Another Load Shift,Another Pete Destroyed-But The Driver Lives!!

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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  3. mjd4277

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  4. Bud A.

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    Looks like a curvy road just west of Highway 13. I wonder if the road was slick or if he just wasn't paying attention. Lucky driver in any event.
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    There is an S curve that goes through Arkdale but the speed on that particular stretch is reduced to 35 mph IIRC. Once you get through town on either side it goes back up to 55 mph. Ran that road many times on Walmart dedicated loads out of Tomah.
     
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  6. Bud A.

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    Article says Highway 82, which is maybe 10 miles south of Arkdale. Maybe it was on Highway 21, or maybe it wasn't that close to Arkdale.
     
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  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    Part of it is in my personal experince pete sleepers and cabs are built fairly well as opposed to other brands. Still an aluminum can esentially, but i have still noticed over the years that petes tend to hold up a bit better to this kinda thing.

    That said big yikes. This dude should have been dead.
     
  8. Metalicious

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    Is it just me or does the one pic of it look like a stretched pete limousine all beat to crap?
     
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    Sons Hero Medium Load Member

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    Makes me think of “18 Wheels and Jesus”,by Tony Justice
     
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  10. M22 rockcrusher

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    Good thing he had some trip chains on it could have sliced right through the cab.
     
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  11. M22 rockcrusher

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    You flatbeders see those trip chains? Use them.
     
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