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    Default Overturned bobcat excavator

    Buddy has just overturned his excavator this afternoon

    I haven't seen it yet. I'll post pics this evening.

    What precautions should be taken pulling it up right and before starting the engine?

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Do not try to start it without pulling the glow plugs and blowing the oil out of the cylinders. Otherwise you may be hydro locked and bend or break a rod if you try to start it.
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    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Here's the pics.

    A few lessons learned. Inexperienced operator, muddy conditions, heavy loads, deep holes don't mix.

    Seat belts and ROPS do save lives.

    A crane company will be contacted. This is not a simple extraction with make shift equipment.

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Ouch

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Glad no one was hurt. If it's a rental with insurance, that's even better!
    Shouldn't you be at work?

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    It may not be damaged much. I first saw the roofing and thought it was part of the machine. Due to the light weigh it may not be hard to upright.

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    Not good. Glad no one was hurt.

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Up here, the locals would scrap that metal, not bury it. Glad nobody was hurt.

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    Default Re: Overturned bobcat excavator

    Easy to do if you are not careful every sec. Never done it but came close, glad no one was hurt.

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    Oh boy. That's the exact reason I where my seatbelt in my 335. That can happen in an instant! Glad nobody was hurt. Hope machine is okay..
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