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  1. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    Had a spell back on the umbilical today,1st bright day for a while,the blackies were loving a bit of dry.



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  2. Donegal Bay

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    Copied from Sligo Co Co website.

    TRANSPORT OF WIDE LOADS
    • 4 January 2019


    It is planned to transport components for a wind farm from Killybegs, Co. Donegal to Oweninny, Bellacorick, Ballina by road during the period 6/1/2019-31/5/2019 approximately.

    The loads will be travelling from Sunday night (leaving Killybegs ) to Friday mornings.

    The loads are wide - up to 4.5 metres wide and long (up to 66 metres or 216 feet) approximately.

    Traffic delays are expected while the loads are travelling along the roads.

    The route through Sligo is N15 - Cliffoney to Sligo, N4 - Sligo to Ballysadare and N59 - Ballisodare to Ballina.

    All loads will be under Garda escort.

    It is proposed to leave Killybegs at 10pm (first load leaving 6/1/2019) and the loads are expected in Cliffoney at midnight approximately and be in Ballysadare at 1am approximately and then travel onto Ballina via N59.

    Loads are expected to be in Bellacorick (on site) by 5am-5.30am approximately.
     
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  3. lough

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  4. Mf 7715

    Mf 7715 Well-Known Member

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    They buy there trucks from A&M commercials who organise the conversion from a regular S to a T. Scania stopped making the T's in '05. This is their site
    https://www.vlastuin-truckopbouw.nl/en/
    But it must run into big money cus a new S is dear enough without sending it to Holland to get it converted.
     
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  5. JohnBoy

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    aside from looking cool, is there any other point?
     
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  7. Mf 7715

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    But they do look cool tho.
     
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  8. nashmach

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    Do They add much In weight though? That Would Be then knocked off What You Could legally haul :undecided:
     
  9. diesel power

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    You loose out on the length of the trailer you can haul to.
     
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  10. CORK

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    Just my opinion but I prefer the S version, something a bit fake about converting them.
    That said, since the age of 5 I still get heart palpitations at the sight of a well chromed up Peterbilt.
     
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    Mightn't matter on Heavy Haulage?
     
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    Mid cork Well-Known Member

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    There is definitely something eye catching about them. I remember many years ago Drinagh Co-op had a fleet of bull nosed Mercedes artics drawing feed and fertilizer out of Cork and being very impressed by the sight of them.
     
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  13. Mf 7715

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    There must be some advantages to a long bonnet truck if you go by the Australians every truck is a long bonnet even six wheel tippers. But can't imagine it be easy to get into many farm yards with a meal blower or a milk tanker with a long bonnet in this country.
     
  14. Mf 7715

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    The S's do look very well, but a big price rise on the old R's. I'm still a 5 year old love the sight of well minded truck.
     
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  15. Arthur

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    Easier access to the engine, maybe the are cooler in the cab for hotter climates as you are not sitting above the engine, i'd imagine they are a bit more comfortable as you are not sitting directly over the front axle, This one used be on the road when we were hauling beet to Mallow, wonder do they still have it. upload_2019-1-12_12-23-0.jpeg
     
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    The longer wheelbase will give more comfort and an ability to take heavier loads more safely.
     
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    I prefer the older ones like Collins' one Arthur posted rather than Mar-Trans newer one, just looks a nice shape. Each to their own I suppose. I don't know if I'd like to be driving a bull nose though, some places are hard enough get to with a conventional truck.
     
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    The longer wheelbase would also allow bigger fuel tanks which would suit the Aussie road trains.
     
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    Afaik they do but only brought out on the odd occasion for shows or truck runs.
     
  20. scoffcruddle

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    Isn't the reason there is very few bull nosed scanias about due to them being over length with a 45' trailer?

    There's only one truck I'd want.:wub::wub::wub:

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  21. Mf 7715

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    You won't beat a Volvo for heavy haulage.
     
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    I'd like a 6x2 one for hauling the piggys and the grain, comfort and power :tt1::eek3::thumbup:
     
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    Is the chassis lengthened in that as well or did they just move the cab back
     
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    I saw a new FH16 750 today on personalised plates 191 L 750 at the Bandon Truck run, more pics here https://photos.app.goo.gl/A5VUGPnZkhfa3osS8

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  25. Mf 7715

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    That I don't know, but if the longer wheelbase helps in stability when hauling heavy loads it must be a longer chassis, otherwise they just got it converted to look cool, and who wud do that???? They going loading blades on Monday mite try and get some photos if I've time.
     

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