Dump Truck Tire Blowout

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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  3. lovesthedrive

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    Amazing the driver didnt know to stay off the brakes!
    He got on the brakes and lost steering.
     
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    Cut's across three lanes of traffic and doesn't even use a turn signal......what a ####### lol
     
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    I looked at the video at least three times. It doesn’t even looked like he hit the brakes(taillights weren’t illuminated when the tire blew and up to the point of impact).
     
  7. buddyd157

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    i only saw the video twice, wasn't looking for brake lights. but it begs to question if he was one handing the steering wheel, or even just a finger or 2 while he was either taking a sip of coffee, or a bite into his sammich, or rewinding his pormo dvd.
     
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  8. lovesthedrive

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    Yeah I looked at it again, my bad call. As buddy said, how many fingers was he using. Bet the driver starts using more than a few fingers now.
     
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    Has something like this happened to dump trucks that use tandem steering axles?

    We have one tandem/tandem dump truck.

    I’ve wondered if they have better control if one tire blew and the other 3 keeps the truck driving more straighter?
     
  10. Lonesome

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    If he didn't break a few, when the wheel jerked.....
     
  11. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    He was just unlucky.
    They way the tire blew it became unbalanced to the extreme.
    The running surface off the tire stuck in 1 place effectively steering the truck.
    Watch the video.
     
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