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Phuket ice truck overturns after brake failure

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The driver of the truck said that the brakes had failed. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: The driver of an ice truck and his passenger sustained minor injuries today when their vehicle’s brakes failed while going up a hill in Chalong causing it to roll backwards, overturn and collide with a wall.

 

Chalong Municipality council member Suppawattakan Kunnaluck was notified of an accident at Soi Sai Nam Yen on Chao Fa West Rd in Moo 6 Chalong from a local resident at about 9:30am today (Mar 30).

 

Mr Suppawattakan arrived at the scene, a curve on a hill on Soi Sai Nam Yen, to find a six-wheeled ice truck emblazoned with “Happy Cystal Co Ltd” turned over in the middle of the road. Its rear-end had impacted a wall.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-ice-truck-overturns-after-brake-failure-66579.php

 
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The Phuket News suggested on Twitter that the driver was on drugs..

 

 

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Oh look, something new, brake failure while going uphill....amazing Thailand!!!

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It wouldn't surprise me if these companies actually have no idea how many tons of water are in each load when the truck is full.

I've seen one go backwards down a hill and leaving two long black lines from the locked front wheels on Bhudda mountain road near Silverlake outside pattaya.

Sheer weight just dragged it backwards.

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29 minutes ago, overherebc said:

It wouldn't surprise me if these companies actually have no idea how many tons of water are in each load when the truck is full.

I've seen one go backwards down a hill and leaving two long black lines from the locked front wheels on Bhudda mountain road near Silverlake outside pattaya.

Sheer weight just dragged it backwards.

 

It's an Ice Truck.  Usually these are light duty box delivery trucks

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6 minutes ago, LivinginKata said:

 

It's an Ice Truck.  Usually these are light duty box delivery trucks

I know it's an ice truck. I'm talking about the bulk delivery trucks loaded with the big blocks not the crushed ice delivered in converted pick ups.

Expand the photo and you'll see twin wheels at the back and a big flat bed converted truck nothing light duty about it.

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1 m3 of ice weighs 920kg (best part of a ton).

 

I could easily get 2 tons of ice blocks in my 4 door 1 ton pickup (100% overload).

 

How much you could overload one of the 7 ton flatbeds ...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Crossy said:

1 m3 of ice weighs 920kg (best part of a ton).

 

I could easily get 2 tons of ice blocks in my 4 door 1 ton pickup (100% overload).

 

How much you could overload one of the 7 ton flatbeds ...

 

 

But, but, it's only ice !!!!!!! and looking at the size of some of the 'box back converted pickups'  you could get the same in ice cube bags. But !!! it's only ice.

 

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It wouldn't surprise me if these companies actually have no idea how many tons of water are in each load when the truck is full.


1 square meter of water weighs 1 metric ton or 1000 KG... as water expands as ice the weight to volume ratio would go down a bit...but still heavy.
So probably all of them are overloaded.

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1 minute ago, johng said:

 


1 square meter of water weighs 1 metric ton or 1000 KG... as water expands as ice the weight to volume ratio would go down a bit...but still heavy.
So probably all of them are overloaded.

 

I have no doubts on that, but, it's just ice. What has the weight got to do with it in Thailand?????

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15 hours ago, PJPom said:

Oh look, something new, brake failure while going uphill....amazing Thailand!!!

"....he tried to change gear but failed. He tried to stop the truck to change a gear but the brakes did not work which caused the truck to go backwards...."
Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-ice-truck-overturns-after-brake-failure-66579.php#eKXrOFTRjUACMCJm.99

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I'm not an expert, but it appears to be the current model and the underside (conveniently displayed) seems to be very clean and new.

I don't buy the brake failure defense here.

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4 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

I'm not an expert, but it appears to be the current model and the underside (conveniently displayed) seems to be very clean and new.

I don't buy the brake failure defense here.

Front wheels locked, weight of the load dragging them down the hill. Might feel like no brakes being on. Facing uphill with a good few tons at the back might mean not much weight on the front axle.

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15 hours ago, Crossy said:

1 m3 of ice weighs 920kg (best part of a ton).

 

I could easily get 2 tons of ice blocks in my 4 door 1 ton pickup (100% overload).

 

How much you could overload one of the 7 ton flatbeds ...

 

 

Gestimate probably on the low side,

4 of them by length and lets say 5 over the width in two layers with the usual sacking to keep the from sticking together.

Thick end of 40 tons.

Even if only 3 length 4 over the width and two layers it's still 24+ tons.

????

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