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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ever wonder what that noise was when towing your trailer?
This one must have been loud This really happened on I-70 in Kansas on Feb. 14th
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betcha someone got shitcanned for that one

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doesnt seem like that could happen accidentaly

you sure that wasnt a tear down or something?

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Its not possible to be that stupid ..................Is it?

This is gonna hurt!
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those boom's have to be strong as hell. Figure the trailer was booking along at 70mph. The bridge stopped the entire cat, trailer and truck in less than 30 feet.

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I am guessing perhaps a hydraulic failure and the arm extended while in transit. If that is the case... no way the driver could have known... can't exactly see it in the rear view mirror...

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Ok by the looks of the pics,.. that trailer was going in reverse. I dont buy it!





On second thought it wasnt moving at all, it went straight up, Now I think something went wrong while trying to unload it off the trailer

This is gonna hurt!

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doesnt seem like that could happen accidentaly

you sure that wasnt a tear down or something?

Ya they tear it down while the backhoe is still on the bed of the truck.

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I trust my source on the photos and I looked it up.. http://www.saljournal.com/content/2-...playstory.html

and http://www.wibw.com/news/headlines/2317636.html


How much force did that thing take?
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Damaged Bridge Closes Stretch of Interstate 70 in Hays
Feb 28, 2006, 05:30 PM

HAYS, Kan. (AP) -- A four-mile section of eastbound Interstate 70 remained closed to traffic Wednesday morning, two days after an overpass was damaged by a piece of construction equipment being hauled under it.

A tracked backhoe excavator being transported on a flatbed trailer struck the overpass just before 6 p.m. Monday. The boom extended and ripped through the concrete deck of the bridge, said Kevin Zimmer, area engineer in Hays for the Kansas Department of Transportation. No one was injured.

Motorists heading east were rerouted to other roads and back to the interstate. Westbound traffic was not affected.

Zimmer said temporary bridge supports had been set up by 8 p.m. Tuesday, and a tow truck company had the backhoe removed about two hours later. But the eastbound lanes remained closed Wednesday morning, and Zimmer said he didn't know how long traffic would have to continue detouring off the interstate.

Transportation department engineers were assessing damage to the bridge, and a contractor was expected at the scene later Wednesday to determine what would be needed for an emergency repair project.

Zimmer said if the bridge can be repaired in a couple weeks, the detour would probably remain in effect. If more extensive repairs are needed, officials would likely reroute the eastbound traffic temporarily over to the westbound lane, he said.

The bridge, about a mile west of the main I-70 interchange at Hays, also remained closed.

"It could be a matter of removing the damaged part and replacing the middle section in the best case," Zimmer said. "In the worst case, the whole bridge would have to come down."

Zimmer estimated a partial replacement could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, while a new bridge could total more than $1 million.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime deal," Zimmer said. "We have bridges that get hit fairly regularly, but it's usually a small impact that removes a small amount of concrete. This is pretty substantial."

Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Allan Lytton said the truck, driven by Michael Conley, 53, of Holcomb, didn't have the permits necessary to be on the interstate.

"He was supposed to take other two-lane roads," Lytton said.

He said the patrol planned to complete its investigation before deciding whether to ticket Conley.

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Hitachi much make a solid excavator!
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The bridge stopped the entire cat
YOU GUYS ARE BOTH WRONG.. it was a Hyundai.. if it was a CAT the whole bridge would have came down..

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shoot ya got me before I fixed it... oh well.
I have never seen a Hyundai excavator so I went with the other H company I know of.
I wonder if it sheared off the 5th wheel or the detachable goose neck? The wedging action looks like it crushed the lowboy. The good news for the driver is he did a excelent job of securing the load. The rest is bad news.

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I wonder if it sheared off the 5th wheel or the detachable goose neck? The wedging action looks like it crushed the lowboy. The good news for the driver is he did a excelent job of securing the load. The rest is bad news.

Doubt it sheared the 5th wheel, kingpin or the lowboy drop plate. Those parts are way over engineered. You should see teh kingpin plate on the trailers we build. They probably could hold together with 2 locomotives tuggin each way. Rest of the trailer, well, lets just say I wont drive next to them very long. Might have a wall fall off.
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I've seen pics of tractors dangling off from a fifth wheel, that pin just doesn't shear off.
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