Mackjack525's Exhaust note challenge.
The truck was due for new injectors, that's why I haven't shown this before. Too much black smoke. Truck grossing about 80 tons or 179,000 lbs. Power by Cat 3408.
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Australia - ROAD TRAINS parade 1
Road Trains filmati da Pasquale (castanoisabella) nel 1999 e nel 2004.
Filmed directly by Pasquale (castanoisabella) on 1999 and 2004.
I Road Trains sono automezzi formati da un trattore stradale che traina tre
o più semirimorchi.
Questo tipo di veicolo è diffuso soltanto in Australia, dove ormai sono
diventati una caratteristica, per trasportare le merci dal nord al sud del
paese, poiché le strade sono caratterizzate da lunghi rettilinei.
Sulla Stuart Highway, direttrice nord-sud che attraversa il deserto
australiano, non vi sono limiti nell'utilizzo dei road train, e quindi
attualmente è frequente vederne l'utilizzo, spesso anche contrassegnato da
uno scarso rispetto delle norme stradali.
Tuttavia, i road train rischiano ora di subire la concorrenza di una linea
ferroviaria, che ha il vantaggio della riduzione dei costi ed ha ottime
probabilità di affermarsi, soppiantando i road train.
In Australia esiste addirittura una gara sul numero di semirimorchi
agganciati a un trattore stradale. Il record attuale è di 36 semirimorchi
Più che Bisonti della strada, li definirei Serpenti della strada!
Autotreni nel vero senso della parola.
Mack Superliner V8 roadtrain, great sound !
A few clips of roadtrains around Port Hedland WA, and a nice V8 Mack
Superliner leaving Karratha truck stop on it's way to pick up a third
The side-tipper quads gross about 170 tonnes and are carting iron ore from
the smaller mines which aren't big enough yet for rail haulage.
It's only a short clip because I was trying out my new JVC GZ- EX555 HD
camera and external mic, it seems like it's not a bad camera.
Pete 359 Classic Takeoff
THIS IS IN CANADA just so y'all know.
My brother's 1987 Peterbilt 359 Classic workin' in the bush near vassar,
mb. sweet smoke! wish mine could do that. It has a 3406B block Cat 425.
Oh and a big thanks to you tuber tod3k for giving us the new name for this
truck..... "Old Smokey Jerk!"
V12 cat powered pete
custom built with V12 cat twin turbo,
twin exhuast brakes, brake saver, 18spd with 2spd aux,vid by toothpik
Outback Trucking Australia
Outback Trucking Australia. Roadtrains through WA and NT. These are random
clips taken on some of my jobs in the last 12 months through the Pilbara,
Kimberley and Northern Territory.
The KW is my old faithfull with the Cat 3408 18 liter V8 which I have owned
for the last 15 years.
The water pipe was going from Marandoo iron ore mine to Tom Price,
following the iron ore rail line. You can see the iron ore trains on my
Roadtrains! CAT Power!
My truck is leaving Penong Truckstop in South Australia with a load of
off-shore drill gear ( nice light load of 10 tons on second trailer ).
Power by CAT 3408.
"B triple" with 3 trailers at WA / SA border.
A load of "Bushmaster" APCs on Kenworth T904 double road train with CAT
Road train cab ride 18 liter V8 CAT powered Kenworth
Cab ride in 18 liter CAT 3408 powered Kenworth roadtrain grossing 80 tons
across the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. Full throttle climb up
Eucla Pass. A run into Perth after splitting up the trailers.
Like big V8s? Watch this!
View from the cab of my Kenworth going from Melbourne Victoria to Karratha
WA with 46 tonnes of re-bar.
Gross train weight 77 tonnes on two 45' trailers.
My brother's son came with me on this 11,000 km round trip during the
school holidays and was the camera man.
First clip is the roundabout at Hay NSW.
Second clip going through the S - bends at Gladstone SA on the new road
Third clip the Heysen Tunnels in the Adelaide hills. We came through the
hills in the daytime so we didn't get to see any of the smic - looking
interstate trucks which come out at night.
Fourth clip the stacked up roadtrain Coolgardie WA.
Power of course is Caterpillar's 3408 18 liter V8.
Dyno'd at 550 HP at
the wheels, equates to about 600 HP at the flywheel.
16 speed Spicer trans.
How to shift a Spicer 16 speed
How to use a Spicer ProShift transmission in my Kenworth .
It is a 16 speed with overdrive.
The 16 speed is similar to the 14 speed which is much more common, except
the air-shift pattern is different.
The first 3 gears in the main box ( controlled with the gearstick ) each
have 4 gears on the air shift ( the blue control on the gearstick ). This
gives 12 gears.
The top 2 gears on the stick you only use 2 airshift positions , like on a
13 or 18 speed RoadRanger , so this gives 16 gears in total.
A compound shift is changing gears with the air-shift and main gearbox at
the same time.
You don't need to use the clutch except when starting and when using the
airshift in 1st gear in the main box.
All this info is easy for truck drivers who can operate a Road Ranger ,
which is the most common transmission in Australia. But it is a harder box
to use than a Road Ranger.
My brother's son came on a 11,000 km round trip in my Kenworth from Perth
WA to Melbourne VIC to Karratha WA & back to Perth.
Here's some of what we saw, including overtaking and being overtaken by
triple roadtrains, and some wide loads.