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.