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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2581 by pv83 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:38 pm

Didn't Econofreight had such a spaghetti Mack in the fleet?

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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2582 by Neversweat » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm

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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2583 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks Steve :thumbup: I have seen that photo before from one of the Heavy Haulage books?

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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2584 by pv83 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Cheers Steve, that's the one mate :claphands:

Interesting looking trailer as well, looks like a Nicolas?


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2585 by pv83 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:53 pm

dpan wrote:The good pictures posted Oct 1 by pv83 show the trailers with removable rear wheel assemblies. Every time time see pictures of that style trailer, float, lowboy, wonder what was the method of retention and procedure for removal and reinstall. Must have been brutal to remove and install on uneven soft surface. No wonder over the side loading and unloading was done. Must be some contributors to this forum that experienced that task.


Sadly there are not many left who'd worked with such equipment... colluegue of mine used to drive a Nooteboom with knock out axles when they were first introduced (Aye, it's been a while...), he told me once he'd forgotten to lock the axle properly, so after some cornering the left leg swung out... heartbeat raising moment that was apparently...


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Re: Classic pictures Update 19/09/2017

Post #2586 by pv83 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:54 pm

Mrsmackpaul wrote:Wayne I have often thought the same thing and for the life of me I cant think of a reason they went that way
Lucky for Australian we never had that type of thing we had side load rear load or folding goose neck and pretty much do today, although most today are rear load


Bugger mate, seems you lot missed all the fun then eh... :D right, I'll get me coat...


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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2587 by Mrsmackpaul » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 pm

Ha Ha Ha yeah mate missed all the fun times

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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2588 by dpan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:14 pm

Reference to Patrick's comment about people with experience with the trailers in question when were these type trailers in use, 40's, 50's ? At time they were state of the art, they replaced something and in turn were replaced with something more efficient. And the trend continues.


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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2589 by pv83 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:10 pm

dpan wrote:Reference to Patrick's comment about people with experience with the trailers in question when were these type trailers in use, 40's, 50's ? At time they were state of the art, they replaced something and in turn were replaced with something more efficient. And the trend continues.


I reckon that it all started with the Scammell 100 tonner, it was the first trailer build as a low loader and capable of taking enormous weights (165t once, if my memory serves me well...).
After that many others came up with similar trailers, Nooteboom, Broshuis, Nicolas, Scheurle, King and Tasker to name a few.
Late 60's, early 70's steerable axles were introduced, at first cable operated, later on through the use of hydraulics, around that same period the detachable goose-neck was invented to make the work even more "simple".
IMHO Nooteboom did a cracking job on developing the ABDAN trailers, they were used as drawbar trailers, but were far more practical when it came to getting into tight spots and they already had a payload of 12t per axle (using the pendular system) back in the late 70's early 80's... Some Dutch hauliers still use those trailers on a daily basis, even when most of them already pushed the 30 year old mark...
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Re: Classic pictures Update 08/10/2017

Post #2590 by pv83 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:11 pm

Scammell 100 tonner ;)
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