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Discussion in 'Off Road Haul Trucks' started by Hank R, Apr 4, 2022.

  1. Hank R

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    On January 22 this year I received from my cousin. His friend was driving the pusher truck, when the Jeep tires hooked the snow cone and sucked then off the road. on damage to truck frame.

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    My friend Don hauling a Cat truck from the factory to Northern Alberta. Dec 19. 2019

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    Are you sure that's not a Komatsu chassis.?
    It doesn't look like any Cat mining truck chassis I've ever seen.
     
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    You may be correct, Have not seen a newer Cat truck in years with my eyes as I have been wrong many times...Now have to figure out how to move it to correct location.
     
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    Maybe just change the name of the thread ?
     
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    I have a couple pictures of Cat Truck at Logan Lake BC. They the shop are converting and rebuild to autonomous and one can still put a driver in the cab.

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    In the first pix, you'd think the Haul truck would have handled that road better than the tow rig did.....:D
     
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    The small truck shop where mine crew is doing the conversion to autonomous 6 mechanics two welders takes a month.

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    I agree. Logically the truck would seem to be less of a road hazard driving itself at a reasonable speed than it is to have a chassis on a lowboy that apparently has to be a half-mile long to comply with bridge laws. This is especially true whenever the lowboy gets to a road junction where it needs a minimum of a half-hour to make a turn.
     
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    Those tires doo look a wee bit smooth though.
    I want to go on record here.....I ain't gonna be the one putting chains on that truck.....:D
     
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    We used to run them on the highway. This is a 797 going up to Escondida in Chile. About 70 miles give or take, and 10% adverse grades at certain points. Far easier than putting it on a lowboy.

     
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    ...and Grandpa left his left blinker on.....:D
     
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    SOP when doing anything like that. Hazard flashers must be on.
     
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    Too bad we couldn't get the Stig to test it.....:D
     
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    Ah the good old days when there was a shortage of tyres for large off-highway trucks.

    Digressing - I came across this Facebook group for the last opencast coal mine I worked at in the late 1970s before moving to work overseas.
    A lot of familiar names and photos. A lot of equipment from the "good old days" that people here will recognize including haul trucks from Cat, Terex, Euclid, & Komatsu.
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    The one that had me wetting myself was regarding The Gypo (gypsy), one of the dozer drivers.
    "One comes to mind looking at the rain. Night shift the dumpers were rained off and about 2:00am me and Bob Lee got a call to the wipers on The Gypo's dozer. Pull the Landrover alangside and Bob jumped out and pulled himself up onto the dozer and let out a gasp. He pulled the cab door open and in his best John le Mesurier voice said to the Gypo "You really are the most disgusting f**king creature I have ever come across. Turns out that The Gypo had sh1t on to the track and not bothered to pull foward to dislodge it, and Bob had put his hand right in it when he climbed up."
     
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    May 20, 2013 my step son sent me these pictures, of this super water tank which the DOT road sided for a week till they got the permits all sorted out near Kamloops. This swimming pool was going to the Highland Valley Mine near Logan Lake to go on a Cat 793 D truck.
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    From Ground Force out of Post Falls, Idaho
     
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    Should've put in a link - https://gfworldwide.com/
    The tank in Hank's photo isn't even the biggest one they build. There is one available to go on a 400-ton class truck.
     
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    Could use one of those to fill new swimming pools real fast I bet!
     
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