Runaway Crane

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+13 1. firest4rter commented 11 years ago

runaway crane! quick! stop it with a plank of wood!
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+63 2. Jabafara commented 11 years ago

What if he had lowern those stabilizers? :O
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+19 3. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

It was a good idea to put planks in front of the wheels, but so many weight is almost unstopable.

#(removed comment) There was someone inside, but the brakes failed
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+3 4. mduggy commented 11 years ago

#(removed comment) there was a driver in it and was trying to dodge obstacles, the breaks failed so he couldnt stop it
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-1 5. Chrisofskjern commented 11 years ago

Run Forest run!!!

But please don't tear down the entire neighborhood.
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+3 6. master_shake commented 11 years ago

At least they have another crane nearby to pull that one out.
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-3 7. iShine commented 11 years ago

no animals were injured during the making of this movie.
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+8 8. davor1387 commented 11 years ago

There was nothing they could really do, everyone is lucky those power lines didn't completly come down and kill someone.
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+5 9. irishgek commented 11 years ago

Ok what I do not under stand is on the very front of that crane is a set of stabilizers , could he not have lowered the and used them as brake or was it total hydraulic failure ?

And also they could have try'd to throw one of those large blocks up in to the wheel arch and jam the wheel ?

It's a good job no one was hurt could have been so much worse too.
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-10 10. BrianDilori commented 11 years ago

#(removed comment) YOU'RE A COMPLETE IDIOT!!! Are you blonde by any chance?
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+2 11. Culi commented 11 years ago

Just imagine if you were a resident in that area whatching Snotr and sudently... puff.. net goes down... the rage..
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+1 12. CrackrJak commented 11 years ago

It snapped those poles like twigs. :O
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+6 13. librabooks commented 11 years ago

Why could the driver not start the engine (if it was not on) and put the engine in reverse??!
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+2 14. HellsVacancy commented 11 years ago

Some poor somebody is going to have a LOT a paper work to fill in
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-2 15. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

#13 You beat me to it,I thought the same thing. Maybe in Canada/Nova Scotia they just don't think very fast.
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+2 16. Xionbox (moderator) commented 11 years ago

#13 I'm not a mechanic, but wouldn't that ruin the engine and make it burst into flames without really stopping the vehicle? It might have slowed it down temporarily but the hill goes down so it would have regained momentum very quickly.
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+3 17. Pizzathehutt26 commented 11 years ago

I don't think you can lower the outriggers until the crane is stopped.
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+1 18. Craigza commented 11 years ago

Doesn't this thing have a reverse gear?
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+2 19. Randyio commented 11 years ago

any gear would suffice

but im not sure if its an automatic or how it precisely works in that crane
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+2 20. Highmeadow commented 11 years ago

I hate it when that happens.
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0 21. spynode commented 11 years ago

Also the steering didn't fail so why the hell he started to count poles on his way down? I think the crane operator/driver might have been a noob.
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+2 22. asdfas commented 11 years ago

One thing's certain though: it's easy to give advice and blame people in the vid from your chair back home after everything's already happened.
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+1 23. manxman commented 11 years ago

2. Jabafara 1 day ago

What if he had lowern those stabilizers?

I totally agree, they could have lowered the jack legs and braked the crane that way, certainly i'd have tried it. if i'd have been putting the wood under the wheels i certainly would NOT have kept hold of it! the crane is 35 tonnes, flat fingers? no thanks.
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+4 24. kaketoe commented 11 years ago

#9 and others.

The stabilizers can't be used when driving/moving. There are a couple of switches and electronics to prevent it.

And thing about the mechanic part. The breaks didn't work, we know that.
But most of the time when breaks from something like this are failing doing there work, there are more problems.
The breaking is done by hydraulic but the steering is too. So that can be the reason he is steering like a mad man. Maybe the hydraulic in total isn't working..

And putting it in reverse.. That is impossible when such a thing is moving. Not to think about the security to prevent it.

Anyway just my two cents.
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0 25. Neutral commented 11 years ago

We need to stop the crane, where is bird? erm no, where is the plane errr... where is SUPERMAN !!!
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-1 26. cretia commented 11 years ago

run the crane into 240kv power lines ?
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+1 27. LightAng3l commented 11 years ago

Idiots... they should have jammed the wood between the tire and body of the crane at 0:27 ... It would have stopped it because there was nowhere to go for the tire... it's like trying to lift yourself off the ground... :S
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0 28. Neutral commented 11 years ago

#27 yes likely if them jammed the wood in between the tire and the tire guard would have bring it to a stop