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V8Druid

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how the christ did they manage to bend that?
too fast with the forks too low, on a yard ...... apparently ..... the culprit was the guy with the grin on his 'boat race' :LOL: bet he had a different expression on his face when he came to a blinding halt :oops::unsure:
 
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However it is straightened I don't think it could necessarily be trusted under load afterwards.
never saw it again Con :rolleyes: .... and we are talking 'farmer' here :LOL: ....... it went back very well TBF ..... suitably supported in the press, over-bent for spring back .... couldn't tell it'd been that shape after I'd finished playing with it ;)..... being a long curved bend, rather than a kink made the difference ... kinks were virtually impossible to rectify, as the material stretches/deforms too badly, to return to anywhere near its original state ;)
 
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Had a experience with one snapping unexpectedly after a spell of misuse much like the above. On farm :whistle:
 
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Had a experience with one snapping unexpectedly after a spell of misuse much like the above. On farm :whistle:
quite feasible ..... the material crystallizes around the area of most deformation and can indeed snap in the right conditions :oops: .... severe cold doesn't help :( ...... slow, steady return helps a lot in straightening summat like that (y)
 
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Anyone who has been in the vicinity of an exploding tyre would agree:eek:
too bloody right .... having been sat on top of - literally - three, 12.00-20 Michy blowouts, over the years ... I was real glad of a cab floor and seat between my bum and said Michys:eek::oops: .... the BANG does tend to shorten ones life expectancy somewhat :unsure:o_O
 
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Big difference between the circa 125psi in a truck tyre, and relatively low pressures in that tractor tyre, I was surprised it didn’t go with a bigger bang though!
As said, crazy to get that close to it, because you just never know wtf is going to happen!

Thing with a tractor tyre though, is volume, bloody lot of air getting out in a hurry! I’ve blown 66x43-25 terra tyres, and that’s a scary bang!
 
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Big difference between the circa 125psi in a truck tyre, and relatively low pressures in that tractor tyre, I was surprised it didn’t go with a bigger bang though!
As said, crazy to get that close to it, because you just never know wtf is going to happen!

Thing with a tractor tyre though, is volume, bloody lot of air getting out in a hurry! I’ve blown 66x43-25 terra tyres, and that’s a scary bang!
And costly I’d bet :eek:
 
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And costly I’d bet :eek:
aye ... I'd rather be buying the 12.00-20 Michys for sure:oops:
wrestling the crane back on course and to a standstill is something else :eek: .... once you've swallowed your heart back down yer throat :rolleyes:
 
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A few years back a chap got killed over at Gatwick when an aircraft tyre went bang on him, I've seen a battery explode that was nasty enough.
 
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A few years back a chap got killed over at Gatwick when an aircraft tyre went bang on him, I've seen a battery explode that was nasty enough.
Yeh have experienced a truck battery going bang ..... messy and loud :oops:

Tyre place, across the road from my old place, used to have a 'poster' on their staff room notice board, re. tyre cages.;)

the pic on the poster was of a depot ceiling ... somewhere ... with a perfect imprint in the dust of a fitters body and a blood splatter at the head end.:oops:
had left a truck tyre flat on the floor inflating it, bent over it to disconnect it, at the moment it let go .... killed the fella.....
no way would it be a PC thing on a notice board these days, but was incredibly effective at getting the message across, then :rolleyes:
 
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Yeh have experienced a truck battery going bang ..... messy and loud :oops:

Tyre place, across the road from my old place, used to have a 'poster' on their staff room notice board, re. tyre cages.;)

the pic on the poster was of a depot ceiling ... somewhere ... with a perfect imprint in the dust of a fitters body and a blood splatter at the head end.:oops:
had left a truck tyre flat on the floor inflating it, bent over it to disconnect it, at the moment it let go .... killed the fella.....
no way would it be a PC thing on a notice board these days, but was incredibly effective at getting the message across, then :rolleyes:
Happened to a bloke when I was starting out,but opposite way round,welding on truck wheel,Tyre on,inflated!!!!was experienced fabricator but new to plant n no one spotted him,Tyre explodes,sends rim up hitting workshop roof,blew lad under bench,only part sticking out was leg,you can guess where rim landed !
 
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Happened to a bloke when I was starting out,but opposite way round,welding on truck wheel,Tyre on,inflated!!!!was experienced fabricator but new to plant n no one spotted him,Tyre explodes,sends rim up hitting workshop roof,blew lad under bench,only part sticking out was leg,you can guess where rim landed !
Bet he never made that mistake again!
 
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Engineering Question
Conditions:
A backhoe weighing 22 tons is on top of a lowboy trailer and heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas . The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with 1 inch steel rebar spaced at 6 inch intervals in a criss-cross pattern layered at 1 foot vertical spacing.
Solve:
When the shovel arm hits the overpass, how fast do you have to be going to slice the bridge in half ? (Assume no effect for headwind and no braking by the driver.)
Extra Credit: Solve for the time and distance Required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above. Yes, you can neglect friction.
I couldn't solve it either......but who cares; the pictures are great!
P.S. The driver was on his cell phone...............

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