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Old 01-01-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:56 PM   #2
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i vote for plain stupid....

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Re: Innovative, Trusting, Or Just Plain Stupid.


to answer your question: yes.

No worse than back in the old days when guys would ride the headache ball up 4-5 stories - and be smoking a Camel on the way.
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first couple years i was married, in the winter months i tended for a masonry crew.

on multiple story buildings, we had the cabled freight skips. power up, free fall down and the skip operator would start braking at about the 2nd floor level. he was supposed to wait to get a "sign" from the guy upstairs before dropping it.

was never intended to have people on it, just ferry job material up.

one day i pushed a wheel borrow on the skip, stepped back, signaled...saw another empty wheel borrow behind me, quick grabbed that and pushed it on, but didn't get off.

it was a 6 story building, so me and the wheel borrows free fell at least 4. i think i sheet my drawers.
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I like how he is trying to back up and he's hangin mid air!!
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Seems it not a choice of the three, but a complete observation, with the last one putting the first two to shame...
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They could have just dropped it on the roof and had it down quicker. I think they were clowning around for the camera.
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I'd say "crudely innovative", though I'm ignorant of rigging.

On the other hand...I wouldn't want it repeated. I guess that puts it in the stupid category.

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Old 01-02-2017, 11:22 PM   #9
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I vote for stupid.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:54 PM   #10
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I've seen lifting lugs on small skidsteers for getting them into inaccessible areas but never seen it employed in that manner.

On one hand, it's clever. On the other.....no fking way you'd ever convince me it's a good idea.
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I'd rather a wrecking ball on the crane.
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As stupid as it may be, It's way smarter than not using the crane. I vote innovative. I'm not sure how OSHA would vote though.
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As stupid as it may be, It's way smarter than not using the crane. I vote innovative. I'm not sure how OSHA would vote though.
I'm pretty sure I know how they would vote although they are usually fans of fall protection
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I'd say - risky. Definitely not trusting.
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Innovatively stupid is my vote. Maybe it's all they had to work with to get it down, in that case innovative. Stupid not to get the appropriate equipment to do it
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I don't see an "unsafe" aspect. It's got the ROPS cage.

Beetter than what these guys had:
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Since that action would more than likely bring on big time OSHA fines, I have to go with stupid. And by the way that concrete let go they could have just lowered a heavy chunk of steel to accomplish the same result.
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Is that a proper lifting point for a skid steer?




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