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Interesting trailer

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by Nige, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

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    Better get a crew cab, on that tractor, you'll need it, to hold the choir of Philadelphia liars er lawyers, that it would take to get it past a MD weigh station...;)
     
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  2. Nige

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    Came across this today - must've been a fun job bearing in mind the width of the roads.

     
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    When that got to it's destination I would have looked at the paper work and said "Wait, that's the wrong one!"
     
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    I thought the reason they got rid of cab overs was the driver was usually the first one to the accident.
     
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  5. Nige

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    I think cabovers have moved forward a tad since those days .............. strange that outside North America by far the largest proportion of Class 8 trucks on the road are cabovers.

     
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    I thank it changed with overall length regulations. This was one of the first conventionals in fleets around here. KIMG0925.jpeg With a 48 foot trailer and 44,000 Lbs load it was border line. If you positioned the filth wheel to axle the weight with fuel it was over length. When set for proper length ( 60 feet ) it was over weight on the steer.
    That was for some state roads and bridge laws are different in others.
    Then 53 foot trailers were allowed on Interstate but ticketed when traveling even a a half mile more to a shipper.
    Allowable lengths changed over the years and now most everyone wants a conventional.
     
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  7. Nige

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    In a word, tidy.........
    As per the old saying "Never late with a V8"

     
  8. Nige

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    I couldn't for the life of me figure out how he got that rig in & out of the woods without neatly removing the light bar under the front bumper with the first rock until I saw this video and found out it was a flip-up (see the video @ 3:07) and it all makes sense. AFAIK Scania must be the only truck manufacturer left in the world producing a V8 engine for their basic product line.

     
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    I had wondered the same thing but didn't imagine the 'neat' part !
     
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    Still can't beat a good ol' C-16 powered C500 tridrive for logging.
     
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  11. Nige

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    The Scandinavians would most likely disagree...and the noise of the V8 beats the C15 hands down.
     
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    Its interesting the difference you get in Europe and north America for the exact same job
     
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  13. DIYDAVE

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    Cool video! Of course, there's always a lot to be said for driver skills, too!

     
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    Is that a steerable trailer? The wheels looked offset from the bunk in the video at about 3:22 when he was backing in. Never seen a steerable pole trailer before. Probable easily done with a hydraulic cylinder turning the back bunk if mounted on a swivel.
     
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  15. Nige

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    It certainly appears to be. Seen from above with the drone some of the turns he was making, especially when reversing, would have been impossible if the bogie wasn’t steerable. Also I think I caught sight of the bogie steering control panel (under the steering wheel?) somewhere in the second video.
     
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    It is steerable. According to the catalogue it looks like a Faymonville Flexmax Z2. See Page 9.
    https://www.maxtrailer.eu/files/88686.pdf
    Despite the French-sounding name Faymonville are actually a German company.
     
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    I really hope the Scania V-8 has improved since the days of the infamous Case 4994 4wd farm tractor in the early 90s. Those were nothing to write home about.
     
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  18. Nige

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    Greatest on-highway truck engine ever invented - IMHO. Damn near unburstable.
    No idea how they would perform in a piece of farm machinery.
     
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    Well this E-9 Mack power was a pretty tough engine as far as on/off highway and the Series 60 is right in there too.

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    Most reasons why you don't see cab overs in the U.S., Drivers are living in their rigs and need the room plus it gets old climbing up and down a COE. It gets really difficult climbing up a COE when
    your hands are full with fried chicken and four German dogs with all the fix'ins and juggling a 48 oz wash tub full of pop. :)