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AUSTRLIAS HOT ROAD TRUCKERS

By davie  
THERE AINT NO STOPPING WHEN THERE BIG RIGS ARE MOVING.

Tags: Transport Road train

Voters: Cormy, moiral, gwynn56 and 5 more


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Graysta 11 1.1k England
7 Jan 2012 7:02PM

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 7 1 Australia
8 Jan 2012 7:21AM
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.
davie 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 3:03PM
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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