The Easiest Way To Unload Four Dump Trucks
Few things in life leave you speechless. This incident with four dump trucks on a barge is one of those few things. We can’t help but let the jokes roll in. I can hear them now… Four dump trucks walk onto a barge, or How do you dump a dump truck? Get creative, I’m sure there are several more one-liners to be gleaned from this.
I’m sure whoever owns these dump trucks is not laughing, though. Considering the fact that used dump trucks start off at somewhere around a hundred thousand dollars, you’re looking at almost a half a million bucks floating on that little flat barge. One more dump truck, and you would be their fair and square. That only makes this much harder to stomach.
For one, it hits the ego. This generates the kind of ego hit that you get when you are arguing down your buddy over who won the 78 World Series, and found out you are wrong. You swear the Dodgers won it, but a quick stat check proves you wrong. The Yankees won that series, while the Dodgers would not win until 1981. (more…)
So as that relates to what we have here, you would be the guy who told your buddies that it was perfectly fine to drive their dump trucks onto that little flat barge. You told the
Why Witnessing These Dump Trucks Get Dumped Is So Hard
So as that relates to what we have here, you would be the guy who told your buddies that it was perfectly fine to drive their dump trucks onto that little flat barge. You told them there was no way that thing would tip over, and that it would certainly hold the weight. Well, you would be half right. It didn’t tip over, but it did tip enough to offload those dump trucks into the drink. That’s the ego bruise right there. We fellas hate to be wrong and admit defeat, even when confronted with hard proof. As a guy, I would love to run over things in a dump truck. I hate to see dump trucks get owned because it just upsets the natural pecking order of construction equipment. I mean, come on, if backhoes and bulldozers knew that dump trucks were such pushovers, there’s no telling what would happen. Dump trucks are extremely masculine. Seeing four of them go wheels up in a muddy riverbed just feels wrong. It’s kind of like shaving your beard in the winter. You would never do that sort of thing because you need to keep your face warm… and it’s just wrong!
If You Wear A Jumpsuit, You Won’t Get Blamed
At any rate, there is one final thing we need to address before we move on to whatever the day holds for us. Remember I mentioned that guy at the end of this? Yeah, he is the one with the blue jumpsuit and yellow construction hat. He looks very official running out onto the riverbank waving his arms and such. Never mind the fact that we see two or three of the dump truck drivers hop out of the cab in T-shirts and blue jeans, and make a break for it. Meanwhile, our jumpsuit wearing friend is waving safely from the bank as if to let everyone know this situation is firmly under control. It always seems to be that way though, doesn’t it? The boss shows up in the midst of chaos and walks around as if he knows how to turn the situation around. I’m not sure how he plans to do that here. Without the aid of a few winches and crane hoists, those trucks are going to be there for a while. Plus, let’s not forget the fact that each of the dump trucks weighs several tons (at least two of them look to be loaded down with something too). The longer they sit in the river bed, the more stuck they will get! It is a case of gravity and negative buoyancy at its finest. I’m just glad the drivers made it out okay, even if there sprint and scramble did provide a bit of comic relief. The next time they try to attempt this sort of thing, I might make one small suggestion…tie them down.