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I'm still used to it!

October 27th, 2016 (03:36 pm)

current mood: relieved

Just spent the last half an hour pushing a large truck around the yard with Mr W. The last bit I had to do on my own as Mr W was in the driver's seat so he could steer the vehicle where he wanted it to go! Normal day really!

I'm not nicknamed Popeye for nothing you know! Mr W, dear of him, did ask if I was alright after I pushed him and the vehicle over some rough ground and into its parking slot. Perhaps the sight of me almost on my knees and puffing and panting a bit gave him a clue as to how I was feeling!


Posted by: Stegzonopolis Gnomicpantalon (stegzy)
Posted at: October 27th, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)

Saves on fuel I suppose...

Posted by: fj_warren (fj_warren)
Posted at: October 28th, 2016 02:25 pm (UTC)

His or mine? :)

Posted by: Zoefruitcake (zoefruitcake)
Posted at: October 29th, 2016 01:43 pm (UTC)

You get the best jobs!

Posted by: fj_warren (fj_warren)
Posted at: October 30th, 2016 09:36 am (UTC)

The trouble is the firm that the truck belongs to began to use another firm because, (1) they were cheaper than Mr W and (2) the firm's boss thought they were 'brilliant'! He had five trucks on the road when he started with the new 'mechanics' but when he got down to having only one that was roadworthy Mr W got the call and was asked if he would very kindly assist them. We're on our third truck having repaired the other two! The fourth truck keeps being sent back to the 'brilliant mechanics' who put a new clutch in - they are now doing it again for the fourth time!

These trucks that Mr W has been getting roadworthy would not move under their own power when they were towed to the yard hence all the pushing and shoving on my part!

Posted by: Zoefruitcake (zoefruitcake)
Posted at: October 30th, 2016 10:02 am (UTC)

you get what you pay for eh?

Posted by: fj_warren (fj_warren)
Posted at: October 31st, 2016 09:46 am (UTC)

His staff were really annoyed as they had to drive the 'serviced' trucks and they knew they weren't right! Another firm gave an estimate for £1000 plus to repair one truck as they linked it to their computer and were told it needed a new part and unit. Mr W discovered this part had been tampered with so he photographed the 'non-mechanically damaged' part (a piece of pipe bent into a Z shape no less)! and showed it to the boss of the firm, who was extremely shocked. Needless to say Mr W fixed the truck without buying any new parts for that fault and then proceeded to do the other repairs needed to get it through its MOT. The whole cost was just over £500 including the cost of additional parts, materials, labour and the MOT. Boss was very pleased! Computers are relied on too much in the motor industry - a bit of mechanical knowledge is very useful!

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