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Started off a great morning. 40 tons of recycled asphalt delivered this morning and I had it spread by 12:00. Just finished final touches under the shed roof so I moved my MMM back under. Backed off smooth as silk with no issues.

Now the bad.... Remember the MMM I just unhooked, well I forgot to raise the lift arms to the highest position and proceeded to put up the tractor in my shop(Brand New 30x40 building) problem with this is I do not have the concrete ramp poured yet. As the front tires climbed up the 10" lip I was half way in when pow, bang, broke. Lots of curse words started flowing as I knew exactly what happened. The lift arms caught the concrete and it was them vs tractor and tractor won. Every piece of auto connect is either bent or broken, including the linear actuator.

So I am currently holding my head very low because of my own stupidity. Dealer is coming to get it Tuesday. Got a claim started with insurance. 500$ deductible I think. Well worth it as I'm sure the linear actuator is expensive
 

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Started off a great morning. 40 tons of recycled asphalt delivered this morning and I had it spread by 12:00. Just finished final touches under the shed roof so I moved my MMM back under. Backed off smooth as silk with no issues.

Now the bad.... Remember the MMM I just unhooked, well I forgot to raise the lift arms to the highest position and proceeded to put up the tractor in my shop(Brand New 30x40 building) problem with this is I do not have the concrete ramp poured yet. As the front tires climbed up the 10" lip I was half way in when pow, bang, broke. Lots of curse words started flowing as I knew exactly what happened. The lift arms caught the concrete and it was them vs tractor and tractor won. Every piece of auto connect is either bent or broken, including the linear actuator.

So I am currently holding my head very low because of my own stupidity. Dealer is coming to get it Tuesday. Got a claim started with insurance. 500$ deductible I think. Well worth it as I'm sure the linear actuator is expensive
Ouch :banghead::banghead:
 

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Concrete for the ramp into the building is on order for Thursday next week. Picture of asphalt under shed roof. First picture of my building is before I got all the asphalt in.
 

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So I am currently holding my head very low because of my own stupidity. Dealer is coming to get it Tuesday. Got a claim started with insurance. 500$ deductible I think. Well worth it as I'm sure the linear actuator is expensive
Wow... sorry to hear about your mishap. The insurance will come in handy as the linear actuator itself is $1989.00
 

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Oh no!! We’ve all been there one time or another, but wow you really don’t like your MMM :lolol:

My wife was born in Greenville SC:bigthumb:
 

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Oh no!! We’ve all been there one time or another, but wow you really don’t like your MMM :lolol:

My wife was born in Greenville SC:bigthumb:

Love the MMM, apparently I don't like the support team.

Greenville is an awesome city. 40min I'm in the mountains, 3 hrs I'm laying on the beach.
 

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wow sorry to hear. A lesson for us all. good luck...:munch::munch:
 

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That is very easy to forget. And I have forgotten that but thank God I didn’t find anything like you found. Thank you for the reminder to double check that each time.
 

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That’s horrible. It’s great how well the tractors get work done until that work is tearing itself apart.
It be different if it broke while preforming the task at hand. I was simply driving the thing into my shop. No work induced failure here. All stupidity on my part.
 

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YEOW, not good. Sorry for your loss.

But it can be fixed. I'm sure you won't do that again.
 

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YEOW, not good. Sorry for your loss.

But it can be fixed. I'm sure you won't do that again.
Let's hope not. My father always told me serious lessons are either paid for with money, or pain!
 

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Ouch!! So sorry. We've all had stupid attacks. Yours would have been very expensive if not for insurance.
The dealer will make it right again. :bigthumb:

You've made me think about insuring mine...

Thumper
 

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So sorry to hear about this mishap. Live and learn. All will be good soon! Best of luck with the repairs.

Sincerely
 

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I'm really, really glad to see that the linear actuator has metal gears and lots of grease in it. I'm sorry that you had to break it for me to see the pic though...
 

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I'm really, really glad to see that the linear actuator has metal gears and lots of grease in it. I'm sorry that you had to break it for me to see the pic though...

In a weird way I was glad to see it too. Metal gears bronze bushings, very nice internals.
 

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Ouch , ouch, ouch..
 
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