with a 200 tonne Demag AC 200-1 crane they had to disconnect the overhead power & phone lines
the owner/driver of the truck had 4 lashing rings welded to the bed to secure the logs he carries so they just hooked the crane up to them and just lifted it out
the welds are rated at 5 tonne each and his trucks tare weight is 19 tonne so they were able to use the rings rather than putting slings under and risking more damage
from this picture you get a better perspective of the mess he was in
and this was the "quality" workman ship that went into "building" the driveway
if it wasn't for the small wall on the left the truck would have gone in completely upright i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb309/mullett471/miscellaneous/2008_0109Image0065.jpg[/IMG] what they basically done was built a supporting "bridge" from timber and covered it with corrugated tin roofing sheets and then poured the concrete over it over time the timber frame has just rotted away and it was inevitable it was going to give way
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2008 4:05:51 GMT -5 by mullett471
So many models,So many ideas,So little time,So little money!!!
Poor bugger, lucky (if you can call it that!) it didn't happen when it was loaded, might have complicated things further...I wonder if they can trace Council records, track down the previous homeowner(s) find the fool who did the dodgy woorkmanship and send them the bill!!
cdntrucker, this may seeem like a silly question, but did everyone at least survive?
Yes, the two drivers involved survived. The second photo shows the semi driver getting out of the cab, young guy and really was shook up. The service truck driver was trapped and we waited until the emergency crews arrived to get him out, he is being charged with driving while impared + 5 other charges.
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2008 14:38:38 GMT -5 by cdntrucker