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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Tom on June 28, 2021, 08:15:05 PM

Title: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Tom on June 28, 2021, 08:15:05 PM
It's okay as long as no turns are involved.   :grin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FdsA70uMs4
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: LowRyter on June 28, 2021, 08:38:51 PM
Good lord!  Four trailers........... ..

and he's driving on the wrong side of the road.     :sad:

DEATH   TRAP.    :evil:
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Tom on June 28, 2021, 08:39:50 PM
They need the rolling inertia to run over 'roos.   :grin:
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: stubbie on June 28, 2021, 08:43:22 PM
4 B doubles
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: guzziboy66 on June 28, 2021, 09:50:26 PM
Surprised to see the tractor is a cab over.  Mostly gone in the US now - Driver's stand no chance in an accident...
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: pehayes on June 28, 2021, 09:56:44 PM
I did a 4X4 'outback' tour a few years ago.  We routinely saw triple trailers out on dirt highways.  Quite an impact.  Saw one at parked at lunch and counted 68 tires.  This video has even more.

Patrick Hayes
Fremont CA

Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: reidy on June 28, 2021, 10:29:48 PM
They can also be reversed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3j6FvzfnRE

Steve
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Murray on June 29, 2021, 02:38:21 AM
Surprised to see the tractor is a cab over.  Mostly gone in the US now - Driver's stand no chance in an accident...

When you vehicle is limited by length cab over gives you a few extra pallets, crash protection has come a long way int he last 20 or so years mainly as cab over is the default configuration in Europe. normally the quad as something like an one A and three B trailers, although it really depends on the mass they are pulling.
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Mr Revhead on June 29, 2021, 03:16:53 AM
Surprised to see the tractor is a cab over.  Mostly gone in the US now - Driver's stand no chance in an accident...
I think you will find its all to do with lenght vs axle weight than anything to do with crash safety
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Stretch on June 29, 2021, 07:18:33 AM
Quote
Good lord!  Four trailers........... ..

and he's driving on the wrong side of the road.     :sad:

DEATH   TRAP.    :evil:

That there's funny....... :grin:
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: ITSec on June 29, 2021, 11:37:43 AM
There's a reason these rigs are called 'road trains'....
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Texas Turnip on June 29, 2021, 03:11:05 PM
Huzo and other truck drivers
Back in '69 I was hauling cattle with a B61 Mack 201 HP and a two stick tranny making a nickel a mile. Good ole days=NOT

Tex
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Huzo on June 29, 2021, 03:46:59 PM
Huzo and other truck drivers
Back in '69 I was hauling cattle with a B61 Mack 201 HP and a two stick tranny making a nickel a mile. Good ole days=NOT

Tex
Some of those cattle would start to look good after being away for a long time.. :wink:
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Tom on June 29, 2021, 04:13:12 PM
World record longest road train record. 😳  45 trailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyhNyA_czK8
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: nc43bsa on June 29, 2021, 09:02:55 PM
Not as long, but pretty impressive.

And VERY heavy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-xEFR9-T5I
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Rough Edge racing on June 30, 2021, 04:51:16 AM
Huzo and other truck drivers
Back in '69 I was hauling cattle with a B61 Mack 201 HP and a two stick tranny making a nickel a mile. Good ole days=NOT

Tex
Mack B was a man's truck, slow ,hot and noisy.... I believe the change in US truck length laws got rid of CO's.
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: nc43bsa on June 30, 2021, 08:56:07 AM
I believe the change in US truck length laws got rid of CO's.

In the mid-90s, the US laws changed from a maximum tractor-trailer length to a minimum first-to-last axle length, thereby making cab-overs obsolete.
Title: Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
Post by: Murray on June 30, 2021, 09:36:05 AM
Should mention that the tractor units are not the standard ones in the US or europe, If you see a name brand it will be locally assembled with a mish mash of imported and locally made parts, KW Mack, Frieghtliner, Volvo, I think Scania nto sure about MAN or Merc. There is not a lot of demand for tripple rated chassi's elsewhere in the world.