Oh well

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Postby Merlin » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:18 am

I don't feel too bad about my experience now. I'll try to make it short. When I built my garage/barn in 1994, it was strictly a temporary structure to get my stuff under roof, and I was recuperating from a heart attack at the time. I didn't put much rebar in the floor because in a couple of years I was going to break it up anyway when I got my new metal building up. Right after it was finished, my Super A needed an axle seal and I was going to install it. I didn't block anything because at that time I went by the old adage that if everything else fails, read the instructions. Well, it failed and the left side hit the floor and knocked a hole in my floor and stuck in the mud under it. I figured it was time to ask for assistance and we finally got it up righted. Between my driving a tractor thru the back wall, breaking a hole in the floor with a maul, dropping a tractor thru the floor, learning that you can never go back to work, wife getting sick, spending over a hundred grand on medical bills without insurance, my temporary garage/barn that has now turned into a permanent structure (that needs rebuilding) has caught the dickens.
The point is, it is a lot safer and better on the wallet to be SAFE and do it right the first time. When I start a tractor project now, I check the board first.
I'm glad nobody was hurt Steve.
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Postby Steve in Mo » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:58 am

Please,Please some info on this wedge thing. I have not seen or heard of it before and don't want this to happen to me. I bet I am not the only one who puts the cub up on jack stands without this wedge thing.
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Postby Rick Prentice » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:06 am

Steve, here's the write-up from the "How-To" section, http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18081

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Postby kinelbor » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:22 am

I was taking the wheels off my cub once, I had a bar stuck through the front to keep it from tipping, when one wheel came off it wasnt balanced anymore on the jack stands its slide a little bit but I think that bar cought it from going any farther, that sure scared me though. Glad nobody was hurt.
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Re: Oh well

Postby PVF1799 » Thu May 02, 2013 7:59 am

This really scary. Lost a family friend to a tip-over of a lathe in his machine shop, he too was alone.

When we did our Cub, I purchased six(6) 6-Ton Jack-Stands. It was supported at 5 points and wedged before we started. So glad you were not injured.

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Re: Oh well

Postby pickerandsinger » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:02 pm

We had a philosophy at work.....Fail safely....Power Company, climbing lineman...Distribution and transmission.....It works.....
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