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Australian Road Trains

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Dirty Water, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    These guys are crazy:


    Some of them pull 10+ trailers.

  2. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 923

    I guess the DOT has some pretty lax rules down there when it comes to towing in some areas. LOL
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,613

    I dont see how it is possible to turn with all of those trailers...they would be all over the road.
  4. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    What I dont see, is how the hell that tractor can pull all them things unless he's doing about 10mph, in 1st gear, and has like 1000 hp under the hood.
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    As an Aussie, I reckon its a load of poo poo! Probably just done for a record!
    Them trailers are for transporting cattle etc!

    There is no way in hell that would be aloud on the roads here!

    Interesting pic though! Didnt know there was grass to be mowed in Bourke!
  6. DKinWA

    DKinWA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I wonder how long it'd take to release the brakes on all the trailers :eek:
  7. lawnsbyrj

    lawnsbyrj LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    those tractors are like 3 times as big as a north american. they have a special on discovery channel (or something) that shows them.
    I THINK that they are hooked up on straight roads and pull till they reach teh area and drop trailers on the main highway to be picked up by smaller trucks, like trains do here
  8. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    I could pull that train with my granddaughter's bicycle. Getting that mess rolling is not the problem. STOPPING it is the real mess. Notice that everything is TRI-AXLE, probably each and every axle has it's own braking system. Everyone of those trailers follows the one in front, and the front one follows the tractor. All is well, when you are going forward. Let's see someone try to back that mess up.
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    ok, the stopping issue is VERY true. I'd imagine thats like a freight train, you gotta start backing off and applying the brakes like 2 miles before the point you wish to stop at. now backing that whole mess up, and actually getting it where you want while its all hitched up, I think may be just about impossible, or at the bare minimum its something that'll make you want a keg to help lessen the headache of it.
  10. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Now to make that look more realistic. They need to have a person on a cell phone, pull out in front of that truck.

    So do they need a caboose?:)

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