Rookie mistake or common mistake?

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  1. Jakaby

    Jakaby Medium Load Member

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    If the finger tips are out, they're no longer gloves. Most of us learn our lessons the hard way though. It was just your turn.

    I keep three pair on me at all times. One for fuel and working on the truck, one for any work regarding loading and unloading, and a spare. All wells Lamont leather gloves, which are about 10 bucks at tractor supply or Wal mart.
     
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  3. BrianE

    BrianE Light Load Member

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    That's something you hopefully do once. I live in Texas and keep a stack of shop rags along with my gloves just incase I need a little extra padding to keep the heat away.
     
  4. biggare1980

    biggare1980 Medium Load Member

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    Had one of them moments myself last Friday, well not really a mistake just a rookie move. Now i got to replace a bumper mount :(
     
  5. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    If the finger tips are out, they're no longer gloves:biggrin_2559: They are HALF way to being driving gloves
     
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  6. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

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    One of the reasons I run yellow tarps, not black.
     
  7. RAGE 18

    RAGE 18 Road Train Member

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    Dude its like having a steering wheel cover but on your hands. I was hooking doubles up the other day and got grease on my steering wheel talk about annoying dirty hands.
     
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  8. Semi Crazy

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    A chrome winch bar stays cooler than a black one:biggrin_25525:
     
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  9. zoekatya

    zoekatya Medium Load Member

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    I'd say common mistake. I hear about a lot of drivers who have been driving for 20+ years forgetting to put the parking brake on and crashing their truck.
     
  10. aiwiron

    aiwiron Road Train Member

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    Well,,........

    I Cary sets of gloves,but have been known to make a mistake and grab a hot piece of metal.

    Last year in 120+ heat I went to get in the tractor and grabbed the door handle with bare hands. Was not a good day chaining down or the heat.
     
  11. Guntoter

    Guntoter Road Train Member

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    Paint the bar white. Even though some of the paint will inevitably chip off you are still better off. I do that with most tools that I use outside (I live in Phoenix). It only take about 5 minutes for chrome or black tools to get too hot to touch. White still gets hot but its tolerable for a few minutes.
     
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