Trucking in North America vs around the world

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Bean Jr., Oct 26, 2017.

  1. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

    6,439
    6,998
    Apr 15, 2012
    0
    I think it is because the legs get abused ,that's why they use those legs.

    Airsuspention on the truck would also have done it.

    @snowbird_89 might understand what they are saying.
     
    snowbird_89 and 98989 Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. 98989

    98989 Road Train Member

    5,542
    5,936
    Sep 14, 2008
    0
  4. snowbird_89

    snowbird_89 Heavy Load Member

    818
    529
    Aug 21, 2009
    Massachusetts
    0
    Cat sdp and 98989 Thank this.
  5. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    13,503
    30,909
    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    0
    E486A091-77CA-4F7A-81A8-4A45D4FE9E48.jpeg

    Canadian set up
     
    Flint1 Thanks this.
  6. 98989

    98989 Road Train Member

    5,542
    5,936
    Sep 14, 2008
    0
    that is quite long wb for construction work.
    is this necessary for canada some kind of bridge law?
     
  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    21,374
    97,078
    Jul 7, 2015
    Canuckistan
    0
    We use all kinds of setups in Canada. You can probably haul more on a 6 axle setup like that than a straight truck. This is the only application I had ever seen a lift axle be used in Western Canada. mk_ready_mix_banner_home.jpg
    cumberland-ready-mix-cement-truck.jpg
     
  8. 98989

    98989 Road Train Member

    5,542
    5,936
    Sep 14, 2008
    0
    you dont see here snow chains on mixer trucks.
    usually no one use concrete below -10c
     
  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    21,374
    97,078
    Jul 7, 2015
    Canuckistan
    0
    Its law to have chains on a truck from October to March. Depending where you are in Canada it can still be quite warm during that time.

    I've seen concrete being poured in -20 or colder temperatures. They tarp in the entire area and use diesel heaters to keep the temperatures above zero.
     
    daf105paccar and 98989 Thank this.
  10. 98989

    98989 Road Train Member

    5,542
    5,936
    Sep 14, 2008
    0
    well if you live there, you have to adapt to.
    in middle east countries they put ice in concrete
    they cool pumps too
     
  11. 98989

    98989 Road Train Member

    5,542
    5,936
    Sep 14, 2008
    0
    dont understand why would anyone chose spring suspension for normal on-road tractor.
    on 4x2 with spring, suspension travel is huge empty-loaded over 5inch.
    on 6x4 it is not that much and unhooking fully loaded trailer is not as nightmare as with 4x2.
    i think we have only one 6x4 tractor with springs, which is actually wechselsystem and fifthwheel remain with semitrailer
    we do it with springs on 4x4 tractors, which mostly do winterservice, to prevent salt to eat everything.
    when 6x4 or 6x6 truck has to pull lowloader trailer (example with forestry equipment) i fit air suspension despite cost to allow some extra ground clearance, since trailers ride 4inch from ground although dont like to put double axles with air suspension if truck needs to do any offroad as you lose a lot of traction.
     
    daf105paccar Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted