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« on: 19/05/2007 11:58:09 »
There is a small hill on the way to school on the road.. It's like a bridge, but its a little bump, quite steep actually, but small.

However, I was thinking at that time, whether it is possible for a long vehicle, such as a lorry or bus to go over that hill?







 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/05/2007 21:52:33 »
Where I am from this is called getting high-centered. I.E., the center of the vehicle gets stuck on the higher ground.

The way getting high-centered occurs is this: the clearance of the vehicle is less than the height of the obstacle. When the momentum of the car (bus) carries it onto the hill but isn't enough to keep it going over this obstruction, you are stuck.

I have been in this situation several times when I am out in the countryside on some of the bad roads. It also occurs on sandy roads when the sand builds up in the middle of the road.

If your lucky, the obstruction is made of dirt or sand. Then you need to get out, get a shovel and dig your way out. I still have my shovel here in the flat I occupy.

If this sad event happens and you are on solid rock, expect a large repair bill. You tear up the underside of your car, truck, bus or wheelchair....

 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/05/2007 21:56:49 »
So it is possible for a bus to get stuck on a little hill such as that?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/05/2007 22:25:53 »
So it is possible for a bus to get stuck on a little hill such as that?
Why do you want to stop a bus? There is somone inside you want to meet? ;)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/05/2007 22:26:54 »
I don't want to stop a bus.. I was worried that it'd crash or get stuck if a bus goes over the same hill I go over on my way to school!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/05/2007 22:58:46 »
I've seen it happen to cars...
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/05/2007 23:08:38 »
Nasty!! Wasn't a nice sight, eh?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/05/2007 04:30:10 »
So it is possible for a bus to get stuck on a little hill such as that?

Yes, it is possible and this is what I was trying to explain but had to leave for a concert - no, not punk rock or anyting in that vein - went to hear Bach's Magnificat and Schubert's A Minor Mass

But that does not answer your questin

YES, IT IS POSSIBLE !
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/05/2007 06:43:41 »
Hey this is the Rig My husband drove for years notice the placement of all the wheels, this prevents High centering in some cases, but he always said if the space between the wheels was too far and the raised area was taller the the trailer floor bottom it would be a problem!

 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/05/2007 06:46:15 »
sorry, but i just had to

Uh, Breaker One-Nine, this here's the Rubber Duck
You got a copy on me Pig-Pen? C'mon

Uh, yeah 10-4 Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure
By golly it's clean clear to Flag-Town, C'mon

Uh, yeah, that's a big 10-4 Pig-Pen,
Yeah, we definitely got us the front door good buddy,
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy

Was the dark of the moon, on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth, pullin' logs
Cabover Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We 'as headin' fer bear on I-One-Oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky-Town
I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
An' I'm about to put the hammer on down

Cause we gotta little ol' convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta little ol' convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, breaker Pig-Pen, this here's The Duck
Uh, you wanna back off them hogs
10-4, 'bout five mile or so, 10-roger
Them hogs is gittin' in-tense up here

By the time we got into Tulsa-Town
We had eighty-five trucks in all
But they's a road block up on the clover leaf
An' them bears 'as wall to wall
Yeah them smokies 'as thick as bugs on a bumper
They even had a bear-in-the-air
I sez callin' all trucks, this here's The Duck
We about to go a huntin' bear

Cause we gotta great big convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that Pig-Pen?
Uh, negatory Pig-Pen, yer still too close
Yeah, them hogs is startin' close up my sinuses
Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten

Well we rolled up interstate fourty-four
Like a rocket sled on rails
We tore up all a our swindle sheets
An' left 'em settin' on the scales
By the time we hit that Chi-Town
Them bears was a gittin' smart
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard
There 'as armored cars, and tanks, and Jeeps
An' rigs of every size
Yeah them chicken coops 'as full a bears
An' choppers filled the skies
Well we shot the line, an' we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
And eleven long-haired friends of Jesus
In a chartreusse microbus

Hey Sod Buster, listen
You wanna put that microbus in behind the suicide jockey?
Yeah, he's haulin dynamite
He needs all the help he can git

Well we laid a strip fer the Jersey Shore
An' prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge 'as lined with bears
But I didn't have a doggone dime
I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
We just ain't a gonna pay no toll
So we crashed the gate doin' ninety-eight
I sez, let them truckers roll, 10-4

Cause we gotta mighty convoy, rockin' through the night
Yeah we gotta mighty convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
Convoy... Convoy...

Uh, 10-4 Pig-Pen, what's yer 20?
Omaha?!
Well they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer sure
Well mercy sakes alive good buddy
We gonna back on outta here
So keep the bugs off yer glass
An' the bears off yer... tail
We gonna catch ya on the flip-flop
This here's the Rubber Duck on the side
We gone
Bye, Bye...
 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/05/2007 06:54:09 »
HEE HEEHEEHEEHEHEE.. LOL LOL I haven't heard that forever..lOL I love it! LOL..... Thanks Paul... Your the man! LOL!!!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/05/2007 10:04:39 »
OK, I might as well add
"It was a foggy day
On the sixth of May
In a Scammell hauling bricks;
It was just crackin' dawn
And I started to yawn
'Cause I couldn't find any nice chicks.
I tried Newport Pagnell, Toddington,
And even Watford Gap.
But after so many eggs, chips, sausage and beans
What I really needed was a nap.
It's a lonely life truck-driving:
But it's better than a bike.
'Cause when you're up in the cab
You're the king of the road
And it's dead romantic, like?
Then I remembered me two-way radio,
So I started feelin' better:
And I thought "I'll start a convoy:
You know, just like that American feller!"

[Choir]
Thus began the saga
Of the M1 motorway
The biggest blooming convoy
Outside the USA
Why not join our line-up?
It's completely free.
All you need is transport
And a current MOT…
Convoy…

[SS] "Hello this is Super Scouse calling: anyone out there come on."
[PC] "Er, hello, hello, this is Plastic Chicken, go on."
[SS] "That's come on. What's your load, Plastic Chicken?"
[PC] "Well, it would have been quick-drying cement, but the rain got in… do you know anybody that wants to buy a three-ton brick?"
[SS] "Aargh!"

[SS]
So there we were, the two of us,
At the start of something big
There was Plastic Chicken with his brick on wheels
And me in my big rig.
With every junction that we passed
Others would tag on
There was even a London Transport bus
[WIA] "Hey, that's a nice wagon!"


[SS]
It certainly was an impressive site
To see us on the road
There was vehicles of every shape and size
We certainly had grown!
Suddenly there was this commotion
There was a circus, and a fair
There was an animal acrobatic act:
[PC] "Oh look, a bear in the air!"


[Choir]
You're listening to the saga
Of the M1 motorway
The biggest blooming convoy
Outside the USA.
We're halfway through our story
But please don't go away
Here comes Spaghetti Junction
[PC] "We could be here all day!"
[Choir] Convoy…


[PC] "Hello, Plastic Chicken to Super Scouse, get off, er I mean come in, er, do I have to say this every time?"
[SS] "Yeah! Have you seen any fuzz-boxes? That's slang for police cars."
[PC] "Jackanory, Super Scouse: that's slang for 'no'."
[SS] "That's negatory, you berk."
[PC] "Oh…"
[PCV] "Say, is this a private convoy, or can anyone join in?"
[AT] "Watch your wheels, our kid."
[PCV] "Would you believe it, a camper? <giggle>"


[SS]
Spaghetti Junction was comin' up
So we were bound to lose a few
And sure enough, the fork lift truck
Disappeared heading off towards Crewe.
The combine harvester shred a wheel
And the driver lost control
And a mobile DJ crashed his van
[Blues] "So he ain't gonna play no soul, 10-4"


[Choir]
And so we end our story
Of the M1 motorway
Of the biggest blooming convoy
Outside the USA
This record is good value
As you can plainly see
It's labelled as a tax disc
So it's a felony…
Convoy…


[Choir repeats "Convoy…" behind the remaining dialogue.]
[PC] "Plastic Chicken to Super Scouse: there's a big black limo coming up behind me..."
[SS] "Well, what about it?"
[PC] "Well it's got a flag on the front and a funny number plate - HRH1."
[SS] "Oh, mercy sakes, good buddy, better give her the front door and wave her on, like."
[PC] "Will do, Super Scouse, I've waved her on: ooh look, she's waving back."
[SS] "Plastic chicken, er, do you want to stick it in behind that suicide jockey?"
[PC] "What's a suicide jockey?"
[SS, as JS] "As it happens owzabout ooohiiieeoooh" [Explosion]
[SS] "Er, Plastic Chicken, don't you think you better change gear for this hill?"
[PC] "Er, What's wrong with the gear I've got on, I mean doesn't it look right?"
[PC] "Change gear, ram the floor, change the gear, what are you talking about? You don't want to drive a truck, do yer?"


 

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« Reply #12 on: 20/05/2007 12:05:15 »
Hey this is the Rig My husband drove for years notice the placement of all the wheels, this prevents High centering in some cases, but he always said if the space between the wheels was too far and the raised area was taller the the trailer floor bottom it would be a problem!



Yup, even that could still get stuck.. There are tiny gaps in between the wheels still.. *Sigh*
 

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« Reply #13 on: 20/05/2007 18:52:55 »
What are the measurements or dimensions of this hill?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 21/05/2007 19:35:22 »
Well.................... I'd say about 2.5m wide and 0.8m tall.. ish..
 

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« Reply #15 on: 21/05/2007 20:54:30 »
Well.................... I'd say about 2.5m wide and 0.8m tall.. ish..

Sounds like it is scarcely more than a speed bump.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 21/05/2007 20:59:13 »
Well.. about 1m tall and 2 metres wide.. its quite a radical jump..
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/05/2007 00:42:25 »

Sounds like it is scarcely more than a speed bump.

well i thought you had it, George. But, Seany has gone and changed the measurements of the "hill". With the new measurements, i would say that the bus will not make it and therefore get stuck.


1m tall, 2m wide. That is a semi-circle, and i don't think the bus will get over it. It would make a good jump on a bicycle though.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/05/2007 05:02:55 »
LOL what is the conversion to those measurements It sounds like a heck of a hill!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 22/05/2007 05:25:35 »
well... if i'm not mistaken, there are a hundred centimeters in a meter...
 

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« Reply #20 on: 22/05/2007 05:26:32 »
that's just guessing. the metric system confuses me, but centi means a hundred... so...
 

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« Reply #21 on: 22/05/2007 06:19:25 »
LOL how much is a meter.. LO I hate math and numbers LOL I want feet and inches!! LOL
 

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« Reply #22 on: 22/05/2007 06:23:34 »
i don't know. lol. it's a hundred centimeters. do you have a ruler? we have centimeters on our rulers!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 22/05/2007 06:43:35 »
I never paid any attention and don't have a ruler how about a eyeball guess!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 22/05/2007 06:45:17 »
well... i think my pinky finger is a centimeter or so across. however, i have the hands of an eight year old
 

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