That AIN’T Gonna Buff Out!!!!

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, May 26, 2020.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Just a regular spring day in the Alberta oil patch. That's why I chuckle when people get terrified about a "preventable" when they tear off a mudflap. If the truck made it out with all its mudflaps and a straight tie-rod its a good day lol.
     
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  3. not4hire

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    You're the first person I thought of when I saw the pictures. ;)
     
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  4. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    It happens...

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    You can see they were using a strap (lots of "spring") and the indentations in the grill match the rear of the pump truck they used to try and get it out (with a bit too much of a running start... or possibly forgot to release the brakes :biggrin_25523:
    the red line was to air it up to release the brakes)

    Many frac hands are hired for their strength, not their smarts. ;)
     
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    not4hire Road Train Member

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    The thing I hated about those scenarios was that the company man always made us chain up. I mean, it was 100% you were getting drug in and out of location and had absolutely no ability to move on your own, but they still insisted. :mad:
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    They don't design those tow pins/points for a 20 foot running start........

    Ever notice how professional wrecker outfits use even, steady pressure when pulling a wreck out of a ditch? If you have a 30,000 lb truck attempting to pull a stuck vehicle out with a 10 foot running start, the force transfered to the frame of both vehicles is astronomical! Even with a tow strap to lessen the jolt its still an insane amount of force to be absorbed. That's how frames get bent and trucks get ripped apart.
     
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    Aren't you supposed to pull them out in one piece?......
     
  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Once again a truck with a Cummins mill in the middle gets a case of bad luck! lol
     
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    :-?
     
  11. mjd4277

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    Some assembly required...
    Batteries not included!! ROTFLMMFAO
     
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