View Full Version : Nice Shiny New Wheels
03-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Took This in PA on I-81 Below Harrisburg
Thought it was interesting especially since there is so little rust and dirt
03-29-2007, 01:24 AM
Sweet are you in a Semi?
03-29-2007, 04:40 AM
I Drive Team OTR with my Wife,
In Atlanta Headed Home to Orlando then i will be in Folkston,GA for Railfest 2007
03-29-2007, 03:45 PM
BAH!!! you're the reason railroads are failing!!! joking around don't take that seriously.:+ I saw something, like this once, only the sime had two wheelsets from a locomotive, traction Motors and all. I don't know of he only had two because of the weight, or they were only transporting two. It was a high riding flat-bed like the one above, but it was a tri-axle instead of just the duals. Since you're a trucker, do you know what the average axel ratings for these trailers are?
03-29-2007, 09:15 PM
Gross Veh Weight : 80,000lbs
Steers : Varies Between 12,000 and 20,000lbs
Drives (the 2 rear axles on the tractor paired) 34,000lbs
Tandems(the 2 axles on the trailers) 34,000
i think 3 axles are 36,000 but the veh must not go over 80,000
now with the new auxilliary power units you are allowed 80,400
and i dont take that personally, i love trains and trucks, there is enough freight for both
03-29-2007, 10:45 PM
>BAH!!! you're the reason railroads are failing!!!
Actually, trucks are closer to being the reason railroads are practically overrun with traffic these days. ;-)
03-30-2007, 03:13 PM
03-30-2007, 06:34 PM
This Winter they tell us we have no freight to run, yet i sacramento i see 15 of our trailers on a TOFC train, not busting trains, heck i love them, but got to make a living to be able to play with all the toys
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