WRECKERS YARD: Uplifting experience for corn-carting John Deere

While towing this 14t trailer up a hill in the Cotswolds, the driver of this John Deere 6620 stalled the engine, leaving him without brakes.


The result? The whole rig ran backwards down the road, through a dry-stone wall, spilling its load onto the field 4m (12ft) below.


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The tractor’s back wheels were lifted clear of the road leaving the driver in a precarious position.


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After closing the road for two hours a crane was brought in to lift everything back into place. Remarkably nothing was damaged apart from a bent light bracket on the trailer.


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Thanks to Tim Peachey for sending these shots in. If you’ve caught any amusing machinery mishaps on camera email them to us.


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