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Video: Driving a Tiller Cab Fire Truck

Kamil Kaluski October 25, 2017 All Things Hoon 2 Comments

It is totally counter-intuitive and completely opposite to typical driving. You turn left to go right and turn right to go left. I am pretty sure I’d mess it up after a few turns but yet there are firefighters who do it in stressful conditions and get it perfect. If I hadn’t seen those huge trucks go through the same narrow city streets where I have issues fitting a half-ton truck, I wouldn’t have believed it. 

But watching this video I concluded that it perhaps isn’t as hard as it seems. That’s because the driver in the tiller does not look down the road and into the directions he wants to go. No, he or she looks to the sides and steers away from the things he does not want to hit. Suddenly I realized that this is not as hard as it seems. Maybe. I’d love to try one day, somewhere in a safe environment, away from fixed objects.