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    Default just a reminder we should all be carefull and thankfull

    its not boat related more just some extreme mechanical carnage...

    Not my post just a cross post from another board..

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    "So this morning I was getting ready to go to work... I heard a booming noise - like a tailgate on a dump truck slamming. Didn't hear any trucks though. A little while later I heard an even bigger boom. Not a tailgate! On my way to work I saw two dump trucks. One on the side of the road, and one in the neighbors drive. I pulled in because I saw he had a flat tire and found one severely rattled trucker!

    What happened was he just got done dumping, pulled forward, waited, then started to go again when the driver's side front tire blew out. He gets out to look at it, then goes over to the passenger side to inspect. He looks it over (standing in front of it) then starts to walk back around the front when it went... BIG!!! The rim and drum blew off the trruck and into a Dodge Dakota about 15' away!!! He was about 1.5 seconds away from death!"




















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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    How the hell does something like that even happen! some luck was thrown into that senerio for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnjuzz View Post
    How the hell does something like that even happen! some luck was thrown into that senerio for sure!
    X2 WTF

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    My first year at Junior college I has to take "bonehead english" called "52A" one of the first assingments was they gave us a photo and we had to write about it The picture was an Old gas station with two guys laying dead in the island between the pumps , they had been changing a huge truck tire with a "split rim" and it exploded it blew one guy clean out of his shoes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    My first year at Junior college I has to take "bonehead english" called "52A" one of the first assingments was they gave us a photo and we had to write about it The picture was an Old gas station with two guys laying dead in the island between the pumps , they had been changing a huge truck tire with a "split rim" and it exploded it blew one guy clean out of his shoes ...

    I can beleive that, just look at the damage to that truck.. I cant imagine the forces exerted on that thing.. I will be more cautious around big trucks on the highway from now on...
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    the ensueing fire would likely be extinguished by the sinking however

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    wow !!!

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    How much for the dodge?
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    Wow...ever seen a dump truck driver forget to unlock the gate on the bed and hit the pto and start lifting the bed...and stand the truck up on it's back end


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    Quote Originally Posted by cordog009 View Post
    Wow...ever seen a dump truck driver forget to unlock the gate on the bed and hit the pto and start lifting the bed...and stand the truck up on it's back end
    HAha! Yep! Thats called over loading!

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    i heard stories about split rims but have never had the chance to change one . i grew up around trucks and my dad worked at a tire shop when i was a kid . hell my first scar was given to me when the lift rack and i collided at 1 yrs old .. i awalys woundered what that old style radiator thing was .. then i saw a ring come off on a job site water truck . it left the truck like a rocket ... i was just thinkin. 120 lbs in the tire and 12000, 15000 lbs rated on the front axel .thats gonna make ya hurt or dead! i never think about it cause i worked around them so much . and the new rims are so much safer than the split wheels . its just plain amazing !!!
    WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT !!! !

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    that wasn;t a split rim that was a newer alcoa my guess is the bearing failed looks like it was runing dry prob. got real HOT

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    I worked in a tire shop for about 3 years and you learn respect for big truck wheels! The three piece were the widow makers (not made anymore)! An over the road trucker told me that when passing a simi get on by as soon as possible don't cruise beside them on the freeway either! WT


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    That wheel must have gotten REAL F*IN hot to get that tire soft enough to spit the rim out AND the nut holding the wheel on had to let go at the same time. Then the wheel flipped over before it hit the truck because the back side of the rim left the indentation on the truck. if it was the other side of the rim it would have left the lug nut pattern in the truck pannel. but the bearing doesnt look like it got all that hot to me? I wonder if the dog was right there when it happened. he doesnt look like he is too worried about it.

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