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thinfourth2

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30,195 posts

90 months

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I've seen these running around and the trailers have an odd wheel spacing

Could some explain why the wheels are spaced like this

http://www.mhwmagazine.co.uk/LatestNews/ASDA_takes...

iva cosworth

14,435 posts

49 months

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Can't help but i have never seen trailers like that beforeconfused

ZR1cliff

17,967 posts

135 months

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Not seen these before. It might be because the pivot point is in the middle of the two axles together and it make them easier to get around corners?

ZR1cliff

17,967 posts

135 months

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I've seen similar trailers, with an extra amount of length on the back for 4 extra pallets. They leave the front two axles in the same place as the conventional 3 axle trailer, but move the furthest back axle back a metre or so to counter the extra weight.

Edited by ZR1cliff on Friday 12th October 21:16

Magictrousers

189 posts

60 months

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And it probably steers.
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ZR1cliff

17,967 posts

135 months

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Magictrousers said:
And it probably steers.
In one. Found this on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj9B1JmDcoA

iva cosworth

14,435 posts

49 months

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Magictrousers said:
And it probably steers.
I was going to suggest that but it doesn't look like there is any arch clearance for that to happen.

italianjob1275

264 posts

32 months

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iva cosworth said:
Magictrousers said:
And it probably steers.
I was going to suggest that but it doesn't look like there is any arch clearance for that to happen.
The arch moves with it.

When these longer trailers where first discussed the Daily Mail ran a story something like KILLER JUGGERNAUTS TO CAUSE DEATHS OF KIDS AND PUPPYS so they carry no additional signage smile

italianjob1275

264 posts

32 months

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iva cosworth said:
Magictrousers said:
And it probably steers.
I was going to suggest that but it doesn't look like there is any arch clearance for that to happen.
The arch moves with it.

When these longer trailers where first discussed the Daily Mail ran a story something like KILLER JUGGERNAUTS TO CAUSE DEATHS OF KIDS AND PUPPYS so they carry no additional signage smile

ZR1cliff

17,967 posts

135 months

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Stobart run a couple of different configurations. The first pic are the ones I've seen about. Not seen any of the others.

http://www.stobartgroup.co.uk/news/general/stobart...

Chipchap

1,621 posts

83 months

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These are the new 15650mm trailers and in order to comply with the current inner and outer turning radii they need the axle spread and that the last axle steers.

There are other reasons but they do not immediately spring to mind.


Allan

4key

8,003 posts

34 months

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I cant figure out if that is going to be a tyre eater or not, the rear steer will rid most of the drag but that first axle looks so out of place it gives the impression tyres would last a week. Wonder if they do a lift axle, that would look really freeky hehe

chilistrucker

2,566 posts

37 months

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are these not the new trailers on trial???
certain hauliers pulling them as an experiment to see if the extra legth can work on uk roads?
i think they'll be fine on trunking routes.
obviously, "we" as the drivers will get paid extra, for the extra responsibility required when pulling these new trailers rolleyes

Bitofbully

394 posts

25 months

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chilistrucker said:
are these not the new trailers on trial???
certain hauliers pulling them as an experiment to see if the extra legth can work on uk roads?
i think they'll be fine on trunking routes.
obviously, "we" as the drivers will get paid extra, for the extra responsibility required when pulling these new trailers rolleyes
Why would you get paid more?

Should I get paid more if I specify a Mondeo Estate as a company car, rather than a Focus hatch? - I mean, it's longer, heavier and therefore carries extra responsibilities...

PH lurker

1,300 posts

43 months

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Bitofbully said:
Why would you get paid more?

Should I get paid more if I specify a Mondeo Estate as a company car, rather than a Focus hatch? - I mean, it's longer, heavier and therefore carries extra responsibilities...
I doubt it is a similar sized proportional increase in responsibilty.


ZR1cliff

17,967 posts

135 months

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Saw this one this morning at a distribution centre, as I was walking across the yard. Looks like the mudguard turns with the wheel.


Bitofbully

394 posts

25 months

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PH lurker said:
Bitofbully said:
Why would you get paid more?

Should I get paid more if I specify a Mondeo Estate as a company car, rather than a Focus hatch? - I mean, it's longer, heavier and therefore carries extra responsibilities...
I doubt it is a similar sized proportional increase in responsibilty.
Then I assume the drivers will be happy to work for less on days when they take out an 8m... due to decreased responsibilities?

Jimbo.

2,879 posts

75 months

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italianjob1275 said:
The arch moves with it.

When these longer trailers where first discussed the Daily Mail ran a story something like KILLER JUGGERNAUTS TO CAUSE DEATHS OF KIDS AND PUPPYS so they carry no additional signage smile
Wasn't that the twin-trailer set-up (Denby Transport?) that the Heil got in a fluster about?

chilistrucker

2,566 posts

37 months

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It was meant to be abit to tongue in cheek bully,
Doesn't matter to me what I drive, could be a Clio van to an artic, 20, 30, 40 ft, whatever! I'll get artic rate whatever.

4key

8,003 posts

34 months

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I would want more money if I had to undo all of those bloody straps down the side. Look at that kp trailer, you would be claiming overtime by the time you did both sides hehe
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