Truckin' up to Darwin
Trucking up to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia in my Kenworth with two trailers of pipes.
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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 train route. 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.
Cabover Kenworth + Caterpillar V8 + GoPro. The sound of a 600 HP, 18 liter V8 working hard
The sound of a 600 HP, 18 litre CAT 3408 V8 working hard. Gross train weight was 79 tonnes or 174,000 lbs. We were hauling steel railway sleepers from Whyalla SA to country NSW, 1500 kms each way.
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 trailer. 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.