Children were given the opportunity to pull the dump truck on Saturday at Mt Perry.
Children were given the opportunity to pull the dump truck on Saturday at Mt Perry. Erica Murree

Mt Perry truck pull pulls a crowd

IT TOOK some huffing and puffing and plenty of muscle but 10 teams showed their grit and pulled a 75-tonne dump truck 10m to raise money for a good cause at the weekend.

The annual Mt Perry Dump Truck Pull pulled a 400-strong crowd to the tiny town at the weekend.

Mt Rawdon Mine general manager Mark Boon said the event was a hit.

"It was a great day," he said.

"Everyone looked like they had an excellent time."

The event involves teams pulling a 75-tonne dump truck 10m in the shortest time.

The winning team was a team from the mine who pulled the truck 10m in 15.2 seconds with the second place team hot on their heels with a time of 15.5 seconds.

"The money raised goes to the chaplaincy which is involved with youth suicide prevention," Mr Boon said.

"It should be in the vicinity of $20,000 raised."



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