Video: Watch a man assist a Volvo Truck with pulling 827-tons worth of containers

Every once and a while, the world goes nuts over an overly strong man who fends for the title as the world’s strongest. And a man was tasked to pull a crap ton of weight to break a world record.

No, not a MAN truck, an actual man, like, a human being. That human being is Strongman champion, Magnus Samuelsson.

In his latest and most daunting task, Samuelsson attempts to help a Volvo Truck pull 827 tons worth of containers. But without getting too confused, the truck¬†will be running and pulling some weight behind it and Samuelsson will help the truck complete the task. So no, Mr. Samuelsson isn’t 100% entirely pulling the mass himself.

The truck is a Volvo FH16 and in order to show off its latest tech with a toughness test, specifically the FH16’s new I-Shift transmission with a unique crawler gear setup.

The weight is split over a total of 20 trailers with two massive containers laid on top each, to equal around the projected weight of 827-tons. It’s also almost 1,000 feet long.

Admittedly, Samuelsson did have to make a few attempts as it was discovered that the truck’s hydraulic air-brake system failed. At the third attempt, Samuelsson finally was able to go at it.

Check out what happened after the jump.


– By: Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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