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THERE AINT NO STOPPING WHEN THERE BIG RIGS ARE MOVING.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Dec 2009 - 8:02 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/5.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:AUSTRLIAS HOT ROAD TRUCKERS
Username:davie davie
Uploaded:7 Jan 2012 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Road train, Transport
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Graysta
Graysta  91134 forum posts England
7 Jan 2012 - 7:02 PM


Quote: AUSTRLIAS HOT ROAD TRUCKERS

I've been to Australia and never seen a small truck back over a Kangaroo before, as for the oversize roadtrain sign on the front it looks like an average tipper artic to me.
However In
Quote: AUSTRLIAS

this might be a big truck. and the kangaroo may have fainted.

Happy day's
Graham

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DRGW497
DRGW497  5 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 7:21 AM

The "oversize" warning is due to the total width of the vehicle being greater that 2.4 metres. The "Road Train" sign means that the prime-mover (or tractor in US speak) is hauling at least 2 and as many as 4 trailers, each up to 13 metres in length and weighing up to 40 tonnes.

So, yes, it is a little truck of somewhere between 60 and 250 tonnes gross vehicle mass that is just about to avoid some very common Aussie road-kill. These rigs have enormous momentum and require a great amount of skill from the driver.

Now who was the lucky photographer to come across a scene like this when it had just stopped raining? Rain here is almost as scarce as hens teeth. Grin
Mike.

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davie
davie  5 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 - 3:03 PM

I was lucky enough to take a trip out about 2 years ago and the rain had just passed as we started to drive again.

thanks for the comments keep them comming more australian pics soon

cheers

david

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