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Company creates huge clock out of 14 trucks

By T.K. Randall
September 26, 2016 · Comment icon 8 comments

The clock was formed by fourteen lorries driving in formation. Image Credit: YouTube / Scania Group
The massive 750,000 square-foot timepiece was run for a whole 24 hours using an army of large lorries.
Swedish automotive industry manufacturer Scania was certainly keen to impress recently when it decided to raise the stakes by constructing a working clock out of its own vehicles.

Situated in a disused airfield, the huge clock face consisted of fourteen identical trucks positioned in three separate lines to represent the second, minute and hour hands.
To make the second-hand of the clock function, the longest line of lorries had to be driven around in a perfect circle once every 60 seconds with each individual vehicle maintaining a constant speed.

The trucks making up the minute and hour hands meanwhile had to keep starting and stopping at set intervals to keep time with the second-hand trucks as they continued to circle around.

A video explaining in more detail how the stunt was pulled off can be viewed below.



Source: Business Insider | Comments (8)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 8 years ago
That was fairly decent. The cost of this demonstration shall be reflected in the sticker price of your new Scania over the road vehicle. Sincerely Scania Truck Sales.
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer 8 years ago
Another "Just because we can, should we?"  It is fascinating, though.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado 8 years ago
I wonder if the truck-clock tick-tocked.
Comment icon #4 Posted by supervike 8 years ago
Sadly, since it wasn't a digital display, no one under the age of 25 could read it.
Comment icon #5 Posted by tcgram 8 years ago
Still impressive, nonetheless.  
Comment icon #6 Posted by Codenwarra 8 years ago
Blokes driving the hour hand trucks must have got bored.  
Comment icon #7 Posted by Malaria_Kidd 7 years ago
That was not so much news in the States and thanks for posting this very unusual "one-of-a-kind" Sodertalje, Sweden clock. I have our 1986 SCANIA 112M log rig sitting outside our home in Indiana. Now go back to Unexplained Mysteries on May 1, 2009 in my signature! MK
Comment icon #8 Posted by Redefining Success 7 years ago
I love scanias, especially T cabs, but the new one in the video is lovely.


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