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2014-06-11 03:55:58 PM
Well got my laughs for the day. Now I can move on with it.
 
2014-06-11 04:44:08 PM
I once almost backed a forlift off a loading dock. I wasn't very bright back then.
 
2014-06-11 04:45:32 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-11 04:47:29 PM
They call them towmotors around here.
 
2014-06-11 04:47:41 PM

Hack Patooey: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I'll get the lights.
 
2014-06-11 04:48:41 PM

cgraves67: I once almost backed a forlift off a loading dock. I wasn't very bright back then.


Heh. I once tried to retrieve a pallet from the top of a grocery store hardware aisle and ended up dumping a bunch of lumber onto the other side. Luckily there were no customers over there.
 
2014-06-11 04:49:36 PM
Hey, when you have five stars and the FIB helicopter just shot out your tires, you take whatever vehicle is close by. ;p
 
2014-06-11 04:50:09 PM
Hack Patooey: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I'll get the lights.


Don't you dare! we need to see Klaus coming if we want to survive!
 
2014-06-11 04:50:55 PM
That's one way to negate spike strips.

How fast do forklifts travel?  5 mph?
 
2014-06-11 04:51:46 PM
This is the song written for the train chase,

This is the chase: Rocky and Ken,

He tried to kill me with a forklift! Ole!
 
2014-06-11 04:52:22 PM
I was expecting something actually um, safety related.

Dude tried to drive a forklift home, not really a safety issue, more of a theft issue.

Here is a picture of what a forklift safety issue may look like.

www.onlinecertificateprograms.org
 
2014-06-11 04:52:55 PM

dwrash: They call them towmotors around here.


Towmotor is a brans of forklift.   The wharehouse I worked at had a bunch of Towmotors,  and everyone called them Towmotors,  even the one made by Clark.
 
2014-06-11 04:54:00 PM
CSB...

I used to drive a forklift and one day we had to take it offsite to a different warehouse location. We took the Gardiner expressway and got a flat tire on the truck that was carrying the forklift. In order to tow the truck we had to take the forklift off of it and so I got to drive it off the Gardiner expressway with a police escort. At which point another truck took over. It was actually scary as it was 10 PM and traffic was moving pretty fast. A pic of the expressway:

www.citynews.ca
 
2014-06-11 04:59:07 PM
brand damit, i gotsta lern to pruf reed.

Also this from the comments:

i work a quikrete with drew he didnt hop no fence...there were ppl there at work when he left with the hilo he was a little too drunk and made a bad decision the ppl that were there should have stopped him instead of telling him it would be funny drew is a really nice guy he is 1 of those ppl who would do anything to help someone out it was a dumb move but he dont deserve all they charged him with
 
2014-06-11 04:59:19 PM

AugieDoggyDaddy: dwrash: They call them towmotors around here.

Towmotor is a brans of forklift.   The wharehouse I worked at had a bunch of Towmotors,  and everyone called them Towmotors,  even the one made by Clark.


I know.. but around philly, back when I used to help a friend fix forklifts, I've never heard them called anything by towmotor.  It didn't matter if they were a Yale, Heister, Clark or whatever... they are all towmotors.

FYI, you haven't lived till you had to repair a forklift at an ALPO factory... I couldn't get the stink off me for weeks.... the things I used to do for friends when I was younger...
 
2014-06-11 04:59:27 PM
Lewis was a Quikrete employee when he allegedly stole the forklift. It was not clear whether he still worked there Tuesday.

I'm sure they'll forgive this minor indiscretion and let the guy keep his job.
 
2014-06-11 05:01:15 PM

Hack Patooey: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Came for "Give a loving live-action reenactment of Forklift Driver Klaus" as one of the things not to do, left very, VERY satisfied indeed :D
 
2014-06-11 05:02:59 PM

Hack Patooey: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


For anyone who hasn't seen Klaus in all his glory, here's a link.
 
2014-06-11 05:07:30 PM

TheGreatGazoo: That's one way to negate spike strips.

How fast do forklifts travel?  5 mph?


Depends on the size....most IC powered ones will go at least 20mph easily.
 
2014-06-11 05:09:40 PM
Came looking for a Fugitive Alien reference, leaving with the smug satisfaction of a liquored up Captain Joe.
 
2014-06-11 05:11:29 PM

dwrash: They call them towmotors around here.



http://vimeo.com/29390120

Towmotor racers!  YEE-HAW!!!
 
2014-06-11 05:13:20 PM

Hack Patooey:


We make everyone watch that once a quarter. Because that shiat is awesome, and really doesn't need the subtitles.
 
2014-06-11 05:14:39 PM

Jeng: I was expecting something actually um, safety related.

Dude tried to drive a forklift home, not really a safety issue, more of a theft issue.

Here is a picture of what a forklift safety issue may look like.

[www.onlinecertificateprograms.org image 508x392]


To be fair,  there isn't any thing in the book that says not to do this.
 
2014-06-11 05:14:51 PM
He had seven woman on his mind.
 
2014-06-11 05:17:04 PM
"The Quikrete spokesperson said Lewis could not have made it to Howard City in the propane-fueled forklift - it doesn't carry enough fuel."

He should have been carrying a pallet of propane tanks.
 
2014-06-11 05:19:17 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: This is the song written for the train chase,

This is the chase: Rocky and Ken,

He tried to kill me with a forklift! Ole!


Nicely done Servo, nicely done.
 
2014-06-11 05:20:06 PM
I thought he was looking for Ken....

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-11 05:20:31 PM
My job includes gratuitous forklift usage. This was much tamer than I imagined. Thanks for the link to Klaus, that was great.

Once saw a new guy take a corner too sharp with an elevated load, laid an 11,000 pounder over on its side. Nobody hurt, but new dude was sure shook up.
 
2014-06-11 05:20:54 PM
Gah!  That'll learn me not to refresh before posting.
 
2014-06-11 05:24:57 PM
I had a friend who worked for a large furniture maker as a teenager. He scared the crap out of a fork driver one day as he drove by, by sticking his toe in front of the wheel and pretty much jumping the forklift off the ground as each wheel hit it. That's a lot of faith in steel-toed boots...
 
2014-06-11 05:25:23 PM
We used to drive to the bar next door for second-shift liquid-lunch.
/GAH! 30 years ago...
 
2014-06-11 05:26:01 PM

PolyHatSnake: My job includes gratuitous forklift usage. This was much tamer than I imagined. Thanks for the link to Klaus, that was great.


I'm surprised that every forklift driver hasn't seen that video :)
 
2014-06-11 05:26:07 PM

BobTilton


Gah! That'll learn me not to refresh before posting.


No problemo; you brought a pic.
 
2014-06-11 05:30:50 PM
I've seen someone die of crush injuries from a fork lift.

He was standing on the wrong side of the yellow OSHA safety poles and got crunched between the forklift and the safety pole.

Killed by a safety pole talk about Irony.
 
2014-06-11 05:37:48 PM
Add me to the list of people who have dropped things with forklifts. I've dropped a pallet of paper towels (I was still raising the forks when I went under the pallet, and hit the beam) and a few other things; I've tipped over a Yerf-dog gokart (that had a shiat pallet and wasn't really my fault); and I've tipped over a double-stack of pallets of bottles of water. That was the worst because I was driving like half a mile per hour to be careful, and then some of the bottles buckled and the entire pallet dropped. Water everywhere.
 
2014-06-11 05:40:02 PM
Andrew Lewis must have parked his car outside the gate of Quikrete cement and concrete products sometime overnight, a company spokesperson said, then hopped a fence and drove off on a Toyota forklift. He must have headed toward West River Drive after leaving Quikrete, located on North Park Street NE, and eventually gotten onto northbound US-131.


A lot of "must have" in that timeline...

Oldiron_79: I've seen someone die of crush injuries from a fork lift.

He was standing on the wrong side of the yellow OSHA safety poles and got crunched between the forklift and the safety pole.

Killed by a safety pole talk about Irony.


When I was in 5th grade or so, we did a mock trial, and the guy who came in to help us set up the project was a lawyer and I remember him telling us a story of someone who had used a forklift like a cherry picker. For whatever reason, the forks failed, and although he landed on his feet, he didn't walk away. He shattered both feet, and it sound like a 'Never be able to repaired' shattered.
 
Al!
2014-06-11 05:46:27 PM

Jeng: I was expecting something actually um, safety related.

Dude tried to drive a forklift home, not really a safety issue, more of a theft issue.

Here is a picture of what a forklift safety issue may look like.

[www.onlinecertificateprograms.org image 508x392]


That's a team lift.  Why do you hate teamwork?
 
2014-06-11 05:56:30 PM

skrame: Add me to the list of people who have dropped things with forklifts. I've dropped a pallet of paper towels (I was still raising the forks when I went under the pallet, and hit the beam) and a few other things; I've tipped over a Yerf-dog gokart (that had a shiat pallet and wasn't really my fault); and I've tipped over a double-stack of pallets of bottles of water. That was the worst because I was driving like half a mile per hour to be careful, and then some of the bottles buckled and the entire pallet dropped. Water everywhere.


Meh,  I did better.   I grazed the edge of the bottom pallet of a three high stack of Hieneken.  One hunderd forty cases per stack.    The pallet collapsed,  and the whole stack fell over.  Five thousand forty bottles.    Not my best day there.
 
2014-06-11 06:00:58 PM
That's nothing.
These guys tried to drive a couple of combines from Germany to Romania, which is about 1000 miles, at 12mph, which is the speed limit for those things on public roads. Unfortunately, they didn't make it a mile until one of 'em slipped off the road in a construction zone.
Oh those Romans!

(translated, sort of)
 
2014-06-11 06:09:29 PM

chevydeuce: TheGreatGazoo: That's one way to negate spike strips.

How fast do forklifts travel?  5 mph?

Depends on the size....most IC powered ones will go at least 20mph easily.


I've only drive one kind of forklift that can go faster than a slow jog. I wouldn't say I've driven a lot of forklifts but I've driven about 6 different sizes.
 
2014-06-11 06:13:13 PM

TheGreatGazoo: That's one way to negate spike strips.

How fast do forklifts travel?  5 mph?


About 9-10 mph tops according to my quick google search

So he only had a 3 hour drive a head of him.
 
2014-06-11 06:13:43 PM
I worked for a company that didn't really maintain its forklifts well. The engine on one of the smaller forklifts seized while I was driving it, forcing me to use a larger one. The larger one didn't fit perpendicular in the aisles, so I had to put pallets on the racks at an angle and use the forks to turn them even with the rack as I backed out. I got pretty good at it but it was scary every time.
 
2014-06-11 06:19:43 PM
I thought you were going to use the FL as a lift to help change the tire.
 
2014-06-11 06:30:43 PM
Police say he was intoxicated.Says Captain Obvious.
 
2014-06-11 06:38:02 PM
Lewis was a Quikrete employee when he allegedly stole the forklift. It was not clear whether he still worked there Tuesday.

You can get hammered, steal a forklift from Quikrete, and drive it down the freeway and not know if you're gonna get fired? Shiat, I need to get a job there. Every place I've worked that had forklifts really frown upon those sorts of shenanigans.
 
2014-06-11 06:40:06 PM
Are flying headbutts still okay?

img.bleacherreport.net
 
2014-06-11 07:02:50 PM
I'd like to see a forklift life a crate of forks... it'd be so damn literal! You are using that machine to its exact specification!
 
2014-06-11 07:06:18 PM
www.dumpaday.com
 
2014-06-11 07:18:32 PM
People should not be judged based on one photograph. Having said that, this guy is CLEARLY a serial killer.
 
2014-06-11 07:41:30 PM

PolyHatSnake: Once saw a new guy take a corner too sharp with an elevated load, laid an 11,000 pounder over on its side. Nobody hurt, but new dude was sure shook up.


I've seen a guy get an old WO milsurp lift on some ice, where he tipped it and slid it under the flatbed he was unloading. THAT was fun to fix (had to call a local farmer to bring a tractor to yank it out so the truck could leave), and I'm not sure I've ever seen a trucker that pissed before or since. Same as your guy though, he wasn't hurt but took the afternoon off.

olivertractorsandparts.com

/Not the forklift, but the same model.
//That was fun to drive as a 13yo kid.
 
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