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    Knucklehead Move -- Tractor Storage

    So, my shop get's maxed out on space frequently. Recently, we had to really cram them in there and were resting a few of the loaders on top of the ROPS. Generally, no big deal. Well, that is until we got lazy and didn't realize that one half of this bucket hadn't been attached until after it was perched atop a ROPS. No bigggie, right?

    Well, the pictures below show what it looked like the next morning. It settled and came unattached completely from one side and hanging down. It required my brother using the bucket of another large tractor to slowly lift, simultaneously back up behind the ROPS, and gently lower to the ground.

    Those buckets are way heavier than they seem and no amount of umph would get it into position so we could lock it in place.

    Not the end of the world, but it's one of those things where you "call it good" at the end of a long day and then pay for it the next, haha!
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    Well that could have been bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Well that could have been bad!
    No doubt! Learned my lesson there. Fortunately, the cost was minimal.
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    You would have had to have a scratch and dent sale.

    We were at a car dealer in Chicago, that the parking was so limited you could hardly walk between the vehicles. We let the salesman get out the truck we wanted to drive. It took a lot of back and forth to work it out.
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    Wow. The “aw crap” factor must’ve been high when you saw that. At least there wasn’t any real damage done.
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    Yeah - things like that bucket don’t seem that heavy when they are on the ground......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Wow. The “aw crap” factor must’ve been high when you saw that. At least there wasn’t any real damage done.
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    Yeah - things like that bucket don’t seem that heavy when they are on the ground......
    The entire time, I was waiting for the other side to break free and just smash down on that tractor underneath it
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    So the “pucker” factor was high too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    So the “pucker” factor was high too!



    Skid marks and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodworkstractors View Post
    The entire time, I was waiting for the other side to break free and just smash down on that tractor underneath it
    Aw, you just needed straps or chains to anchor the loose end. I mean, we have posts abound praising the wonders of CHAINS for keeping things from getting stuck in the ground; so in the air, they MUST do wonders for keeping things STUCK together.
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