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RaaArtyGunner

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When is aTrain not a Train
« on: January 26, 2012, 12:52:43 PM »

When it is a OZ cattle train,


Road Trains

This is a recent email sent regarding the cattle trains at Helen Springs Station.

There are interesting statistics. 

There are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per trailer;

Therefore there are 102 decks of cattle and there would be approximately

28 cattle per deck; This totals 2,856 head of cattle

The cattle will weigh approximately 500kg each (1102.3 lbs.)

The sale price for cattle at Longreach is approx. 165c/kg (75c/lb.)

Each animal will therefore be sold at $825.

Total revenue from this analysis is $2,356,200

Another interesting fact:

Each trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres

The truck plus lead trailer have 12 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres and 10 tyres on the truck

For the 72 truck/trailer combos there are 6,192 tyres on the road

Road trains loading cattle at Helen Springs Station, north of Tennant Creek NT
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stubbsy

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Re: When is aTrain not a Train
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 01:13:57 PM »

Or when its a replacement bus service
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nhp651

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Re: When is aTrain not a Train
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 08:31:41 PM »

Imagine trying to overtake that lot in a Daehoo Matiz {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Norseman

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Re: When is aTrain not a Train
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 05:08:54 PM »

When is aTrain not a Train

When it's Neil's train of thought  ;) {-)

Dave
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