One Tractor, One novice, One Mud pond, what could go wrong?

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    OH, That is what could go wrong! At least I'm happy to report it's back on all fours (And works fine I might add) and no injuries to report. But I will tell you this much, I can honestly say I was 110% scared! It happened in slow motion, as it started going over I released the seat belt and bailed off. I was probably three or four steps out and in a full run up the hill before it landed on it's side and went thump. I never looked back just ran as fast as my old body would go. Ole man still had a little getty up left in him! LOL
     

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    Holy Catfish Larkin! That thing coulda squished you good. Glad you jumped and ran for the hills! Surprising what speeds us w/ a bit of age on us can get up to when we get the adrenalin flowing :D
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    My buddy in the picture was giving me hand signals. When it started sliding he was yelling I was trying everything I could to stop it from rolling and it just slowly went over. He came running and asking if I was all right. I started laughing and said that depends if your smelling anything or not. He looked funny at me for a second, and then it hit him I was talking about. LOL He said I looked like I had been fired out of a cannon when my feet hit the ground.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh my, Gosh it woulda been nice to have a good video for times like this, but no smellovision thank you :razz:
     
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    Oh my! So glad you're OK and good thing you had a buddy there as spotter/helper! This forum wouldn't be the same without your input -- and see, learned something new already (wear Depends when you drive dangerous equipment)! ;)
     
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    I wear my seat belt when driving the tractor, they say leave it buckled and ride it out when it flips..................nope not gonna. Mine started to tilt once, I was out of that seat so fast! But it didn't go over, got it to settle back down.

    Glad you are ok! (give your buddy a video camera for the next time!)
     
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    glad every one got out of the way
     
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    DrC, can you delete my extra post up there? Don't know how that happened.....
     
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    Well at least it was not up any higher when it started to go over and as long as it was muddy you should not have bent anything .But makes for a great when I built that pond story to tell .
     
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    Oh geesh! Glad you are okay! If you werent drinking when it happened, I think you need one now!
     
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    It's amazing how much strength you get when you really need it.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Took care of it for you TM


    No drinking and driving for me. But I must confess, The buy one get one free Strawberry/mango margarita and some nachos did were very good that evening.
    LOL


    Yes it is.
    It's also amazing how appreciative I am to the good Lord that today I live to enjoy another day.
     
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    Accidents like that don't just happen Larkin, can you tell us what you were doing wrong?

    Glad you are alright.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Slanted slope, wet ground, uneven load, novice operator, wrong equipment for the job. Yep, I know, it's was preventable.
     
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    ..... and not wearing a Depends! ;)
     
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    You were so very lucky. I have a friend who lost a son to a tractor roll over. Be very careful. It can very well be deadly.
     
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    Larkin glad your ok but I have a question. You putting in another pond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????
     
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    Waiting on my answer here Larkin.... :twisted:
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    LOL, yes Todd, That's just one of TWO more that I'm putting in. That one is more for what ever animals are back there to have drinking water and to help stop some of the washing. however I am thinking of adding some catfish to it. The other one is a shallow pond up on the hill. Planning on making it a place to raise aquatic plants next year. Then planning on building a greenhouse and some ,more ponds there. LOL Think we are going to call the farm the PONDerosa. LOL BTW, keep in mind there are also two more swamp ponds and the property line is a small river/creek.
     
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    Hope the hurricane misses you! it is just skirting our property down in florida, well with the current projection it is................
     
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