View Full Version : OT: pic - after the prayer

16-08-2004, 02:48 PM
This was a little mishap that happened over the weekend.
the slip it was clearing pushed it over the edge.
it only rolled twice, and landed on a ledge, just wide enough to save it,
before the hundred metre drop to the river, the person walked away from it very white thanks to a seat belt.


so it seems the camera is working just fine dont ya think?


16-08-2004, 02:54 PM
was that local?,chances are i know those involved,surprised i didnt hear of it over the weekend.

16-08-2004, 02:55 PM

16-08-2004, 06:51 PM
yeah local.

Papaiti rd, up on the gravel bit, was a works digger......
our mate pulled it out with a little Mac at a full weight it can pull this little digger they estimated 55 ton????? that sound right?

happened friday afternoon. the digger was retreived on sat morn.


Murray P
16-08-2004, 07:08 PM
> estimated 55 ton????? that sound right?

10 to 12 tonnes at a guess beet.

Never known a digger driver to wear a seatbealt before, except Bobcat's which have a harness but, it's not a bad idea as they say it is best to stay with the machine (easier said than done). My sole experience opertating tracked vehicles ended in embarrassment and a vow of never again. If you want lessons on how to tip a Bobcat onto its nose then within an hour upend it onto its back, to the amusement of a gathering audience, I'm able to advise you :8} It'll cost plenty though.

Cheers Murray P

16-08-2004, 07:45 PM

hubby already know most of that sort of enjoyment playing as he used to service those vehicles.

ooooops yes i meant 15 ton. typo on that one.

heres another shot of whats pulling it.



16-08-2004, 07:48 PM
well i dont beleive i said quite that but any way......

life goes on.

and im losing the plot again.


Murray P
16-08-2004, 08:28 PM
:O those guys standing at the top of the bank wouldn't look so cheery if the winch cable snapped, ouch :O

Cheers Murray P