Trucking in North America vs around the world

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  1. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    I made a quick search and took a screen shot.
     
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  3. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    Working on this fine European designed engine ( I don't mind them)
    Nice when air compressor bearing fails, which breaks p/s pump shafts that also drives fuel pump. Doesn't give a lot of time for driver to react! 2016 MX13, 550,000 miles. Third one that has failed like this. They did change from ZF pump to Bosch.
     
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  4. Cat sdp

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    Caesar will be proud of me …..

    Putting solar panels on new roof. We have excellent Southwest facing exposure. System is supposed to generate 108% of our yearly electricity usage……

    we shall see……
     
  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Are you putting in any storage? Or are you net-metering?
     
  6. Cat sdp

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    Net metering for now…. Batteries later maybe
     
  7. 98989

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    here when we talk about shingles, it means bitumen sheet, in few layers with surface made of some kind of sand that imitates look of real roof (most popular supplier of it is actually 3km from my home, guy moved here from canada), it comes in roles, it is not really popular, but i have 3 houses in my street made with it, mainly due simplicity time and price (also light and dont require solid roof construction)

    -i have austrian bramac (roof tiles made of concrete). i have like 22000lbs of roof tiles., it is coated to prevent heat to get into
    -we have wood construction made to left 3 inch of air gap below tiles to allow hot air to move upwards and let it out trough air vents (prevent hot air to heat interior of house),
    -below we have air breathable, water resistant foil
    -1 inch of wood planks
    -6,3 high wood beams
    -1,5inch of air gap (between wood beams) (opening outside under roof so air also goes up - end up in attic, which is ventilated)
    -below goes water resistant foil from knauf
    -5 inch of mineral wool
    -another 5 inch of wool (but in other direction)
    -alu foil with thermal reflection
    -drywall plates

    above of living space there is 5 inch concrete slab, above there goes alu foil, 6 inch of hard mineral wool, and 2 inch of concrete.
    many people make roof this days with panels or metal sheet, but none of this seems to be durable
     
  8. 98989

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    i noticed most of north american bodies are very cheaply made (but from what i found prices are very high).
    here worst products here are made better.
    i would pay body like this about 10.000 €, for this money you dont get ktl or zink, just regular 2k paint
     
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    10 bunks, that is quite short wood. what is is for?
    we cut 1m for heat wood, regular timber is mostly 3m and 6m, but 4,5,7,8 common too.
     
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Now you know why i replaced my compressor.
    I could hear a noise when reving the engine.
    Didn't want to risk it.

    BTW i believe Volvo has a similiar setup..... how has Detroit done it?
     
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