Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Well, that's one hell of a way to end the work week.

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Well, that's one hell of a way to end the work week.

    Driving my 1 ton F350 flat bed. Has the dual tires on the back axles. I work in an area that is probably considered semi- mountainous (probably more hilly). Really rough roads. I am at the farthest end of the field and just completed my job on the last oil well for the week. Ready to head home for the weekend. Had kept noticing a strange sound around the back end. Going down a rough road and I hear a bang. Look over and see one of my back tires heading off into the pasture on it's own. Right rear end on the ground on the exhaust mufflers. Lugnut threads sheared off at the wheel. Fuck. Hour and a half for the people to get to me. That truck sat there on the exhaust with the AC full blast and jamming on Rock.

  • #2
    How did you fuck up your vehicle?

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post
      Driving my 1 ton F350 flat bed. Has the dual tires on both back axles. I work in an area that is probably considered semi- mountainous (probably more hilly). Really rough roads. I am at the farthest end of the field and just completed my job on the last oil well for the week. Ready to head home for the weekend. Had kept noticing a strange sound around the back end. Going down a rough road and I hear a bang. Look over and see one of my back tires heading off into the pasture on it's own. Right rear end on the ground on the exhaust mufflers. Lugnut threads sheared off at the wheel. Fuck. Hour and a half for the people to get to me. That truck sat there on the exhaust with the AC full blast and jamming on Rock.
      So, what you are trying to convey is that your F350 has dual axles.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by megman View Post

        So, what you are trying to convey is that your F350 has dual axles.
        It says "dual tires". I edited the "both back axles" part for the anal retentive such as your self.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post

          It says "dual tires". I edited the "both back axles" part for the anal retentive such as your self.
          Then you should have said AXLE.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by megman View Post

            Then you should have said AXLE.
            Like I said "anal". Enjoy your 6 week warm spell. Who lives like that?

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post
              Driving my 1 ton F350 flat bed. Has the dual tires on the back axles. I work in an area that is probably considered semi- mountainous (probably more hilly). Really rough roads. I am at the farthest end of the field and just completed my job on the last oil well for the week. Ready to head home for the weekend. Had kept noticing a strange sound around the back end. Going down a rough road and I hear a bang. Look over and see one of my back tires heading off into the pasture on it's own. Right rear end on the ground on the exhaust mufflers. Lugnut threads sheared off at the wheel. Fuck. Hour and a half for the people to get to me. That truck sat there on the exhaust with the AC full blast and jamming on Rock.
              Out in bumfuck, hearing noises, don't stop and look maybe see loose lugnuts before they come off, fuckup truck.
              (shorter version)

              Comment


              • #8
                something

                Is that the same corner that had the flat tire?

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by antknot View Post

                  Out in bumfuck, hearing noises, don't stop and look maybe see loose lugnuts before they come off, fuckup truck.
                  (shorter version)
                  Heard noises. Stopped and checked all tires including the inner ones with a hammer. All Ok. You know you have a future at CNN, Washington Post, LA Times. NY Times, USAToday etc. You know speculation without any facts.I feel you would fit right in.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    What exactly do you do? What would your title at work be?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Dear FML:

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        How does one check all tires with a hammer?

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VicVega View Post
                          What exactly do you do? What would your title at work be?
                          Boss Man to most, nicest guy any of them have ever seen in that work environment in years. To answer your "What" question. We work our ass off in 100 degree heat to pump 34,000 barrels a day from a near 100 year old field that is a legend. Most back then got tapped out early with over production that ruined the field. First Oil field in the US to implement conservation techniques (1920's). Until the last 15 years with the shale revolution, 3rd largest oil field in US history.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EvvanRenea View Post
                            How does one check all tires with a hammer?
                            The back tires are dual. The inner tires can only be checked by wacking a hammer against them to make sure they are solid.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rule34 View Post
                              something

                              Is that the same corner that had the flat tire?
                              It was but total fluke, Lugthread stress is all it was, 278,000 miles on the vehicle speaks volumes.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X