect you know more than a little about Heavy Equipment..


I know almost nothing.

I do know about crashes.


Then you do know something.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:51:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
I think the tractor was towing the trailer.

The bucket was probably down low, and in the dump position.

The tractor bounced, the bucket hit the ground, and dug in. The trailer kept going, even though the tractor came to an almost instantaneous stop. The tractor frame started bending. As the tractor tires hit each other, the hitch gave way.................


Thats the way it looks to me also
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:59:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:13:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:21:22 PM EDT
That's a big bucket of, "Aww, fuck!" right there.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:31:27 PM EDT
Wow. And I thought my nearly flipping a Bobcat over backwards while driving up a steep hill was bad.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:42:17 PM EDT
You guys are REALLY slow tonight.



AHEM!!!





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I'd hit it - like a playing card on bike spokes, like a stick on a picket fence, like a riding crop on a racehorse, like....
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