WRECKERS YARD: Swinging Manitou topples over

Here’s the result of a heavy right foot and 4 bags of fertiliser swinging from side to side, which eventually conspired to flip this Manitou telehandler off a farm track and onto its back near Durham.

The flipped Manitou

The driver was moving fertiliser from the farm to the field ready for spreading.

However the momentum of the swinging bags caused the Manitou to overturn, crashing down the bank.

Thanks to Lee Clark for sending this picture.

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