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    I didn't have the lift arms disconnected. I'll try that next time I do a grease job. Saw a man crushed because he had a car jacked up on cinder blocks and one or more of the blocks broke.

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    Default Re: Almost crushed by BX

    Quote Originally Posted by lfkfire View Post
    I didn't have the lift arms disconnected. I'll try that next time I do a grease job. Saw a man crushed because he had a car jacked up on cinder blocks and one or more of the blocks broke.
    So you unhooked the MMM shaft to grease it?

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    Yes, I guess I need to change the configuration of the zerk so I don't have to disconnect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfkfire View Post
    Yes, I guess I need to change the configuration of the zerk so I don't have to disconnect it.
    We bought a long rubber hose for our grease gun and can grease ours on our BX2200 and BX2660, but you have to have the shaft turned just right, a hair one way or the other makes a difference.

    We tried the method you are using a few times when we first got ours and it was just too much trouble. When you get use to it, it is not that bad, notice I didn't say "easy". I can't get down that low anymore so my wife now does the deck maintenance on them.

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    I know the feeling...easy to get down...someone please help me get up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfkfire View Post
    I know the feeling...easy to get down...someone please help me get up.
    A few weeks ago I had one of those "help, I've fallen and I can't get up" moments. My wife trying to get me up looked like a Laurel and Hardy movie.

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    Been to many emergency calls with a person under a vehicle. A few were just trapped and had various injuries but survived. Several died quickly. In the case of those that survived a second party was always present. Always chock and block any rolling equipment even on level ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerpace View Post
    Always chock and block any rolling equipment even on level ground.
    Let's update this statement...

    Always chock and block any rolling equipment and lift it ONLY on level ground.
    No man is an island.
    But, if you tie enough of them together, they make a pretty good raft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Defective View Post
    Let's update this statement...

    Always chock and block any rolling equipment and lift it ONLY on level ground.
    I have never been able to choose where my equipment breaks down. Most recently while digging stumps on a grade. Hydraulic hose with a pinhole leak.

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    But...did that breakdown absolutely require lifting the machine in place? If at all possible, I would find a way to move the machine to level ground for any repair involving a jack. Even a flat tire will generally roll enough to get the machine into a safe position for repair.
    No man is an island.
    But, if you tie enough of them together, they make a pretty good raft.

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