This Thing Isn't Going to Park Itself... oh.

Proves he can do it!
Fusionautsays...

Yoda says "no!"



>> ^bareboards2:

Isn't there a mediocre option?

>> ^Fusionaut:

Aren't we all?>> ^misterwight:

Dude is either really good, or really bad in bed.

zorsays...

Bravo! However, for a fraction of what it's going to cost him to replace a bent cylinder or worse he could invest in a second-hand trailer. Or build a ramp from dirt.

siftbotsays...

Tags for this video have been changed from 'backhoe, heavy construction rig' to 'backhoe, digger, load, unload, equipment, heavy construction rig' - edited by calvados

Spoon_Gougesays...

Actually, This seems to be pretty common. Now, perhaps not into a dump truck, but my brother-in-law used to put both his shovel and his backhoe on the trailer using this same method. The shovel has bulldozer tracks so gets the front end up, turns the crane around and the crawls onto the trailer using the showel to jack up the ass end. The backhoe, however, goes on just as shown here.

Porksandwichsays...

Some of the trailers aren't quite built for what people use them for so they have to do a little extra to get stuff onto them. But the important thing about trailers is that they are meant to haul the weight you're putting on them and they have tie down points that secure what you're putting on them.

The shady "discount" operations usually haul equipment in a less than legal method and are rather dangerous on the roads in general. Whether or not they have newer equipment, if it ain't tied down, stuff goes bouncing off when they hit rough roads or have to make sudden stops/movements.

The problem I see with what this guy is doing is that he risks ripping the bed of his truck up by slapping his front bucket into the bed when he loads (especially the front), or gouging it when he unloads. Plus catching bad spots on the bed from dents and dings and making them worse. And his backhoe, people move them around all the time via the digging bucket and use the front bucket to pick the machine up regularly. However, he's got the ass of the machine coming in contact with the ground and if his backhoe is made like the one I've operated there are heavy hydraulic lines running right there. If he tears one of those lines in the process of doing this, he's looking at a really hard to replace line with it in that position and possibly causing damage to the machine.

And, those machines are strong enough to rip themselves apart if you rev them up like he's doing. So if he ever forgot to pull the legs up when loading into the truck, that machine would bend them or break them off..or damage the truck severely with the motor revved up like that. Makes for a good show to have the machine be all fast about lifting itself and what not, but it can cause a lot of damage before you realize it's doing so.

>> ^Spoon_Gouge:

Actually, This seems to be pretty common. Now, perhaps not into a dump truck, but my brother-in-law used to put both his shovel and his backhoe on the trailer using this same method. The shovel has bulldozer tracks so gets the front end up, turns the crane around and the crawls onto the trailer using the showel to jack up the ass end. The backhoe, however, goes on just as shown here.

digitalbombdogsays...

From the title, I was waiting for the guy to jump out once he started and let the thing park itself. I mean, yeah, it was impressive to seem him load it into the dump truck, but kind of a let down vs. what I was expecting.

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