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Post Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:38 am

vehicles to base on.....

Rather than clog up Bru's build thread I thought I would start another.
Where I work we have access to some pretty unusual vehicles due to the environment we work- namely sand and lots of it.
This is not your usual flat beach sand but rolling hills of the stuff.

An assortment of vehicles that passed the crib room on Friday

Crane Truck- dual locked super singles- our heavy mover but not really maneuverable (better for our "dozed" roads and built ramps
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Service truck again with super singles- this can access more parts of the site, but can struggle- lucky for onboard air

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Compressor truck
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lift truck
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Fuel truck- might give a hint to where I work, helo working getting water

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what we have to do to move road going vehicles around :finger: , be nice to have this sort of support for when bogged on expedition :armsup:
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Nice winch.....

mind you when a swampy goes down you know your in trouble......
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will have to chase up some pics of the Man 8x8




CRUZAAMAD wrote:
4wd26 wrote:looking forward to some news on the alloys

dealing direct with Iveco should enable you to fit the 37" tyres without the speed rating in the ECU being dropped?

I'm really looking at one of these with a camping box on the dual cab and still tow the offroad van- as such I don't want the rear "incorporated" into the cab, are you looking at doing this?

keen to see what develops, and some real world testing.

I have access to a "raw" testing ground on Stradbroke Island, as we are also looking at fleet vehicles for the sand mine, these things being more sturdy and fit for purpose (maybe) than the v8 cruiser utes or the isuzu NPR trucks or the MAN 8x8 we currently use :armsup:


Hey champ can you post up some pics of those vehicles..
the MAN 8x8 sounds wicked :armsup:


Great thread..
sad hearing the cruiser doesnt compare to the iveco.
loove the v8 note but.
and test drove a brand spanker and looved it. :D
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Post Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:12 am

Re: vehicles to base on.....

:armsup:

love it

you get paid to work in that stuff

be nice and quiet when tools are down.

wet a line much after work ?
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Post Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:33 am

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4wd26 wrote:Image
what we have to do to move road going vehicles around :finger: , be nice to have this sort of support for when bogged on expedition :armsup:


That's AWESOME! It took me a second to figure out what was acutally going on...
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Post Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:08 pm

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RO8M wrote:
4wd26 wrote:Image
what we have to do to move road going vehicles around :finger: , be nice to have this sort of support for when bogged on expedition :armsup:


That's AWESOME! It took me a second to figure out what was acutally going on...


I only just seen the skid under the crane myself just then

you call that work, lucky buggers
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Post Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:03 am

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Beats my office anyday!
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Post Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:44 am

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The skid for the crane by itself weighs 14 tonne

finally got the pic of the 8x8 man
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there is another one on site that is a service truck- it has proven a bit top heavy, and does not like side slopes

these things go pretty well- all axles have diff locks, but the suspension is pretty hard, no articulation
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Post Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:01 pm

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Those can be had 'dirt cheap' overseas. I love those MAN KATs but the fuel bill would be absolutely ridiculous ;)
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Post Tue May 20, 2014 5:09 pm

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4wd26 wrote:
mind you when a swampy goes down you know your in trouble......
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You know that aint a swampy don't you, thats just a regular D8T

Swampy's are generally D6's with LGP after the model number.

And look like this from the rear

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or this

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Post Tue May 20, 2014 6:13 pm

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That d8 is a lgp dozer, it is a special build, made to order by CAT
We also have d6 and a new d7 electric swampies
Will confirm the width of the ground plates tomorrow

There wouldn't be too many in Australia of that size due to specialised use, pushing slurry sand
Compare the photo of the d8 on the sand to an ordinary d8

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