These pictures were sent in by Richard Powell from Reading University.

Richard was home for the weekend to help his Dad cart sugar beet near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

On the first load after lunch Richard says he swung out to go round a corner when the trailer – which was fully loaded with 15 tonnes of sugar beet – slid off the track and tipped over.

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As can be seen from the photos the conditions were appallingly wet!

Nobody was injured and there was only slight damage to the trailer which was turned back-over and continued as normal for the remainder of the day.

The tractor stayed upright although one rear wheel was off the ground.

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The beet was recovered later that day… nice!

If you have any pics you wish to be published on our site send them (plus your details and a brief description of the situation) to fwmachinery@rbi.co.uk.

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