March 17, 2005
Suicide by Dozer
I received an email from my friend Warren concerning this post about Rachel Corrie, the moonbat who was killed while dozer diving in support of terrorists. Warren works in construction, and has lots of experience with bulldozers, including the one that squished Rachel Corrie into St. Pancake. Here is what Warren had to say:
we have similar machines less the armor. I have run a D-9 and in the civilian model, visibility is minimal (there is a 30 to 40 foot blind area directly in front of and behind you) and you can not hear anything other than the engine and tracks. You would not be able to hear a bullhorn even in an open cab model. We always tell our folks on the ground to give the machines a WIDE berth and MAKE SURE the operator SEES YOU and knows where you are! ALWAYS stand off to the side well away and NEVER directly in front of or behind the tractor EVER.
Standard CAT D-9 w/ ballistic armament (awesome piece of machinery)
Owner : IDF
Weight: 105600 lb. without armor plating or bullet proof windows or optional 50 cal. machine gun turret.
Length w/ Blade and Ripper : 27.8 ft.
Maximum Speed: Forward 7.3 MPH in 3rd gear
Reverse 8.9 MPH in 3rd gear
Normal Operating/Working Speed: Forward 2.4 MPH 1st gear
WHY would anyone stand in front of this thing and blame the Operator who has VERY limited ability to see out of it. The average person in reasonable health can walk faster than a dozer can move on flat ground. That girl chose her own tragic fate.
So there you have it. Thank you Warren!
Be sure to check out Moonbattery on this, Van Helsing got this posted earlier today, and he does have a way with words. Fruit Roll Up! Heh.
Posted by LindaSoG at March 17, 2005 11:07 PM