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How not to do it?, Aussie style!

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"It's a bit heavy"

 

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"Oooooooo ffffffffff"

 

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"Reckon we need a bigger crane lads, oh, can Bill swim?"

 

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"Well, that was easy, get that truck out now"

 

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"Up she comes"

 

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"Oooooohhh ffffffffff"

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that final image has certainly been through photoshop, I can see the "clone" tool at work round the Volvo

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that final image has certainly been through photoshop, I can see the "clone" tool at work round the Volvo

 

These photos did the rounds a few years ago and the true story is on the web, it was in Ireland as I recall.

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Check out the photo sequence - Volvo tumbling in 6 uses same main picture as 3 (note position of ditched truck, parked cars and position of onlookers in white shirts between Volvo and buildings).

 

Funnily enough when the pics did the rounds before I never noticed this!

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It was in Ireland, and I have the circumstances of the accident from a colleague of the guy involved. The Ford did go in, but the Volvo going in after it is a photoshop.

 

If you look at the full sequence closely it's obvious what caused the Ford to go in. As I was told it, the Cargo operator's mind wasn't wholly on the job that day for understandable reasons - a warning that any equipment can bite and you do need to be on the ball even when doing what seems a quite simple job.

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Still makes me chuckle seeing again, a new meaning to tilt and slide recovery , I did this time think about the driver, he either had to run like the wind and escape from the controls or had wings!

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Oh dear. Just uploaded this old picture, my late father looks on as his friends REO get's recovered from the Thames at Chiswick Eyot

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This is going to take a bit of unsticking!

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From a set a guy's posted over at Comcentral.http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=16997 Lots of Patton action!

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Well, that didn't go quite as well as hoped!:blush:

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Hope they treat their human patients a bit better!:nut:

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I take the German translates as 'Oh dear, that was a silly thing to happen'. Defintiltly know what the English meant.

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There is some good technique and a lot of mud and some sad looking wrecks being hauled around in this one. I think the Chally went on to become a gate guardian but i am likely wrong as usual

 

 

 

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What on earth was he thinking of, he had done the difficult bit then ran out of movement on the main lifting strop due to poor rigging and decided to use a low level pull which raised the rear of the recovery and caused it to slide back.

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Cement mixer LoL , it is a concrete mixer , unless some chemical extender used , that I doubt . If he had a load then by now it will be set solid - so his C of G now will make the job even harder. Knowing the situation , it seems to me a worth the risk chance to get close into the hotel with the recovery truck rather than wait for more complex heavy crane to lift clear rather than topple. Seems the tarmac was wet and yet he was totally reliant on rubber / tarmac brake friction ,,

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