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07-17-2019 07:46 AM
CrashFarmer2
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Or how about hitting a skunk with that cab...
OK, I just can't help myself.



I've driven one of those weird car hauling cabovers with the low slung cab but that is extreme! I thought it was under the trailer going the other way until I blew the pictures up and saw that was the driver under there!
07-07-2019 08:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
How about dog instead? Suits me better. That does look about like the truck by work. All I know about it is I want to rip the backup beeper off the damn thing in the interest of sanity preservation.
Oh, man, I know what you mean, I HATE beepers !!!! I listened to them in my construction work for 20 years. I had to have one on my Pete to do state funded work too. I wired it thru a switch in the cab to turn it off when I was backing into my yard, or anywhere that it wasn't required.
07-07-2019 10:08 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
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.

How about dog instead? Suits me better. That does look about like the truck by work. All I know about it is I want to rip the backup beeper off the damn thing in the interest of sanity preservation.
07-06-2019 10:15 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by RWENUTS View Post
Anythingís possible where it runs about.
Itís 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. Theyíd 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.
Iíve been searching for my pics but havenít found them yet or Iíd post some.

Pm sent, also the container cranes are operated by Hilton haulage, giggle them and you might find something.

Russ
07-06-2019 08:47 PM
RWENUTS 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.
07-06-2019 08:37 PM
Too Many Projects 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.

07-06-2019 08:12 PM
John long
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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.

John
07-06-2019 04:25 PM
idrivejunk 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.
07-06-2019 02:35 PM
Too Many Projects Or how about hitting a skunk with that cab...
07-06-2019 12:52 PM
ogre can you imagine running over a tire that blew off a semi trailer?
makes my butt pucker
07-06-2019 06:22 AM
Too Many Projects 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...
07-01-2019 07:01 AM
RWENUTS Legal!
Of course it’s legal!
In Australia!
Found this in a search.
https://m.facebook.com/pg/DJB-Towing...ernal&mt_nav=0
06-30-2019 11:21 PM
tjetz1 That cant be legal!! Crazy design. lol.
06-30-2019 03:43 PM
cozwurth That looks very similar to the vehicle that they use at Newport News Shipbuilding to move aircraft carrier modules around.
06-30-2019 02:19 PM
WABOOM Fock that sheet
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