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Rob Archer

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #345 on: May 05, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »
Another short update.

I didn't post the "Flashy Freightliner" that was parked near the Toronto Annex on Monday 4/30/18

It was the photo of the day that day though.

Rexway Transport from Mississauga. Zeprome..is that chassis looking uncared for? Shouldn't the slide be greased?


And, Highland Transport.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #345 on: May 05, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #346 on: May 05, 2018, 05:22:40 PM »
On surface, it may look like it�s uncared for. Just because the chassis is very brownie-rusty, does not mean it�s not maintained. The areas where the two metals touch each other upon sliding would warrant some greasing, however it�s not sustainable since grease would fall off and that sliding chassis does not require much greasing to work. For the best optimal sliding, some sliding chassis have a coat of plastic-wax between the two sliding metals. The most important places to grease are pertaining to the usage of slack adjusters for brakes and landing gears. The body could use a new coat of paint but it�s expected to see these brownie chassis persist for so long simply because it�s pointless and expensive to re-coat a new paint over these equipments. You would need to chip/chisel off excessive rust, remove portions of airline/power lines, lots others procedures. Plus, these equipments are pretty cheap and easily replaceable.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #347 on: May 05, 2018, 09:38:35 PM »
That Freightliner is quite the truck for a can hauler........I don't think I've ever seen one like that , good to see but a little overkill.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #348 on: May 09, 2018, 04:59:24 AM »
A couple more...nothing too exciting this time.
GT Group are based in Montreal and have a terminal in Toronto.


Another from Paul's....a Century daycab.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #349 on: May 12, 2018, 05:11:19 AM »
A few updates to the CHOT file.
Uniworld Logistics with a ZIM container


Another old Freightliner from MTMX headed to their yard.


Lots of parked cars made for awkward shooting angles - Post with a Tripoint.


I imagine that this 20 footer chassis must be getting up in age. Strick built and equipped with spoke wheels.

More modern chassis are adjustable to handle the various sizes of containers.

And here's another "dam*d car in the way" shot. I wasn't going to use  until I saw the carrier - Lasta Trans was a new sighting.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #350 on: May 13, 2018, 08:00:30 PM »
It's one of the older 20' chassis models for sure but looks relatively well-maintained, i.e. that's not rusted and that the frame looks solid. What's nice about it is the simplicity and height. Modern 20' chassis allows for a better weight distribution and stability but at the cost of higher height. Some docks, especially at places without the possibility of off-loading/loading at a dock, require a lower platform for off-loading.

If you compare the two 20' models, you will notice the difference.


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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #351 on: May 16, 2018, 03:18:05 AM »
Zeprome - Here is one I must ask you about.


There is a line of print = HI-CUBE CHASSIS REQUIRED

What is a Hi-Cube chassis?
102 inch width?

Container details from CP website
53' refrigerated container
 Usable space: 3,390 cu.ft.
Length: 49'8"
Width: 8'1"
Height: 8'5"

Maximum Payload:
Tandem Chassis: 46,000 lbs
Tridem Chassis: 58,000 lb
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #352 on: May 16, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »
Of all the intermodal boxes, the domestic 53� design attempts to maximize payload capacity through maximizing the space available and permitted on the road and rail. The special XHC designation indicates that the box is much bigger in width and height compared to standard ISO boxes. Typical chassises are not as suitable for carrying this type of container which leads to the XHC chassis which takes account of the lower gooseneck tunnel and additional width. 53� requires to have the gooseneck tunnel bars on the chassis to be flipped downwards to compensate for the 53� lower gooseneck tunnel. You will see some 40�-53� chassis equipments with thick bars on the gooseneck and some with slightly extended width platform at the rear twistlocks.





The gooseneck bars can be seen here which allows for compensating for the gooseneck tunnel of a container. It’s a bit difficult to see, it’s the red bar left of the grey-ish extended part of the gooseneck.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #353 on: May 16, 2018, 04:04:10 PM »
Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #354 on: May 24, 2018, 04:46:57 AM »
So, took the car for service yesterday morning. The place I went to is near the Musket Transport yard in Mississauga.


A Musket Volvo pulling a 20 footer turned right from their driveway.



Then a Volvo with two 20 footers on a B Train turned left.




AMFICON is a leasing company that has been controlled by Textainer since 2009.

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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #355 on: May 26, 2018, 04:10:10 AM »
Some Friday sightings

B&B Logistics in a yellow Century with a 20 foot ZIM can.


Back to Mississauga - near the GO station.
Musket 4040 with a 40 foot Textainer


Then, Seatainer with a Fallen Flag container.
CCNI is Compaa Chilena de Navegacin Interocanica
which seems to translate as The Chilean Interocean Navigation Company. This was taken over by the Hamburg Sud line.

and of course, there a dam* car in the shot too.



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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #356 on: May 29, 2018, 04:11:38 AM »
May 28 2018
Ontario Container Transport -


and a Musket with a SeaCube leaser heading to the barn.


And, the shot of the day that wasn't was a Musket with a 20 foot lead and a 40 foot rear B Train set up that I only saw.
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #357 on: June 07, 2018, 04:27:06 AM »
Early June 2018 Update

First we have another CCNI container but no name on the tractor to say who is taking it and the load of fruit (peaches or grapes?) to a produce wholesaler.


Next, Ace Group Volvo daycab with a MSC 20 footer going to Musket.


Elderly Freightliner from Carmel with a ZIM box.


 
 Two shots of a Kwality Logistics Mack with a ZIM 20 footer. The ZIM box somehow looked odd sitting on the chassis; maybe the position.


The MTMX Western Star with B Train that got photobombed coming up the street.


and speaking of photobombing - I am using this picture of an elderly Freightliner from Seaport Intermodal.

Seaport is a fairly big local fleet of can haulers but I haven't any other pictures of them just now.


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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #358 on: June 08, 2018, 11:53:42 AM »
Gotta love the old FLD tractors, like the Energizer Bunny, they just keep going. ;D
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
« Reply #359 on: June 15, 2018, 02:31:49 PM »
Edge Freightliner Columbia daycab bringing a can out just after 7 AM.


Some MT chassis earlier

Pauls Pete 386


TMT Columbia daycab
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Re: The Cans of Toronto
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