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Old 10-24-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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If you think your truck and trailer is long check this out.

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Imagine if you had to pass one of those on a two lane road
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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That's nothing. Look at some of the ones in this slide show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=qkOJLylOo1k

The longest truck trains I've ever seen were on I-15 in southern Utah. They were limited to triples but some of them had 45' boxes with triple axles. Some the triple belly dumps and dry tankers also had triple axles, suggesting they could handle some serious weight. I didn't see any triple axle tractors or dollies, though.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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Imagine if you had to pass one of those on a two lane road

Not only that but pass them on a gravel road.
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Not only that but pass them on a gravel road.
towing a trailer, uphill, against the wind....
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towing a trailer, uphill, against the wind....
...in the snow...
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.... night time, no moon (or sun)....
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......at 40 below zero....
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...with a 60 below zero wind chill factor...
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Wow, after reading all the possibilities I think I would just follow at a safe distance.
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Wow, after reading all the possibilities I think I would just follow at a safe distance.
...still on a gravel road...towing a trailer, uphill, against the wind...in the snow...at 40 below zero...with a 60 below zero wind chill factor...
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Those trains are actually longer then the real trains we have here. Only one or two cars sometimes.
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