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Amazing log trailer technology .

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Iron Horse, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse Senior Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I'm not sure , but i would think he would get 20 ton on the tri's , 16.5 ton on the drive and 6 ton on the steer for a combined weight of 62.5 ton (you can also get a permit to get 22.5 ton on the tri's if they are airbag under the road friendly suspension program). I'd guess the truck would weigh 10 ton with double chassis rails , fuel and chains etc. the front trailer would be around 6 ton and the jinker say 4 ton . So a 42.5 ton payload would be close to the mark .

    dozerdave , climb in the cab with a log truck driver and be his offsider when you can , working in the bush is about as good as it gets . You will gain a wealth of knowledge keeping your eyes and ears open and may kick start a career in the forests .
  2. Hendrik

    Hendrik Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Adelaide South Australia
    Driving a log truck is a very difficult job, requiring a lot of experience. Lot of the stuff these drivers do makes the ice road truckers look like they are driving a Sunday school bus.
    If that is what you want to, stick at it and get an offsider job. Not for the faint hearted.
    Remember, not a lot of bitumen in the logging world.
    These B and C doubles would do the easy side of things, you do not want to take a C down a steep dirt track.
  3. pecpower1

    pecpower1 New Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    belleview florida
    that looks like a good invention
  4. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    Lawrence, KS