What is Going on in this Lumber Yard?

This is one of those scenarios that can leave you scratching your head for a few days. This is a Volvo single lift attempting to do what it is supposed to do… Remove a few tons of lumber from a lumbar hauling semi truck. Obviously, this was shot in the lumber yard. You can see other pieces of equipment and stacks of lumber from time to time in the background. However, who knew that such an entertaining world existed right beyond the edges of commercialized society?

I mean, this guy unloading the lumber with his prong fork and hydraulics is better than a Barnum and Bailey circus act. Each time he goes to lift it, the entire load lifts him off the ground! He wrestles with it for a bit and it seems like he will be unsuccessful. Then, at the very end, he makes a final move and lifts the entire load skyward as if it were nothing at all.

Now for the fun part. This is sure to generate a few questions. I’m going to try and answer them as best I can. Get ready friends, I’m about to attempt to read your mind. Here are the questions I think you might have.

How Heavy Is the Load? Well, that particular piece of equipment is designed to carry a maximum load of about five tons. I would say that this wood pile is maximum capacity. I mean it’s not every day that you try to lift something that causes your back tires to come off the ground. (more…)

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Therefore, this load obviously is a max load for the single lift.

Why Not Take Two Loads? This is a question that I would imagine would be quite popular in the YouTube