Big Trucks in the Canadian West -www.truckingFantastic.com
www.TruckingFantastic.com Big Log trucks on dirt roads in British Columbia - Volvo, Pacific, Hayes, Kenworth, Peterbilt. Now look at "Three Truck Tow" - three 500 hp trucks moving one 150 tonne load. Probably the best off road truck drivers in the World.
Music from BC guitar legend Doug Cox -http ://cdbaby.com/cd/coxbutler
This sequence is available in HD at www.TruckingFantastic.com taken from my most excellent DVD about Logging - available on both sides of the Atlantic and NZ and Australia. Lots about trucking, timber skidding, dry land sort, timbermills and trains.
Take a look at www.truckingFantastic.com. DVD and video available in North America and UK. Type Dylan Winter and Loggers into Google
Extreme trucking on Vancouver Island
This is the most extreme, heavy, off-road trucking in the world.... Trucks
that are 16 feet wide, can carry loads of huge old growth timber that weigh
130 tons, gross weight of truck and load can be as much as 180 tons. This
is done on roads that are very steep "as much as 20% down grades", barely
as wide as the truck with as many as twelve switchbacks that cling to the
sides of the mountain for thousands of feet, with drop offs of hundreds and
sometimes thousands of feet at nearly every turn. Narrow bridges, soft
spots, muddy slippery conditions, extreme fog, and in most cases two trucks
cannot pass each other.. they must use call points on the radio to inform
all the other divers of locations... Fog, rain, ice, etc all add to the
conditions that make this the most demanding, and unforgiving trucking job
in the world. The men that drive these trucks tend to have decades of
experience and know the vehicles inside and out... mistakes are deadly in
this business. I had always wanted to see these trucks in action... and boy
did I ever get my chance.
These guys make ice road truckers look like Sunday drive in the country.
This video will give you just a little idea of what its like to drive two
hours into the high timber, meeting other giant trucks all the way, to
bring 120 tons of logs off a mountain and haul it to a dryland sort at an
inlet on the Pacific Ocean. Awsome is the only way to describe the feeling
to be in this huge truck in these conditions. Thanks to Steve and the
mighty "H-17" 1975 Hayes HDX off road log truck.