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Cousin Other Dog says the P in my name stands for "Professional". I may have let him down today. 28 degrees this morning, freezing rain, occasional sleet, wind, etc, and I decide to bottle ass off to a Siberian mud bog on dozer and manage to sling a track. I don't even know why I was out there today.

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I nearly just went home, but decided to launch an attack on it, think I toted everything in my truck down there. I picked ass end up with excavator and cut a stump and put under it, and the battle began

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That's OK.

The professional part is when you can also put the track back on.

Anyone can remove them!

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at least you weren't in the bottom of a pond when it happened. your still a pro what ever in my book

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a little grease makes them stay on better.

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Thanks, I just be glad when spring gets here,,,randy

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woulda seemed to me allot easier to just watch TV.lol.bob

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what did you do , wreck your thumb on the exc. ifin you did I will take back the pro remark. I did the same thing but tore the face of the boom . that's what happens when you pick a 53' flatbed and one side hits the pile while your moving it.

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Yeah just watch that idiot on Gold Rush on TV , sure easier than doing it yourself lol

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Sounds like to me maybe the "P" stands for Perseverance? not giving up when there's a problem? stick with it and get it done,thats the difference!...................................Mark

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That make a long day. Nice job getting it back in one piece. Those things never happen when it's 70 degrees and a breeze is blowing...gotta happen when it sucks outside. Stuff happens...

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what did you do , wreck your thumb on the exc. ifin you did I will take back the pro remark. I did the same thing but tore the face of the boom . that's what happens when you pick a 53' flatbed and one side hits the pile while your moving it.

Yeah GG, I told you I lost my "Pro" status, I wadded that thumb up a while back, loading cement slabs. I gotta repair it, using lil heavier steel, or find some lighter cement (and I don't look for that to happen). I actually was being pretty careful with it, and then got stupid (or stupider) and boomed stick boom out just a lil too far with a really big chunk. I bleeeve its called "Surpassing the structural integrity". I really miss it, gotta fix it, handier than horns on a goat,,oops,,did I say that? randy----(sniff,,,I miss my p)

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Sounds like to me maybe the "P" stands for Perseverance? not giving up when there's a problem? stick with it and get it done,thats the difference!...................................Mark

Thank you Mark!! You always see the good side of things! Now I feel better, not any less sore or greasier,,,but better! randy---(half a p, but coming back)

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Glad to see you got the track back on . Myself , my grandfather & his small crew has been in that situation w/ a few pieces of equipment .

Seem like they always slip off in the worst places .

Never No fun when a track slips off & its hell getting back on esp when your by yourself .

:mack1:

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That make a long day. Nice job getting it back in one piece. Those things never happen when it's 70 degrees and a breeze is blowing...gotta happen when it sucks outside. Stuff happens...

Thanks, you are right bout that! randy---(three fourths back to a p)

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Glad to see you got the track back on . Myself , my grandfather & his small crew has been in that situation w/ a few pieces of equipment .

Seem like they always slip off in the worst places .

Never No fun when a track slips off & its hell getting back on esp when your by yourself .

:mack1:

I had a good helper, we stayed on the same page and still got all our fingers and toes,,tracks can be deadly randy----(lil p)
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woulda seemed to me allot easier to just watch TV.lol.bob

Well hell,,now you tell me Bob! You could have called me this morning and said,,(Go Home Now randy, used to be a p,,,,LOL

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if you ever put a hyd thumb on that machine you wouldn't know what you ever did with out on before, even a hyd. over manual one. I use mine all the time and when its not thumb time its magnet time. found pic of broken thumb and my hyd. magnet.

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OD said the P stood for "Pansy" but we don't believe it now. It could stand for "Parent". That is a great thing you are doing for your grand son. I know that it is a sacrifice for you and your wife.

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murphy musta just woke up from a nap didn't catch ya in a creek, or halfway on a low bed (happened to me with d7) I know your pain

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Sure Right about tracks being deadly had a few close calls myself . amazed I still have all my digits weather they work or not ...lol (those who know my situation get that joke ..lol)

we used to do our own undercarriage work ( only thing we didn't mess w/ was putting new pads on rails we let undercarriage shop in Memphis do that for us)

I Never minded dealing w/ pulling old undercarriage off & putting new on as we had most everything to do it with including a railroad hammer & 20 lb sledge hammer to help knock master pins in & out with.

I always liked the alligator clip style rails over the master pins . get the rails lined up , put the pad on & bolt it down .

But I always would rather take a country ass whoopin than put a slipped track back on . I Used to invent cuss words while putting a slipped track back on ...lol

GG: We had a manual thumb on our track hoe as we done a lot of clearing work.

never had a hyd thumb but those manual thumb was handy esp when doing undercarriage work . ;)

:mack1:

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RandyP, If it was easy anyone could do it. You've earned your P many times over.

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Had worn out chains on an Oliver OC-46. What a pain.

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