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Any one interested in 18 (or more) wheelers?

 
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Mar 04, 2017 06:51 |  #16

This is an unusual combination. 120 tonnes, there used to be an intermediate license, you could drive one of these on any rigid drivers license. That's all changed, now you need an MC (Multi Combination) licence.

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Mar 04, 2017 14:15 |  #17

I usually don't get a chance to snap these but I was a passenger this time. Very heavy haulers someplace on I-80 in Iowa, USA
BTW- I didn't see that the question was answered, but in the USA, most tractor-trailer combinations have 18 wheels, so they all get that name


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Mar 04, 2017 17:17 as a reply to  @ Capn Jack's post |  #18

when it came time to put new rubber,,,on the old jalopee,,,I think I would be leaving town in the middle of the night !


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Jul 17, 2018 08:51 |  #19

Hey, back again! A couple more from the highways & byways of Western Australia.

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I quite liked this one, so I decided to "arty' on it, I came up with this one:-

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Jul 17, 2018 09:43 |  #20

Road trains are a uniquely Aussie thing, so there aren't a ton of folks here grabbing shots of 'em. But, they're always interesting and somewhat monolithic in view so keep it up and thanks for sharing :)


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Jul 19, 2018 00:50 |  #21

Here are a couple of really "Outback" trucks. I'd guess 150 klms from the nearest town & 1,500 klms from the state's capitol.

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A dirty "Fox"

Here is a stock truck, I'd guess up that way he'd be hauling cattle. Just looked & only 2 decks, so it would be cattle, sheep would be 3 or maybe 4 decks.
If you get off the main highways, there are a lot of dirt roads & the only way you can pass is if the truckie knows you are there & signals for you to go. Then it is blind trust hoping nothing is coming! That combined with thte stones he is bound to throw at you may be better to hang back, or find a scenic place to stop & have a picnic.

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Jul 19, 2018 04:52 |  #22

Would love to see some nice show trucks too. I love seeing custom peterbilt 389's.


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Jul 19, 2018 05:33 |  #23

Snydremark wrote in post #18664566 (external link)
Road trains are a uniquely Aussie thing, so there aren't a ton of folks here grabbing shots of 'em. But, they're always interesting and somewhat monolithic in view so keep it up and thanks for sharing :)

I'm not quite sure what your definition of a road train is but triple trailer rigs are common in many US states -Or at least the ones I visit anyways :-) in just this year I have seen them in AZ, ID, NV and MT … I know I saw them in Kansas a year or two ago as well.




  
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Jul 19, 2018 06:10 |  #24

monty28428 wrote in post #18665793 (external link)
I'm not quite sure what your definition of a road train is but triple trailer rigs are common in many US states -Or at least the ones I visit anyways :-) in just this year I have seen them in AZ, ID, NV and MT … I know I saw them in Kansas a year or two ago as well.

The images so far are "short" road trains.

Here are an examples of a longer ones:
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Jul 19, 2018 08:26 |  #25

I can't imagine the engine power those trucks must have to pull that kind of loads.




  
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Jul 19, 2018 08:43 |  #26

This is fantastic, with the dust cloud pulling off the side and obscuring most of the rig. I would suggest trying a slightly square crop on this one to move only the left border over to right before the shadow from the dust cloud begins; this would help punch it up with slightly more focus on the truck than the empty space to the left. It also looks like a really good candidate for an aluminum print.


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Jul 19, 2018 13:33 |  #27

monty28428 wrote in post #18665793 (external link)
I'm not quite sure what your definition of a road train is but triple trailer rigs are common in many US states -Or at least the ones I visit anyways :-) in just this year I have seen them in AZ, ID, NV and MT … I know I saw them in Kansas a year or two ago as well.

Partially, as another post pointed out, size/magnitude. These setups can be a lot larger, heavier and longer over there [OP can correct here, too].

However, the original comment was based more on the cultural aspect, as well as the level to which these things are taken. Look closely at the roads/environs that those drivers take their rigs through on a daily basis. You won't normally find a triple rig running down '2 lane', dirt road here; rarely, if ever, even on a standard, 2-lane blacktop.

It's sort of like bush pilots and saying there's nothing unique/extraordinary about what they do because you see Cessna's flying out the local airport all the time.


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Jul 19, 2018 17:30 |  #28

Thank you to all for the comments.

Capn Jack wrote in post #18665805 (external link)

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Snydremark wrote in post #18666057 (external link)

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monty28428 wrote in post #18665793 (external link)

are all correct, there are far bigger trucks than this on mines & other "private roads" in Aus. The ones I have posted are common on public roads in Australia, particularly Western Australia.

Thanks to Snydremark for the editing advice, I'll give it a go when I have some time.

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I can't imagine the engine power those trucks must have to pull that kind of loads.

Sibil, older trucks have 450 HP, but the newer Volvo trucks have up to 700 HP (Not sure what measurement you use in the US)

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Would love to see some nice show trucks too. I love seeing custom peterbilt 389's.

205gli, I have seen Peterbuilt over here, but not common at all they are a rarity. The biggest slice of this market is owned by Kenworth & then Mack.


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Jul 22, 2018 18:44 |  #29

This guy delivers fuel & oils all over the state. I travel quite a lot & I have seen him in many different places.

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There can't be many painted like this!

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Jul 22, 2018 19:56 |  #30

One from the Territory. Triple cattle transport crossing the tiny bridge at the lower Finniss River crossing south-west of Darwin. And yes, my camera needed a good clean after these shots.


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