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Old 01-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:15 PM   #2
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Wow, I don't think a triple tanker is even legal in the United States.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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I am making lamingtons and sausage rolls. Maybe pavlova later. Besides that, theres cricket on. I might go sit in the spa later...with a rum.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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Wow, I don't think a triple tanker is even legal in the United States.
Nope. I think there are still states where the short, piggy-back trailers are still not legal.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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They get bigger, Rich.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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That shell petrol tanker arrangement is a fairly common sight out west. There are lots of little towns with hundreds of kms in between, and they all have servos that need fuel, so the road trains do the run.

You should try overtaking one of those suckers. Can be quite a job on a dirt road, but you dont want to sit behind one either. They leave a dust cloud two miles long.

They may say everything's bigger in Texas, but 'they' obviously havent been to Australia.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:38 PM   #7
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interesting that the caption for the Champion says it's a Mack but the truck thinks it's a MAN unit.

not much difference between Mack of the USofA and Maschienenfabrik Augsburg Nurnburg of Germany (fnarr-fnarr)
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #8
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I see what you mean, but Guiness says Mack Titan, and Muddlex says Mack Titan Tri-Drive, which the picture doesn't confirm. The Shell tanker is a Tri-Drive.

Either way, it was an extreme, a record attempt, and doesn't represent the working road trains in Australia, like the Shell tanker does.
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I've heard of Aussie road trains used for livestock transport years back, because the roads, where they existed, were totally empty.

or did I make that up?
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:50 PM   #10
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Well, if you saw one coming wouldn't you get off the road too.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:06 PM   #11
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Road trains arent allowed on all roads, just the outback highways.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:35 PM   #12
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There's something weird going on with that first Shell tank. It strikes me that there should be at least one axle under the rear of the first tank. And there are three axles under the front of the tank...
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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The last two tanks are true trailers riding on dollies, the next tank is a semi riding on three trailing axles of the tractor. Here's another set up, even longer.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:18 PM   #14
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Australia pops up on the radar a little bit after WW I, But as the jet travel age matured, She really blossomed.
Waving her boobs from Bondi Beach, turning out leading men for movies, Pop music talent, and exotic drop bears.
As with any flashy dame, always check the shady past.
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