Makes my overloading look downright wimpy. But I see the full-floating axle hub on this Chevy, so it’s a three-quarter tonner. No problem, then.
Wow, somebody really wanted to save that Eagle Premier!
Buy one get one free.
Its all in the correct application, I did the same thing with a Cadillac Cimarron a friend and I where junking. It was missing the motor and tranny, so no weight or balance issues. That and we used a very heavy duty one ton truck. The real question is, how did he get it up there? We used an excavator to load it, and a forklift to unload it.
Engine and tranny weight IS a huge difference.
What more fitting end to a Cimarron?
Since the Eagle still has all of its wheel apparently intact, wouldn’t it be easier to just tow the thing with the pickup? Getting it up into the bed must be quite the feat in itself!
Ah, the voice of reason…
This (over}loader, sir, belongs on a TV show. I would also like to know why he isn’t *towing* it. Possible explanations would be a shot steering, locked wheels, etc., but anything could be easier than this.
Why does this feel like one of those “I’m Mayhem” insurance commercials?
Silly Austrian- That’s AMERICAN. 3/4 ton means 3 or 4 tons.
Not as bad as the LumberJetta (google it)!
But agree with the above; if you’re going to do something stupid, at least try to be smart about it! Put the engine end in the FRONT of the bed, not hanging off of the back!
In past years I have made a habit of going to salvage yards with loads of air conditioning scrap. I know it’s an exaggeration but not much, to say that this looks fairly unremarkable.
As much as I don’t like todays GM, I must say that I seen Chev, GMC, Ford, and Dodge that were loaded this heavily if not this awkwardly.
In other words: Normal day at the scrap yards.
In fairness to the driver, he does have a red warning flag on the end of the Eagle.
Billy Bob fetchin’ a new front yard decoration.
The Eagle Premier/Dodge Monaco has to be the single most generic-looking car ever produced. Is anything closer to an IRL version of the ‘traffic cars’ in 8-bit video games?
Absolutely. The quintessential “insurance pamphlet silhouette” car.
The family business is tile, granite, marble, that sorta thing. Heavy goods that need beefy trucks. Back in the early 70’s I needed to haul materials to a job site and planned on making 3 trips. 2 for the goods and a 1 trip to haul tools. Dad says “hell no, you do it all in one load’. The beast of burden was a 1964 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup with a camper suspension package and a granny gear 4 speed manual. I looked like a refuge from Afghanistan rollin’ down the road. The 318 strained mightily under the load. Halfway through the 30 mile trip the aroma of slipping clutch filled the cab. I had to be careful coming off of stop lights because the a$$ end was so heavy the front wheels would come off the ground. I don’t think I got over 20mph that trip,not just due to the load, but I didn’t want anything to fall off, or, heaven forbid, tip over. By the time I pulled up, my old man was waiting , already pissed off because I took so long to get there. He beat me there, but then again, in those days he was driving a Lincoln Continental Mark III. We abused the hell outta that old truck. Changed the oil about once every 10,000 miles. Kept air in the tires and gas in the tank. That’s all the love that thing got.
My other overload stories involve escapades in aircraft, so that’s for another website.
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