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  • #31
    Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
    Maybe a modified version of Gordon Graham's "Law of lugnuts" applies here.According to Gordon(and I support this)the law of lugnuts says,in a collision,the vehicle with the most lugnuts wins.In this case it would be the law of GVW.Whichever vehicle has the highest GVW (train) wins.The secondary message as taught to us as wee ones is:NEVER mess with a train.Like Gonz says,we weren't there and the incident is still under investigation.I think it CAN be safely said however,that the law of lugnuts applies here. T.C.
    I have also heard he who has the biggest bumper wins also!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by fire0099881 View Post
      I have also heard he who has the biggest bumper wins also!
      Yep that works too. When I was a kid my parents drove a tractor/trailer. When we bought the truck, 1967 Kenworth cabover, it came with a modified bumper. Apparently the farmer who owned it previous had at one time had a very nice chrome bumper. Only problem is it would get bent and scratched because people dont know how to drive. So Ed got mad and being a farmer, got himself a big chunk of 1/4 inch steel "U" beam and fashioned a big *** bumper out of that. Funny thing is, when we got the truck there were not too many scratches in the paint .... and certainly no gouges heheheehehe.

      Oh. And I support the "stop at all uncontrolled railway crossings" and "slow at all others" philosophy too. Huge Weight + Intertia vs smaller Weight + Inertia will always win. Newton is one of my favourite Science Geeks. Something about an immovable rock comes to mind when speaking of trains in motion..... And I am still curious to know what the Guy in the Right Seat was doing prior to the incident.
      Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 12-29-2006, 08:43 AM.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
        Yep that works too. When I was a kid my parents drove a tractor/trailer. When we bought the truck, 1967 Kenworth cabover, it came with a modified bumper. Apparently the farmer who owned it previous had at one time had a very nice chrome bumper. Only problem is it would get bent and scratched because people dont know how to drive. So Ed got mad and being a farmer, got himself a big chunk of 1/4 inch steel "U" beam and fashioned a big *** bumper out of that. Funny thing is, when we got the truck there were not too many scratches in the paint .... and certainly no gouges heheheehehe.
        haha, hope you never had to take it off! as I am sure it was heavier than H#$% !!!!!!!!!!

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        • #34
          Also true but the message takes on a special meaning when delivered by a CHIPpy.If you haven't yet gotten the Gordon Graham experience,I highly suggest you do.Oh,and take your Ace bandages,your sides are going to need them by the end of the conference.Gordon's a sharp cat and his message is(should be)well recieved.But his delivery will have you rolling in the aisles,howling with laughter.I've seen him twice and it never gets old.And he's always digging up new stuff.If you want to send a safety message and have a good time doing it,I highly recommend you see Gordon. T.C.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by fire0099881 View Post
            haha, hope you never had to take it off! as I am sure it was heavier than H#$% !!!!!!!!!!
            Nope. Truck is in storage now, and other than at the time we bought it, and went to the shop to get the company paint job, never came off the truck all the time she was on the road.
            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

            impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

            IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Rescue101 View Post
              Also true but the message takes on a special meaning when delivered by a CHIPpy.If you haven't yet gotten the Gordon Graham experience,I highly suggest you do.Oh,and take your Ace bandages,your sides are going to need them by the end of the conference.Gordon's a sharp cat and his message is(should be)well recieved.But his delivery will have you rolling in the aisles,howling with laughter.I've seen him twice and it never gets old.And he's always digging up new stuff.If you want to send a safety message and have a good time doing it,I highly recommend you see Gordon. T.C.

              I second that. Great presentation and a blast to sit in on. Great philosophies as well.
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