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Mike Burdick
04-26-2009, 10:01 PM
From the site http://www.jeffkropf.com/node/470


http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI1.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI2.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI3.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI4.jpg

Mike Burdick
04-26-2009, 10:03 PM
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI5.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI6.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI7.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI8.jpg

Mike Burdick
04-26-2009, 10:05 PM
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI9.jpg
http://www.jeffkropf.com/sites/jeffkropf.com/files/photos/FUI10.jpg

Michael Edwards
04-26-2009, 10:08 PM
I wonder how many of those were caused by...I'll just close my eyes for a second....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D


ME

tattoomike68
04-26-2009, 10:11 PM
I worked on farms for years and later thier busted up junk.

farmers and loggers can bust anything, Iv seen 5.500" 4140 pins busted in two, go try that and see what it takes.

Mike Burdick
04-26-2009, 10:14 PM
I wonder how many of those were caused by...I'll just close my eyes for a second....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D


ME

Hmmmmm let me think.....................I'd say just about ALL OF THEM!

Mcgyver
04-26-2009, 10:21 PM
some good shots. worst i remember was an neighbour tipped a combined on a slope. worth walking out to take a look, but not as note worthy as the above :)

.RC.
04-26-2009, 10:35 PM
The first pic is the funniest... :D:D

hardtail
04-26-2009, 11:07 PM
I can almost guarantee the pic of the 4wd tractor plowed into the high voltage tower had autosteer or gps where apparently the gps was unaware of the obstacle and also the operator..........

R W
04-27-2009, 12:27 AM
Thought I'd seen some bad things but they wouldn't rate with the pictures just shown.

Liger Zero
04-27-2009, 07:24 AM
The pictures are intresting but I'd like to know the Rest Of The Story (according to the drunken farm hand operating the tractor :D).

Andrew_D
04-27-2009, 08:44 AM
The rumor I heard on the first pic was that it happened about 1 hour north of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Only about 45 minutes away.
The guy was going to get hay bales (see the trailer hitch?), the hydraulics failed and the loader dropped into the road at 20 mph. Folded the front end right under. :eek:

This was the coffee shop rumor anyways, so it is quite likely it has been embellished somewhat. :D

Andrew

Jeffw5555
04-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Story I read on that one is that the farmer actually had a full load of hay, was traveling with his young granddaughter in the cab, one of them accidentally pushed the loader lever forward, loader dug into ground and peeled up tractor like pretzel. Both grampa and granddaughter only had minor injuries, fortunately...

A.K. Boomer
04-27-2009, 09:14 AM
Wow, not everyday you come home from work and say "Honey -- I totally the tractor"

One picture does not fit --- that Hitachi is either a fake or was done on purpose.

Mcostello
04-27-2009, 09:48 PM
Farmer near us was flying down the road with FIL in back of him. Had foot up on dash and it slipped off and fell to floor while dropping disks at road speed. They paved road the day b4 and disks dug in and went for it. FIL seen him trying to grab lever to raise them. Probably jerked his fillings out!

tony ennis
04-27-2009, 10:45 PM
Farming is very dangerous.

snowman
04-28-2009, 07:27 AM
One picture does not fit --- that Hitachi is either a fake or was done on purpose.

Not exactly.

When you are dealing with permafrost, as soon as you break through the crust, it's just muck below. It can very easily swallow a piece of equipment. We had a picture on here a while back about it, one of our members almost lost a dozer I believe.

Luke55
04-28-2009, 06:57 PM
two years ago I broke the rear axle off a Case IH 7220 with 20.8 42 duals on it. They hit the coming car and jumped over the ditch. I 'm hauling a 4500 gals slurry tank with directional seetring hitch so everything stay in line .

madman
04-29-2009, 10:37 PM
Some Farming activities are Very Boring . ALASO its called Silo Home Brew (aka Corn Liquor) and a bit too much.

Alguy
04-30-2009, 01:15 AM
Here are a few more pics of the first tractor it will help understand how the wreck occured,
http://www.vansimplement.com/badday.php

bollie7
04-30-2009, 01:49 AM
Here are a few more pics of the first tractor it will help understand how the wreck occured,
http://www.vansimplement.com/badday.php

Would have been an interesting ride.
I wonder what was going through the drivers mind while this was happening?
Imagine explaining what happened to the Boss/wife.

bollie7

Paul Alciatore
04-30-2009, 02:28 AM
I hope they all had their insurance paid up. That stuff costs more than a VW.

tattoomike68
04-30-2009, 02:35 AM
Farming is very dangerous.

Oh man, I worked Wheat and green pea harvest on steep hilsides and combine drivers were nuts and truck drivers were scared to death.

Farmers are as crazy as loggers, if sliding sideways in a 40+ ton machine all day long sounds like fun then you will just love hillside farming or logging.

Not much more nuts then the crab fishing boys on discovery channel.

By the end of harvest we had a party to celebrate the fact we all lived, some farms cant do that. :(

saltmine
04-30-2009, 11:44 AM
Reminds me of a story I heard recently.

A science consortium put out a call for people to participate in an experiment.

The started out with three teams. The first team was a group of German scientists, the second team was a group of Japanese engineers, and the third team was a group of farmers.

Each team was given a pair of ten-foot diameter steel balls, and were placed in a large shop with every concievable machine tool imaginable. After two weeks, they would open the shop and see what each team produced.

The Japanese team was first. After a week in the shop, they emerged with the most powerful, comprehensive, worldwide computer communications device the world had ever seen, and still had one steel ball left.

The Germans were next. They emerged with the finest motor car ever built.

The farmers went in last. After a week, the shop was opened and it was discovered that the farmers had not produced anything. When asked what happened, they said that during the first week, they managed to lose one steel ball, and broke the other one.

Farmers and Cowboys, they can break anything.