Massive trailer axle collapsed.

Getting it on the trailer

Between 4pm and 5pm yesterday a very large trailer on a tractor had it’s axle collapse just outside my Mum’s flat.  The huge back wheel buckled all the way underneath the trailer.

The trailer looked like it was some sort of cleaning or sorting machine for vegetables possibly Sugar Beet?  If you know what this trailer is for please let me know?

I was wondering how the hell they were going to sort this out.  The answer came much later that night when a HUGE trailer pulled up outside.  I wandered out to have a nose and saw that a large crane was parked round the corner and they were attaching 4 straps to the trailer.

Here are some pictures.  Sorry about the quality but my camera just couldn’t handle it so had to take them on my Blackberry.  There was only one place to stand and that meant lots of high brightness lights shining directly at me and two streelights in view.

 

Just after the initial lift to allow the tractor to get free.

Just after the initial lift to allow the tractor to get free.

They were trying to stop the back end swinging into the house to the right.   Looked a bit dicey for a minute or so.

Over the road and trailer in place.

Over the road and trailer in place.

You can see the wheel buckled underneath now….

Getting it on the trailer

Getting it on the trailer

The guy near the buckled wheel has the top half of his body under the wheel putting great chunks of wood in to support this side.  Health and safety my arse :p

I apologise for the quality of the pictures and that they don’t give an idea of the true scale of the size of this bit of machinery.




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