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Truck trouble on Rond Terrace

By johnboy - 18 January 2012 8

truck on rond terrace

Phil has sent in this gem with the following note:

I snapped this about 7.45 this morning on Rond Pond roundabout… looks like he lost a whole axle ( I presume it was a dual). Nice dint in the trayside and very interesting skidmark on the road!

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Truck trouble on Rond Terrace
Devil_n_Disquiz 12:35 pm 19 Jan 12

Joew said :

I think that you are one roundabout too early! Ronds Pond is not at Anzac Parade.
JW

You absolutely sure about that?

Joew 11:21 am 19 Jan 12

I think that you are one roundabout too early! Ronds Pond is not at Anzac Parade.
JW

Dilandach 10:05 am 19 Jan 12

I drove past on the opposite side a fair bit earlier, would have been closer to 6:45. There was an axle leaning against a tree near the road. I thought that was a little odd and looked over to see that truck on the island.

Chop71 9:54 am 19 Jan 12

skid marks in the cabin too

KB1971 9:23 am 19 Jan 12

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

Pass it for rego? Isn’t that just paying money every year after it’s been initially registered?

Or are trucks better monitored?

They have to go over the pits every two years depending on their build date. In that time they could possibly do 300,000km. This one would not have though being a concrete pump.

It is a 70’s Ford Louisville with a massive amount of weight over the rear axles, thsi vehicle will need to run on an over dimensions permit which can allow them to run higher axle loads. Screwing around on building sites causes axcessive wear even without the extra loads imposed by the pump.

I would say matal fatigue would be the issue which may have not been immediately noticeable at the last inspection, more of a maintinence issue really. Having said that, catastrophic failures such as this can happen with no warnings.

DarkLadyWolfMother 8:09 am 19 Jan 12

Pass it for rego? Isn’t that just paying money every year after it’s been initially registered?

Or are trucks better monitored?

cranky 6:52 pm 18 Jan 12

It would be interesting to find out who passed it for rego. That appears to be a major fail.

dungfungus 6:48 pm 18 Jan 12

It must have been a lazy axle (truckie joke) ha ha

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