However I really don't like the idea of specing a truck that can haul and lot of weigh that doesn't require a cdl to opperate it. This type of truck doesn't perform well with hydro breaks, and is a dangerous combo for an unexperienced driver, often found with drivers that don't have CDLs.
Originally posted by CT18fireman
Speaking of high center of gravity and cranes. We had an interesting Fire call today in my town. A 4 axle crane was attempting to lift a modular home onto a foundation. To avoid the powerlines the driver setp up with one set of outriggers on the gravel filled driveway and the other side on a block foundation wall that had yet to be backfilled (I know crazy huh)
Well the lot is a severe slope more than 45 degrees. The wall gave way during the lift and the whole crane went over on its side. destroyed the house and the crane and just missed another house. Very lucky no one got hurt. I took some pics and will try to post when I can. Funny cause we have be training on our new ladder truck and they have been stressing how to set up on stable surfaces.