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Paccar 105

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Jipsum,trucks and ships
« on: July 16, 2011, 11:24:01 AM »
On my last trip to Thailand,i stayed in a interesthing place for truckspotting.
As location is everything,this one had it for a reason i would never have expected.
You have to bear in mind that i went for a holiday with sandy beach closeby(which there was).

I hope you will be a little patient and follow this thread as it has many pictures which i will post over the following days.(posting them all at once would be serious overkill)
They will bring up several subjects that are all connected,some off them may be a surprise.

As allways,i'm happy to answer questions. ;)

First,setting the scene.

View from the beach in front off the hotel.



The Road:


Going for a walk on my first day to check out the surroundings,i come across this which has me wondering:"How does this equipement come to a beach area?And what is it doing here?"







As i walked on,the first clue came into sight



Enjoy

fangio

« Last Edit: July 16, 2011, 11:48:12 AM by Paccar 105 »

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Oseias Souza

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 04:51:41 PM »
Very beautiful shots Fangio!!  :o  these pictures remind me of the beaches here in Brazil,
only here that I've never seen a tractor into the beach to rescue a stranded boat  :o  is very cool!!  8)
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Paccar 105

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 01:20:25 AM »
Oseias,i later found out that the bulldoser and the boat were owned by the same compagny.
And it was beached on purpose,they had worked on it.
You can't see is the picture but there was a long chain with a hook on the deck off the boat.
That boat is actually a tugboat.

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 05:13:38 AM »
Yes Fangio,  very interesting things happening in the world all the time, lucky for us that together we can show a little bit of everything.
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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 02:59:56 PM »
And now the trucks!





More to follow
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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 07:02:00 AM »
Do I see two original style Michelin men on the roof in the first picture? A BIG suprise.

Do you know the hp ratings for those older Isuzus pulling a 50 ton combination? 


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Paccar 105

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 03:48:44 AM »
Do I see two original style Michelin men on the roof in the first picture? A BIG suprise.

Do you know the hp ratings for those older Isuzus pulling a 50 ton combination? 


Matti
Matti,yes they have Michelin men.................which a big surprise for me also.

The highest horsepower is .....350hp. ::)
But the Thai mentality helps.They are a relaxed people. ;D

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 03:58:03 AM »
I've been a bit slow to post the last pictures.
Hope you enjoy.








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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 04:10:50 AM »
These last last ones were taken at the "untarping" area.(which was just the entrance to the dumping yard)





As you can see "safety" gear for drivers is flip flops,shorts and T-shirt.

So what's the story behind all those trucks,which btw passed in front off my hotel?
Once upon a time long ago(20-30y) there were some Thai gypsum mines that lots off clients in the West.
They needed a place to load their gypsum into ships.
They went to a sleepy,very poor village and bought land,build 2 conveyors to load the ships.
That is also the reason for posting that boat in the the first series off pics.
It is the tug they use to get the ships close enough to the conveyors.
The conveyors are build just past the reef where the ships have enough depth not to run aground.
Then the tourist industry boomed and hotels were build but there was only 1 road.
There are even hotels on that road that charge more then 500$/night and have the trucks passing by.
Oh,and the trucks run 24/7.

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 04:21:39 AM »
This last post is some "bonus shots".

The road:




These you see allover.
If you feel like a rest in the shade......
They are simple and very good. ;D

Using the tyres till the end?


I have to say they won't run those tyres in cities,just locally.
Because they do get fined for bald tyres.
Just in the isolated area's,the law is .............a bit more "relaxed". ::)

Sometimes those gypsum trucks get a backhaul:

That's were palmoil comes from.
When you press those fruits,the palmoil comes out.
Above that loading platform is the yard off the palm middleman.
Pick-ups bring it to his yard,when he has a full truckload,they just push them via the platform into the truck.

Hope you enjoy and feel free to ask questions.

fangio

ps you sometimes have to be carefull.
Powerlines can be on the low side.
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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 05:33:04 AM »
beautiful scenery and interesting pictures Fangio.

Well, 350hp doesn't sound as bad as I thought (well below 300hp).

I've come to a conclusion that the further away you go (from where we live) the less they care about what our legislators think is important like safety vests, proper footwear, gloves, load securement, tires...


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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 06:40:10 AM »
Matti i have to say that all in all,Thai are respectfull off the law.
Aldough it is mostly that they are scared to get fined.

While in posting i will show you guys my ride there.
It is the most common ride. ;)



 And as a bonus,my taxi to the airport.
Yes,it's a "hotrod" version.
But the driver was so carefull with it. ;D


fangio
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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 01:07:40 AM »
Thanks for the pics Paccar. I really like the 1st pic of the isuzu semi. Btw, nice moped. I bet u guys really enjoyed the panoramic views of the country while riding it. ;). I like that cool looking taxi!

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Re: Jipsum,trucks and ships
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 01:32:11 AM »
Very interesting pics, Fangio! Something a bit out of the ordinary for us Europeans for sure! ;)

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