Ok , here is a thread to share your stories . Whatever goes ! Can be truth , can be stretched truth or something you did in your dumber days
. Share your war story or pass on grandpas fishing story , the one that changed slightly every time you heard it . If your going to tell about your mischievous days , be sure the statue of limitations applies
Twist it how ever you want and make it good , tell us in the end , if you so choose , just how spot on it really was .
Here is one of mine :
The rain had finally tapered off by about 10pm but it was still hot and humid as all get out . Me and Nate '' best friend '' decided to go hit the mud . So we got the trucks fires up , my chariot was a 89 nissan pathfinder with locked front and rear diffs and his was a 79 f-250 with a 460 big block .
We had beer to drink , time to kill and mud to sling and we had the perfect place to do all 3 .
A very large track of land was under development with the roads for the most part ready to pave .... till we got there . It became apparent as soon as we left the pavement just how much fun we were in for . The roads looked as if they were getting paved anytime now , nice and smooth Nc red clay mud about 1ft thick , almost like peanut butter .
After about 30 minutes of going at it , I stuck my rig about 2 miles back from the main entrance , Nate stuck his in one of these giant drain ponds trying to turn around to get me .
By this time is about 12 at night and NO one would come get us , the option of leaving them there was no going to happen due to the chit load of trouble we would be in if caught . Not wanting to , I remember seeing a big ol center steer fork loader on the trail . Off we go to get it . Get there , work my magic and start driving it back to the trucks . We were commited now , after borowwing the loader , we HAD to get them out .
Now here is where things go bad . We get back to the trucks and I stick the loader by sliding way way way down the hill into the woods and out of site .
We have just stuck the thing we barrowed to get ourselves out .
THEE only other rig NOT at the main entrance was a the biggest excavator id ever seen , A Cat 365 . For sure going to jail now , I got it started , squeaked , crawled and banged our way at a snails pace back to the trucks with only one dot left on the fuel meter and it was flashing . We hook up to the f-250 1st and let me tell you , it was like mike tyson hitting a tether ball !
I did not even bother hooking up to mine , I just scooped it up in the bucket and put it on firm ground . I felt horrible for taking the machines like that so I intended to drive it back till ......... yep , got it stuck too .
We cleaned and fix what we had done to start them and got thee hell out of dodge .
Its now about 3-4am , trucks look like mud balls going down the road with a bad case of diarrhea falling out from under them . Now i was running expired dealer tags . We are heading down the back rd and pass a sheriff getting ready to pull out of a road that backs up to where we were JUST at and Im last inline . GREAT ... all of that and were still gonna go to jail ! As I predicted he turned out behind me and why he NEVER pulled us Ill never know , maybe he knew it was going to be alot of paper work involved on this one , i dont know , nor do I care but I can tell you , we never went to a another job site off-roading ever again .
And to this day ..... I have yet to see another excavator that big in person
google Cat 365 excavator to see just how big she is .
Now your turn