September 23rd 2013 7:35 pm
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Daddy called the rental place where he rented the mini excavator early this morning and told them that he was unable to return the equipment as promised because it was stuck and would not move. They said it sounded like the motor had burned out and they would send someone to come get it.
We waited and waited and finally after lunch Coco and I decided to take a nap. When we woke up it was almost 3PM and still the excavator was right where it was yesterday. Daddy informed momma that the repair people had called and told him they would be here shortly but since we are out in the rural areas their idea or shortly and ours are two different things so we hopped in the car and momma drove down to the cluster mailboxes to get our mail, then we headed back home. The repair people didn't show up until almost 4PM. They tried and tried to get the excavator un-stuck but it was no use. Finally they unhitched the trailer that was attached to their truck and drove the truck behind the garage/workshop and pulled the excavator out from behind the building to the front on our graveled driveway. While the younger man was attached the trailer back onto the truck, the older man was trying and trying to get the stuck wheel track to move by shifting and messing around with the operating gears. I have to tell you that Coco and I barked and barked the whole time they were here - BOL.
Anyhow, somehow the older man succeeded in un-sticking the wheel track and was able to drive the excavator onto the trailer that they brought with them. He told daddy that this isn't the first time this excavator has experienced frozen tracks. Turns out the problem is the bearing and the last time this happened he replaced the bearing on the right wheel track but now he needs to do the same thing on the left side.
So, tomorrow the humans have to go to Gallup to return the trailer that came with the excavator when they rented it. Momma is actually happy that daddy doesn't have to haul the heavy machine hack to town because daddy's truck had a hard time with the weight.
Coco and I will be looking forward to having a nice quite day without any noise.
PS - I posted a photo on my page of the stuck excavator.
What a mess!! Glad you are finally rid of the excavator!!
Oh my, you are having adventures aren't you.
This is what happens when the humans rent an "excavator" to do a dog's job. Next time, they should tell you and Coco Rose where to dig. Silly humans!