Drifting a car isn’t probably the most socially acceptable and cheap conduct, particularly when it’s achieved outside the confines of a racetrack.
However, there are situations the place drifting isn’t solely acceptable, but in addition vital. You wouldn’t count on us to make use of the phrase “drifting” in the identical sentence with “40-ton (80,000-lbs) dump truck”, however the next video from Chesterfield, UK provides us no alternative.
The driver of the CAT 740 articulated dump truck reached the conclusion he might save valuable minutes (and have tons of enjoyable) on the worksite over the course of at some point by… drifting. Yes, that’s proper: a 40-ton dump truck can drift in the appropriate circumstances.
In this specific case, this meant having a slippery floor in order that the large tires can break traction, in addition to sufficient room for the maneuver. The daring driver had each as he drove down a moist clay ramp to obtain its payload from an excavator.
As the footage taken from the cabin of stated excavator clearly reveals, the truck driver is an actual drift grasp. Not many drivers can pull off such a maneuver in such a chic method (keep in mind, we’re speaking a couple of 40-ton dump truck) and make it look so easy within the course of.
The excavator’s operator was clearly impressed and amused as he will be heard laughing whereas watching the dump truck’s “dance”. We suspect the worksite supervisor gained’t be that thrilled to see the truck driver’s antics, although. Then once more, the footage uploaded by ViralHog dates from March 2019, so there’s an opportunity the protagonists don’t work on the web site anymore.