jakebrake86 Posted September 21, 2013 Share Posted September 21, 2013 This belongs to a good friend of mine. He's as good a man as you ever wanted to meet, even if his equipment leaves a little to be desired. Mostly, he just can't find good help. He runs about 6 or 7 old R models. I was hauling for him the other day, and this is what I saw when I pulled into the neighborhood we were working in. We were supposed to be pulling up a very steep hill, stopping on the incline, dumping, then pulling the rest of the way up the hill empty, turning around, and heading back down. This guy decided he knew better and pulled past the dozer, turned around loaded, and headed back downhill. He didn't have enough oil in his hyd. tank to raise the bed on such a steep downhill slope, and as he was trying, all his air bled away, and with only two axle parking brakes, down the hill he went. He told the owner he couldn't get it in gear, so he just shut the motor off. That oughta tell you a little bit right there about the caliber of help we have down here. He made a couple of hairpin curves, then nailed this tree right before going into the side of a house. He had a bruise on his chest, but nothing serious. It knocked the motor and trans loose and it hit the ground. He had about 2/3 of a load of SB2 in the bed and it got sheared loose from the hinges on both sides. Luckily, nobody got hurt. The world is minus one more R model, though. 2 Quote Jake Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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