• Jan 6, 2010
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Large vehicles like dump trucks travel across oceans, rivers and seas on boats all the time. But typically, the craft that hauls the truck is quite a bit bigger than than the dirt hauler itself. That's just not how they roll in Haiti, though, as evidenced by some amazing footage of workers attempting to drive a massive multi-ton dump truck onto a run-of-the-mill sailboat. The dump truck on small sail boat doesn't pass the look test, as the truck appears to be longer than the boat is wide, but that evidently doesn't stop the workers from giving it a go.

Hit the jump to see if the Little Sailboat That Could can, in fact, handle the massive weight of an industrial dump truck. At one point, it appears that the truck's rear wheels actually spin on top of the sail boat's hull while trying to come aboard. We just can't imagine being the first person to try this, but we sure don't mind watching. Click through to the jump to see if the crew is successful at this impromptu tourist attraction or if they end up with a different sort of commercial dump.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      That was awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No one thought about dumping the sand in the boat, taking it to port and load on another truck? A side wave would turn that thing and the truck and its load end in the bottom of the sea. Dumb!
      • 5 Years Ago
      wiked!!!!!

      the last push had me holding my breath!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      We have just witnessed a small example of the human ingenuity that built the pyramids.

      Class dismissed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Haitian have a way of looking outside the box.... That was it man!!! I love my people for trying to make what ordinary people call impossible, possible. It may look crazy, but at the end of this journey, I am sure and hope that they get to their destination, they will be able to say that they achieve something out of the ordinary. If there is a way, there is hope. If there is life, then HAITIAN will live. When you do not have to many choices, you choose what's available to you, and that is what they did!!!!! Tonne traze'm mwen renmen nou HAITIANS
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How tu load a megayacht to a boat in Argentina.
      And fail miserably.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwbx4Nbeglw
        • 5 Years Ago
        OUCH. That's expensive. It's a nice big motor yacht, but doesn't even approach "megayacht" levels though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Holy crap!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damn.
        Roman Abramovich is gonna be pissed. lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Or more appropriately, how NOT to load a megayacht onto a boat...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This would make a nice Top Gear episode.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We have no idea that it did work.
      The video cuts out.
      For all we know a few seconds, minutes later the truck fell of into the water either there or somewhere else, or the boat sank.
      I find it hard to believe that made it to its destination.

      That was incredibly stupid and dangerous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never been to the third world, have you?

        Here's a hint - they don't have money for fancy equipment, so they make do with what they have. Nothing stupid about it.

        It may be dangerous, but so where US factories in 1901.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ckm,

        Lived all over the world buddy.
        Just because you don't have the money for "fancy equipment" allegedly does not make it any less stupid.
        The US factories that were dangerous changed and improved because they were dangerous, they did not stay that way.
        It is 2010, and a global economy.
        Equipment is available throughout the world.

        India is considered third world and there is a guy there building a billion dollar house.
        There are poor people here also that can't afford "fancy equipment", should they be allowed to drive down the road with poor equipment and endanger our lives?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You find it incredibly stupid and dangerous, I find it ingenious.

        They had obviously done it before... When you don't have a choice but make do with the very limited means you have (or face not doing at all) and end up pulling it off with nothing else than elbow grease and some wacky idea... I tip my hat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Marc-O,

        Guy here in town could not pay his utility bill on his bar and got the power shut off.
        So he went up to the pole and tried to hook up the power himself and almost killed himself.
        He got it to work though eventually.
        Then the power company found out and he got fined $5,000 and almost went to jail.
        There is ingenuity and then there is stupidity.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Like the saying goes there's no replacement for displacement
        • 5 Years Ago
        My favorite is 'The only substitute for cubic inches is rectangular money'

        And that was awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jorge: what sand ? The truck is empty... They're moving the truck from one island to another, and obviously don't have other means to transport it...
      • 5 Years Ago
      At some point in their journey, a teeny tiny cute little wave is going to turn that truck into an artificial reef.
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