When I was on Okinawa before We gave it back to the Japanese, there were hundreds of little three wheels Mitsubishi trucks on the island. Underpowered two and four cylinder two stroke engines and a two speed semi-automatic transmission.
One was turning east off of Highway 1 onto Highway 5 below Kadena AFB and the road became fairly steep. He was carrying three twenty foot wooden telephone poles strapped up over the cab and sticking our the back about ten feet behind the cab. The weight shifted and his front wheel left the ground and the poles were dragging on the pavement behind. He didn't have the horse power to drag them and couldn't unstrap them so he simply got out, caught a cab, and left.
Traffic was all bollixed up so I did a U turn and went home another way.