Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Steve Bullman

Young tractor drivers?

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, gdh said:

If you look closely they seem to be different bales so I'm guessing they weren't going to the same place. Looks like the the second driver was in a faster tractor and thought it would be a good idea to overtake on a sharp corner with a higher load... 

Also consider WROmegasquared means even at the same speed the inner trailer undergoes higher centrifugal force

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, gdh said:

If you look closely they seem to be different bales so I'm guessing they weren't going to the same place. Looks like the the second driver was in a faster tractor and thought it would be a good idea to overtake on a sharp corner with a higher load... 

They are the same bales, loaded cross trailer on the first and lengthways on the second.

Stupid dangerous fools, they need prosecuting really as the cost of damage will be negligible (if it even falls to them to pay). 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

They are the same bales, loaded cross trailer on the first and lengthways on the second.

Stupid dangerous fools, they need prosecuting really as the cost of damage will be negligible (if it even falls to them to pay). 

It's possible they're stacked on their sides or something but the second trailer is higher despite having the same 4 bales.

 

Hard to say unless you were in the situation but I wouldn't say the one on the outside was to blame. I think the one on the inside was to blame but it's easy to take the high ground from a random Internet forum.   :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As Ratman said wheel up on roundabout set trailer to roll. Stacking of bale probably have nothing to do with going to different place if you look close at them driver of Case has no straps so thats why stacked across trailer and why Fendt swipes back ones of Case's trailer.

I would say same contractor/farmer from that. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There’s appears to be a new trend this year of no ratchet straps applied ? numerous contractors have lost bales on low branches and have had police warnings! These lads should be banned along with a savage fine...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HGV’s now have to have minimum of straps fitted to the load by law, think its 2 minimum front and back, and Scotlands laws are even more stringent than that! We have to strap every pallet at our gaff, so thats 10 straps front to back.
Strapping does make a difference but wont stop the inevitable due to “tit head drivers” abusing and exceeding the capabilities of their tools! In this case the tractors and their top heavy loads. Defo should be more involved tests and understanding given to young drivers, especially given the fact they are going to be towing immense weights like they do. Could quite easily have turned that load over including the tractor and landed on top of a motorist or a pedestrian, a member of our family even!!! Throw the chuffing book at em i say!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's no way he stayed in the seat when that stopped unless he had seat belt on which I very much doubt, my brother put tractor in ditch last year at about 10mph and he hit windscreen.

It may have slowed him up from now on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As always the minority will spoil it for the majority just like the idiot who caused the Selby rail crash that set the ball rolling for tacho's for towing and probably trailer tests. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

I forget which thread it was discussed in recently....

 

 

17 hours ago, Mark Bolam said:

P45 time.

A relatively minor temporary loss of memory in an otherwise flawless performance over many years and you want to tear the house down Mr Bolam....

 

Talk about a tough crowd!!!

 

?

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  •  

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

    • By Kimberley · Posted
      Had some woodchips delivered. Lovely quality and for free. Was able to start my garden project. Am so pleased with the service that i have decided to give a tip for my next tip waste load.
    • By PSA · Posted
      Excellent result last year. I was contacted by some tree surgeons through the site after about 6 months. They were thoughtful and helpfully left me with several piles of clean woodchip, which now helps suppress weeds under my trees. Great site. Thanks
    • By Dan Errington · Posted
      Extremely helpful and friendly main contact and the allotment was very easy to tip at. Much appreciated!
    • By Michael lomax · Posted
      Answered phone, dropped off within 10 mins. Access ok for transit but no bigger. 3.5m3 load. Spot on, saved me a trip to the yard. 
    • By Harri1959 · Posted
      Brilliant! Had two loads delivered, spot on time, great bloke, would not even take a few Bob to cover his time and fuel, over the moon. I just have to cut and split 6 tonnes of logs now. I will have to buy the wife a new splitting axe for Christmas. 😁

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.