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Articulated dump truck photos

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by JGS Parts, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. JGS Parts

    JGS Parts Senior Member

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    wow that would have been a fun ride taking off and leaving the back behind. well we are hoping that we will have our first one out for display at the end of march will be going into Vic in aus for testing. It will be interesting to see how it goes,
     
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    JGS Parts Senior Member

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    Mate the main reason why we dont do it in australia is just parts and things. honestly if i was american i would do it in america. you guys actually manufacture engines , axles , transmissions and things in australia we dont have anything . so if was to do it in australia i would still be importing all the parts into australia from china and where else. I have already stated that we would open a factory in australia if we ever got busy enough to do it.

    Also australia it is not easy for a small business to open up shop like it is in china because of the over heads and things. we estimated it would have cost at least 10-15 times more to open the factory in Australia compared to china.

    Also the articulation point in the loader sadly is different from the trucks as when a loader goes over the whole lot dose. we are just wanting to make the trucks safer would could do it the same way but its just not safe in my mind.
     
  3. dsmitht343

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    I didn't realize that about Aus. Importing would be no fun with shipping delays and such. I can understand the differences unique to use as far as articulation joints go. Thanks for enlightening me.
     
  4. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

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    I know some of the forestry machines have a similar hitch to the trucks in the centre. I think its the Rottnee harvesters that have a large bearing that all of the hoses and cables go through. This is not the most ideal setup because to replace it, EVERY hose and cable have to be unhooked and fed through the new bearing. I think the only way a bearing setup would work on a truck would be with hydraulic or electric drives.