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TimT
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hulan
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....Wheww thats a whole lot of Mammoet SPMT.

Greg
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Rack'em ,Pack'em,Stack'em ...

Your first job well be to check all the tire pressure's Hulan ....Hope they give ya a long hose ...

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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2009 10:08:02 PM

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Looks like a long line of grocery karts! And the real cool thing is all controlled by one guy walking along beside it with a joy stick and a few switches, even if all three lines were next to each other! Love those Mammoet engineers!

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Lotsacrane wrote:
Rack'em ,Pack'em,Stack'em ...

Your first job well be to check all the tire pressure's Hulan ....Hope they give ya a long hose ...


haha. As long as they dont want me to put chains on the tires we're good! Teeth .... Anyone care to help?

Greg
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Lotsacrane wrote:
Rack'em ,Pack'em,Stack'em ...

Your first job well be to check all the tire pressure's Hulan ....Hope they give ya a long hose ...


I was wondering, are they solid tires? They look like it
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kokosing Const Co wrote:
Lotsacrane wrote:
Rack'em ,Pack'em,Stack'em ...

Your first job well be to check all the tire pressure's Hulan ....Hope they give ya a long hose ...


I was wondering, are they solid tires? They look like it


I assume they are pneumatic ...however ..I'm more inclined to believe they are foam filled ..

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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 1:26:22 AM

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Wow that is a lot of tires, What were they moving with that much spmts?

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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 2:20:18 AM

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AIr filled tires I believe so they control the pressure.

I would guess they are moving a completely prefabricated petroleum or refinery platform. They used a large line up like that to move a a gas plant in Russia from the manufacturing point to a barge and then the module in place at the refinery. The Mammoet DVD's show these doing this on a regular basis. There is even a picture floating around the net somewhere showing 7 lines of them, like 188 axles each.

Big or small, Mammoet moves it all!

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Lotsacrane
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Im gonna stand on foam filled...Reason ...a pneumatic tire would blow at the top of rotation when to much load is induced ..
The SPMT regulates the pressure on each axle via pressure sensor's ..the height and level of the axle by proximity switches.. (i think i saw accumulators under them as well ) ..All this is choreographed though a ECM with in turn ..allows the unit to "caterpillar" along .... In general it is assumed equal loading of the axles ...but in situations where it has to traverse a ramp ,pothole ,dip ..the axles hydraulics's would either be fully retracted or fully extended ...or simply not move as to run the load's center of gravity off center... For those situation's I do believe that a foam filled tire would be more advantageous .
.not to mention ..a nail in a tire on the center boogie wheel... that kind of operation held up due to a flat ..which is sure to happen the more wheels you have .... you could run with a flat or 4 or 5 with that many wheels ..but the other wheels will have to take that load .
.and with untold amounts of money laying on your equipment .... the liability is astronomical.. If there no underwriter ..and yes ..an underwriter has every right to revoke a policy in laid out situation's and conditions ..like being transported .....

The only reason I can think of for not using a foam filled tire is the amount of weight that would be added to the Transporter ..foam filled tires get heavy ...fast ...

So now that I've written my long winded response ..I'll await my flogging ..
Somebody has the correct answer .... And I'm sure right from the mouth of the pachyderm

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from a pachyderm with tusks..............

whether this is continent specific, which i doubt, and i dont have a great deal of experience with the SPMTS, but i have seen spare tyres in the parts cabinets for when they have punctures. Whether this answers the question i do not know. I will let you make your own descision. i hope it helps

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super pictures is this in russia
Lotsacrane
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jibtickler wrote:
from a pachyderm with tusks..............

whether this is continent specific, which i doubt, and i dont have a great deal of experience with the SPMTS, but i have seen spare tyres in the parts cabinets for when they have punctures. Whether this answers the question i do not know. I will let you make your own descision. i hope it helps


Sheds light for sure

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argie
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We had some of these at Ellesmere Port last weekend, but all I shall say on the matter is it didn't go too well for the Mammoet teamd'oh!
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I think the tyres are filled with air.
When working for Mammoet Road Cargo I had to load a six liner in Spain witch had a flat tyre, there was no trace of foam or other material exept maybe dirt.Teeth

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V8dieselpower wrote:
I think the tyres are filled with air.
When working for Mammoet Road Cargo I had to load a six liner in Spain witch had a flat tyre, there was no trace of foam or other material exept maybe dirt.Teeth


do you not work for them anymore?

xoxo Jules
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How interesting!. I've always wondered if the spmt tyres were solid/air/foam.

I've seen them in action myself and they're like "little" ants!. Some members may remember these pics I posted a year or two ago. 9000 tonnes of old oil rig.....





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[[ Jules wrote:
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V8dieselpower wrote:
I think the tyres are filled with air.
When working for Mammoet Road Cargo I had to load a six liner in Spain witch had a flat tyre, there was no trace of foam or other material exept maybe dirt.Teeth


do you not work for them anymore?


Nope, I quit in july.
I was tired off the planning, they kept sending me to spain on thursday to unload on thuesday, the result was that I had to wait all weekend in my truck. One day is no problem but not two days every two weeks.
I was planning to quit anyway and one day one of my friends called he had a truck available for me.
I still have some pictures to post of the last trip I made, 5m15 wide is nice on small french roadsWhistle

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Lotsacrane
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V8dieselpower wrote:
I think the tyres are filled with air.
When working for Mammoet Road Cargo I had to load a six liner in Spain witch had a flat tyre, there was no trace of foam or other material exept maybe dirt.Teeth


Air would make sense in that application because of the heat generated by the tire fricton to the road ...highway /air .... try and put the brakes on a semi-solid wheel ... have no brakes ..

Good point ..why risk having a multi-liner with mixed wheels ..air may well be it ..

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[[ Jules ]]
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V8dieselpower wrote:
[[ Jules wrote:
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V8dieselpower wrote:
I think the tyres are filled with air.
When working for Mammoet Road Cargo I had to load a six liner in Spain witch had a flat tyre, there was no trace of foam or other material exept maybe dirt.Teeth


do you not work for them anymore?


Nope, I quit in july.
I was tired off the planning, they kept sending me to spain on thursday to unload on thuesday, the result was that I had to wait all weekend in my truck. One day is no problem but not two days every two weeks.
I was planning to quit anyway and one day one of my friends called he had a truck available for me.
I still have some pictures to post of the last trip I made, 5m15 wide is nice on small french roadsWhistle


interesting, you quite Mammoet and i would kill to work for them! its a strange world!

what do you think the PSI is in that pic with 9000t for a load?

xoxo Jules
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