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Loader in Lake Mead

Howardflat

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I'm not sure if this has been posted on here but I spoke to the guy that's supposed to get this thing out. Story has it the guy lost control and it drove into the lake up at south cove while they were installing pipe mats. The guy bailed as it entered the water and the loader continued to roll and stopped 170' from shore at 70' deep of water. He said the loader weighs 40k pounds and they have 100k pounds of air bags and (2) 1 3/4" cables that are going to get tied to 2 bigger loaders to pull it out. They said they were going to dive it Thursday and pull it Friday. Should be cool to watch.
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VIN or not, this update with news of hopefully getting it pulled by the end of this week. Then the question remains, will they complete the ramp matting, and lift the site's closure ??
 

HALLETT BOY

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I drove out last week and looked at the ramp , it’s gonna take a lot of work to get it usable . As the water recedes , the work becomes exponential .
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I'm not sure if this has been posted on here but I spoke to the guy that's supposed to get this thing out. Story has it the guy lost control and it drove into the lake up at south cove while they were installing pipe mats. The guy bailed as it entered the water and the loader continued to roll and stopped 170' from shore at 70' deep of water. He said the loader weighs 40k pounds and they have 100k pounds of air bags and (2) 1 3/4" cables that are going to get tied to 2 bigger loaders to pull it out. They said they were going to dive it Thursday and pull it Friday. Should be cool to watch. View attachment 1017412 View attachment 1017413
Are you going to head out there Friday to watch?
 

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I wonder what the guy walking down the ramp is saying to himself!

Its funny now, but I dont think it was too funny then!

"Hey boss you know that loader I was runnin...............................it kinda sorta ended up in the lake"
 
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