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Chuckgeo1

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RULES QUESTION
« on: July 16, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »
What are the limits on the number, or lengths of trailers for Austrailia. I noticed that Dingo mentioned that no tripples were allowed in a southern area. I'm sure that I've seen photos of tractors pulling four trailers, and maybe five. How many trailers could a single trailer haul, and is there a requirement for guide cars over a specific number. Just wondering.

PS: Too bad I can't make Dingo's Trip photos larger, but I see it was a post from last year. Great shots by the way.

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RULES QUESTION
« on: July 16, 2011, 03:51:36 PM »

terry

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Re: RULES QUESTION
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 04:40:29 AM »
Hi Chuckgeo1, ill see if i can answer your questions for you
All states in Australia run B-Doubles, all states except Victoria and Tasmania can run Roadtrains
but only in certain parts of the state, its very complicated
In Northern Territory, Western Australia and parts of Queensland and South Australia they run up to 4 trailers whether its 2 b doubles, a b double and 2 trailers or a b triple and a single trailer but most are 3 trailers
in some mines where they have private roads they can run up to seven trailers
not too  sure what you mean about how many trailers can a single trailer pull???
the guide cars i guess you mean escort vehicles, once the load is over 11 feet you need 1 escort vehicle once the load is over 14 feet you need 2 escorts, over 15 feet you need a police car and 2 escorts and it goes on

hope ive answered your questions with the right answers, but i do stand to be corrected
if you want to see more roadtrain photos go to this site as the guy that runs it lives in Darwin
http://www.itruck.com.au/index.php


cheers Terry
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Wee Willy

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Re: RULES QUESTION
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 05:49:55 AM »
More photos for ya, got no answers, wrong end of the planet. ;D

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Chuckgeo1

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Thanks Terry & Willy
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 01:56:44 PM »
I had visted Australia when I was sixteen, and saw a good number of trains on a trip to Ayers Rock. That was over thirty years ago. I spent my summers in Delhi, and they drive some  interesting (although gawdy) vehicles in India, but those Outback Trains were definately a sight.  Being origonally from upstate New York, I had seen tandem trailers (no comparison) on the NY Thruway. I always remember the great looking trucks on my weeks down-under. Thanks for your posts.

Another question.  I also spent time in Christchurch (NZ) and took a two week trip to the southewest end of the south island (way before Fellowship of Rings filming, and it was spectacular), but never saw trains or even tandems there. Are (were) they allowed?

It was great spending time during December and January, and especially enjoying the nice weather during those months. Thanks again.

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 01:56:44 PM »