No doubtHave to say Venas I took a different view on the All Access and UpE chatter.
All Access and Ale (AA sales rep) seem to be guiding the direction into operator error and misuse. Time will tell, but they are going out on a limb I believe stating that the equipment is all perfectly fine if used properly. Lives and families are at stake here. We're all seeing the facts, the fails and yet other pieces of same models coming forward with cracks and such. Seems like a lot of misuse but I read in another post that Monday they will be posting pictures of all this misuse.
I did think Up was a bit forward in stating that a major recall of both the units needs to occur. Perhaps a bit forward, but they're really picking up and making points that All Access should be stepping to the plate and making. I did not think they were bashing them at all, just making some valid points. This is not a minor situation. Is this thier right or place to do so? Maybe not but they're trying to call it as they see it. I'm more surprised at All A response to this.
I'm definitely not here to defend UpE, I'm a Platform Basket owner, but they did chip in $1000 to the GoFundMe page.
Let's just hope all this awareness will prevent any more serious accidents. That is the main point of all of this.
Deepest thoughts forAll people that have been injured
And current owners and operator should be at least concerned and absolutely doing inspections beginning the job and lunch until the investigation is over
Being a owner I am concerned
For up equipment to attack their competitor during this time with no evidence is LOW
Go fund me is thoughtful but 1k donation or cheap advertisement
Bad d welds happens all the time unfortunately
Including for up equipment according to past threads right here on tree buzz
I do not talk bad about my competitors at all
Bad business period
And then bad mouth someone before the osha report comes out is not good at all
The internet is a really helpful thing when used for good or can be very vicious
So only what I’ve read is the second picture of a upper boom failing
That happened after that machine was flipped on its side then was inspected and did not pass and they still ran it because it functioned
They were told the upper needed to be replaced
But I don’t know what believe
I do know I’m waiting for the investigation and get the full report
Ive only been around bucket trucks and lifts for 12 years
IMO only met a handful of operators that don’t abuse the equipment that their life goes up in
No offense to any member here but I think how up equipment represented their self was cowardly
Apparently others feel the same
And the truth will come out on this whole situation