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    Oops! I Just Blew Up A Rental Forklift!

    We had to rent a forklift here at work. I'm the only one with any experience driving one so I get the pleasure of doing so. Well, we had this one about 30 minutes when the engine made a horrific noise and died. Smoke that had that burned plastic smell was coming from the engine compartment. Not good. And to boot it's an all-terrain forklift and it's out in the feild behind the building. So is the mechanic the rental place sent.

    I so hope the rest of the day is better.

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    Who cares? Its a rental. Same thing happened to me once with an air jack hammer.
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    How can it get any better than blowing up an engine in a vehicle you don't own? You should take the rest of the day off and go do something fun.
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    Who cares? Its a rental. Same thing happened to me once with an air jack hammer.
    You blew up the engine in an air jack hammer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Oh man, bad memory here:
    I had a string of bad situations at this one job I had as a stupid teen: Wrecked a work truck, messed up a tile floor with a buffing machine, helped a friend dive off a loading dock with a riding mower, and had the lifts up on a fork lift and smashed the overhead on the same loading dock door. They fired me. I deserved it.

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    So this is what happens when you bring a turtle across a road. Peculiar.

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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    You blew up the engine in an air jack hammer?
    Yes.

    But if you wanna get all technical, the engine that powered the air compressor blew out.
    Last edited by Michigander; 06-01-07 at 09:30 AM.
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    Gah, as I was reading the title, I got as far as "Oops! I Just Blew Up A Rectal..." before I was going to move on. Luckily, the word "forklift" caught my eye, which helped clarify things.

    Hooray for threads about blowing up non-rectal machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    How can it get any better than blowing up an engine in a vehicle you don't own? You should take the rest of the day off and go do something fun.
    Rats. All it turned out to be was that the fuel cut-off solenoid had fried. It's running again. Back to work. One funny thing is they delivered it, had to come fix it and have to come back and pick it up when I'm only using it for 2 hours.

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    I saw a guy back a forklift off a loading dock once. He got fired. He ended up working for the same company driving a forklift in a different warehouse two weeks later. I decided that it would be a good thing if I quit working there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerBent
    Rats. All it turned out to be was that the fuel cut-off solenoid had fried. It's running again. Back to work. One funny thing is they delivered it, had to come fix it and have to come back and pick it up when I'm only using it for 2 hours.
    In a similar situation, I was 45 miles from the rental shop when I had the air hammer blow out. They had to send a guy out who thought he could fix it. After he realized he couldn't, they had to send out another guy pulling a fresh compressor.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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