This accident happened wedensday evening.
A airforce unit and a instructor borrowed some of our ADT's to do a elementary course on ADT driving to get the "license".
I gave them a practical mission; to transport a amount of crushed rock from a depot into one of my projects inside our camp.
Winter is present, so they used chains on the ADT's.
But the drivers where advised to not use the retarder...only engine brake and normal brakes.
Works well, if u drive the ADT's in a low gear and don't drive to fast....
Guess the driver didn't do that....
He has gotten out of a right turn, into a straight, and then drove out on the left side of the road.
Looks to me like he has lost his traction on the front wheels, and gotten it back, when turned to the left....
He used his seatbelt, so he wasn't hurt, just a little shocked.
ADT is salvaged and down in the shop. No damage, exept some scratches in the paint.
A lifting eye got bent in the salvage though.
Mecanics have to check the engine and drivetrain next week...
We don't know how fast he turned the engine off...
- Use the retarder, if there is traction enough. Its the best tool to keep speed down.
- Always keep the speed low enough to be in controll.
- Instructors should have their rumpsteak in the instructor seat before sending newbees out on their own.
- Always wear a seat belt when driving!!!
- first two is taken in the evening when it happened.
- third and fourth is the next day.
- five shows two of our armoured engineer vehicles pulling it up. One is stabilising the front and back while the other is pulling it up the slope.(they are pulling 18'+18' and 36'+36000 punds/9+9 18+18t)