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Old February 6th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #501
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Single axle semitrailer:
We call those "city trailers" in the Netherlands as they are more suitable for city distribution (especially for large supermarkets which require a full truckload but are not very good accessible).
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Old February 6th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #502
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I have also seen a similar (but smaller) single axle semitrailer towed by a vehicle like a Mercedes Sprinter, or a similar one from anothe builder. Unfortunately I didn't manage to take a photo.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #503
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That's unusual for a trailer that size to be a single axle. Usually, anything over 20 ft have tandem axles. In Canada, a single axle semi trailer is called a "hotshot", as priority loads can be quickly loaded, transported and unloaded.

Saurer and Steyr. That's two names I haven't read about in a long time.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #504
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There are still a lot (considering their age) Saurer trucks in Switzerland, both cabover and with advanced engine like the snowplow. Also Steyr trucks can be often seen.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #505
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Neat on both counts.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #506
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A strange low profile semitrailer and two more conventionals trucks (Scania 113 H 340 and an Iveco). There are modified trucks to fit some small railway loading gauges, but this one is really too low (european rail loading gauges usually have a rounded top, so modified trucks have either a rounded top, or a flat one, but lower than usual).




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Old February 7th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #507
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That first one is used for transporting steel. It's so heavy they don't need all the space like a regular height trailer.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #508
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Dutch army truck:

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Old February 8th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #509
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Slovenian army truck used by Croatian army.

http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slika:T...HV_Tigrovi.jpg by Suradnik13

And one used by Serbian police.

http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...20080501085409 by Srđan Popović
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Verso, Verso. You don't know history. It's not Slovenian, but Yugoslovenian truck TAM 150
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Old February 8th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #511
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Verso, Verso. You don't know history. It's not Slovenian, but Yugoslovenian truck TAM 150
Last time I checked, "Yugoslovenia" didn't exist any more. And it's not like Slovenia didn't exist before 1991.
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just tipfeller,
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Old February 9th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #513
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Army trucking in Russia.











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Kraz, or Kamaz?

Nice pics BTW. I always find military movements like this interesting.
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That's unusual for a trailer that size to be a single axle. Usually, anything over 20 ft have tandem axles. In Canada, a single axle semi trailer is called a "hotshot", as priority loads can be quickly loaded, transported and unloaded.
Single axle trailers are only common in urban areas, you don't see them that much on motorways for instance. Mostly, they're also a few meters shorter. Normal trailers have 3 axles, sometimes 2 (but unlike american trucks, most tractors have only 2 axles) I don't get the difference between those trailers as it comes to speed.


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I have also seen a similar (but smaller) single axle semitrailer towed by a vehicle like a Mercedes Sprinter, or a similar one from anothe builder. Unfortunately I didn't manage to take a photo.
I guess you mean something like this?



These things are officially not considered as a truck, so you can drive them with just a BE-licence. Disadvantages: difficicult to manoevre if you haven't got experience with the bigger stuff, and the maximum payload is very low. I guess they're also more expensive than a regular box truck, I'm not sure about the last thing, though.
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Kraz, or Kamaz?
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Old February 9th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #517
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Single axle trailers are only common in urban areas, you don't see them that much on motorways for instance. Mostly, they're also a few meters shorter. Normal trailers have 3 axles, sometimes 2 (but unlike american trucks, most tractors have only 2 axles) I don't get the difference between those trailers as it comes to speed.

I guess you mean something like this?



These things are officially not considered as a truck, so you can drive them with just a BE-licence. Disadvantages: difficicult to manoevre if you haven't got experience with the bigger stuff, and the maximum payload is very low. I guess they're also more expensive than a regular box truck, I'm not sure about the last thing, though.
Neat. Well, the Mercedes/Dodge/Freightliner Sprinters are 1 tonne vehicles, so it could tow a fair size trailer.
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What is a common fuel capacity for a large semi-truck? I thought it was around 1000 liters, giving them a range of just over 3000 kilometers. However, on the Dutch A1 near the German border a truck got a tire blowout and ended up in the ditch and it was said he had 2800 liters of diesel leaking. That sounds very much to me. 2800 liters (and maybe he already consumed some) means he has a range of almost 10000 kilometers (or more than 3 weeks of continuous driving).
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That sounds about right, according to a friend. It all depends on the size of the fuel tanks. It's hard to tell nowadays, because there are so many variations.
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