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    Everyone off the roof NOW!!!

    Roofers were loading up the job and we heard the operator shout for everyone off the roof and clear the building. When I seen it I tied my truck to his to stop the sinking and guided them on how to lift the truck with there gradal so he could retract the boom and get the truck to level out. Apparently I informed him of the fibercement boards that are used to help distribute weight.

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    I thought it was common knowledge that you put sheets of plywood down when you have outriggers out?


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    Here they use railroad tie platforms. I am glad we use a good crane company.

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    Stupid...good save on your part.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    We use multipal levels of plywood under the out riggers for this reason.
    this could have ended badly

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    THat is pretty crazy.

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    that's the difference between a boom truck operator and a CRANE operator!

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    MeThinks that boom truck guy needs a day in crane class...

    Good save!
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    That's why you don't bury organic material for fill, too. had a crane set up in city and someone ran out and said ground under crane wasnt stable before they started lifting.
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    oh snap that is crazy, don't know if i would have used the company buggy there though
    Sent from the van with the a/c on.

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    lets see your rig in full picture looks like beast

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    Thank you for not pulling while " in line" with the tow strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    MeThinks that boom truck guy needs a day in crane class...

    Good save!
    Only one day? lol.....maybe a career change instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    lets see your rig in full picture looks like beast
    Every bit of 14,000+ lb's and solid from bumper to bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksefan View Post
    Here they use railroad tie platforms. I am glad we use a good crane company.
    I prefer a 200 ton crane myself
    " The more I learn the more I realize how much I don't know"

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    what do you haul in that rig what size GMC is it
    its in grate shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    what do you haul in that rig what size GMC is it
    its in grate shape
    It a 3500HD Silverado dually. 11ft bed. Not to shabby for an '08 with 280k on it. I carry almost everything. We do 2 trades so I require tools for both and we usually dont know what were doing until the night before so it's not easy to just load up what you need for a specific job. Plus we get sent to random stuff at the end of the day... y'all know how that works.

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    I drive a Chevy Express 3500 long body...
    Have tools for lots of things...

    Always nice to have the tools you need... when you need them!
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    Smile

    i love the push bar on the front what do you need that for it makes it look like a cop service truck :
    what is the other trade you do is your company doing both trades or are you inependant?
    i would ask to see the tools of the trade but on this and being from Ca would give the tool thives more excuse to try to take em the less they know the better
    I bet it costs alot to feed that beast for an 08 with that many miles on it it's in grate shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    i love the push bar on the front what do you need that for it makes it look like a cop service truck :
    what is the other trade you do is your company doing both trades or are you inependant?
    i would ask to see the tools of the trade but on this and being from Ca would give the tool thives more excuse to try to take em the less they know the better
    I bet it costs alot to feed that beast for an 08 with that many miles on it it's in grate shape
    We got the push bar for 2 reasons. The first being way to many people cut us off and now most think twice about it before they do. Almost like they see it and think, no that's gonna hurt. The second our shop is in the back corner of a commercial complex. So when I have to put our 16' dump trailer back in the shop it is way easier and maneuverable hooked to the front end.
    We also do electrical. Not to much additional to carry but they do take space. It's more the extra materials.

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