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Your Lowboy Pictures Wanted

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by AJsOffroad, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Essayons

    Essayons Well-Known Member

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    Haha, he told me some of his outlaw hauling stories and I have no doubt they were true!
     
  2. NZ Logger

    NZ Logger Active Member

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    Heavy Aussie spec truck we have had in NZ for two years now. 240 tonne chassis rating
     

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  3. JPV

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    Wow, that's a nice rig! What drivetrain does it have and what are the finned aluminium looking things on the drive axle hubs? I have never seen those before.
     
  4. Junkyard

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    Planetary rears on it I’m sure. They do stuff bada$$ there. I’d love to come move some big iron down under!
     
  5. NZ Logger

    NZ Logger Active Member

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    Yep SISU hub reduction diffs, 18 speed RR box and Cummins 620hp up front
     
  6. NZ Logger

    NZ Logger Active Member

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  7. JPV

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    Here was what I had on the other day, nothing compared to those though!
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  8. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    G..G..G..Granville...........!!
    Can't recall if I ever posted these before.

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  9. JPV

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    Nige wins! How far were you going that it made sense to go to that much trouble of hauling them instead of roading?
     
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  10. Nige

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    G..G..G..Granville...........!!
    The loader was going about 1200km, the truck about 500km IIRC. It was a while ago.
    The back story is that it was far more difficult & time-consuming to assemble machines on customer's sites because of a heap of things. Paperwork, safety, distances, etc. We came to the conclusion that it was easier & far cheaper to assemble everything in the yard then throw it on a lowboy and deliver it in one piece to the customer. Here's a couple of photos showing what the yard looked like back in the day.
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  11. Theweldor

    Theweldor Senior Member

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    But.... Why so many spare tires? Lol
     
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  12. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    When the nearest mobile tyre fitter is probably somewhere around 300 miles away from where you break down you carry as many spare tyres as you think you might need (and probably a few extra just to be on the safe side), because sure as Hell if you have to change one it's down to the truck crew and what they're carrying with them. The highways are miles & miles of this, even gas stations can be as much as 150 miles apart ..........

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  13. The Peej

    The Peej Well-Known Member

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    WOW that is a lot of nothing
     
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  14. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    Driest desert in the world if you believe what's written on the internet. 40,000 square miles of nothing - apart from copper, gold, lithium, & nitrates.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Desert
    I used to chuckle when folks in South-Western US would talk about the "desert". I used to tell them "what you have here isn't desert, things grow in it."
     
  15. HATCHEQUIP

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    Now that looks like the kind of road that could induce a person to, ahh, shall we say turn the pony's loose and let um have their head.
     
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  16. Nige

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    My "normal cruising speed" was usually 130-140km/h - the speed limit was 100km/h. The problem with that was that whenever you were least expecting it you'd barrel round one of the few corners and find a cop car coming the other way, and they ALWAYS had their radars switched on. Don't ask me how I know this ........ :(:(
     
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  17. Showpony

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    our C500
     

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  18. mitch504

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    Used bridge dealership? :D
     
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  19. farmerlund

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    E6C7B0C3-6D18-448C-B474-5AF732452F10.jpeg Dragging the D8 around.
     
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  20. HATCHEQUIP

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    I guess SHOWPONY wins for best or most modern art display :D
     
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