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goducks10

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Posted: 10/12/20 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see that almost every time I go to Home Depot.

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Posted: 10/12/20 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see what the problem is, he's wearing his high viz.


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Posted: 10/12/20 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

goducks10 wrote:

I see that almost every time I go to Home Depot.


YEP^^^^^

Daily occurrence.

Especially early AM when 'contractors' are picking up supplies for the New Job


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Posted: 10/12/20 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Another good reason to buy NEW.


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Posted: 10/12/20 10:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Either staged or photo shopped picture.

Yes, people overload trucks but not buying this picture.


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pitch wrote:


Our local gravel pit will not load a single wheel pick up,no matter the rating.
Show up with a single wheel 3500 and you will be shovel loading right next the 1500,s


Around here most of the quarries will not load any pickup bed.
The loader operators are in a hurry to get trucks loaded. To see the pickup you need the bucket pretty high, and gravel falling that far can do some damage. (I had to sign a release before they would load the 10 ft bed on my F-5.)

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JRscooby wrote:

Overloaded? Likely, but a little for-thought in the order of loading could improve things a lot. Put that sheetrock on the floor of bed would lower COG a bunch. Then put lumber on top, long boards end even with tailgate. Then center the shorter boards over front of bed. This would move COG back up, but also forward to level truck out


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That would likely not change a thing!


BULLSNOT! The way it is loaded now, most of the weight of the boards is hanging in back of the rear axle. If it was loaded with them on top of the stack, and hanging over the cab, part of that weight would be carried on the front axle instead of levering weight off that axle and adding to rear.

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Posted: 10/12/20 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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A very old image and snopes says true

Nephew used to work at a large hardware and construction shop and said this happened almost every day

Rules were to call the manager and he had a standard liability release form that must be signed before he could start loading


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Should have put some on the roof to [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/12/20 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I suspect that "overloading" happens fairly frequently; overloaded to the degree in the picture, probably not too often.

Prominent local lumberyard won't load for non-account customers (they will put the lumber on the forklift at truck height for the customer to manhandle).

The account holders, when signing up, have to execute a very strong liability release that, in part, says "...loading only done upon customer request and per customer direction...".


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MikeRP wrote:

My company once bought a used Toyota Tundra w all the bells and whistles from a retiring employee. I asked him if he’d ever loaded heavy and he told me he had 8 tons of gravel on a trailer he towed for 15 or so miles.

I drove it about a year and I was lucky it didn’t kill me. Both the front and rear differentials failed. Never heard of Ford, GM, or Ram failing.


This is possibly the dumbest troll comment I have ever read on here. Get real.


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