Australian Road Trains

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Information about Australian Road Trains

Published on December 20, 2008

Author: congokid


Slide 1: Australian Road Trains Slide 2: Australia has the largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles in the world. Some configurations topping out at close to 200 tonnes. They operate in western New South Wales, western Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Australian Road Trains Slide 3: Early Beginnings Early road trains had problems with tyres. The tyre quality wasn't all that good. Some had engine problems. The old saying was, "If it goes, put another ton on it. If it doesn't, take a little off and when it gets rolling, run up alongside it and throw it back on." Slide 6: B Double towing two tri-axle trailers Slide 7: Volvo BP Tanker Road Train Slide 9: The end of a sealed road and the beginning of dirt. There is a warning sign, “No fuel available for the next 900 Km” Slide 10: Ore transport Slide 11: Off-road coal transport in Queensland – 300 Tonnes at a time. Slide 12: Livestock transport from remote cattle stations, many of them are hundreds of square kilometres in size. Slide 13: Shell Road Train Slide 15: Dry Season Wet Season Slide 16: The End

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