When you can't control your anger...;)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Monica Cowles, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles
    Grays Harbor, Washington
    Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    1,336
  2. Joe13

    Joe13
    NW of Vancouver
    Opinionated & Blunt Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    9,429
    Likes Received:
    20,805
    Just goes to show the old adage:

    Don't bring a knife to a bulldozer fight :p
     
    jsparks747 and Sgt Nambu like this.
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist
    Oregon
    AK's all day.

    Messages:
    4,936
    Likes Received:
    6,534
    Bulldozer battle! Now Id pay money to see that live.

    (Edit: Front loader battle.. But it doesnt have the same ring to it :p)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  4. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215
    Washougal,WA
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    613
    Likes Received:
    570
    Those are front loaders, not bulldozers.

    Stacy
     
    Redcap, ZA_Survivalist and Joe13 like this.
  5. Joe13

    Joe13
    NW of Vancouver
    Opinionated & Blunt Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    9,429
    Likes Received:
    20,805
    Clip, mag, same difference:p
     
  6. Mikej

    Mikej
    Portland
    Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    4,690
    Likes Received:
    7,229
    It's been years ago now, but a buddy and I were sturgeon fishing on the Willamette in February and a couple of tugs, ("Pushes" actually, with the flat fronts) had a little game of "Push O' War" for a minute or so out in the middle of the river. Pretty cool to watch the nose-to-nose battle.
     
    Joe13 likes this.
  7. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy
    Eugene,OR
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    829
    Likes Received:
    2,867
    Future loader fighter in training...5 years old, no kindergarten for this guy
     
    x2ndxall, Monica Cowles and Joe13 like this.
  8. Joe13

    Joe13
    NW of Vancouver
    Opinionated & Blunt Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer 2017 Volunteer

    Messages:
    9,429
    Likes Received:
    20,805
    Reminded me a lot of the little robot battles they do/did on a larger scale:D
     
    NWGlockgal likes this.
  9. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    3,190
    Me too! The first thing I thought of was Battle Bots.

     
    Joe13 likes this.
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W.
    Silverton, OR
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,274
    Likes Received:
    6,332
    I am trained and have run everything from a 1 yard crab steer JCB loader (the kind that would be used to load pickups at a landscape supply. To Cat 988H's with 11 cu yd roll buckets that can load a 53' chip trailer in a few scoops. And the first thing you learn is to never drive around with your bucket up in the air ESPECIALLY if it is loaded.

    I have even run a New Holland 130 with a Hay Squeeze on it for loading Grass straw on 96ft long flat bed rigs. Now that takes some skill as you have to be able to leave the stack on the truck and back straight out or the stack will shift.

    I think all told I have run some 12 different models of front end loaders both during the day and actually a lot at night.

    I drive dump truck now and our loader operator for the pipe crew and I were having a good laugh at this video yesterday.
     
    etrain16, Monica Cowles and Sgt Nambu like this.
  11. oknow

    oknow
    amboy wa.
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,103
    Likes Received:
    5,179
    Not by a long shot. a dozer would walk all over the loader and there would not be a thing a loader could do except run or to try and get the operator with the bucket.
     
  12. Sstrand

    Sstrand
    La Grande OR
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,117
    Likes Received:
    3,828
    Mark leaves some really good advice . . . DON'T drive around with your "bucket" up!?!?!?!

    Sheldon
     
  13. PaulB47

    PaulB47
    Hillsboro
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,243
    Likes Received:
    3,389
    Reminds me of Killdozer:
     
  14. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace
    Tacoma-ish
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,690
    Likes Received:
    2,152
    Not many people remember that one of the first things that the future Mythbusters Adam and Jamie worked on together was one of the Battlebots. Theirs was so dangerous that the judges took it out of competition and awarded honorary prizes to it!
    It was "Blendo".
     
  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic
    Oregon
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,686
    Likes Received:
    13,819
    Yeah - a dozer would finish off a FEL.

    However, it wouldn't do anything to a very large excavator.

    When I was young I worked in logging for a while, and one of the jobs I did was a choker setter, sometimes behind a skidder. During a break once, I watched a large dozer try to push an even larger log loader (basically a large excavator with a grapple and special boom on it) up a slight hill). All the loader had to do was stop moving and the dozer just sat there and spun its tracks. If the guy in the loaded wanted to, he could have just swung around and made a mess out of the top of the dozer with the grapple, maybe even tipped the dozer over.
     
  16. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss
    none
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    1,252
    When carrying a load over any distance, keeping the bucket low lowers the center of gravity and makes the tractor more stable. This is true from a small Kabota to a 988 (or 992 which I never got to try). Most work sites don't allow buckets higher than worker's heads for OSHA and safety issues. Dozers, like D7's through D9's, push scrapers frequently to keep them from getting stuck and maximize their efficiency; and frequently any other rig that might need a push through rough terrain or grade. I've done it with a Dresser TD-25 plenty.
    I ran a 988B for years, and had some interesting times with it. Once a dim-witted new employee parked a ford ranger (the compact version) on the edge of work pad, right into a blindspot that was my backup space as I fed a large tub grinder. He managed to park it and walk away without me seeing him at all. Over several 'cycles' where I ran over the same ground in a repetitive track loading the tub grinder, using the backup space over and over, I managed to push the ford over the side of the pad (completely unbeknownst to me!) which was probably 40 feet above the next terrace below. The ford rolled down, and not in a clean roll over kind of way. The guy came back, wondering where his truck was (a company truck).... he started yelling at me, which was the first moment I became aware of what happened. He was fired instantly.
    Another time I got called over by the foreman with the 988 to help right a Case dozer (mid-sized, I forget what model) that had gotten sideways while trying to load onto a lowboy hauler as the track hydraulics were busted. I picked up the rear and scooched it over a few times. The 988 never grunted.

    Anyways, I've always wondered about an all out fight with heavy equipment; that video is great! I wish they had a variety of tractors involved, with teams, and maybe an object to move into a goal zone or something. Like tractor polo or something. One has a lot of time to think of things when you're wrangling tractors all day, year after year, and you learn some pretty neat tricks too.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2016
    Monica Cowles likes this.
  17. Stomper

    Stomper
    SCREW YOU SALEM!!
    SCREW YOU SALEM! Gold Supporter

    Messages:
    17,408
    Likes Received:
    38,767
    Monica Cowles likes this.
  18. Monica Cowles

    Monica Cowles
    Grays Harbor, Washington
    Member, NRA (Life) USCCA, ACLDN, SAF (Life) Staff Member Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    1,336
    ;) Not too sure their idiocy has anything to do with their nationality...maybe...their....


    'male'--ness? :s0018::s0012::s0020::s0029::s0045:






    NAaahhhh...forget I ever said that...:oops::p:D
     
    etrain16 likes this.
  19. OutlawHoss

    OutlawHoss
    none
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    1,252
    Testosterone fueled events are pretty universal; the medium and tools can change, but now with so many injectable hormones around, almost anyone can take part:p
     
    Monica Cowles likes this.
  20. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall
    WA
    Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    3,580
    Hey! What are doing over here? Isn't there a special place for you females to express your female-nesses by picking on us idiot males? ;):s0111:
     

Share This Page