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Old 8th March 2019, 15:21   #1
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Old 8th March 2019, 18:51   #2
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I didn't give permission for my demonstration to be used on Facebook
That is seriously accurate reversing
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Old 8th March 2019, 20:17   #3
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hes got to be a class one hgv driver . hasnt he? rgds mark
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Old 10th March 2019, 23:37   #4
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hes got to be a class one hgv driver . hasnt he? rgds mark
is reversing a short trailer harder the a long trailer as the wheels of the trailer are closer to the "tractor unit"?

It is seriously impressive reversing and must have taken an awful lot of practice. it was not just accurate but very fast
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Old 11th March 2019, 00:17   #5
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That’s impressive
I was an HGV mechanic back in my youth and we used to reverse artics complete with trailer at speed right round the yard “for practice”
We even deliberately jack knifed them then pulled the trailer brake on to straighten them up. If only the boss knew

I did get into trouble once when reversing a trailer into the workshop for one of the younger guys. I was on my blindside (no fancy mirrors showing your wheel position) and I caught a piece of scrap metal with the wheel nuts. It pulled the scrap down between the brand new tyre and the kerb and ripped it open.
I got a right earful from the boss but when he looked to see where it happened he ordered the scrap to be removed that same day.

Oh ! And yes it’s much easier to manoeuvre a long trailer than a short trailer. The short ones turn in quicker.

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Old 12th March 2019, 14:35   #6
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That’s impressive
I was an HGV mechanic back in my youth and we used to reverse artics complete with trailer at speed right round the yard “for practice”
We even deliberately jack knifed them then pulled the trailer brake on to straighten them up. If only the boss knew

I did get into trouble once when reversing a trailer into the workshop for one of the younger guys. I was on my blindside (no fancy mirrors showing your wheel position) and I caught a piece of scrap metal with the wheel nuts. It pulled the scrap down between the brand new tyre and the kerb and ripped it open.
I got a right earful from the boss but when he looked to see where it happened he ordered the scrap to be removed that same day.

Oh ! And yes it’s much easier to manoeuvre a long trailer than a short trailer. The short ones turn in quicker.

short trailers don't look impressive when reversed but big ones do

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Slow and steady wins the day:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4sVrJKT1Tw
Been there and done that. The old shops were the worst. Built for horse and carts!!!
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