teabagger Posted October 2, 2007 Report Share Posted October 2, 2007 Was on the Simplex web site (here http://www.simplexmfg.net/english/videogallery.asp) and watching the video of the crane filling its tank. Can't say it gave me any warm and fuzzy feelings, that's for sure. All I saw was a machine hovering over the MIDDLE of a lake for what seems like too long, very low, with water being blown all over the windows obstructing the pilots view. As the machine got heavier it ended up closer to the water with more blowing water. All I could think was not being able to see, getting progressively heavier and settling unknowingly untill you get the magical t/r dip and all goes to shite in a hurry. I REALLY wouldn't want to be there. Must admit I prefer to be at the end of at least 100 ft, where I can dip the bucket on the edge of the lake and within gliding distance to shore and not to mention the good visibility. And yes, I do use the term gliding distance loosely. But really, I'd much rather put a machine into the trees or in the very shallow shore if the stove quits than in the middle of a lake. Not to mention the risk of dipping your tail. Yes, I know that's a risk with a bucket on a short line as well, but that's exactly why I've never been there either. Just Two Cents LET THE FUR FLY, I CAN TAKE IT!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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