Thursday, January 24, 2008, 23:53 - Wrecks
Posted by Administrator
This is what happens when a jostler (aka yard goat)
goes around a corner way
too fast. I've never heard of one rolling over before.
Jostlers are small, fast, very maneuverable tractors used to move trailers around a truck yard. They have a hydraulic fifth wheel so the driver doesn't have to crank up the trailer's landing gear. He just backs under it, attaches an air line to release the trailer's brakes, and pulls a lever to pick up the front of the trailer off the ground.
It's kinda funny to see them at air freight terminals with big red stickers saying JET FUEL ONLY
. Jet fuel & diesel fuel are different blends of the same thing
. Jet fuel is formulated to stay fluid at the extremely cold temperatures at high altitudes. As a result, it produces slightly less
power than diesel fuel, but not enough less to be a problem. On the other hand, the higher temperature that diesel fuel burns at would quickly damage a jet engine. This is one reason why airports don't want it around. A mistake could be deadly.
For size reference, there is a person standing right in the middle of the picture.