So youve got a tough bullbar on your 100 eh

Submitted: Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 02:00
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Got into work tonight and found the crossshift had used the bosses 100s and hoit a roo on the way back to site. Despite the big steel roo bar there couldnt have been more damage if it had been in a car accident. The drivers side headlight was smashed as was the indicatoer with panelling under the light bent, Also the front fender was bent up as was the drivers door and passenger door behind it and I am not just talking small dents either. Youd be annoyed paying 000k for a roobar and getting that!
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 02:07

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 02:07
Oh yea and the roobar was fine
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Follow Up By: Jolly - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 07:54

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 07:54
Where you working Davoe..??
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:09

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:09
underground Nickel mines south of Widgiemooltha
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Follow Up By: Jolly - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:14

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:14
Where the F@#ks that....??
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:19

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:19
wear the fox hat? about an hour towards Esperance from Kalgoorlie
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (VIC) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:01

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:01
What brand and model bar is it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:07

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:07
Unsure but the bar was fine it seems the roo somehow got some part of itself into the gap that is needed for the lights and did damage but it was still a glancing enough blow to roll it down the side writting off all but the rear panel I was amazed at the extent of damage. It had no scrub bars or side steps bit of an unlucky hit as far as I can tell
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (VIC) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 18:08

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 18:08
Wow
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:13

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 09:13
G'day Davoe,

the biggest roos I have ever seen were north of you in the Murchison, huge buggers with tails like wharf rope. Do you come across any wildlife (of the fauna kind) in your new job underground?
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Reply By: The Rambler - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 11:16

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 11:16
Was it an alluminium bar, if it was that would explain the damage as I have seen the damage a flock of galahs did to an ally bar.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:42
How about this one.

2 Years ago we were on a trip up around Karijini/ Tom Price area. Any way just got of the Wittenoom railway road i think. It had just got dark and we had already dogged a few Roo’s.

We thought it’s only another 40ks to were we were going to stop. So we kept going my mate was up front in his gu patrol and about 20Ks down the road smash hit a big COW doing about 80kph (That’s why you aim the spot light’s before a big trip)

The patrol had a aluminium bull bar and it handled it bloody well Just roped down the bonnet and drove it back to Perth. It did about $4500 worth of damage
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 20:50

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 20:50
WOW, a cow doing 80kph, glad my 700 cows don't do that speed!!!

sorry!!!
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Follow Up By: Croozer - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:53

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:53
Thats one fast cow !!!!!
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 00:58

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 00:58
Nah the cows are faster in Victoria. A little while back one of our red and white trucks (GMC3500) with the flashing lights on hit a cow doing about 140 and completely f%$ked it.

The vehicle was a write off too.

After the front right suspension collapsed they were just along for the ride, and the bit of treated pine went through the tyre side wall to sidewall didn't help either. Had they hit either of the tree or powerpole they just missed the outcome could have been catastrophic.

Take care with the animals boys and girls... even the vegetarian ones bite!

Dave
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 13:47

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 13:47
Mate
If there was no bullbar, you would have hit it head on and wrapped the fan around the Grill and been on shanks' pony.....most roos like to run into your car on the sides....just to piss you off.
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:24

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:24
A pain in the ass!

a mate crossing the nullabor hit 3 in half an hour, and not one hit the roobar. They all ran into the side of his car and rolled along it leaving fur and dents every place they could.
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Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:38

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 14:38
Oh, I'm sure Roos think to themselves,

"right fellas, we'll just run ourselves into the side of that 4WD just to piss them off because if we run into the front it'll F@#K us all up, that'll teach 'em"

I don't think roos are that cunning....a wombat perhaps, thats a different story, or even a kamakazee Emu

I've heard possums are thinking of becoming suicide bombers as well....

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Reply By: Scubaroo - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:15

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:15
I think we hit six one night near Corinda - godawful thumps as they rolled under the Landrover and bounced up and hit the trailer full of pigdogs we were towing!

Didn't have to worry about dog tucker that week.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:17

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:17
I take it this big steel roobar was airbag compatible?

The mounts for those look rather flimsy to me.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:52

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 22:52
As I said the roobar did its job ok but the roo managed to go through and around it, No substitute for the old school sitting 1/2 a metere off the front facing down
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