Strange how things happen???

approximately mid day yesterday I was directing someone reversing a home made trailer loaded with stone over a drain , the trailer was tipped and I shouted enough as he lowered trailer and moved forward, bang!! The hinge on body broke leaving the ram and body at unusual angle after some manoeuvres with back acter it looked better so out with welder to repair chassis, 3 weeks ago I was using same trailer to carry stone across very rough farm track , had it broke there repairs would have been more difficult
 

Dave W

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chesterfield
approximately mid day yesterday I was directing someone reversing a home made trailer loaded with stone over a drain , the trailer was tipped and I shouted enough as he lowered trailer and moved forward, bang!! The hinge on body broke leaving the ram and body at unusual angle after some manoeuvres with back acter it looked better so out with welder to repair chassis, 3 weeks ago I was using same trailer to carry stone across very rough farm track , had it broke there repairs would have been more difficult
Hope you're not looking for sympathy using a home made trailer
 
Hope you're not looking for sympathy using a home made trailer
Certainly fooking not... I am prepared to say what happened..
How many would do that ??
It was made by the guy I was working for but I did repair it
When it happened he , my goodness that trailer has carried a lot of stone and soil over the years
My reply was ... it doesn't owe you much if you bought a new trailer it would have collapsed in a heap a long time ago..
he laughed
 

Dave W

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Location
chesterfield
Certainly fooking not... I am prepared to say what happened..
How many would do that ??
It was made by the guy I was working for but I did repair it
When it happened he , my goodness that trailer has carried a lot of stone and soil over the years
My reply was ... it doesn't owe you much if you bought a new trailer it would have collapsed in a heap a long time ago..
he laughed
Wonder if he'd have laughed at your funeral had it landed on you?
 
Something I just remembered...
I know a contractor who ordered 2 new dumper trailers from a local shed maker both trailers needed repairs after a short time as the U bolts on suspension were carrying all the weight, the shed maker refused to do this.. I put this to say even the experts don't always get it right
By the way the firm is still making sheds and for a number of years is the local MF main agent
 

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