Pushing the Truck

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A truck hauling an excavator ran out of gas. What to do? They could have siphoned some gas from the excavator and put it in the truck. They could have offloaded the excavator and driven it to a gas station. Or they could have offloaded the excavator and used it to push the truck. But why do all that, when you can just push without offloading? This scene was recorded somewhere in Turkey.

My husband, a former truck driver, expressed some concern about the truck’s lack of brakes and steering without a running motor. He would have gone with the siphoning of the gas. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

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The truck doesn't lack brakes. They are probably air operated, and as long as there isn't a significant air leak and the air tank is full, the brakes can be released for quite a long time, and then quickly activated whenever needed. If they run out of air, that truck isn't going anywhere. The brakes will lock down and will not release until the engine is started or an auxiliary air source is found.
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