I have found that as I age I make mistakes that I used to never make. I work on the neighbors farm feeding dairy cows average 2-3 days per week. We use a payloader to load the feed wagon and one of the perks is having that type of equipment around when I need it. Like moving the snow out of the driveway. Well, the neighbor asked me to take 3 large trees out of his fields. This was great because a friend of mine asked the same day to find him some hickory logs to saw into flooring. Two of the trees are hickory. I dropped one of them and got 3 logs out of it. So I bring the payloader out to the field and chain up the largest log thinking that it might fit into my pickup. I guessed it at 14 ft. so I thought it might fit in the truck. So I get it up and swing it over the box and promptly tilt the forks instead of lowering the forks. The issue is that when I approach the feed wagon I always tilt the bucket. Done it a 1000 times. Wrong move on putting a log in the truck. The chain slid off the forks before I realized what I was doing and kind of destroyed one side of the truck box.
It is an old 4x4 Dodge woods truck. I almost junked it a few weeks ago. Instead I put $420 into a tuneup and wheel bearings and was happy it was still going down the road. The log sits next to the barn because when I did put it into the truck it proved way too heavy.
I used to pride myself with my safety consciousness and care with rigging and moving heavy things. Nothing like humility. I wonder when my kids will take away my drivers license?