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22 hours ago, tjc transport said:


very rarely was anything chained down in the landfill. those trucks also very rarely went over 5 mph when loaded......

and only around 20  mph empty.   if i remember correctly, their to speed was around 45 mph.

Correct, topped out at 45, geared low

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Yeah, I guess if you weren't going out on the highway, it wouldn't matter too much.

I do remember once, when I was a kid, seeing a D6 sitting on the side of the road next to a 2-axle lowboy trailer.  Seems he had not chained it down "because he wasn't going far".  But, it was a curvy, rough mountain road.  And, somehow, it slid or bounced off.  My dad knew the guy, and stopped and helped him get it loaded back up.  Funny the things you remember...and the stuff you can't!

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