[rescue] Overloading vehicles - was: What a load of...
wwill at siu.edu
Thu Sep 27 13:14:08 CDT 2007
Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> Anyone else got any good stories?
Sorry, it wasn't any cool computer rescue hardware, but I think it was
an impressive load anyway: I managed to put the entire bill of
materials for one of those wooden 4x4-post children's swing sets (one of
the big ones, with sliding board, climbing rope, platform on one end,
and a fire pole sort of thing) in my 1988 Yugo GV, and then drove it
about 50 or so kilometres (30-odd miles). It squatted pretty low, and
went pretty slow, but it got there.
I do miss my little old Yugo. (Engine finally pooped out at 110+K miles
on the odometer. But it always got me where I needed to go, and even
the last time it moved on its own it got me home before it died
completely. And it did so at 43 mpg, average.) I still have the thing,
under a tarp, and I'm trying to track down a scavengable series
shunt-wound electric fork lift/skid steer motor, and convert it to
hybrid or total electric. (Hybrid if I manage to scrounge a small
engine to use to drive a generator as well as the big electric motor,
pure electric if I can't.)
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