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post #286 of 296 Old 08-12-2017, 03:19 PM
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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

A couple of decades ago shortly after purchasing this property and building a house on it, the wife and I had different ideas on how much area we wanted to clear to make into lawn. Thing was she would not use a chainsaw and axe to remove trees, brush, and stumps. For some of the heavier stuff, I would hire a neighbor with his JD FEL/backhoe.

Anyway... one day the neighbor came over to have a look at my new wood chipper. "What new wood chipper" I asked. He said he was sure he heard the BRRUPP-RAT-A-TAT-TAT from half a mile away. LOL... "OH that!"... that's just the wife clearing brush with the lawn mower.

She bent lots of blades and sheared lots of flywheel keys.

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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

MY WIFE
and her weed whackers it stopped working again
stop bumping it every 2 seconds > ok
it stopped working again

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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

Oh that's easy.
The sound of me running over a hidden steel water meter in foot tall grass with a JD X540. Loud banging/clanging noise, followed by the blades immediately coming to a squealing halt.
Luckily, the blades only grazed the top of it as I had the deck set fairly high, and it only resulted in a dull/dented blade from where it impacted the water meter.
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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

The ugliest noise I've ever heard from a piece of equipment? Silence.

I've always been crazy, but it kept me from going insane.
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I bet to many of the married MTF members,the "ugliest noise" could be hearing the wife say :

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU BOUGHT ANOTHER TRAAAACCCTOR!"...


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Your father, mother, sister, brother, wife, girlfriend, or boss saying quietly "We need to talk."

Good news rarely follows that simple statement.

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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

Iíve a good one. At our local drag race track, they bought an old jet powered track dryer a about 4 years ago. It would run but sounded horrible. Anyway, one of the owners spent the last two years rebuilding it. For the first race of the season this year, they had it mounted on a static mount and fired it up a couple of times for the crowd. Two weeks ago, they had it pretty well mounted on one of the track trucks and were making the final adjustments to it between rounds. By the time the racing had finished they figured that they had everything right and wanted to test it before they closed the track for the weekend. So, we hung around to watch. The first time of two down the track they had it running at fairly low power and everything was working great. They made one last adjustment and started down the track with the dryer running at 100% throttle. When it went by us we saw one little problemÖthe ďmechanicĒ had left his portable tool box on the roof of the truck. Even though we were all yelling and waving our arms the driver couldnít hear us and took all the arm waving as encouragement to head down the track faster than before.

Yup, it happened, the toolbox slid off the roof when he accelerated and everything got sucked into the turbine running at 20,000+ RPMs (no guard over the inlet yet since they were still testing it). Holy smokes what a noise! Not only that, but parts of broken blades, tools and the remains of the tool box along with lots of flames when shooting out the back of the turbine and right down the staging lanes! Then that silence that always occurs right after something expensive gets destroyed.

The look on the driverís face was hilarious. He didnít know whether to laugh, pee his pants or cry. He had just put on a heck of a show and smoked a $15k jet turbine in the process because somebody got complacent and left their tool box on the roof of the truck.

Iím sure glad it wasnít me that had to call the owners and tell them about it.
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It sounded pretty danged ugly a couple weeks ago when my CC 3240 found about 50ft of wire in the woods when it wrapped around the driveshaft, flattened the hydro fan, and clang, clang, clanged the heck out of the tins going round and round till I shut it down.

Pic is after I spent 30mins cutting it off the fan but still wrapped between the fan and hydro.
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Demented: Tell me there's video of this!!!

Steve, that's not looking good...

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Back in the 70's I had a brand new 78 chevy pickup with the famous diesel in it. It had just about 100,000 miles on it. I was coming home from the slaughterhouse with 3 pigs and 1 cow all cut and frozen in the box. It was about 85 degrees that day. The truck made an awful bang bang and I shut it off. My wife wanted to know what that sound was. I told her she didn't want to know. I started it up again and it still made the noise. I call the neighbor and she towed me home. When I took it apart the crank was broke in half about mid way and the main bearing supports in the middle of the block were broke right off. Needless to say that engine never ran again.
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Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?

The ugliest noise I get from my equipment comes from my portable HF bandsaw. It makes an awful grinding/whiny noise that makes me think its about to tear itself apart but in fact that is the normal sound.
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