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  1. I jokingly told crew foreman i wanted transformer to cut in half for a pig smoker. He just stared at me kinda funny, for some reason i get a lot of those looks. It would be kinda neat, comes with its own basting oil. randyp

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  2. I thought I membered that Hat. I havent got bill from power co. yet, however they took down all personal info,,,so,,im specting it. As a young lad cutting logs, I took a major line down with a tree, I guess bout 1974 or so and it cost me $1,600.00 even way back then. They itemized the bill, lunches for 6 men, cost per hr. for 2 bucket trucks, insurance, retirement, and oh yeah, line went down in a small lake so I had to pay boat rental too. Dern, woulda rented them my boat for that much!!! DOH!! randyp

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  3. Being that he is a green rookie it can be forgiven to a point. Shit happens but it cost dearly when they fawk up. Bet he remembers drop the bed within 5 ' of the pile coming out. and make sure he remembers to turn the pump off

    I know you right! randyp

  4. ...rather than discuss what all you are s'posed to do (or not do) if you knock over a power line, wouldn't it be easier to just not knock it down in the first place? :idunno:

    ...and if I had a driver dumb/inattentive enough to get tangled up in some power lines, if the 'lectricity didn't kill him, I WOULD! :angry:

    No telling how much damage was done to the truck...bearings pitted, steel belts in the tires burned, etc...power company's bill might just be the beginning of the financial repercussions. :wacko:

    Yeah, course it would be easier to just not knock it down, but he learned a valuable lesson on the start of his new career, and survived. He may wind up being really top notch driver someday and tell his kids or grandkids bout it. Hes got a wife and lil one that he got to go home to. Dont really give a rats ass bout truck, or 100 just like em. I can buy trucks, but not somebodys life. randyp

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  5. All seems to be okay on truck, he ran it all day today with no problems. Old 80 R,,just dont make em like that anymore. It was actually his first time to drive a truck, he just got his CDL. I thought I had covered all he could encounter,,,,but that is silly,,,cause its a lifetime learning process. He will be okay, just needs to get settled, relax a lil and pay close attention. Just glad hes okay. Thanks all for concerns. randyp

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  6. About five years ago a friend of mine had a driver take out a transformer and five poles. No one hurt but the bill was $21,000. Retirement looks better and better every day doesn't it Randy?
    About five years ago a friend of mine had a driver take out a transformer and five poles. No one hurt but the bill was $21,000. Retirement looks better and better every day doesn't it Randy?

    yes it do David!

  7. If my memory serves me correct, I think Hatcity has had some experience with a power line. Seems like i remember some pics he put on here. It is very scary. randyp

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  8. Glad to hear nobody got hurt. That's the kind of thing that keeps the temptation of becoming anything bigger than an owner-operator down for me. I believe if you have one foot or hand on the truck and the other on the ground, you complete the circuit and it's lights out. I could be wrong, though.
    Glad to hear nobody got hurt. That's the kind of thing that keeps the temptation of becoming anything bigger than an owner-operator down for me. I believe if you have one foot or hand on the truck and the other on the ground, you complete the circuit and it's lights out. I could be wrong, though.

    You are correct,,,randyp

  9. I dint have camera, was prolly too nervous to operate it ifn I did. You never try to exit vehicle, sit very still and wait for help. If vehicle catches on fire and you must leave, a matter of life or death, then you jump as high and far as you can from it, again, only as a last resort. randyp

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  10. heh heh,,,Your my hero. World needs more deductive, pondiferous thinkers,,,,and less kicks in the nuts. I wouldnt mind a good kick in the nuts every once in a while, least something would be going on down there, maybe even swell again like it used to. randyp

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  11. Was running both dump trucks today, had a new driver in the old 80 model. He just so happened to dump, not lower bed, and drag power line down on himself, snapped transformer pole off at ground. I had just dumped and was bout 100 yards away. i yanked brake button out, jumped out, and for an old dude, i think I set a new 100 yard dash record getting to him. I guess its a good thing i did, cause he had plans on trying to step out! I kept yelling at him to sit still, dont move, dont blink, keep hands where they were. He told me there werent any wires around door, I think I can get out. Yeah my friend, your foot hits the ground and you are fried meat! Long story short, he stayed in truck and lived and power company got there and all is well now,,,till i get their bill I guess. Im just glad nobody hurt or killed. Im getting way too old for that much excitement. I need a long vacation. I may go to Virginia and watch Other Dogs garden grow or sumpin. randyp

  12. Its just me and my opinion, but I think the painted tanks look awesome with those steps! I think that truck would look good anyway you do it though. Nice truck! I sure hope you werent planning on crossing any RR tracks with that big loader! Holt was bringing us a brand new D9 dozer one time, was 1 mile from the shop heading down a back road, I had already warned them bout the high RR track. The freight train comes through bout 60 mph trying to gain speed for a grade farther down. Yes,,,you guessed it, he hung on track, train was in sight within 45 seconds of hangup, squealed every brake he had, plowed into dozer and trailer and delivered them farther down the track, completely unassembled though. Bigggest mess I ever did see! The driver may still be running to this day. randyp

  13. I normally run Diesel Service stuff, mainly for added lubricity. The bottles I get at NAPA say "cold weather formula" or something like that.

    I was just wondering if the kero would create problems with the newer engines.

    NOT that I plan to go north of Orlando anytime soon.

    Thanks all for the input.

    Oh, and Randy, you actually NAME it?

    Stay warm

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    Well,,I guess i decided to call it Howard one night during a real amorous moment with the lil misses a few years ago Hat. She was little then anyway, (i said a few years ago). I thought i musta been hitting the spot, cause she was moaning and saying,,"Oh Howard, Howard,,,give it to me Howard!" Thats when I named him. I was telling my neighbor Howard bout it a few weeks later, he got a big laugh,,,,er,,,hmmm,,,my neighbors name just happens to be Howard,,hmmm,,,let me get back with you bout this later,,,hmmm,,,,Doh!!!! (this is one hell of a coincidence,,,hmm,,howard?) randyp

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  14. I have seen some people would put a few gallons of gas in the tank. Not to much as it burns hotter than diesel if one could not get to kerosene. It worked well. When I hauled chips and sawdust from MT Storm (so cold at times I would squirt the dirt and it would freeze before I was done) the fuel was cut with kerosene when it was loaded on the tank and then I used to use some additive FFFP I think it was. Now my 96 cat circulate fuel real good. When its real cold and stop to get fuel the tanks feel warm because of the good fuel circulation. I some Lucas cold weather treatment now.
    I have seen some people would put a few gallons of gas in the tank. Not to much as it burns hotter than diesel if one could not get to kerosene. It worked well. When I hauled chips and sawdust from MT Storm (so cold at times I would squirt the dirt and it would freeze before I was done) the fuel was cut with kerosene when it was loaded on the tank and then I used to use some additive FFFP I think it was. Now my 96 cat circulate fuel real good. When its real cold and stop to get fuel the tanks feel warm because of the good fuel circulation. I some Lucas cold weather treatment now.

    I would rather piss my pants than pull "howard" out of his hiding place anywhere it was that cold! Thats too cold!! randyp

  15. Glad to hear you're feeling better! been fighting a damn cold myself,so hows all in the lonestar?............................................................Mark

    The Lone Star State is fine, just in a major giant cold fog right now. I cant hardly see over hood of dozer, guess it dont matter much on that though, just run over everthing in sight. I just keep going forward till motor pulls way down and lugs, thats when I figger I must be on top of something,,,heh heh,,back up, turn sideways, look, and say "Gee, I hope they didnt wanna keep that." i bleeve am all over flu now, bout time too. I just be glad when spring, baseball, and bikinis get here. I got a new bikini I wanna try on. randyp

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  16. Canadian invasion lately. They bring money so we don't complain much

    Except they don't tip well

    they say "eh?" all the time

    they can't drive

    the old men wear speedos at our beaches

    the old women wear thongs there too (no you don't want pics)

    Other than that, been warm. scenery has not been that good lately.

    Hope you are feeling better

    Thanks,,am doing way better, did get touch and go there for a while though....randyp

  17. Hat,,bleeve this or not, A big movie producing mogul called me this weekend from way down there in the Keys. Seems to be talk of a movie in the works from a book the misses is working on. We may possibly fly down there one weekend for some negotiations. I hope my arms dont give out flying that far. randyp

  18. Do you mean you sent a private message? If so, when they answer you, there will be a lil red notification at top right saying you have a message. I guess thats what your talking bout, if not, explain more in detail, cause i is kinda slow. randyp

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