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Old 10-26-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
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At least he put a skid down to protect the bed from getting all dented up



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I can't believe it didn't roll through the side or flare it out a bit.
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good friend i'd helped out a few times with projects at his acerage.

i had a 863 bobcat he borrowed several times, i always hauled it to/from when he was done.

he rented a similar sized bobcat from local rental yard, calls up and asks wtf he's doing wrong.

i pull up, he's got the skiddy on a 16' trailer being pulled with a half ton....with the cutting edge sitting right at front of trailer...and wondered why his headlights were shooting at the moon.

backed it off so centered over axles...and away he went
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good friend i'd helped out a few times with projects at his acerage.

i had a 863 bobcat he borrowed several times, i always hauled it to/from when he was done.

he rented a similar sized bobcat from local rental yard, calls up and asks wtf he's doing wrong.

i pull up, he's got the skiddy on a 16' trailer being pulled with a half ton....with the cutting edge sitting right at front of trailer...and wondered why his headlights were shooting at the moon.

backed it off so centered over axles...and away he went
Don't think I've ever hauled a skid-steer bucket forward.

Back it on, centered on the tandems, counter weight a little forward of the axles, and all is good.
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We haul all of ours bucket forward. As does the local bobcat salesman that sold them to us. Not everyone, but most around here seem to do the same.

I dont think it really matters one way or the other as long as you position it correctly on the trailer.

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Don't think I've ever hauled a skid-steer bucket forward.

Back it on, centered on the tandems, counter weight a little forward of the axles, and all is good.
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We haul all of ours bucket forward. As does the local bobcat salesman that sold them to us. Not everyone, but most around here seem to do the same.

I dont think it really matters one way or the other as long as you position it correctly on the trailer.



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Prolly just a factor of my equipment-hauler.

If I went bucket forward, I'd have to stick the bucket so far over the hitch to get it balanced, it wouldn't even be funny.
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What were they going to do with the rock when they got wherever they were going?
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What were they going to do with the rock when they got wherever they were going?
Tie a rope to the skid, drive the truck, watch the tailgate get ripped off.
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Tie a rope to the skid, drive the truck, watch the tailgate get ripped off.
Tailgates are removable

That would be the video I’d rather see.
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There’s no way they actually drove off with that rock, is there?


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What were they going to do with the rock when they got wherever they were going?
Back up at 15 mph and slam on the brakes.

So what was that truck 1500, 2500? (150, 250)
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Back up at 15 mph and slam on the brakes.

So what was that truck 1500, 2500? (150, 250)
It’s a Ford Ranger. Payload is between 1000-1200 pounds depending on
the trucks engine/packages.

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So what do you suppose the rock weighs? 10K lbs?

Looks like a good average for calculation is about 160lb/cu ft.
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After seeing the “rocks” in Colorado Springs and being told what some of them weigh
8-10K is a good guess.

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Looks like that rock is about 3/4-1 1/4 yard, so 3250-5400 lbs.
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That truck would have been overloaded if it was a bucket of dirt. I would have questioned putting that boulder on my tandem trailer but I guess those of us that frequent Lowes and Home Depot aren't surprised by the extreme vehicle abuse and complete lack of safety and common sense.
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You forgot “only driven to church on Sunday”.
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I urge everyone to peruse a few of the "Next Posts" from that vid link.

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