Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Here's how to unload bamboo in a hurry.

Nice work.  I suspect he's done that more than once.  I also suspect Old NFO will be rather glad that the people who unloaded his belongings at his new home a couple of weeks ago didn't work for the same freight haulers as this driver . . .



MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Peter;

Yes the guy has a lot of experience from the looks of it. Very neat when operators figure out ways to make the machines do more of the work. Human ingenuity.
As far as Old NFO goes...when one has experience wrestling elephants over the alps like Old NFO...moving trucks are small potato's ;)

Rev. Paul said...

Contractors unload re-bar (reinforcing rods) the same way.

Judy said...

They also unload lumber here in the US the same way. Unless you are there to give them arm-n-hand signals. Oh, and the bottom layer of lumber is usually tore-up which is where some of those waste figures come in at construction sites.

Old NFO said...

LOL, that is different... And you're right, I'm glad the movers didn't use this guy!!! :-)

Peter B said...

I did something similar (except I couldn't back up much) years ago when I was taking a pickup load (it was your basic white F150 work truck) of construction debris to the dump. Back in the day, there was a permanent burn at the dump.
I backed up to the edge of the dropoff, dropped the tailgate and started to unload. Then the wind changed. A scrap of burning paper dropped right into the bed full of sawdust and lumber scraps and I had a pretty good fire going right away. I threw as much as I could off the back, but the sides of the bed were getting pretty hot; burned the back of my arms some on the hot metal.
It was my boss' truck and the fire was creeping towards the gas tank. I really didn't want to have to tell my boss I had burned up his truck. Once the load was reduced as much as I could, I jumped in, started it up, revved it and dropped the clutch. Much to my relief, I managed to jerk the truck right out from under the burning load.
Some scorched paint, but the truck was OK.