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warspite

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Re: Big diggers trucks and bulldozers.... and a couple of tractors!
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2008, 09:00:10 PM »

this is the biggest bit of plant i am currently allowed to drive.... :(

http://www.agrimachinetrader.co.uk/picture2.php?pic=/57/telehandlers61.jpg

I,ve driven a bobcat 7.5tonne version of that, great fun to "crab", best part when driving it, was driving in reverse with 10 centre island  poles at 7 metres (the pedestrian refuges you get on a normal road with a high white globe at the top and a bollard at each end), the gap i was going through was 7.5 metres between bushes on one side and the building, why the best job, i had only passed my fork lift test 5 weeks earlier and was one of three willing to drive it - oh those were the days ( 6 years ago)
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Re: Big diggers trucks and bulldozers.... and a couple of tractors!
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2008, 02:11:39 PM »

This is one of the vehicles I have driven lately.

Pulls 30 tons of paving bricks.


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Re: Big diggers trucks and bulldozers.... and a couple of tractors!
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2008, 11:24:52 AM »

Seaspray,

With 30 ton of pavers on the trailer,
and you went out on the street you
would be booked for over loading as
a single axle cannot handle that much weight.......

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Re: Big diggers trucks and bulldozers.... and a couple of tractors!
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2008, 12:34:14 PM »


Seaspray, is that one of those yard tractor units that has a hydraulic lift 'Fifth wheel' coupling thingy that connects to the
trailer pin thingy and lifts the whole trailer up, legs 'n all?
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2008, 02:14:16 PM »

Right as usual Martin.

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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2008, 11:17:02 PM »

I was watching a programme on the telly the other night about the semi drivers who drive over the frozen lakes and through the snow etc to resupply the mines in north Canada. Wow they are brave people. It showed that as the trucks drove over the ice on the lakes it would crack under the weight. But being so thick and constant movement by the trucks they did not sink. It takes a brave man to do that knowing that only a few feet of ice is between you and a potential icy death.

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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2008, 02:54:28 AM »

I was watching a programme on the telly the other night about the semi drivers who drive over the frozen lakes and through the snow etc to resupply the mines in north Canada. Wow they are brave people. It showed that as the trucks drove over the ice on the lakes it would crack under the weight. But being so thick and constant movement by the trucks they did not sink. It takes a brave man to do that knowing that only a few feet of ice is between you and a potential icy death.

Regards David

Certainly takes one of a strong intestinal fortitude. Its interesting the ice action as a truck passes over it. The ice will form a wave as water would around a boat, hence the speed of the trucks has to be kept relatively slow to allow time for the ice wave to adjust. Going to fast will break up the ice.
  There are more ice roads in the north than one would imagine, however, many are across muskeg which is like hard ground during the depths of winter.

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« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2008, 09:46:31 AM »

Martin  For. Admin.

Pulling weights is the load + trailer. It can pull a load more ,trust me on this.

The trailer is plated to 26 tons the load is 1.1.tons times 24,well within spec.

This is a Kalmar Tug built in America autobox, 4 gears. and you can lift the 5 wheel with a lever in the cad.

Also it has a dump valve for the air, making it easy to work with the airlines (on and off) It latches up automatically and a knob in the cab unlatches the trailer. Not built for road going as its states in the cad. For shunting or harbour work.

There is no suspension on the rear axle but have another knob to lower the rear end 4 inch, if required.
I have been told the 5th wheel can lift 60 tons. When I look at the 2 rams under it and they're are about 10inch in dia I believe this is possible. It also has a sterio/cd player.

Entrance to the catwalk is by a sliding door on the rear of the cab and a closer picture of him.

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Re: Big diggers trucks and bulldozers.... and a couple of tractors!
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2008, 12:10:53 PM »

What?
No copy of the Sun newspaper on page 3 to block your view?
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2008, 03:01:37 PM »

They're all in the roof rack (above the front window) and  include, model boats ,marine modelling, and other books on building models.  :-))

But never the Sun.   ;D

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