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mrsmackpaul

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  1. Mrs mack Paul ,you mentioned the Hand built Hippo,Our freightliner was originally built by consolidated freightways mechanics in their Portland Oregon shop.they needed a short lightweight tractor that could pull longer trailers and haul more weight,hence the aluminum cab.this being the result of heavily enforced weight and length laws.The infamous DOT officers! I suspect they only wanted to get their cattle and freight hauled in Australia.

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      mrsmackpaul

      Yeah Billy long way between drinks out here so to speak 

      No plug in coolers and our truck stops are pretty lame by US standards we have stricter length and width laws than the US but we go a lot taller and are allowed higher axle loads 

      Speed limit on Road Trains is 90 km/h which must be about about 57 MPH the rest of the trucks B doubles and normal semis 100 km/h or 60 MPH 

      You cant really go any faster on a lot of the roads the tyres get hot and to many blow outs

      heres a picture of my old Federal working if your interested

      Baldocks 1.JPGBaldocks 3.JPG

       

       

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  2. Mrs mack Paul ,you mentioned the Hand built Hippo,Our freightliner was originally built by consolidated freightways mechanics in their Portland Oregon shop.they needed a short lightweight tractor that could pull longer trailers and haul more weight,hence the aluminum cab.this being the result of heavily enforced weight and length laws.The infamous DOT officers! I suspect they only wanted to get their cattle and freight hauled in Australia.

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      mrsmackpaul

      Rhodes Ridley was two wide you can have two engine trucks but not that wide 

      I think the laws were always there just not enforced gotta understand how remote that part of Australia was back then and even is today but the law is there these days well and truly 

       

       

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  3. You  had to mention Hillary!! Every damn time I turn on my tablet I see her face! Every time I turn on the TV I hear her voice! I'm thankful for the mute button!

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      mrsmackpaul

      LOL politicians bring that out in us 

      The US is in a real mess I dont think Trump or Hillary are much good if Trump gets in it will be only because the opposition is crap , sorry Hilary you arent the right person for the job at all and Trump aint much better from what I know 

      Paul

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  4. Mrs mack Paul ,you mentioned the Hand built Hippo,Our freightliner was originally built by consolidated freightways mechanics in their Portland Oregon shop.they needed a short lightweight tractor that could pull longer trailers and haul more weight,hence the aluminum cab.this being the result of heavily enforced weight and length laws.The infamous DOT officers! I suspect they only wanted to get their cattle and freight hauled in Australia.

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      mrsmackpaul

      the days of custom made trucks are just about over I feel at least from the manufacturers 

      Once you came to eastern half of Australia the wait and length laws were pretty strict there was one truck hand made with twin 6 71 GM's side by side for the Pilbra WA by the time it was made they were never allowed to use it the laws were been enforced then 

      http://www.tyldenheritage.com.au/rhodes-ridley-super-truck.html

      http://www.truck-photos.net/picture/number2087.asp

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