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.
How to empty a trailer
Dumping 35 tonnes of wood chips
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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
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!"
Extreme Off-road Competition 2. :: "Klaperjaht 2010" part 2 of 2
"Klaperjaht offroad" competition, 28.08.2010, Estonia.
This is part 2 of 2. Watch part 1 of 2 here:
Watch 2011 competition here: http://youtu.be/4JsXcyOo-Uk
Watch 2012 competition here: http://youtu.be/dCoq00Ns9vw
"Klaperjaht" is now a part of European off-road series „Euro-Trophy"
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.