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    Perfect gravel distribution from truck - GIF

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    Not the first time that driver has done that. Note how he raised the bed then lowered it some then back up a little. This was done to shift the gravel and to break it loose from being settled during the haul. Probably chained his tail gate to a preset opening distance before loading once satisfied with dump height he released the tailgate and drove off at the same time maintaining a constant speed. Defiantly not some ATDA school trained steering wheel holder
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    very experienced driver who knows his & the trucks limitations ( extremely well maintained vehicle). good thing the roadway was flat and gravel had no lumps. Most tailgates dont stay constant like that.

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    Check out this on Youtube. This is how we do it "downunder"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Not the first time that driver has done that... not some school trained steering wheel holder
    Wheel holder, Lol.
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    I remember watching my dad do that with his '56 Diamond-T 6 yard dump truck. I thought it was pretty cool. Well, I was 10 or so at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsgt1863 View Post
    I remember watching my dad do that with his '56 Diamond-T 6 yard dump truck. I thought it was pretty cool.
    Well, I was 10 or so at the time.
    I guess a lot of us still are that 10 year old. It's hard to get bored watching professionals work.
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    I just had 22 ton delivered and spread here in Ohio. The driver was downright amazing in his ability to put the right amount of gravel in the right places!
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    I don’t believe the truck was full. When the body was all the way up the load on the rear axle was no where near the full weight of the truck as it would have been if the truck was at its upper limit. With that many axles the GVW of that truck is near 100,000lbs. These types of trucks fall over sideways all the time from raising the body and having the load stick and not break free and slide out the bed. I’m going with this technique as being reckless and would not recommend it to anyone especially a newer truck driver.

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