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Offline Tom

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

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #1 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:
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 08:39:50 PM »
They need the rolling inertia to run over 'roos.   :grin:
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 08:43:22 PM »
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #4 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...
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 10:29:48 PM »
They can also be reversed.

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2021, 07:18:33 AM »
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Good lord!  Four trailers........... ..

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

DEATH   TRAP.    :evil:

That there's funny....... :grin:

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2021, 11:37:43 AM »
There's a reason these rigs are called 'road trains'....
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2021, 04:13:12 PM »
World record longest road train record. 😳  45 trailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyhNyA_czK8
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2021, 09:02:55 PM »
Not as long, but pretty impressive.

And VERY heavy.

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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Longest Legal Truck in Australia.
« Reply #17 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.

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