Trinityz1 Saturday, 01/09/21 10:33:20 AM Re: None Post # of 2400 Still Livin' the Dream! loaded, strapped down, and hauled 10,000 lbs of cow cake yesterday on 5 pallets weighing a ton each over two passes got back here just in time for the sun to drop behind the ridge and start getting colder fast and call it a day.... It's warmed up to a balmy 0º so far this a.m. today get to unload about 1/2 by hand out of 50 lb bags into the top of a bin My first plan... I get a bag from the trailer after unloading it from a pallet to the trailer floor then carry it up the stinky sort of ladder on the bin and dump the 50 lb bags one at a time time to place your bets for if I actually get it done... I'm just wishing there was a way to empty them into my backhoe bucket and dump them in which just gave me an idea I have a fabric sort of tote that holds 2500 lbs it did have a tear in it, now if I could repair it then pick it up with the backhoe without tearing it... if I could empty the bags into the tote and then dump that into the storage bin... hmmmm.... place your bets... it's a failure if the tote rips and it goes all over the ground and has to be carried up in 5 gal buckets and with my messed up body... I wouldn't bet on me gettin' 'er done... so why post these fun little bits? it ain't to complain or get sympathy well see, my guess is that there some folks here thinking about a rural life and that leads to hmmm what can I do on my place to make some $$ and earn a living and one goal is to actually encourage them by letting them know just some difficulties some of us run into... but we stay and stick it out the other reason is for comradery among others who fight the good fight and can LAUGH right along with me because they've had some of this kind of fun It ain't boring...you're always looking for solutions to problems that crop up and sometimes we have epic fails before we succeed IF we succeed back in 2012, I had a couple totes of cow cake delivered... well of course I had to settle the bin It's a versatote, it's on wheels so I took the forks I use on the backhoe went to the front, put the forks under the frame and gave it a jiggle to settle the cake so it would all fit what happened you say? Epic Fail with a brand new Versatote At idle, the hydraulics on my older Hoe are a bit herky jerky and the dumbass operator (ME) was in a hurry cuz the delivery driver was in a hurry and I forgot to raise the idle a skoshe... I gave it a little bump and with it over 1/2 full, I flipped the Versatote onto it's back busted the tail lights on it....see normally I would've gone and had them fill it at the coop but my wife wanted to do a good deed and had a couple delivered... It took a bit with the snow and ice to get it stood back up and finish the job any time since I needed to settle a Versatote I hooked it up to vehicle and towed it over some rough ground a small hassle...but worth the effort.... I had a helper working for me that day Me, him, the driver...were all laughing at my stupidity the delivery driver said it was worth the extra wait time just to see the look on face when I flipped it and the look on the helper's face as he backed away, slipped, fell on his ass, and scrambled to backwards crawl away on the slippery ground while watching it fall towards him he was on the backside when it happened Now we weren't wearing our brown pants after but we were sure grateful no one got hurt so when out on your place and you have an epic fail don't be embarrassed to share it you might keep someone else from making the same mistake or find a comrade that's been there and done that or even better someone who says, oh that's bullshit! I can do that... who then comes back with chagrin and says, you're right that was NOT a good idea!!! Have a good 'un © "With experience, no explanation is necessary, without experience, no explanation is possible." #board-9931 #board-19369 #board-21675 My opinion is just that, my opinion. So make no investment decisions based on my opinion.