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post #1 of 15 Old 12-25-2007, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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WOW!!!!!!!! Check this out

I got this email just thought i'd share it






A Backhoe weighing 8 tons is on top of a flatbed trailer and heading east on Interstate 70 near Hays, Kansas. The extended shovel arm is made of hardened refined steel and the approaching overpass is made of commercial-grade concrete, reinforced with 1 1/2 inch steel rebar spaced at 6 inch intervals in a criss-cross pattern layered at 1 foot vertical spacing. Solve: When the shovel arm hits the overpass, how fast do you have to be going to slice the bridge in half? (Assume no effect for headwind and no braking by the driver . . . ) Extra Credit: Solve for the time and distance required for the entire rig to come to a complete stop after hitting the overpass at the speed calculated above. Answer - Who cares, the trucking company just bought themselves a bridge.




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ya we are in the construction business i have seen this a time or 2

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Can you imagin that ride!!!!

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Wow im sure that truck driver had one crazy ride!!!

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Then there's the guy who decided to try his new end dump tractor out....

You guessed it ,,,he didn't get it down before the upcoming bridge either...
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Not only do they get to buy the bridge, but they'll recieve some hefty fines to go with it......

I always measured any load that I was concerned about.

(FYI,from 1987-1989, I hauled equipment for a John Deere dealer.)

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LOL thats gonna hurt the wallet

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Can you imagine if you'd been on that bridge and seen part of that boom go by in front of you cutting thru the concrete...........or even better in your rear view mirror? Don't you know that was loud when it hit too.
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I have worked more of them then I want to think about. Had one of my drivers load a fork lift on my Landall trailer with the mast facing front and leaned forward. Then the dumbass went down I-17 in Phoenix and hit the Northern road under pass. That took $1.1 million right out of my insurance company's check book and tripled my rates! Had he put it facing back it would have only killed the tilt cylinders on the lift, but no, he had to build himself a battering ram out of it.

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I'm amazed it stayed on the trailer and didn't break the chains holding it down.

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