We heard it on the public holiday Monday morning. The not unfamiliar sound of a truck tyre blowing as it passed the front of our family property in the South East. We heard it blow and start to shred then a sudden silence. Something was very wrong. The truck had stopped way too quickly. We started running.
It was an expensive day for one good Aussie owner driver. A steer tyre had blown and his Semi crashed into thick roadside scrub. Escaping with barely a scratch was a blessing but he was a long way from home and his rig was going nowhere.
Fresh from it’s prize winning appearance at the Mannum Truck and Ute Show the day before, this spectacular truck was about to show us that it was much more than just a pretty face.
The crashed Semi was hauled back onto the road, suffering little or no further damage and our good Aussie trucker was able to travel to Adelaide with his rig in the comfort of the Recovery Vehicle’s custom cab.
Things could have been worse, a lot worse.