– This is just the beginning. I can promise that you will see things that no one in the truck world has done before, says Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Trucks monitors Youtube success of The Ballerina stunt. In the new filmThe Hook where Volvos chief Claes Nilsson put himself in the front of a truck, which has been hung up in it’s own crane 20 meters above the ground.
– Sure felt a lot in the stomach and I thought about what I gotten myself into. I’m not a mountain climber and I have vertigo. But I had promised to set this up and then I can not just back out, says Claes Nilsson.
The purpose of #TheHook is to show the strength of the company’s new construction truck, the Volvo FMX.
Since September 2012, Volvo Trucks has launched six new truck models. Each model will be subjected to a specific spectacular test. First up was the film The Dancer stunt, which shows how Faith Dickey balancing on a slack rope between two trucks at full speed. More spectacular tests are underway in the autumn.
See the movie The Ballerina Stunt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zXwOoeGzys