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(WBTV 3 Charlotte)   You can add 'stolen front-end loaders' to the list of things that can potentially kill you in Australia   (wbtv.com) divider line
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2021-10-18 5:08:58 PM  
"Police in Queensland, Australia, released video showing someone using a front-loader tractor for an attempted smash-and-grab motorbike theft."

Queensland, Australia's Florida
 
2021-10-18 5:48:33 PM  
Well, driving them upside down is inherently dangerous.

Honestly, I don't know how you Aussies manage, with the blood rushing to your heads all the time.
 
2021-10-18 7:43:08 PM  
I'm surprised he couldn't find something that he could get over, but the cops couldn't.
 
2021-10-18 7:46:57 PM  
High speed pursuit?  Tf kinda front end loaders y'all got down under?
 
TWX
2021-10-18 7:54:21 PM  

Teddy Brosevelt: High speed pursuit?  Tf kinda front end loaders y'all got down under?


Those things do have a high gear.  But workers don't normally use it because they're paid by the hour.
 
2021-10-18 8:05:35 PM  
Not to be pedantic, but any front end loader can kill you.  They don't have to be stolen.
 
2021-10-18 8:32:29 PM  
Damn, that's metal.
 
2021-10-18 8:46:51 PM  

ktybear: "Police in Queensland, Australia, released video showing someone using a front-loader tractor for an attempted smash-and-grab motorbike theft."

Queensland, Australia's Florida


<sigh>  Yeah.

/They're both called the Sunshine State.  It's a bit of a giveaway.
 
2021-10-18 9:30:53 PM  

Teddy Brosevelt: High speed pursuit?  Tf kinda front end loaders y'all got down under?


Came here to say this. I refuse to believe a front end loader is capable of high speed anything.
 
2021-10-18 10:01:40 PM  
You have to turn on ride control. It's a switch with a picture of a gear with the number two inside it, and 3 squiggly lines underneath. Because loader controls are written in hieroglyphs
 
2021-10-18 11:56:13 PM  

TWX: Teddy Brosevelt: High speed pursuit?  Tf kinda front end loaders y'all got down under?

Those things do have a high gear.  But workers don't normally use it because they're paid by the hour.


Yeah and high gear gets you to what? 30mph? 40? That's not a high speed chase.
 
2021-10-19 12:22:39 AM  

Teddy Brosevelt: Yeah and high gear gets you to what? 30mph? 40? That's not a high speed chase.


All things are relative.  If you were going to try and stop the driver how would you do it?  If you intend on dragging them out, and you can run alongside to 20mph, I wish you luck climbing on board the ladder between the big spinning rubber wheels of crushing.  If you plan on a roadblock, I hope it is very large and there is no way around it.  If you plan on stop sticks... keep planning.  And this was Australia so shooting is not really an option comparatively.  Even if it was then you have a dead or incapacitated driver in a now runaway 17K lbs mass of steel.  And I bet at 20mph it has quite the lope to it so riding in it would be thrilling let alone trying to grab the ladder.
 
2021-10-19 1:23:40 AM  
This is probably one of those news items that will be submitted and greenlit multiple times over the next several days.
 
2021-10-19 4:34:37 AM  
To be fair, those things will kill you in any country.  Unless this one is possessed a laChristine, but then it would be called Sheila.
 
2021-10-19 10:13:19 AM  

fst_creeper: Teddy Brosevelt: Yeah and high gear gets you to what? 30mph? 40? That's not a high speed chase.

All things are relative.  If you were going to try and stop the driver how would you do it?  If you intend on dragging them out, and you can run alongside to 20mph, I wish you luck climbing on board the ladder between the big spinning rubber wheels of crushing.  If you plan on a roadblock, I hope it is very large and there is no way around it.  If you plan on stop sticks... keep planning.  And this was Australia so shooting is not really an option comparatively.  Even if it was then you have a dead or incapacitated driver in a now runaway 17K lbs mass of steel.  And I bet at 20mph it has quite the lope to it so riding in it would be thrilling let alone trying to grab the ladder.


Follow him till he runs out of gas.
 
2021-10-19 11:02:50 AM  

Daer21: Follow him till he runs out of gas.


35 gallon tank on a big vehicle with a fairly small and efficient 100hp powerplant.  Even with the losses of converting it to hydraulic I hope no one is in a hurry.
 
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