Crazy, Crazy, Crazy Are The People Who Jump Semi Trucks!

So, as a kid most of us built or found ramps to jump off of. We would take our bikes or skateboards and hit the ramps with as much speed as we dared and took to the sky for those brief few seconds. It was fun and only mildly dangerous. Sure, there were those few times you forgot to pull up on the handlebars and ended up planting your face in the ground as your bike tumbled over top of you, but hey, we were young and resilient.

SEMI_Mid_airFrom there, some of us graduated up to 4 wheelers and other motorized toys. We often take to the dunes and have some fun; long travel suspension, the right shocks and it’s a blast. Then there are the lucky few who build some radical long travel trucks that are just able to soar for what seems like an eternity at the dunes. Huge crowds gather around as you see them floor it from a few hundred feet away. It is pretty amazing to see how softly they land and the distance they can travel.

But the guys at Rum Jungle Trucking Company say anyone with 4 wheels can jump their vehicle; big deal. They have 4 wheels on each of their rear axles. In fact, have you ever thought about jumping something with 10 wheels? How about something as large as a semi truck?

The guys at Rum Jungle Trucking took one of their Ford LTL trucks (modified of course) 101.9 feet in the air. By the looks of it, they probably could have done it a few more times and the truck seems to handle the landing pretty well. It is extremely impressive if you ask us. What do you think?

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Unfortunately, not all landings are smooth. If the phone number looks odd to you, that is because these guys are out of Australia. Photos from RumJungleTruckingCompany.com

About the author

Chad Westfall

With diesel running through his veins from childhood, Chad has more than a decade of experience in the automotive industry. From editorial work to wrenching, there isn’t much he hasn't conquered head-on. When he’s not writing and shooting trucks and tech, you’ll find him in the shop working on turning the ideas floating around in his head into reality.
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