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Oversize load off the road (Tas.) 23 Oct 2019 10:00 #203726

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Couldn’t agree more, Mrs! Would have been a Facebook Feeding Frenzy. AND that we don’t want or need!

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Oversize load off the road (Tas.) 23 Oct 2019 15:51 #203730

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There is the reason why you pay for insurance...........looking at the ute on the road,there is a very steep camber to the inside of the bend,and the skid marks just go off sideways on the gravel.

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Oversize load off the road (Tas.) 23 Oct 2019 16:46 #203732

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I am still trying to guess what happened. My suspicion is that the rear steerable bogie cut the corner too tightly; the embankment gave way; the bogie went down, causing the load to roll, in turn rolling the prime mover. Why then are the white side posts still upright? Are they sufficiently flexible to spring back? Did the load roll above them?
I certainly don't post every truck collision/fire/accident, but this one is highly unusual.
It also reminds me of the trucking up the purpose-built Snowy Mountains road of oversize equipment, barely clearing the cuttings, with the road operating with one-way traffic.
There are lots of youtube videos of trucking oversize loads in tricky situations. Recent ones including trucking out the fuselage of the plane which went into Hudson River (New York, New York), and the trucking in of a Constellation fuselage to be part of the TWA hotel at New York JFK airport.

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Oversize load off the road (Tas.) 23 Oct 2019 17:28 #203733

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The white guideposts are plastic and do spring back up.

I do Oversize Escorts and I quite often have to lay them flat so the load can pass over them.

We move big boats and we can't hit the post for fear of damaging the boat, but the posts certainly spring back up.

You may also find the blade was high enough off the ground to clear the posts.

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Oversize load off the road (Tas.) 23 Oct 2019 20:54 #203739

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Those white posts are designed to lay down and then stand back up. Initially it was introduced for the mowing of the side of the roads. No need to mow around the old timber post, just drive over these ones and all is good. Trouble was that after a while they did not stand up as designed as the flexible rubber started to fracture.
I wonder if the damage to the blade could be repaired or if it was a wright off.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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