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#1 DSTM

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:58 AM

These are common here,and if you want to pass one of these,you have to be quick about it.
They are Speed Limited to 100KLMS/HR.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:09 AM

Well, he sure ain't gonna run outta gas.

Very impressive DSTM. Is that what they call a B Train?

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#3 DSTM

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:23 AM

They are called Road Trains or Heavy Combinations.
B Doubles refer to Two Trailers only,which are hooked up to the one Prime Mover.
Not sure what the USA calls a Prime Mover. I think they call it a Tractor.Not sure. :thumbsup:
Hate to change all the wheels at one time. LOL.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:24 AM

I saw a show on TV about the world's most dangerous roads, one of them was in Austrailia,(spelling?) the longest, straightest road in the world and these trucks use it all the time. It's dangerous because of "highway hypnosis" happens to you and the truckers. And like you said, trying to pass those things. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:54 AM

True what they say.It is so boring and not a tree anywhere,and after a while it's easy to fall asleep at the wheel.The worst thing is you are travelling due West and the sun in afternoon beats in your face and eyes for hours.I have done the trip from Sydney to Perth Twice,but I have resorted to Flying.I will not drive that distance again. Around 4000 KLMS.There are 70 odd clickable Pics, in this Link if you care to browse. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:28 PM

Not sure what the USA calls a Prime Mover. I think they call it a Tractor.Not sure. :thumbsup:


Tractor, Semi, Big Rig. In the states our trains dont get that long the most you will see here is a B Train with two 40 ft trailers. The max length is about 80ft here in the states. Max length for a single trailer 53. (It varies state to state).

I hope that the driver doesnt have to back up

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:32 PM

To make things interesting they have begun trials here in Australia of B-tripple trucks. At this point they are few and far between and are limited to roads outside heavy metro areas, or states less populated.

http://www.autoweb.com.au/cms/A_52585/titl...ewsarticle.html
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