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Overload of the Day

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Birken Vogt, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Truck Shop

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    Locomotives are electric motored-but who knows.
     
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    Let's change the terminology a little. The electric part is not the problem. Electric trucks could work fine. The battery is the problem. If it had an overhead catenary wire it could work fine. Of course with a load like that, it might be hard to get clearance.
     
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    Well in the case if those particular trucks what is being used for traction weight could be removed and rather monstrous batteries take there place.
     
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  4. Willie B

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    I'm not sure I understand how weight is transferred equally to all axles, maybe air suspension?
    We see giant transformers on US Route 7. They are a series of semi trailers with huge frames to pass the weight to mid point of each. I'll have to count next time, 16 axles if I remember. Those of course are small compared to this load.
     
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    I count 476 tires between trucks and trailers. I bought 8 drive tires a while back, I thought that sucked.
     
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    LOL boss is buying 8 for the trailer tomorrow. The current tire date codes are atrocious!
     
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  7. Truck Shop

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    I just bought 300.
     
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    The one's I've been around were hydraulic suspension. Most of them, the axles are all steering axles. Some have hydraulic drive sections. If I remember right, the one I was around was a Goldhofer.
     
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    That's why I can't get any of those Yokohama you like so much you gobbled them all up!
    Now I'm stuck with the off-brand tires :p
     
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    Ahh nothing wrong with that other than where's the guy with the 2 orange flags waving frantically beside the forklift?:D
     
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    I heard the fork truck driver ask if he wanted the load split between both sides and the guy said no, I only have one ratchet strap.
     
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    Well this is not one I saw in person but it's a screen grab of a Youtube post by a person riding around Southern Africa by motorcycle, This one was just out side the capital of Zimbabwe.
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    One of those times you would be glad you had that second cup of coffee before heading out in the morning. No side racks with bags stacked high.

    Another view, looks like the load was held on with four ratchet straps!

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    It looks like that load Zimm'ed and Bob'ed Away.
     
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    Surprised that the looters aren't swarming over it already.
     
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    Well it happens right here in the states too-

    1988 Grant county side of Vantage bridge semi rolled on the curve. Beer every where, people stopping and packing off case after case.
    1989 mp 4 I-82 semi crashed with several other vehicles-full load of cigarettes. Everybody was packing them off including law enforcement
    and emt's and dot. FBI showed up made everyone put all cigs back. Each pack was unstamped and federal tax was unpaid. It was fun
    watching the men in blue get caught looting.
     
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    I'd never steal cigarettes. Not likely I'd scoop up beer. Now, a truckload of Jim Beam, or Jameson's, I might be tempted.
     
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    I couldn't care if it were Glenlivet, ain't mine didn't pay for it. Besides I haven't drank for 13 years, waste of time. IMO
     
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    You sound like my father: "If it don't belong to you, LEAVE IT ALONE!

    I've always followed that advice......with a few exceptions.
    Excavator left early on a home renovation job, left too much dirt on the uphill side of a million dollar house. A big thunder storm hit, water was running in a cellar window. I used the excavator to divert the water.

    Same business owner (excavator), different job, we arrived to pull cable, no operator. I used excavator to bury the end of the conduit.

    Cell phones don't much work where I work.
     
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