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I need help 4 dis wednesday. A contest I win 2 thou dollars! HELP HOW TO MOVE a truck

  1. Oct 24, 2004 #1
    2 thou dollars! HELP HOW TO MOVE a truck
    i need on help on how to move a truck of 25-30 tons by just human force. its a competition and the scores are based on a balance of time, people used (the less the better) and creativity of the system. there are 3 trucks and we have to move each 10 meters. rules are, that you cant touch the truck, only can touch a chain that is attached to the front of it, and u cant destroy the street or change anything in the truck or street. and there is no trees to use as support or amy pilar can be used. only u and ur system. please someone help me find a system
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2004 #2

    brewnog

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    When you say "there is no trees to use as support or amy pilar can be used", can you supply your own anchor as part of your system?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2004 #3

    russ_watters

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    I vote for a hand-cranked winch. But you'll need some sort of anchor like brewnog said (if you have time, you can just use a pile of cinderblocks as a counterweight.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2004 #4
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    Level ground?
    *You* can’t touch the truck - including tyres?
    Can you use a 2x4 as a lever to wedge the tyres (not actually touching the truck)?
     
  6. Oct 28, 2004 #5

    brewnog

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    Mind you, Wednesday's been and gone...
     
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