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.
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!"
Taking The 285 Ton Anode The Last Mile
Here we see the 285 ton anode running it's last mile of a trip that started
in Salt Lake City, UT. In the first scene we see the Precision Heavy Haul
team making the turn from Arizona Highway 188 onto the US 60 in Claypool,
AZ. I thought this turn was going to be a troublesome one for them, but
you could tell this wasn't their first rodeo! Arizona DPS officers blocked
off the intersection and within 5 minutes the anode was through and traffic
was flowing again. Scene two shows the load entering the Freeport McMoRan
mine complex in Miami, AZ. An interesting thing to note, is as the load is
climbing the very steep grade at the mine, the driver of the lead truck
lifts the rear most and unpowered axle on his rig for more traction on his
drive axles. The entire set up was reported to be 225 feet long, with the
anode itself weighing 285 tons. This was shot on 8-16-11.
Big hill Peterbilt Logging 359 Classic
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SPECS 1987 Peterbilt 359 Classic It is a numbered truck, No. 45 of 359. It
has a 3406B Cat, 15 Od eaton, 52k Rockwell rears 4.33, ratio full
This is a video I made of my brother going up a tough hill at the back of
the NW Bay road near Devlin, On. He has on a split load of Poplar/Birch and
is going to the OSB mill at Barwick, On.
He is about 70 000kg here, has chains on his rear axle and has the axles
locked up. there were alot more trips where we had to chain up than when we
I was waiting at the bottom in my 2005 379X
1959 Kenworth 2 stick shifting practice - Part 1
When filmed this was the 3rd time driving my 1959 CC 925 Kenworth truck.
Has a 4 speed main and 3 speed auxilliary transmission and 4.10 gearing.
Engine is an NHCT 270 Cummins. Out for a short drive and to practice
shifting. Gotta learn by doing. By the time it got restored I could get
anywhere I needed to go without a lot of drama. Truck has since gone
through a significant restoration. See more recent videos to see some of
the changes. And yes I know I sucked in this video but like I said - only
the 3rd time I had ever driven it and was out for the specific purpose of
improving, started rough and got a little better but not much. Since then
much better. 2010 video.
Ploeger 4-row self-propelled potato harvester AR-4W
Movie of the Ploeger 4-row self-propelled potato harvester AR-4W. This
machine is known for its flexibility and can easily be adjusted for the
harvesting of for example seed onions, carrots, chicory and flower bulbs.
This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359
Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in
the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle
rails, not sure how long it will end up being.
Some awesome Peterbilt Truck pics that I had saved on my computer.