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Any one interested in 18 (or more) wheelers?

 
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Feb 26, 2017 05:38 |  #1

I've never know why they are called 18 wheelers, but here are some of mine collected around & about Western Australia.

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This one is from Albany in the state's south. The company is focussed on timber, but these trucks are carting wood chips destined for the Japanese market.

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Feb 26, 2017 05:41 |  #2

With the huge mining industry in Western Australia, there is a lot of heavy - Overwidth transport.

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No fun if you get stuck bheind one of these for a few klms!

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Feb 26, 2017 05:49 |  #3

Who needs tip trucks when you can tip up the whole road!?

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Again wood chips in Albany, bound for Japan. (See the small mountain of wood chips behind the truck?

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Feb 28, 2017 02:30 |  #4

No one?

Here's a couple more, then I'll give it up.

Road Train from Centurion Tspt. As it is pulling 3 Fridge Pans most likely to be groceries / foodstuffs for far north supermarkets.

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Very different one here, this is carrying Nitropril used in blasting in opencut mining.

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Thanks for looking!

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Feb 28, 2017 03:41 |  #5

Laughing Out Loud...
Oh You Aussies :rolleyes:


Nice images ..
Those are some BATrucks. .. ... :p


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Feb 28, 2017 04:43 |  #6

Keep them coming Gb, I love them.


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Feb 28, 2017 05:26 as a reply to  @ joayne's post |  #7

Thanks joayne. There are a few "unusual" configurations on Australian Roads! :-)


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Feb 28, 2017 05:27 as a reply to  @ A1original's post |  #8

Okie Dokie A1original. Thanks for looking!


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Feb 28, 2017 05:32 |  #9

Not much chance to pass these guys. The white van at the back is an escort, to stop ppl trying to sneak thru. There is another escort up the front & sometimes, they'll call you thru, on a blind bend, that gets a bit scary!

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The trays are of dump trucks heading up to a mine site.

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Feb 28, 2017 05:37 |  #10

82 wheels, 4 trailers 165 tonnes. But it's OK, they are limited to 100 klms/hr!
Best not to pull out in front of them though!

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Feb 28, 2017 08:26 |  #11

No one? Here's a couple more, then I'll give it up.

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Mar 01, 2017 06:46 |  #12

Thanks Photoguy, for your comment. OK, if there are a few interested people, I will keep going for a while.

This one has American connections, the satellite dish you see on the horizon is part of Aus / USA space monitoring. The truck is a Scania, pulling 3 20' containers, again heading north, this time out of Carnarvon.

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Mar 01, 2017 06:49 |  #13

Graham, just curious. Are these road trains only allowed on certain roads and at any time of the day?
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Mar 01, 2017 06:57 as a reply to  @ A1original's post |  #14

A1, they are allowed on major transport routes. There have been trials to allow them into the Perth (Capital city) metro area. It didn't do well, but up to 2 trailers are allowed in most (including metro) areas.

The allowable routes are also governed by bridge load limits. This is also an area of debate, the Governing Body (Main Roads Dept) are very protective of their infrastructure... ... maybe a bit too much sometimes! ;-)a


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Mar 01, 2017 11:19 |  #15

I don't have any photos in this category, but I wouldn't mind seeing more.


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