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GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:16:14 PM
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Steve,

Conventional transport all over Europe (except UK, I think) is limited to 4.0 metres in height, mainly because of bridges air gap being set at 4.5 metres as a minimum.
The requirement for any heavy haulage combination is to keep its height as low as possible to go under most bridges or power lines, so you can avoid heavy haulage routes and costly detours. In this case the highest point being over the front axle, the front tires were removed to minimize overall height.

I hope it helps.
Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:15:01 PM
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Guy thanks for the information.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:53:31 AM
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Scania torpedo tractor built from an ASAM kit:





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:56:58 AM
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Volvo F89 tractor (Heavy Goods kit):









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:11:15 AM
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Delivery, by an US Komatsu local agent, of a grader equipped for snow plow duties:



Kenworth T880 8x4/4 tractor (modified First Gear model) and Talbert T3DW-50SA-HRG-1T1 3-axle lowboy (First Gear model) carrying a 15.4 tonnes Komatsu GD 655-5 6x4/2 articulated grader equipped with Weldco-Beales Mfg front snow V pusher blade and additional side hydraulic blade (First Gear model)





Close view of the snow plow equipment:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:18:01 AM
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Azur Modelisme Australian road train, carrying cement in bulk, this time on the left (right!) side of the road:





Decals fitted on the TWH tractor and Tekno semi-trailers were made specifically for that combination by MiniCams.

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:20:22 AM
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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:25:58 AM
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Guy what did you modify on the T880? I do not have one so I can’t tell what was modified.
Thanks
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:19:18 PM
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Steve,

As far as I remember, it was to slightly modify the 2nd axle, so that it could be lifted and lowered, depending upon loading conditions. The bottom part of the suspension was already mobile, it was just a matter of having top axle supports linked to it.

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Guy
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:12:50 PM
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Guy thanks for the response.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 1:55:43 AM
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Hydraulic lifting apparatus made by Jean-Francois for a future homemade tipping semi-trailer:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:00:15 AM
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Another tipping semi-trailer project from Jean-Francois, this time with a front-end lifting ram:









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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:04:01 AM
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The Scania tractor (ASAM kit) seen earlier, towing a tank semi-trailer made of a Tekno kit with a Gescha tandem axle:







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:10:40 AM
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A short period with the US Army:





Oshkosh Defence M 985-A2 8x8/4 dropside truck fitted with a Grove M985 hydraulic crane (TWH model) carrying a boxed 1.2 tonnes AVCO-Lycoming AGT 1500 engine for an Abrams M1A1 battle tank (homemade)





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Guy


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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 10:21:53 AM
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Guy very nice close ups of the hydraulics, that is incredible craftsmanship on those. One question, where does one get the antennas from in this day and age. I have not even seen one of those in about 20 years, they look great for the telescopic piston. It is just what I need for the single axle dump trailer I’m building.
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Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 11:29:03 AM
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Steve,

I know that Jean-Francois had a stock of those antennas and I don't know where he gets them today (I agree with you, radio sets with such antennas don't exist anymore). May be from vintage stuff second-hand shops?
I'll ask him and let you know.

Guy
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 2:48:12 PM
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Guy thank you.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:05:58 AM
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Oshkosh Defence M1070 8x8/4 tractor + Systems & Electronics Inc. M1000 5-line tank transport semi-trailer (TWH models) loaded with a 62.1 tonnes General Dynamics LS Abrams M1A2 main battle tank (Wartanks model)







US Army soldiers are from Wartanks origin.

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:23:42 AM
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The US Army tank transport somewhere in the Middle-East, escorted by an AM General Humvee M1026 4x4/2 high mobility vehicle (Solido model):



I was planning to buy a Sword Abrams tank to go with the TWH Oshkosh/Systems & Electronics tank transport combination, when I found out that the MBT was modelled... in a 1/56 scale!!!
I then decided to load instead a resin-made static model produced by Wartanks in a 1/48 scale (Wartanks was a short-lived European model company, from Italy I think) as the French Gaso.line version (used as a master by Wartanks) was no more available





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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:31:36 AM
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The Unic 72T tractor was built by Jean-Jacques with a Minitrucks cab and a homemade chassis. It is towing a (Mintrucks kit) box semi-trailer in the colours of a famous old French spreadable cheese line





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Guy
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