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Paccar 105

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At the scales
« on: May 06, 2011, 02:28:02 PM »
While i was in Thailand i was able to get a few pictures off the scene at the the scales.
It might come as a surprise to most that they have scales all around Thailand.
That being said,there is one big difference with scales in the Western world.
They don't weigh axles but complete combo's.
Also a surprise was the weight allowed on semi's and truck-trailer combo's.
When the scales are open,all trucks must exit.

The first 2 pictures were taken before the scales.
The weights are in Metric tonnes.



This one shows the cover over the scales.


And finally :this truck never had to stop.He just drove over the scale while the policeman was looking at the display.Must have been loaded light as the policeman waved him thru before he came to a stop.



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« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 07:00:45 AM by Paccar 105 »

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At the scales
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Lone Wolf

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 10:48:21 PM »
Interesting coverage Fangio.

The allowed weights are truly interesting. It seems that Thailand allows the exact same gross weight for 6-axle truck&trailer as in Finland (53 tons).

I've seen a few pictures of Volvos and other western makes but what type of tractors were they using in Thailand?

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Paccar 105

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 11:07:25 PM »
Matti,there is a bigger thread coming which will show you the brands off the trucks they use most common there.

I was thinking that this scene would be interesthing as it is something which we haven't seen before. ;)



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Re: At the scales
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 08:55:22 AM »
Hello Fangio,

Many thanks for these very interesting pictures!!!!!

I haven't "seen" (or can't "remember" anymore!!!!!) such "scales" in Indonesia!!!!!

For me as "model-builder", the "scene" with the trailer and passing truck would make a very nice and "exotic" diorama!!!!!

For now, have a good holiday and looking forward to see more from you!!!!!

Greetings from Germany,

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NG1635

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 01:23:41 PM »
Fangio thanks for sharing nice to see this unusual laws for weight

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011, 01:40:25 PM »
Fangio thanks for sharing nice to see this unusual laws for weight

What Ivan said! ;)

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 03:03:06 PM »
Interesting to say the least. 8) Thanks for sharing a sight not seen by many members.

Paccar 105

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 09:57:10 PM »
Thanks,guys.
I might not be the best photographer but i allways try to make it interesting. ;)

Fangio

ps as like i told Matti,the big thread is coming.It will be something surprising.

NG1635

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Re: At the scales
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 02:04:05 AM »
Thanks,guys.
I might not be the best photographer but i allways try to make it interesting. ;)
ps as like i told Matti,the big thread is coming.It will be something surprising.

i just saw this days member  aid2003  from youtube ( i am not sure is it right to write right name ) is on vacation in Thailand so i find many interesting photos on his facebook

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Re: At the scales
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