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    Default Just when you thought you've seen everything on the highway...

    Yesterday some smart guy drove away from a construction site with his dump bed up. Ooooops.









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    Now THAT's impressive!

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    You sure thats not a photoshop thingy? Or a movie prop?

    But now the question just BEGS to be asked: How do you drive away with your PTO engaged (thats required to raise/lower the dump box right?) and the box in the elevated position?

    KUUULL pictures though, and other than likely a bad case of "smelly drawers" would appear no significant injury to anyone/anything other than the sign and personal pride.

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    Signs too LOW and they're taking the truck down the hard way. T.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    You sure thats not a photoshop thingy? Or a movie prop?

    But now the question just BEGS to be asked: How do you drive away with your PTO engaged (thats required to raise/lower the dump box right?) and the box in the elevated position?

    KUUULL pictures though, and other than likely a bad case of "smelly drawers" would appear no significant injury to anyone/anything other than the sign and personal pride.
    Not real sure about the mechanics of it Rick, but I do know that you can operate dump trucks with the box raising or lowering. You see trucks at highway or construction sites driving ahead to spread their loads over a distance.

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    yea its happened around my parts a couple times...first time the guy hit hightension wires and decided to jump out INTO A PUDDLE while it was pouring raining out...lets just say he got the shock of his life....but suprisingly didnt get seriously injured. Second guy just had a severely bruised ego...and had to have a seat in his truck for a little while till the power company came. But that picture...thats definatley interesting stuff right there haha
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    We had a guy hit a overpass with one on I-55 near Chicago. Tore up the bridge as well. Having driven dumps, it can and does happen. I just wonder how the sign made his truck flip up like that? Should have just ripped the sign away.

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    I'm baffled that the sign held up to that too.

    And no, it definately isn't a photoshop. This was on live news yesterday afternoon.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Not real sure about the mechanics of it Rick, but I do know that you can operate dump trucks with the box raising or lowering. You see trucks at highway or construction sites driving ahead to spread their loads over a distance.
    True enough that, just kinda figured there would be a limiter (governor) on the PTO to not allow the transmission accelerate beyond a certain speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    True enough that, just kinda figured there would be a limiter (governor) on the PTO to not allow the transmission accelerate beyond a certain speed.
    Maybe he just read the below quote from your sign off Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    True enough that, just kinda figured there would be a limiter (governor) on the PTO to not allow the transmission accelerate beyond a certain speed.
    OH WAIT! I know! That would be a "SAFETY" thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    OH WAIT! I know! That would be a "SAFETY" thing.
    From the little I know about gravel trucks, I think any governor would only be on the engine, PTO is basically direct drive limited only by amount of applied power from engine. Safety and gravel truckers are usually mutually incompatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    From the little I know about gravel trucks, I think any governor would only be on the engine, PTO is basically direct drive limited only by amount of applied power from engine. Safety and gravel truckers are usually mutually incompatible.
    That's because most companies pay drivers by the load.That driver might have had a load waiting for him or a job that needed the next load an hour ago.
    My towboat comapny unloads rock barges and when we have a full 12 barge tow in,the goal is to get as many barges empty in 12 hours.We have conveyor belts and knuckle boom cranes going and trucks running every which way.It gets really complicated when there's a boat wanting barges and the boat that delivered the rock tow is building the emtpy tow as we unload them.
    When I first got hurt last year and went to pick up my checks,my driver refused to go the second week because all those trucks just went where ever they wanted as fast as they could.She said that tradin' paint with Jeff Gordon was one thing.Rubbing up against dump trucks was something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I'm baffled that the sign held up to that too.

    And no, it definately isn't a photoshop. This was on live news yesterday afternoon.
    they have to hold up strong.. they have to stand up to darwin award winning drivers!

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    I can't look at the pictures on this work computer, but probably 8 or so years ago we had a Dump truck leave the local landfill with his dump up. He only made it 75 yards or so down the road when he tried to go under the viaduct for the railroad. His truck ended up on his side and pinned to elderly women in their vehicle up against the side of the viaduct. They caught a helicopter ride........
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    It isn't hard to forget that you left your P.T.O. engaged. Been There, Done That. BUT, nothing happened. My Wife drove hers for about Five or Six Miles with the PTO in gear, but the bed didn't go up. She pulled over when she smelled something burning. . . .

    Like several others here, I'm wondering why the sign didn't break.
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    Or the telescoping ram. I bet that job paid well,I saw two HD's there to get it down. T.C.

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    Or the telescoping ram. I bet that job paid well,I saw two HD's there to get it down. T.C.

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    nice work !!!!!!!!!!!! '77 I hope that isnt whats in store for us today now !
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    who ever put that sign on that expressway did a solid job.

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    yeah, wonder why the sign didn't break off.

    That looks way to low anyway.
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    that sign has to be 20-30 ft above st level.

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    Have seen many times when a dump is lifting it's bed while moving and dropping it's contents. When they finish, they raise it all the way to "knock loose" any remainder. Being that he is in the shoulder, he could have been doing that and thought he was past the sign...
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    What I'd really like to know is : Did he stay on for the full 8 seconds and what score did the judges give him?

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    So you think he jumped out ? or did he stay in the cab and wait for the rescue ?

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