warning! ABRO

#1
Just a bit of a warning about the so called IN-DEPTH repair programs, picked up our Seddon Atkinson from the IDR program in Bovington and it had a number of faults. Most worrying was all the wheel nuts on one wheel station were only finger tight!!!
I wasn't impressed to say the least being as i had just travelled 200 miles back to camp to find my wheel hanging on by a thread.
 
#3
you check your wheel nuts when you buy a car or get it back from the garage?
 
#6
dont think you guys are getting my point, it was a warning not a chance to pick people up on the 'drills'. ah well take the friendly advice or leave it!
 
#7
Friendly advice taken, and friendly banter given in return.

Moral of the story - Trust no one. Ever. Nobody. Especially not ABRO though.

Oooooh 100 posts. I always hoped it would be something really juicy
 
#8
I got the point - you didn't do First Parade and are now counting your lucky stars that you "just travelled 200 miles back to camp to find my wheel hanging on by a thread"
 
#9
richie_n69 said:
dont think you guys are getting my point, it was a warning not a chance to pick people up on the 'drills'. ah well take the friendly advice or leave it!
All spanner monkeys have bad days. One incident does not a bad agency make! I could name plenty of times when REME individuals have forgotten things, they could no doubt return the favour too.

It does highlight the point that picking a wagon up from a repair agency does merit a higher than normal keen-ness on a first parade check. The thing's been stripped and put back together afterall...


Oh, and highlights the point you didnt do a first parade or halt parade on your journey back maybe..

:?
 
#11
well i know ill get ripped for this but,
its in the docs which they have singed to 'torque wheel nuts' under table 7!but its only a visual check on the first parade!!

so let the obuse comence.
 
#12
anyway my main point was to highlight that if you have any lads going to pick anything up to be aware of this.

ive spoke to the project manager and he agrees that it should not of left the workshop in that condition!
 
#13
Next question has to be - when did you notice "the wheel nuts on one wheel station were only finger tight!!!

Was it:

a. When nice REME bod noted it on "In Inspection Report" and irate MT SSGT read Insp Report

b. When said loose wheel overtook you outside the Guardroom and booked in before you

c. On carrying out Last Parade

:lol:
 
#16
well as i am the mt cpl that reads the insp reports that one is out the window, and the wheel was and still is on!
 
#17
So are you saying that you have brushed this "little incident" under the carpet in your capacity as MT Cpl?
 
#18
Always first parade a vechicle if you find something wrong and refuse to drive .Nothing more will be said if it dies on you could be in trouble or worse
better safe than sorry .
 
#19
Surely you need a torque wrench to check the wheel nuts on an LGV properly-hence the reason alot of civvy commercial fleet operators fit flourescent indicators to the wheel nuts. Can't see how first works parade would have picked this up.

Cheers

FW
 
#20
Fuzzy_Wuzzy said:
Surely you need a torque wrench to check the wheel nuts on an LGV properly-hence the reason alot of civvy commercial fleet operators fit flourescent indicators to the wheel nuts. Can't see how first works parade would have picked this up.

Cheers

FW
Now fitted to mil vehicles over a certain tonnage, not sure what weight limit it goes by.
 

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