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Guy perfectly drifts a 40-tonne articulated dump truck

Who said trucks can't drift?

3w ago

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Drifting a car properly is an art. It is obviously necessary to know your vehicle and the surface you are driving on. In addition, you have to control the throttle and the steering wheel with precision, otherwise you'll fail your skid and end up in an accident.

The lightest vehicles are generally the easiest to skid. The more mass and size increase, the more complex it becomes to make the rear end slide. Yet this is what the driver of an articulated dump truck in a mine in Chesterfield in the UK did.

With a fairly steep gradient combined with muddy and very wet ground, the opportunity was too good to make a smooth U-turn. Arriving at a speed of about 30 mph (50 kph), the driver of the dump truck started to turn slightly to the right before turning sharply to the left.

The rear end ends up following the movement naturally and beautifully. For your information, the Caterpillar 740 GC has a 15.2-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel engine producing 445 PS and 2264 Nm of torque. Its 22,700 L bed can accommodate loads of up to 36.3 tonnes.

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Comments (7)

  • It is important to enjoy your work 😂

      24 days ago
  • That’s so reckless and so epic at the same time. It really doesn’t need to be done but im happy he did lol. Could watch this on repeat for hours. What I’m saying in the end is. Don’t get ideas people. U generally will fail

      23 days ago
  • This is a safety inspector's nightmare

      23 days ago
  • Ok, I love doing donuts and have a long LONG list of vehicles in which I have done donuts. This is next level stuff right here. You REALLY have to know your vehicle and be a certain level of nuts. This is a well donut and props to this driver. Takes crazy and skill. For this size it takes a dump truck of crazy!!

      24 days ago
  • Bunta has left Japan??😁😁

      23 days ago
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