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Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
Thought I start a thread about mishaps you have done or seen:)

I’ll start the the first two are from about a mile from my house the crane just caught the soft verge on a bit of narrow road on a very slight bend the road was closed for a week till they got it sorted A2CA5E8B-9128-4417-9700-BCE78809E274.jpegC6CCD62B-C661-47D2-ACD8-F04B1E9C6C33.jpeg
And these two are from a pals yard, he had hired this machine from a local company then found a soft spot, then he called me to extract it took about an hour to dig around the slew ring to attach the chain, then a loaded 8 wheeler hooked to a 18 ton loading shovel and with me at the controls of the digger managed to pull it out70AD9EB6-9AEB-405D-B124-4E71D3CFBBD6.jpegBF098384-7D09-4C0C-9D34-1B5B30F1DD9C.jpeg
 
Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
This was my doing:eek: my old Volvo 860 laying down
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Soon had it back on her feet though with the help of my 13 tonner(y)
 
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2414.ginger

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Yeah, I think the term "soft spot" may be a little understating the ground conditions, looking at the slop in front of the machine.
 
Conor

Conor

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Driver found an old septic tank (empty luckily 😂) and down she went. Got it leveled up by digging under the front wheel and eventually got to a stage where we could lift it with the bucket and shove itself back. Driver nearly s**t himself 😂
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Gunners

Gunners

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Definitely getting a "cleaning charge" on that machine when she goes back!
 
Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
Definitely getting a "cleaning charge" on that machine when she goes back!
If it wasn’t for the boom resting on that lump of concrete it would have been a lot worse:oops:
 
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Komatsu

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This was from the A1M upgrade job I was on, we all told him wouldn’t get underneath🙄
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Komatsu

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The thing was, that bridge was the width of the A1 north and south, and it was so obvious that the ground was rising up, left a right dent in the drum when it got pulled out.
 
Mark

Mark

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The thing was, that bridge was the width of the A1 north and south, and it was so obvious that the ground was rising up, left a right dent in the drum when it got pulled out.
Could have let the air out the back tyres to help lower it a little.
 
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Komatsu

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Still wouldn’t of been enough, there’s still at least another 300/400 to go to top of hopper....driver wanted air letting out of his head!!😂
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

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Thought I start a thread about mishaps you have done or seen:)

I’ll start the the first two are from about a mile from my house the crane just caught the soft verge on a bit of narrow road on a very slight bend the road was closed for a week till they got it sorted View attachment 880View attachment 881
And these two are from a pals yard, he had hired this machine from a local company then found a soft spot, then he called me to extract it took about an hour to dig around the slew ring to attach the chain, then a loaded 8 wheeler hooked to a 18 ton loading shovel and with me at the controls of the digger managed to pull it outView attachment 882View attachment 883

similar scenario Mog .... Feb. this year, on a bitch of a road not far from me:oops: ..... used to hate it in a 45 Grove .... seriously tight ... crane was only 6" wider than a truck but .... :( ..... 6" is a lot when you meet a commercial :rolleyes: ...... this un'd have been 10ft wide :eek:
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.... lot more pix here ..... and on CEF :rolleyes:
 
Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
Yes saw the pictures 😉
The crane near me, they totally closed the road, had to sneak up on it to take the pictures as was a local company who were a bit embarrassed to say the least
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Yes saw the pictures 😉
The crane near me, they totally closed the road, had to sneak up on it to take the pictures as was a local company who were a bit embarrassed to say the least

not as embarrassed enough to do an Ainscough and get all the signage covered up with black poly though Mog :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
 
Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
One of my mates skip truck didn’t quite fit under the bridge 0554E65A-90A4-4E11-AA1D-20F09F39D2C1.jpegA0A5D0D2-748F-4A74-8967-A9D4D9E99311.jpeg
He asked me if I could straighten it :unsure: alas it had crease the main arm at the bottom so had to be replaced:rolleyes: only had to wait 10 weeks for it to arrive:oops:
 
Conor

Conor

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Few more that I have posted on the other place. Some side tipping action on a job from last year we imported around 1.5 million cube to site had average of 400 trucks a day 9 trucks went over in all as well as a few minor collisions 🙈 Afghan and Pakistani drivers are mental
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Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
Had a call a few months back to see if I could help this company out:unsure:
They had been carrying a 2.5 ton lump on a set of chains but instead of moving a machine out of the way decided to lift over it, so extended the boom to about 10 meters then drove over a bump in the ground which made the operator brake a bit which swung the load out a bit which did this
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Managed to get it back down with my trusty manitou:D
 
Shovelhands

Shovelhands

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Had a call a few months back to see if I could help this company out:unsure:
They had been carrying a 2.5 ton lump on a set of chains but instead of moving a machine out of the way decided to lift over it, so extended the boom to about 10 meters then drove over a bump in the ground which made the operator brake a bit which swung the load out a bit which did thisView attachment 1753
Managed to get it back down with my trusty manitou:D

When my hapless employee tipped my loader on its nose, quite how I will never know, I opened the door and asked him what the feck he was doing up there? :ROFLMAO: He’s asked me what he should do, “how do I get it down?”.......I was very concerned about breaking the back axle, as I’d heard of people doing damage when they hit the deck, so I said, “well, we’ve got to be careful, don’t want to break anything, it’s very important we carry out a managed decent.....”, he promptly climbed down from the cab, still white as a sheet and shaking like a leaf, and let me do it! :ROFLMAO:

My biggest regret was not filming the moment I opened the door, he was sweating like you’ve never seen and shaking like a wacker plate! Absolutely bloody priceless moment right there, and I failed to film it......idiot.....
 
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