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Mar 12 2012

The Ultimate Test – Take II

Category: Panic Hardware,VideosLori @ 1:48 pm Comments (5)

Remember the old video of the various types of exit devices being run over by a fire truck?  It’s a classic, and I still get the urge to watch it every so often…“I am examining the [flattened] device.  It is not working.”  You could make the case that a panic device doesn’t need to withstand the weight of a fire truck, but I’ve seen some herds of kids run out of school at the end of the day that are almost as tough.

I recently saw a video of a tank running over a Von Duprin 99 device, leaving it fully functional afterward.  I have been dying to share it with you and it is now available!  Enjoy!

UPDATE: Apparently it’s not a tank…it’s allegedly an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. Still heavy!

And here’s the original Ultimate Test in case you haven’t seen it or want to watch it again for old time’s sake.

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5 Responses to “The Ultimate Test – Take II”

  1. Jim White, AOC says:

    Hey Lori
    That’s a great video!
    Maybe BHMA should add a catagory to there testing criteria.

  2. Nolan Thrope says:

    Thats great. Every time I watch it

  3. Jeff Tock says:

    This vehicle has served the military well since before Vietnam. Approximate weight is 10.5 to 12.4 tons, depending on armor.

  4. Farid Khan says:

    This is very old clip from IR, and it’s great.
    It’s helpful for the sales team during competition and can be shown to client/owner, and i am sure they will go for Von duprin.

  5. Harga Proyektor Jakarta says:

    good video, is there any other videos?

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