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Old 06-29-2019, 07:44 PM
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Interesting truck concept

I can't remember where I saw these photos but it made me go WTF... An interesting concept, However I am not fond of a claustrophobia design.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:35 PM
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That is damn bizzare! Being it is HORRIBLE for aerodynamics. I am very surprised anyone would do that these days, 30-40 years ago, yeah, but not now.

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Old 06-30-2019, 05:37 AM
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WOW!!!
Wouldn't want to run into the back of another trailer with that but then again I guess you would go under it, LOL
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ok i give up

i'm not a trucker so what is that... sleeper ?
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:19 PM
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Fock that sheet
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That looks very similar to the vehicle that they use at Newport News Shipbuilding to move aircraft carrier modules around.
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That cant be legal!! Crazy design. lol.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:01 AM
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Legal!
Of course it’s legal!
In Australia!
Found this in a search.
https://m.facebook.com/pg/DJB-Towing...ernal&mt_nav=0
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Figured it wasn't in America, as it is very illegal to not have marker lights on the container.

And my second thought was, I wouldn't be in that coffin when the crane operator "set" the box on the chassis. I hauled those damned things for a few winters and had cranes drop the box on a trailer chassis hard enough to bounce me in my truck. I can imagine how that would feel in that little cube...
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can you imagine running over a tire that blew off a semi trailer?
makes my butt pucker
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Or how about hitting a skunk with that cab...
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Place across from my work has one tractor dedicated to moving trailers around on the grounds. Its different looking, might be electric. My thought was that the thing in the pic might not be a rig for over the road but possibly something that facilitates loading of ships or trains or who knows, but that was caught driving on the road somewhere. Perhaps only a short distance. But all those wipers might mean different. A deer hit could spell easy death with that rig though, so no thanks I will pass too.
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Place across from my work has one tractor dedicated to moving trailers around on the grounds. Its different looking, might be electric. My thought was that the thing in the pic might not be a rig for over the road but possibly something that facilitates loading of ships or trains or who knows, but that was caught driving on the road somewhere. Perhaps only a short distance. But all those wipers might mean different. A deer hit could spell easy death with that rig though, so no thanks I will pass too.
I think your right. There are no marker lights that would be required for it to be street legal.

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I don't know if they have many deer in Australia, but a kangaroo would definitely destroy that cab.

Sounds like the truck that moves trailers is a spotter. Special built with hydraulic pin lock and the 5th wheel raises and lowers, so the jockey doesn't need to wind the landing gear up or down.

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Anything’s possible where it runs about.
It’s in Townsville. Up the east coast of Australia.
No deer to worry about. Just Roos and Koala bears.
Saw a similar low slung tractor like that at Wellington NZ ferry terminal. They had a 5th wheel shoe on the roof. Only about 8 feet in length. Diesel powered. Control by one or two joysticks. Operators drove them with both legs hanging out in the breeze. Used to allow the trailers to turn in their own length. The ferry loaded on one end only. They’d drive down one side, make a tight turn and park tightly togethor. With no long tractors they hauled more trailers. The trailers were delivered to the terminal and dropped off. The mini-tractors loaded/unloaded them and more over the road tractors picked them up on the South Island.
Quite an efficient system.
I’ve been searching for my pics but haven’t found them yet or I’d post some.
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