Snapped Truck

Submitted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:00
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Hi everyone,

Just thought i'd share some pics with you that i got in an email from a mate i used to work with...

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Apparently the trucks' chassis was cracked & as the bloke was backing it into the shed for repairs, it finished itself off... Lucky it didn't happen out on the road somewhere.

Cheers, Brad
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:09

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 21:09
OK. it's a rigid chassis, if it were out on the road it would have had a tray fitted thus not allowing it to bend as much shown here, BUT would have a different story had it had a load on it,

When I first looked at the photo and sized up the supposedly driver I thought...yeh he was up on the chassis ...lol

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 22:00

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 22:00
I once had a box trailer do that.

Dad had bought it second hand in the late 60's. Somewhere along the way I inherited it.

I was renovating a bathroom at the time and went to the building supplies joint to get some compressed fibro or AC sheet for the floor. 2700x1200x19 heavy stuff. The guy at the building yard loaded the 4 sheets with a forklift and I set off home.

As I backed it in the driveway I noticed the back of the trailer kick up as I climbed the little rise to the footpath, nothing unusual there but when it did not fall back as the car climbed up the drive I thought something was wrong. The draw bar had bent seems the oxidation problem was worse than I had thought. I was lucky it did not happen on the road.

Lucky I got a good deal on the flooring. The money I saved went towards the new trailer. Which is now about 20 years old. Better go and check the draw bar.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 09:01

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 09:01
Had that happen to a friend's trailer up at Innamincka years ago. Draw bar was angle iron, and he loaded all the the heavy stuff at the front of the trailer. It bent after bouncing over a few bumps.

The guy at Innamincka hooked it up to his drawbar, supported the trailer at te front, then jumped on it at the back to bend it the other way, then welded reinforcement to the drawbar. Has been fine ever since, but I think the guy knows how to better load his trailer now.
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Reply By: autosparky - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 22:14

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 22:14
who welded the tank braces to the chassis?
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 07:55

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 07:55
Fuel tank braces are usually bolted to the chassis rails.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 10:34

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 10:34
Reminds me of the Broport bloke that had a loaded 20fter dropped onto his trailer from bout 20ft up on the gantry down at CTAL one day... Rooted the trailer and chassis on the mover.
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Friday, May 09, 2008 at 12:48

Friday, May 09, 2008 at 12:48
I thought they loaded all trailers like that down there,To unload they tilt fork back then lift till trailer is about 4ft of the ground and the pins finely let go.LOL
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