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  1. Snaketamer

    Snaketamer CAM-tastic Established Member

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    My buddy forwarded this email to me... Pictures of the truck arrester bed test at North Bay, On... the driver must have had one hell of a ride...



    "Attached are photos I took today of the new truck arrester bed testing. The Discovery Channel rented booms from us for their filming of the event for their new show How things work (I think that's what it's called) This was a brand new transport truck with a fully weighted trailer. From what I heard on site, this entire production cost approx 1 million.

    Ken Fricker, Manager"

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  2. spitin venom

    spitin venom ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Established Member

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    Pretty cool!
     
  3. mantis118

    mantis118 Member Established Member

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    Bet that was a hell of a stop!
     
  4. badazzar15

    badazzar15 Banned

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    Thats a great idea. Wish they wouldve thought of this sooner.

    Nothing scarier than losing your brakes on a steep grade with 50,000 lbs on the trailer behind you
     
  5. Snaketamer

    Snaketamer CAM-tastic Established Member

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    Yeah...worked flawlessly... the arrester bed just used to be filled with #1 gravel. Would have hated to be anywhere near when the stones started flying...:uh oh:
     
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    no video? dammit. that's some wild shit right there.
     
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    good idea.!
     
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    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    huh that's pretty cool.
     
  9. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The gravel would have probably caused less damage to the truck. I see trucks buried up in them all the time on Sandstone Mountain on I-64.
     
  10. Gallows

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    That's a cool idea. To bad there isn't a vid.
     
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    Z28 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Video:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRFYNgbRwgw&feature=related"]YouTube - arrestor bed test[/ame]
     
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    FNsweetS3 Crazy Gun Bunny!!! Established Member

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    [ame="http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Arrestor-bed-test_691537.htm"]Arrestor bed test - Car Videos on StreetFire[/ame]
     
  13. Snaketamer

    Snaketamer CAM-tastic Established Member

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    Nice finds, guys!


    Sid...hope the gravel ramps worked better than this one...lol

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqLUqZC_B7Q"]YouTube - Wild Truck Crash[/ame]
     
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  14. cobra_matt

    cobra_matt Active Member Established Member

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    I would think it would be more logical to have it in the right lane, unless this video was taken at a test facility or something. Either way it looked to be very effective. And I'm sure the Discovery Channel will make the 1 minute video into a 30 minute ordeal haha.
     
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    s_x_i Active Member Established Member

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    Looks like how spiderman stopped that train... :poke:
     
  16. Gallows

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    That was cool to watch in the first vids:rockon: The last vid with the straight truck was a lot rougher getting stopped:eek:
     
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    Ditto. Neat how well that arrester system works. But the gravel bed surely didn't work in that second video. Lucky that driver wasn't hurt a LOT worse. That was a violent crash.
     
  18. Snaketamer

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    Another view point...:rockon:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70f0zzVENI&feature=related"]YouTube - North Bay Runaway Truck Ramp Test[/ame]
     

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