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Old 02-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Groomer extraction pics

We used air bags to get the groomer off the bottom of the lake. Came up today after being submerged for 2 days.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how deep was it? hows she runnin?
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good to see it came out, not exactly a cheap piece of equipment.

Hope you guys have good luck with everything, considering it all got wet. I'd be wary of electrical systems. Alternator/generator, ignition ect. Drive train cleansing ect.

Looks like a fairly smooth operation.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good job with recovery. Now the work begins.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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who was the poor guy driving that thing anyway, he must of checked his pants after that
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Groomer is toast. Electrical is junk, motor hydrolocked. Insurance is going to pay us for it I think. The guy is pretty messede up emotionally over it. He almost died.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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well, hopefully insurance can cover it and looks like the driver kicked out the front window to escape
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Actually he went out the side window. The windshield caved in when we airbagged it to the surface.
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makes sense, its a sliding window
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I'm assuming divers went in and place the air bags?
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Amazing recovery process.
Hopefully the fellow who was driving will come around. What an experience!
Thanks for posting those. Very interesting. I was wondering how the recovery was going to happen. I was thinking Spring recovery with a floating barge
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Man Rescued After 4-Ton Groomer Crashes Through Ice - New Hampshire News Story - WMUR Manchester
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I'm assuming divers went in and place the air bags?
Yes, there were 4 divers there to attach the bags to the front, get that part on the ice, then do it all over with the back.
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That's F'n amazing!! Glad everyone is safe!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I second that! Glad the driver is ok, and the groomer is out! Water in anything mechanical is never a good thing. I hope it can be repaired after it's dry. Those pics make me nervous, that is the same machine we use for grooming. (Note to self: stay off the lakes!!)
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I'm glad the driver is safe.
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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good thing it was deep enough for the driver to get the door open
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I give that driver credit as I hesitate to even go on a snowmobile on a lake. That groomer is huge and I couldn't imagine taking it on a lake! Glad the drivers okay The machine can be replaced.
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wow. thats to bad. our groomer was dropped in earlier this year luckily it was only about 6 ft deep and the operator and his dog stood on the roof until help arrived. I guess we are lucky because the groomer was fine after drying out for a while
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How thick was the ice in the area that the groomer went down??
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