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Old August 15th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #401
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Some brazilian trucks:

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Old August 21st, 2010, 07:12 PM   #402
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Another "LZV" (25.25m) truck in the Netherlands.

Location: A28 motorway near Staphorst
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A "convoy exceptionnel" (I doubt if it's really a CE) carrying fruits from the Greenery to the north of the Netherlands.
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A Benny Wezenberg truck. This one will supply an Albert Heijn supermarket.
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Old August 21st, 2010, 11:42 PM   #403
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Convoy exceptionnel in England. Blue one has interesting numberplate.







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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #404
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Transport of two cars of the Davos-Parsenn funicular up to 2700 m above sea level: http://la1.rsi.ch/home/networks/la1/...low#tabEdition

The vehicle run 3.3 km/h uphill and 0.5 km/h downhill, the cars were too heavy (17 tonnes) to be transported with an helicopter.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #405
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Trucking the antennae (100 tons each) of ALMA astronomic facility on site, at almost 5000m of altitude in the Chilean Andes:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...lma-telescope/

Due to extreme altitude, vehicles are pressurized.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #406
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I've read regular combustion engines don't work very well at altitudes over 4.000 meters.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #407
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Quote:
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I've read regular combustion engines don't work very well at altitudes over 4.000 meters.
Here are the specs of ALMA Transporters:
http://www.eso.org/sci/publications/...r-no132-23.pdf

They don't explain it very well, they just say that they are equipped with 2 500kW diesel engines, functioning at 320kW at 5000m.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 12:45 PM   #408
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There is only about 60% of normal atmospheric pressure at 4000 m. Still, engines do work, but power output is reduced compared to normal altitudes (no different as with people).
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Old September 16th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #409
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Trucks on the waiting line for the Paranagua's Harbour in southern Brazil.

They transport soybeans for 2,000 kilometers and have to wait lines of 15 kilometers in a 40 C weather.

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Old September 16th, 2010, 02:32 AM   #410
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Brazilian trucks again
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Old September 16th, 2010, 10:56 AM   #411
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brazil could do with some railroads...
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Old September 16th, 2010, 11:00 AM   #412
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Yep, trucking bulk goods (like sugarcane or soybeans) thousands of kilometers is not very efficient.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #413
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We know, it's just the lobby of the automoblistic industry from the US, Germany and others that always corrupted our week governament to stop building new railways... and keep selling trucks, cars.
The results? Nowadays more than 70% of our economy depend on roads to keep moving... our products cost more than it should.. and rich countries keep getting wealthier and we still stuck in this third world misery... we just don't take advantage of our potential.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 06:28 PM   #414
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Another LZV (Long, Heavy Truck) with three containers.

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A Mack truck working as a shock absorber to prevent collisions between cars and road workers at emergency repairs.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 06:54 PM   #415
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What is the central axe on the first photo?
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:14 PM   #416
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They need to lift certain axles to comply with axle load regulation. They can now divide the weight of the truck over the right axles. For example, if the containers are empty (which looks like it), they lift certain axles. If it is heavy, they need to drop more axles to prevent damage to the pavement.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 08:10 PM   #417
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Thank you. This system is common, but I have never seen an axle so spaced from the others on the rear (maybe because it is steering?).
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Old September 21st, 2010, 08:22 PM   #418
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I think the last two containers are on one individual trailer. This type of trailer is not commonly used for other purposes than LZV.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:11 PM   #419
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The first vehicle is a normal truck with 3 axles. Then there is certainly an indipendent dolly, and then this strange 1+3 axles trailer. The "medium" axle may also be used only to park the trailer when there isn't the dolly, just like this.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 10:27 PM   #420
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It doesn't look like a dolly to me. LZV's with dolly's do exist, but this seems to be a mega trailer of 12 - 13 m length.

Look at the layout-sticker on the back:
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