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Over balanced excavator

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The excavator was walked onto the transporter, when slewing to the rear it over-balanced and one track of the excavator slid off the trailer. Slewing clockwise meant the boom had to be tucked right in because of the live lane, which brought the centre of weight toward the back of the excavator. This unbalanced the trailer which then pivoted to the left. Instead off slewing large excavators on top of the transporter, they could have reversed on so as little movement as possible is required, in order to ensure the stability of the trailer.

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  • morris dent Saturday, 2 December 2017 at 07:34

    Who was in charge/ supervisor? Task analysis?