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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Cool Infographs about Science, the Universe and other cool stuff. ... by Auroria
    What a thread! What a poster!

    Now there's good content.


    What happened to the lad, was he the poster that came a croppa when hit by a bus in Yangon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    I believe the cattle version is trailers pulled by a prime mover?
    Correct term is indeed Prime Mover. Add 2+ trailers behind one and now we've got a road-train and rules of the sea apply when one of these big fuckers is coming towards you (give way to the larger vessel)

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    That American Kenworth K900 is a beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Attachment 59320

    Tractor & Trailer Accessories Farmer Cow Horse
    The presented tractor with a trailer is one of the best vehicles in its class - designed especially for the youngest children. Thanks to the built-in drive, the tractor drives freely, pulling a trailer with animals behind it, which is accompanied by sensational light and sound effects.
    The kit includes:
    - tractor,
    - trailer,
    - cow,
    - tailstock.
    And it's so light you can stuff it full of XTC and MDMA and ship it round the world to your own restaurant in the ex owners name without causing suspicion.

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    Those Aussie trucks in the first posts are good though.


    Doha-nese security wouldn't have many fingers left after checking their internals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    That's impressive. But do the Aussys not know how to build railways ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    To be fair, I don't think anyone from outside of Yankistan would call those tractor trailers.

    A tractor trailer to me would be a, umm, trailer, pulled by a, well, tractor. Like all on a farm and stuff.
    Yes of course. But technically big rigs are also tractors. So it makes a perfect flashpoint for a TD shit fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    But technically big rigs are also tractors.
    Big Rig sounds like a gay bloke you don't want to inadvertently pass out next to at a teenage house party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    But do the Aussys not know how to build railways ?
    No, actually.

    By Federation in 1901, all States except Western Australia were ‘linked’ by rail and more than 20,000 km of track had been laid. Sadly, those who envisaged a nation had not contemplated a national rail network. Three different gauges had been used.

    New South Wales adopted the European standard gauge of 1435 mm, Victoria and South Australia built with the broad Irish gauge of 1600 mm, and Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and parts of South Australia used the narrow 1067 mm gauge. For many years, the different gauges handicapped the effective operation of interstate rail services.
    History of Rail in Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Interesting. So this partially explains the road trains.

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    Yeh- necessity is the mother of invention. And no, aussie doesn't do trains very well. But we still have the biggest and longest trains in the world.

    BHP Iron Ore set the longest train record between the Yandi mine and Port Hedland in Western Australia in 2011. The train was 4.53 miles (7.29 km) long and carried 82,000 metric tons or about 181 million pounds of iron ore. This is about the same weight as 402 Statues of Liberty (the Statue of Liberty weighs approximately 450,000 pounds).


    The train had 682 cars that were driven by eight General Electric diesel locomotives. The total gross weight for the entire train was 99,734 metric tons (219.8 million pounds). This also beat the record for the world’s heaviest train, which was also held by BHP.


    The locomotives were spread out among the cars in three pairs, along with two single locomotives. The entire train was driven 170 miles (273.6 km) by a single driver, and the trip took ten hours and four minutes. You can see the whole train below.

    The Longest Train in the World. BHP Iron Ore set the longest train… | by Daniel Ganninger | Knowledge Stew | Medium






    Now that's a train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    That's impressive. But do the Aussys not know how to build railways ?
    Road Trains are used to get stock to a railway, auction yards, or greener pastures in times of drought. Keep in mind that the cattle stations these stock are coming off are often measured in millions of acres, so it would be impossible for them all to be with easily reach of a railway line.

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    Still better than Sydney trains mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Road Trains are used to get stock to a railway, auction yards, or greener pastures in times of drought. Keep in mind that the cattle stations these stock are coming off are often measured in millions of acres, so it would be impossible for them all to be with easily reach of a railway line.

    Its weird how road trains didn't catch on in central Canada for those reasons.

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    Eskimos can't drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Still better than Sydney trains mate.
    Digressing a little ...

    Sydney's Martin Place metro station caverns officially complete



    Sydney'''s Martin Place metro station caverns officially complete - ABC News

    Soon you'll be able to be stuck underground in a Sydney Train

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    Now this is a truck, I want one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post

    The Kenworth K900 is a design dating back to the 70's. It is a classic American truck.

    So this truck is made from 100% USA parts eh?

    Never underestimate the power of stupid.

    Snubby, you are stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    So this truck is made from 100% USA parts eh?
    100% American designed by an American truck company. The only thing stupid is trying to call a Kenworth K900 an Australian truck. That is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    100% American designed by an American truck company.
    Lets not forget Mack in Pennsylvania and Peterbuilt starting in Oakland California and now built in Texas.

    Nowadays very little if anything automotive is 100% made in America. With gross margin being the key driver pretty much every company sources components globally for material cost benefits. It can be designed and assembled in America but that's about all.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    The only thing stupid is trying to call a Kenworth K900 an Australian truck
    Agreed. Kenworth is designed and assembled in America

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Agreed. Kenworth is designed and assembled in America
    They actually assemble them in Australia and it makes sense because shipping those huge trucks would be insanely expensive but at the start of this thread there was an idiot bleating on about how much better Australian trucks are than American trucks. Fortunately that clown has since flounced.

    So ya they are an American company that has a plant in Australia.

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    Yep, makes complete sense. Like Caterpillar heavy equipment. Designed in America, built all over the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    They actually assemble them in Australia and it makes sense because shipping those huge trucks would be insanely expensive but at the start of this thread there was an idiot bleating on about how much better Australian trucks are than American trucks. Fortunately that clown has since flounced.

    So ya they are an American company that has a plant in Australia.
    No , please read again you silly silly c.unt.

    Depending on the model and specification, a Kenworth truck comprises around 60 percent Australian-owned resources and our supply chain includes over 70 Australian suppliers located across nearly 300 local sites, the majority are Australian-owned companies located in the Melbourne region.
    They are not just an American company that has plant in Australia. Trucks are not just "assembled" in Australia. Nobody is disputing that Kenworth is an American brand.

    I suppose because Paccar bought DAF and Foden, that makes 'em American as well. mai dem baht

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    So this truck is made from 100% USA parts eh?

    Never underestimate the power of stupid.

    Snubby, you are stupid.
    I'd hazard a guess and say 50% China sourced parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    No , please read again you silly silly c.unt.



    They are not just an American company that has plant in Australia. Trucks are not just "assembled" in Australia. Nobody is disputing that Kenworth is an American brand.

    I suppose because Paccar bought DAF and Foden, that makes 'em American as well. mai dem baht
    Paccar also own Peterbuilt don't they ?

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