Cars, trucks gone wild (video)

You probably remember the impressive unloading of an excavator from a truck, without using a crane or even a ramp:


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But here come some more, a lot more, fun with cars, trucks, excavators and other big chunks of mechanics.

Starting with a 15-ton Caterpillar playing along.


Skills With A 15 Ton Front Loader

But should the Caterpillar stay on the ground? No, and this is what Dark Roasted Blend shows us:

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But unloading an excavator seems much easier than unloading a car from a truck:


How Not To Unload A Car

This means that you must be ready to repair your new car in all conditions. And some people really mean it. Here is the story of this rally race team. They had their car stopped by a broken throttle cable. So, in this case, what would you do? Abandon the race? Not these guys. One of them steps under the hood (!) and will handle the throttle from there to the end of the race.

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So, this is the crisis, you are not ready to these extreme measures and you still need to buy a car, I advise all of us to chase a really carbon-emission-free truck (from a well-known battery provider):

Image by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirwiseowl/2514783918/" title="Electrick Truck">SirWiseOwl. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

2 comments for “Cars, trucks gone wild (video)

  1. budgettruckrentals
    October 23, 2009 at 06:49

    Another advantage of the design of articulated mini loaders is that the mast is attached to the front chassis. In a skid steer the main mast pivot points are mounted just behind your shoulder on the chassis. Attaching the mast to the front chassis in a min loader allows the bucket to be further out in front of the operator. When loading a truck in a skidsteer your face is virtually against the side of the truck when you are dumping – because skid steers have very little reach. The biggest reason this is such a disadvantage of a skidsteer is if you overfill your bucket and raise it up to its highest point and crowd back further, soil can easily fall back onto the operator, creating a dangerous situation. In mini loaders however, if you try to create the same situation, the spoil will generally fall out of the bucket and onto the ground in front of the operator, not putting them into a dangerous situation as the back of the bucket is a lot further forward. This may be a safety hazard on skidsteers, and operators need to be aware of it in all loaders, however in day to day operation skidsteer operators must face a lot more dust as the bucket is right in infront of their face, whereas mini loaders, when they create dust during loading and unloading and leveling, it generally blows away or settles by the time it reaches the operator. Obviously this is of no concern if a cabin is used on the mini loader or skid steer.

  2. Tim Randall
    March 29, 2010 at 04:40

    Let the debate commence!

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