16.08.2019

Off the back of a truck

A two axle All Terrain crane belonging to the UK Army, came off the back of a truck earlier today on a motorway near Rosyth, Scotland.


The delivery truck was heading south on the M-90 motorway towards the new Queensferry crossing bridge to Edinburgh when the load broke free on straight section close to a junction. Given that this occurred on a straight section of road, one assumes that the truck was forced to brake suddenly and sharply, causing the tie down slings/chains to break?

The incident blocked the road for some time and caused traffic chaos, but thankfully no one was injured or hurt. If it had landed on a car passing in the fast lane this could have been a very nasty accident.

Comments

Pemby
when I got my crane lowloadered from wales, the wagon driver told me to set the riggers down onto the deck, that way bumps and the like aren't likely to make a (in my case, 40 tonne, above, 24) vehicle rock about on the wheels placing additional stress on the chains and even possibly loosening them - that's what I guessed happened here, as I can see that the rigger pans are in the stowed position.

16 Aug 2019

orrabeel
I,m guessing we wont be seing this one in the next Supertruckers series.

16 Aug 2019
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