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Funny pics. Glad no one was in car at time

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Was the right sand pad already missing when the customer dropped the trailer or is int still in the hole?  Looks like it sank into the ground a bit. The left pad is bent like the trailer had settled right long enough to bend it it before going over.

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On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 12:52 AM, Terry T said:

Was the right sand pad already missing when the customer dropped the trailer or is int still in the hole?  Looks like it sank into the ground a bit. The left pad is bent like the trailer had settled right long enough to bend it it before going over.

If you zoom in you can see the flange of the torn off pad down in the earth. Left almost peeled.

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1 hour ago, hurstscrambler said:

Some may think that a crushed chevette is no catastrophe.  Haha. Andy

Off subject, went by your friends shop in Biddeford today. Very nice operation from what I saw at  6am. Need to stop in to see him personally.   Paul

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Lesson 27A: Always use dunnage when dropping a loaded trailer unless it's on a pad designed for such a load.

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On 1/9/2020 at 4:21 PM, h67st said:

Lesson 27A: Always use dunnage when dropping a loaded trailer unless it's on a pad designed for such a load.

exactly!

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Spring frost is unpredictable. Plus, guys get sloppy after 5 months of frozen-rock earth. They spend the winter months driving on lakes and crawling heavy equipment over swamp bogs. 

Highway limits come in. Park it. Forget it. Meanwhile lava’s chipping away at the bottom of the frost column and Sun is chipping at the top. Little rainfall to make a thermal bridge and ~plop~, the extra week of frost you counted on is gone. 

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14 hours ago, Swishy said:

Dunno why all the drama with a foot of snow

🤔LOL

 

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Swishy, your a real gentleman for not saying 30.48 CM of cold snow and confusing us. 

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On 1/9/2020 at 3:21 PM, h67st said:

Lesson 27A: Always use dunnage when dropping a loaded trailer unless it's on a pad designed for such a load.

I've used my R612 several times to pull a loaded trailer which has sunk back up. 1/2" plate with a chain and loop welded to it for the winch hook to grab slid into the small part of the king pin of the trailer and the oomph of the winch usually pulls them right up. Had the front wheels on the tractor hanging a few times but the trailers usually pop free with jogging of the winch, and weight of the truck, (leverage). Had one trailer stuck and along with the truck hanging with the wheels in the air, two porta powers pushing up on the trailer when it popped free. That one was a chip trailer at a then local sawmill which is now gone. Still have my "cribbing" in the shop used for this purpose made from 6X6 oak slabs too. 

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Always have 4x4 blocks for my race trailer.  It always sinks in damp grass at race tracks.

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A lot off people working in crappy conditions in Australia weld a steel sleeper upside across the landing leg feet to stop trailers sinking

Not as common now days as theres a lot more hard stand areas to park trailers on

 

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Paul

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9 hours ago, 41chevy said:

Enough snow in Maine last week to build my Snow Cannibals  Men

 

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That’s hilarious!!!!

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15 hours ago, Mack Technician said:

That’s hilarious!!!!

Not much else to do in the bitter cold but snowmen and go see the Ice Disc

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1 hour ago, 41chevy said:

Not much else to do in the bitter cold but snowmen and go see the Ice Disc

Ice Disc?

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Haughty Newscasters trying to decide what’s worthy of an attraction? We dream about that happening here. 

Ice fisherman’s dream. Sit and jig while the disc does all the work. Bugger if you go under since it appears to take a couple minutes before your hole comes back around to you. Relax and hold your breath.

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10 hours ago, Mack Technician said:

Haughty Newscasters trying to decide what’s worthy of an attraction? We dream about that happening here. 

Ice fisherman’s dream. Sit and jig while the disc does all the work. Bugger if you go under since it appears to take a couple minutes before your hole comes back around to you. Relax and hold your breath.

The 2020 version in Westbrook had a welcome back party today. . . I went. The disc is close to 5 inches thick now.

 

 

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This is what I thought you were talking about. 


 

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