A Mighty Toyota Hilux Bakkie Came to the Rescue of a Broken Down 12 Wheeler Truck and Towed It to Safety

A Mighty Toyota Hilux Bakkie Came to the Rescue of a Broken Down 12 Wheeler Truck and Towed It to Safety

  • Video footage of a Toyota Hilux towing a 12-wheeler truck on a gravel road in a South African mine has gone viral
  • The bakkie's driver accelerates consistently and has a quick wobble before finding traction from its off-road tyres as it hauls the truck up the incline
  • Social media commentators pointed toward the truck struggling to travel up the gravel road could be caused by its load being placed at the rear of the trailer which hindered the truck's momentum

A Toyota Hilux bakkie driver emerged as the hero after a video was posted on social media showing the single-cab 4x4 hauling a 12-wheeler truck up a gravel road.

The video has been viewed close to 30 000 times and is an impressive example of how powerful the Hilux is.

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A Mighty Toyota Hilux Bakkie Came to the Rescue of a Broken Down 12 Wheeler Truck and Towed It to Safety
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The clip was uploaded on SA Trucker's Facebook page and many users heaped praise on the might of the diesel-powered Hilux.

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However, that wasn't the full story as several people commented that the truck was handicapped from making progress up the road due to the placement of its load.

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Watch the video below and scroll down to read users' comments.

Blessing Chigoya says:

"He should have distributed his load."

Chaka Khojane says:

"Why is the load on rear axles not distributed."

Isaac Mk Ramolocha says:

"The trailer was not loaded correctly, if the load was placed on the centre of the trailer the truck would have more grip between tyres and road."

Amazing Toyota Hilux driver defies all odds as he escapes from a deep river showing impressive driving skills

A Toyota Hilux driver has become an off-road hero after footage of him getting out of a river in his bakkie went viral on social media, Briefly News reports.

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The white Hilux bonnet was completely submerged and all seemed lost as the driver headed in the direction of dry land, but then disaster hit as the Hilux seemingly got bogged down.

Luckily, the Hilux was fitted with a snorkel which meant no water could enter the engine bay and seize the bakkie. The snorkel also gives a bakkie direct access to clean and cooler air for the engine to work optimally. Around a minute into the clip, the Hilux's wheels start to slip and the driver applies too much throttle which creates an excessive amount of wheel spin. He backs off the throttle and reverses slightly for his wheels to find and gain traction, which is the correct way to drive when in water.

Source: Briefly News

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