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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by coolbreeze1340, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    coolbreeze1340
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    from Indiana

    While at work yesterday I drove past a handful of contractors fighting with a piece of rail equipment. They were trying to get a 18,000lb machine up a small incline and on to a set of railroad tracks. I asked if they could use a hand and they said they needed alot more than one more guy, so I drove past. I came back a few minutes later with a 80 ton mobile crane and asked if they still didn't think one more guy could help. I set up lifted it 60' in the air over some structure and set it on the tracks. While I was tearing down the rig a little, old mexican guy comes up and slaps a $50 in my hand. I declined and tried to explain that it wasn't necessary and he kept pushing towards me and saying "beer on me". I tried to give it to one of crew members and was told that he would get offended if I didn't take it and that he has always done this type of thing. Well one good deed deserves another so I just helped to support teh HAMB and got an Alliance membership to boot! Maybe I should take a buck and buy a lottery ticket tonight! :D:D:D
     
  2. Nice! I woulda loved to see the look on those guys faces when you pulled up, had to be priceless!
     
  3. edcodesign
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    edcodesign
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  4. BCCHOPIT
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    BCCHOPIT
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    Mayor of G-Vegas
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  6. hozem396
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    hozem396
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    from ohio

    Nice work Coolbreeze. Now, I need about 50 tons of gravel mix for the floor of my unfinished garage before I can get the concrete poured. I am open for any offers!!!
     
  7. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    coolbreeze1340
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    from Indiana

    Sorry I don't do gravel, huge bolders maybe, but never gravel!!!






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  8. steveo3002
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    steveo3002
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    from england

    cool...everyone wins :)
     
  9. sooo,...you just happen to have an 80 ton mobile crane at your disposal?
     
  10. klutchmaster427
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  11. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    VoodooTwin
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    from Noo Yawk

    You're a good human.
     
  12. Great story and equally great fellow human being, I hope they realize you saved them $HUNDREDS if not $THOUSANDS.
     
  13. You're a good guy, coolbreeze. That was a real good deed you did. I hope it comes back around for you in more ways than just the $50/alliance membership.
     
  14. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    coolbreeze1340
    Member
    from Indiana


    Yep - Everyday, We keep one on plant site for the really heavy/ really high stuff. Nothing like being able to set a few thousand pounds 210' in the air! :D
     
  15. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
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    coolbreeze1340
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    from Indiana

    Yeah, I am sure the foreman (little old mexican guy) knew it just saved him 4 or 5 guys for 3 or 4 hours. (about 12-20 manhours @ $70/ hours with their bene package).

    I did go back today and pull their machine back off the tracks and loaded it on the trailer for free! LOL
     
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  16. Good on ya!!
     
  17. that's one kick ass cherry picker. I had a 348 that i needed a hand with a couple months ago....where were you?
     
  18. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
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  19. You should have gone directly to a convenience store and bought a Power Ball ticket. It was up to $220,000,000 last night. Some one apparently won because the jackpot is now $20,000,000. Not that much. But enough to tide you over till you win big.
     
  20. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    coolbreeze1340
    Member
    from Indiana

    Yeah, $20,000,000 isn't too much but it might be enough to finish my cars! :D
     
  21. Redbuddy
    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
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    Redbuddy
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    from Cordova al

    It is great to see real Americans that dont mine helping people.One person can make a differ.
     
  22. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    czuch
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    from vail az

    You sir are a great man.
     
  23. Cool deal and that was kind of you to do. Considering crane operaters charge bank here in California.
     
  24. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
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    chevy3755
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    " good trade "
     

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