Overloaded Pickup Desperately Tries To Make It Uphill

foreignersPublished: February 12, 2015Updated: February 13, 20151,375,647 views
Published: February 12, 2015Updated: February 13, 2015

This is the funny moment when an overloaded three-wheeler pickup truck desperately tries to make it uphill. Aren't Italian people the best? With their food, culture and incessant perseverance, not to mention their cars and Vespas!

One of the things that immediately spark the image of the boot country is definitely the Vespa, a motorbike that is a common occurrence on the streets of Italy. One of the not-so-well-known variations of the Vespa has to be the Piaggio Ape car, which is basically a motorcycle but with two rear wheels and a flat-bed in the back, that was given to war-stricken Italians to help rebuild the country's economy.

Footage shows the payload problem of one overloaded truck. Payload represents a vehicle’s load-bearing capability, or a vehicle’s total cargo and passenger weight. Looks like the Piaggio Ape 50 had a few too many pieces of wood loaded onto its bed! It is safe to say that they are not as tough as most of the other commercial vehicles, a fact which is proven in this video.

Rubberneck observers captured a funny video on camera featuring overloaded pickup truck trying to make it uphill, but to no avail. Apparently, the driver is unaware that his tiny Ape 50 Piaggio cannot manage to climb uphill given its 50cc motor power. Even though the driver is giving his best, the engine just cannot handle the payload and struggles to go uphill, but he really moves downhill. Hilarious!

Apparently, there was at least one too many pieces of wood for that little vehicle to handle. While we have to give it credit for the very bold effort, the result was most definitely an epic failure which gave onlookers a nice laugh!

Looks like this Piaggio Ape 50 had a few too many pieces of wood loaded onto its bed! Watch as the driver makes a few bold attempts to climb up a steep hill, right up until it totally backfires onto him!

Pickup trucks are made for hauling and towing, but there is a limit to what they can carry. Surpassing these may compromise your steering, handling and braking. In addition, the chances of breaking down and rolling over are increased.

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