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O/T Truck Porn

Post by kiwiguy » June 16th, 2016, 3:57 pm

Probably just for T Ron, but I thought I'd put up a pic of a couple of my new babies.
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Post by ROBO Pop » June 16th, 2016, 4:07 pm

Wow Kiwi I didn't know you were a trucker...but you probably shouldn't have taken diuretics before your last trip. The pee trail down the front tire is a dead give-away lmao4dx whewsmile I'll stick to golfing golf2
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Post by notvaporlocked » June 16th, 2016, 4:39 pm

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Awesome! I spent a few years over the road back in the 70's and managed to get to 46 states. I would love to drive one of those babies.

The 2nd axle at the back of the cab is something I have not seen. I assume it is steerable? Logging trucks? What is the engine trans combination.

They are beautiful!

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Post by TruckerRon » June 16th, 2016, 9:12 pm

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Post by kiwiguy » June 16th, 2016, 10:10 pm

Robo I can't remember if that was me washing the wheels but quite possibly! I don't do any real driving these days, just run the show. We've got over 160 heavy trucks now, well heavy for NZ, 65 odd are loggers and the rest are Rural trucks, stock, bulk, fert, etc, all between 44T and 52T gross. (that's imperial tonnes).

Terry these Macks are running the 500hp MP8 engine with the Mack M Drive transmission which is basically the Volvo I Drive. They are 8 wheeler twin steers which is predominantly what we use for heavy work.

I could talk about trucks for days......

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Post by TruckerRon » June 25th, 2016, 10:57 pm

Has Chrissy (or anyone else?) ever had any interactions with one of these?



Or maybe one of these?



I drove a toy truck compared to those!
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Post by Ozchrissy » June 26th, 2016, 8:31 am

Ron, these trucks are only on the outback roads of Queensland and the Northern Territory. I have been run off the road by one, and it was not on a good highway either, it had a verge that really fell away from the bitumen and I nearly rolled the car. To make it worse, the mongrel driving it turned about 1 klm down the road to travel to a cattle station. Very scary stuff, they don't slow down for anyone. Also knew one of the truckers and he was always high on amphetamines so you can imagine how these guys brains are when they are doing these runs.

On the major highway heading north, you really do get off the road as soon as you see them. There is no restriction on the speed limit, (or it may have changed now, not sure) but they belted along at incredible speeds and you just had to get out of their way.

By the way this is how most of them look.
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Post by TruckerRon » June 26th, 2016, 11:42 am

Truckers high on amphetamines used to be a much more common problem in the US, but the introduction of mandatory drug testing has curtailed it. We have both annual tests and random tests. I was missed 3 years then required for random tests twice each of the next 2. The remaining concern is with the very small companies who'll take almost any warm body to fill a driver's seat.
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