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Brendan

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reckon DVSA or plod'd take some serious convincing that the traccy hanging off the arse end, by the cleats on its boots, constituted a safe load :eek::rolleyes:
They did well to get it all on good luck to whoever unloading it. When up close to it counted 3 quads up front, the dumper at least 5 tipping skips, tractor, what ever trailer that is a with a load of wheels plus some actor of some sort. Fair to say it was wobbling about
 
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First couple pictures are from when I was working on an Oil Sands project they were using a Cat 777 haul truck converted in to a lowbed. At this point it was moving a 90 tonne excavator but could move machines up to Hitachi EX1900 size. The last two lowbeds are fairly typical in Western Canada though there are more companies going with tri-drive tractors and many trailers are of the detachable gooseneck design. The last picture I was transporting a Komatsu PC220LC with a large clean up bucket. That's probably about as much weight that can be hauled on that configuration without a dolly or jeep converter.
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BertB.

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An example of a detachable goose neck these guys were called in to replace the copper water line to my brother's house a few years ago. Usually a smaller machine is used for a job like this in Canada but this one was apparently in the 'neighborhood'.
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Cat D6 with a snowplow for plowing large drainage ditches on a detachable tri-axle lowbed. I've hauled with these trailers before and didn't like them they are usually around 53' in length and are a pain to around tight street corners. Plus if you detach with some trailers and the road or surface your on is 100% smooth or level it can be hell to get the king pin to lock in.
 

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A couple years ago I was coming down the TransCanada Highway in Southern Saskatchewan and came across this lowbed with a Cat 345 on it, quite the rig!
Then last year I think it was I came across one of the Provincial Government's Amphibex excavators on its dedicated lowbed at a local hydraulics shop. They are used mostly here in Manitoba to break ice on the Red River to prevent ice jams in the spring. I think the Province owns three of them now.
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Hard to think this was 12 months ago seems like yesterday, Transformer move with Allelys smallest girder frame and a 180 ton tranny, going up a decent hill outside Bristol the lead truck destroyed a diff and locked up solid, so stuck on a hill we had to bring another truck down to help with the restart and get to site, the diff going was one of those things really you cant plan for it so Allelys keep Diffs on the shelf, Martin and Greg came down and did it on the side of the road.
 

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Mogman

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Hard to think this was 12 months ago seems like yesterday, Transformer move with Allelys smallest girder frame and a 180 ton tranny, going up a decent hill outside Bristol the lead truck destroyed a diff and locked up solid, so stuck on a hill we had to bring another truck down to help with the restart and get to site, the diff going was one of those things really you cant plan for it so Allelys keep Diffs on the shelf, Martin and Greg came down and did it on the side of the road.
Can’t beat a bit of drama when things are going well:whistle:
 
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There might be someone here that can educate me with a couple of things
What rules are ballast lorrys running under i always thought stgo was non divisible loads but some of these flatbeds are running 6+axles plus the unit yet are a divisivle load
And how does it work with excavators as ive seen 30 and 40 tonne machines being moved with a full set of attatchments
Are they just seeing what they can get away with
Ballast truck and its "trailer" are not the "load"

STGO is a can of worms that causes arguments / heated discussion amongst the lads from different outfits that run them all the time so a layman has no chance of being 100% correct ;) my understanding, bearing in mind I've only ever hauled up to STGO 2 and never more than 1 machine at a time.
STGO 1 is up to 50t gross, normal haulage is 44t assuming axle configuration, plating and taxation.
STGO2 up to 80t gross.
STGO 3 up to 150t gross NOTE, there are minimum number of axles required, maximum axle loadings, and speed restrictions when operating within STGO

IF an item of plant puts you into an STGO category you can load a similar item going from same loading place to same delivery place provided it doesn't take you above the initial catergory and doesn't increase the width or length of the original load.
The question up for debate most often is that if an item can be moved within normal C & U regs then it should be, so how does 2 off 13t exc become a legal move on STGO?
I think you answered this in your initial question ;)
 
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Some more pictures of our transportpanzer as I like calling it. It's not a true lowbed as its on a pintle hitch. We can transport either the 160 or the 210. But the 210 is only legal on certain highways. It doesn't help that Clint put the useless thumb back on either increasing its gvw. He did however get the box re-painted this summer.
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V8Druid

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now this is a move .......:oops::oops: :giggle:


...... was watching one the other night of a 110 turn right with a girder frame ... can't find it ATM but was pretty impressive :cool:(y)
 
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seeing that tractor hanging of the arse of the trailer made me think. What are the rules on this ?

When I move the digger I have the arm folded so the hitch is on the blade but the knuckle and boom do stick out the back a good 6 feet. I tie a spare high viz to it for blind drivers but often wondered what the 'official' word on overhang is ?
 
V8Druid

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seeing that tractor hanging of the arse of the trailer made me think. What are the rules on this ?

When I move the digger I have the arm folded so the hitch is on the blade but the knuckle and boom do stick out the back a good 6 feet. I tie a spare high viz to it for blind drivers but often wondered what the 'official' word on overhang is ?
3ft un marked ...... 10ft suitably marked, to rear of vehicle's extremity .... triangular marker board .... from memory IIRC it's 5ft out front

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Mogman

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Just a few pictures
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This was on the M5 services heading back from Bristol to Upton on Severn van, machine & shear
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This on on the way from Turriff to for far in Scotland machine, tool store, bowser, small sea going container half full of scrap cable & generator
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Just a small load this time only my 13 tonner, tool box & telehandler
 
V8Druid

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what're you plated to @Mogman ? ...... Dai woo's a good 17+t on his own :oops:
Nice Lister genny Boyo .... is that a control cab on the side? .... or a lil' summat you've picked up ?? :giggle:
 
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what're you plated to @Mogman ? ...... Dai woo's a good 17+t on his own :oops:
Nice Lister genny Boyo .... is that a control cab on the side? .... or a lil' summat you've picked up ?? :giggle:
Daewoo 20 tonnes got foam filled tyres plated at 44 but on that trip must of been 48-50 the truck empty weighs 26 tons:oops: after we got the the next site in Forfar ‘found’ another generator the same as the one loaded plus a few more tonnes of cable(y) when we finished that site I had to leave the Daewoo there as the trailer was a bit full, had to go back for it a few days later