We recently got a local fellow set up with a grapple got his 1025r. He later called up and told me a story that got me thinking. It seems he was using one of the modules on the fork frame to dig up a small tree. No big news there. But he got so focused on the task that he forgot about a drain pipe that was passing through the area. Needless to say, during one of the plunges into the soil, up came this big pipe out of the ground. Yikes!
That story made me stop and think, what if those were electrical wires or a gas pipe?
As a result, we've just started adding a new warning label. For those who already have these products, please keep this in mind or get on touch and we'll send you some of these decals to add on.
Furthermore, this situation made me think a little further. It's surprising that manufacturers don't mention this potential hazard on things like backhoes, at least that I can recall. Maybe it is just considered to be common sense....? Famous last words.