Now How Did This Happen?

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  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    This is in Memphis, TN. My wife sent this to me, and if he is trying to fix the roads in Memphis, he's doing it wrong.
     
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  3. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    over correction after taking the corner too fast?
     
  4. fishonron

    fishonron Medium Load Member

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    It must have been the wind, look at the flag!
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Saw one like that the other day in Las Vegas on I-15.
    Straight, level section of road in heavy, slow traffic.
     
  6. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Too fast for the turn. They are wicked top heavy when loaded.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    The boss said to get that load of concrete dumped right friggin now or you're fired...o.k. boss, there ya go. You didn't say where
     
  8. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Heavy Load Member

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    Well the boss said, the concrete needs to go on quickly.....here ya go !! :)
     
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  9. mnmover

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    Mixer trucks are always top heavy on the left side. As the drum turns, the product crawls up the left side until gravity overtakes the cement and it falls to the middle of the barrel. Many cement trucks have an extra wide front axle to the left to counter act the cement inside the mixer barrel.
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Couldve blew a steer tire. It dont take much to put a mixer truck over.
     
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  11. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    Considering the non maintenance of CLEANING the Exterior, Lights as well Body, it would be no surprise of excess "Buildup" in Barrel to effectively turn over said vehicle, loaded or empty.
    Strong Wind would only have helped.

    Occasional application of Muriatic Acid, least once a week, helped to clean off exterior buildup with 1 company different than below.

    ONCE, I was volunteered with another victim to get inside a Barrel and use a small air powered Jack Hammer to clean off buildup.
    It was not repeated.

    I drove such Trucks briefly yet turns were very s-l-o-w with 8-10 Yards at roughly 4K per yard.
    Empty to yard I treated like Loaded.

    CHEERS!!
     
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