A look round REME Bordon (Part One)
I was offered a chance to see how the Army carries out vehicle recovery
(and to take a few friends with me) and so group of us duly arrived at REME
Bordon, to have a play.
It was a great day and our thanks go to our kind host. This video is mainly
a look around the museum reserve and what a fine collection this is.
In part two we will watch a recovery being undertaken.
Transfer-Dump Race: The Complete Run
Mark Tarascou and his Pete 359 is seen participating in a transfer-dump
competiton at the 2011 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. Although there were a
few glitches, it was still a good show.
For those not familiar with dump trucks like these, they are set up with a
system that allows the driver to back the truck up while they are standing
behind it to make attaching the towbar easier. The driver puts the truck
in reverse gear and shuts the engine off. At the rear is a switch or a
button that is used to engage the starter motor on the engine without
starting the truck. Since the transmission is in reverse, as the starter
motor turns the engine it also turns the driveline and backs the truck up.
I'm not a trucker so I don't know what this system or technique is called,
but that is how it works. Thanks for watching. Please rate and share this
video with your friends. Shot on 9-25-11.
How to load a tank with a winch
Loading a upright water tank on the north slope of Alaska. Check out this
video of pulling a fuel truck out of a snowbank using my pick-up truck!
70ton dumper stuck in mud pulled by D10 dozer
This CAT777 dumper got stuck in a soft muddy spot and it took a D10 dozer
as well as a big loader to get it out.
We loaded this dumper with single wheels at the rear because owner was
waiting for new tyres to be delivered.
To get to the offloading point we have to cross under a bridge which is too
low for us to pass under. We then offload before the bridge and the dumper
drives under the bridge by its own where we load it again further to
After passing under the bridge we got stuck in a soft muddy spot. Probably
would not have; if we had duals on the rear of the dumper.
Dumper is working on Coal mine in South Africa near Johannesburg.