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accidents happen. if the guy wasnt reckless and a good worker, I see no reason to fire him. :thumbsup:
I agree with you. Though seems like every time we get concrete, it's always a different driver, and this small company has had a few accidents recently.

A few moths ago, one of their block truck drivers flipped a Moffit and got hurt.

I' m just glad this driver wasn't injured....
 

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A ready-mix truck turns into a monster when it get loaded and becomes top-heavy. Usually, a good driver is aware of the beast, but pavement edges letting go are always possible.

Fairly common to see a loaded on next to a highway cloverleaf ramp. The mixer is toast since it never gets up to rotate before it sets up.
 

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Had one driver get in trouble years ago. Tried pulling him out with the D7 and it was evident all I was going to do was wreck his truck. They decided it was a better option for them to call a wrecker, boy did they wreck that truck
 

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Had one driver get in trouble years ago. Tried pulling him out with the D7 and it was evident all I was going to do was wreck his truck. They decided it was a better option for them to call a wrecker, boy did they wreck that truck
Damn. Was the truck full when it went over? That was a 2 wrecker job right there. I would think it would be pretty much mandatory that the load be dumped when a cement truck gets stuck like that.
 

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A drum cannot always turn when the chassis gets twisted. That rules out the old fashion insurance of dumping in the manditory bag of sugar into the drum along with water to ruin the concrete and make clean-up easier.

That 10 yards of concrete does a lot when it comes to stability and tipping.
 

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There was no way to dump the load. The mixer driver shut it off as soon as he was stuck, his concern was the moving load would tip the truck over. We had offered to chain the frame of the truck on the high side to the dozer to prevent it from tipping while they unloaded it, they said the tow guy was on the way no worries.

The truck sat for about an hour before it was pulled over. Not a drop of concrete came out of the drum. The truck was less than 3 months old, and only really needed a mirror replaced. Well, that, and a new drum
 
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