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Old December 10th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #341
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So?

i don't see anything special about those pics.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #342
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Those are Turnpike Doubles. Unheard of in most parts of Europe, but common in North America.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 05:54 PM   #343
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Those are Turnpike Doubles. Unheard of in most parts of Europe, but common in North America.
They're everywhere here in Chile.

They aren't that big compaired to a road train.
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Old December 10th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #344
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Obviously.

But every country has thier own "big" trucks.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #345
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Mmm... I wonder if Australian road trains have "normal" engines with 400-600 HP
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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #346
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There was an incident like that in my hometown a couple of years ago where a cyclist got run over by a truck because the driver couldn't see him in the mirrors. Cyclist died :/
Which is why I have seen large stickers on the backs of trailers, warning that the truck has large blind spots and may swing wide in order to turn. Generally geared towards motorists, but have seen a few geared towards cyclists.

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Just out of curiousity: What kind of power plants are fitted to these Australian monsters? Typically 60-ton loads in Europe are pulled by 550-700 hp Mercedes/Scania/Volvo/MAN trucks.
Similar sized engines in the trucks down under.

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Those are Turnpike Doubles. Unheard of in most parts of Europe, but common in North America.
Also known as a B train.
A Train: One tailer
B Train: Two trailers
C Train: Three trailers

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Mmm... I wonder if Australian road trains have "normal" engines with 400-600 HP
See second quote in my reply.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #347
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #348
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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:13 AM   #349
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That's REALLY awesome!!!

And AMAZING!
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Old December 16th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #350
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More heavy trucks here: http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/b...heavy-haulage/
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:39 PM   #351
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Parts of a small ferry in Tallinn:

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Old December 17th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #352
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This one is big too


Image is from: http://users.skynet.be/spotterfreak/airbusa380.html (it has nice Airbus A380 images too)


This one has the airbus A380 inside, so it must be really big (like the Tardis)


from http://members.casema.nl/goldewijk/
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Old December 19th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #353
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

One of the advantages of Canberra is that the roads are alot wider compared to other Australian cities. There is usually less traffic on the roads than the other cities, and little truck traffic.

It's lanes which are, in the main, wider than many other city's arterials, having been built usually to 3.7m wide. Many of the urban arterials have shoulders and the divided carriageways are often linemarked with the kerbside lane wider than the median lane.

You often see many semi-trailers move around the city without any problems, even during peak hours.



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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #354
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How come so many Australian trucks have round headlights? In the US, they switched from round headlights to square or rectangle in the early 70s, and in the early-mid-90s from rectangle to most any shape that looks nice.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #355
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How come so many Australian trucks have round headlights? In the US, they switched from round headlights to square or rectangle in the early 70s, and in the early-mid-90s from rectangle to most any shape that looks nice.
Yes get with the program Australia! Most of the new Australian Kenworth models are still built with the round headlights, but the modern exterior design of the trucks look ok.





here's some other pics of trucks in Australia...





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Old December 20th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #356
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A german Coca-Cola Christmas truck (in Dronninglund, Denmark)
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:14 AM   #357
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Truck in Borneo island Indonesia

Mining truck hauling coal.



Some highway still on gravel but it's solid so heavy truck could going through.
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Crossing the river by ferry, since the road infrastructure is minimum in the inland area.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #358
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Some 25.25 m trucks I spotted today in the Netherlands.

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Old March 18th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #359
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Old March 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #360
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Do you have anything else from Brazil to show except for googled pics? It's not a contest to post as much googled pics from Brazil in any thread as possible...
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