Driving a real-life Tonka toy
The Bell B50D is one of the biggest dumper trucks in the world. Honestly, it’s huge. Matthew Jones takes to the wheel...
Posted: 04 Sep 2012
Nope. Not a bit of it. Which is surprising, because it's got oil-bath brakes. Yep, the friction surfaces are literally bathed in oil, which hardly seems conducive to pulling up on a sixpence. The dual-circuit full hydraulic oil-immersed wet multidisc brakes are on all three axles and capable of creating 89,699lb ft of force, and there's an automatic exhaust brake, engine valve brake and variable adjustable hydraulic retarder in the transmission, just in case.