Big Loads - Post Photos Number 2

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by truckdad, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Extra wide tires
    Wider larger bucket
    Added counterweight
    Guessing 48k instead of the 42k standard unless the tires are fluid filled
     
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  3. Landincoldfire

    Landincoldfire Medium Load Member

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    Here's a circus load with tons of clowns. A simple loading of a cracked slag pot takes 6 hours to load. I got to the mill at 2 and put on the oversize signs at 830. Spent the night at the mill. Got up this morning to 4ish fresh inches of snow. Managed to get the truck weighed. (That was another circus) Pot is supposed to weigh 94ish thousand pounds. Well it's actually 128,000. Needless to say, I'll be back in the mill Monday to have this pot swapped out.

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  4. jwsweet1979

    jwsweet1979 Bobtail Member

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    That's about right. I always thought I was slow but, I guess I was right where I was supposed to be with time leading.
     
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  5. jwsweet1979

    jwsweet1979 Bobtail Member

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    A grand a week, net...? Sure, If you do the cheap loads. There isn't any reason you should not be able to clear 2Gs, if you have your poop in a group. And, the bigger "better" money comes from experience. You don't get into this job because of money, enjoyment of the job, and because you are better than skateboard or door swinging work.
    Sure you can go out and buy a lowboy, good luck figuring out what it actually costs in the long run.
     
  6. jwsweet1979

    jwsweet1979 Bobtail Member

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    I do and don't agree. I'm a "farthest left lane possible guy" when cruising through a metro area. Think about it, in the right most lane, you are constantly having to slow for on coming and freeway exiters. In the left, you just gotta be mindful of the HOV lane and/or median barriers. And you aren't really holding traffic up.
     
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  7. jwsweet1979

    jwsweet1979 Bobtail Member

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    Just the machine body? An 8'6" trailer would be a better platform than a beam I would think. Should be what 120K without any of the fall off?
     
  8. Rontonio

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    I didn’t go after it. It would have been better to load on a beam - and it was a shady broker - so depending on what they stripped off it ... it could have been 100k or 135k
     
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  9. truckdad

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    How do you remember s### like this? I cant even remember how many drinks I've had today.............
     
  10. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

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    He has a book.:cool:
     
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  11. truckdad

    truckdad Road Train Member

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    What? Ron’s writing a book?
     
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