Who likes trucks?
Discuss and/or post pics on nice diesel beasts
There are advantages:
-potentially better aerodynamics (not often used)
-crumble zone in case of accident (why would the driver want that?)
-No need to tilt cab
-easyer access to engine bay
-Less height restrictions to cabine
-engine not immediately under driver (noise)
-more intuitive to drive because front axle is ahead of driver
-longer wheelbase makes tractor much more stable in solo use
-much more room to fit all the technology (do you have any idea just how cramped the engine compartment of an Actros or TGA is), bigger fuel tanks possible
The US don't have restrictions for the lengh of the tractor (nor for tractor + trailer), so the cab over engine concept doesn't offer too many advantages to them
always liked the volvos
It is. Look at the 'shifter' on the right edge of the driver's seat. I just drove 10 days in a similar one. Auto is shit. SHIT.
Nothing worse than having to work around the transmission rather than having it work for you.
It's not if you have long legs. Volvo seats are very short (front to back), so it constantly feels like I'm going to slide off the front end.
Many cyclists have gone under trucks here recently and been absolutely wreckt.
Truck drivers have an even more hostile attitude towards cyclists than car drivers.
But they're careful and pay much more attention because they have a healthy fear of killing someone unlike most drivers.
They're kind of like huge thugs who hate woman because they're afraid of being convicted of rape.
Trucks are fucking terrifying. On the open road they're bad, but if you have to ride through heavy truck routes in industrial areas, be so so careful. These things are rolling death.
In New Zealand roading is all geared towards trucking. Rail freight is almost non existant. Steadily more and more small towns on the main routes are being bypassed to make trucking more efficient. This kills the town. The bakery closes down which makes a huge difference.
How could any self respecting cyclist not hate trucks?
how is it you put yourself into harms way and then blame everyone else for a risk you knowingly took? Stop shitting up the trucking thread you stupid fucking cyclists have enough threads to shit up on your own.
Fucking hell that's beautiful!
would love to drive /10
That speed and fuel efficiency will make freight rail obsolete.
The concept is designed to run on natural gas. Not the type of fuel that Ameritards call "gas".
>Although the prototype currently runs on diesel, its turbine is fuel neutral and can run on compressed or liquid natural gas, biofuels or other fuels.
Don't patronize me you autistic fucktard. The only reason I'm allowing you to reign on /n/ now is out of pity. Rail is dead. You know it. I know it. You can have your fun now but soon /n/ will be bikes, planes, and trucks. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Thank me later.
>rail is dead
Huh, better tell that to my bosses and all of our customers that ship far more by rail for much cheaper.
And nobody is denying that trucks are fir that last mile, but you're never going to be able to move as much grain or other bulk products by truck as you can rail.
I love the strictly utilitarian looks of the Japanese cab-overs for some reason.
Rail can compete for the last mile for places where there is rail access. There's no inherent difference in cost between a rail tractor (shunter) and a road tractor (truck), nor is the workload of a truck driver inherently easier than that of a railroad engineer.
However as long as the railroad pays for the rails but the government pays for the (truck) roads, it doesn't really make sense to compete for it. Plus, railroads are more unionized and have to comply with much stricter safety regulation.
>nor is the workload of a truck driver inherently easier than that of a railroad engineer.
Confirmed for not knowing what it takes to shove 8,000 tons down the side of a hill with no airbrakes to a spot.
Here's a gallery with more pics.
there is absolutely nothing wrong with synchros
if i could get a peterbilt nose and cab on some small wheels, dropped with a pick up truck bed, i would be proud to drive what i drive
i like the less flashy guady one better, white would look nice. definetly gotta tonedown the flashy trim to keep from looking like a douchenozzle
I'd love to own this international cxt with a manual transmission.
what does that vehicle remind me of....
I drive a volvo FH12 like this one, but its purple. 420 hp 12 litre with 12 speed syncro box. Its a pretty sweet truck. Bit old but its only used for flat towing busses when they break down so its not doing big ks. Before that was a C series ERF, which I dont have any pics of either
I should say also, its got a big concrete block on the back for ballast, I welded a couple of old quick releases to the back of that so we can put our mountain bikes on top. So its a big truck with bicycles on the back towing a bus, thats /n/ as fuck.
You realize of course that if you lift the front of the seat edge up and at the same time pull it forward, you gain about 4 inches of seat depth..... and the I shift 13 speed is the best transmission on the planet. The. Best.
so whats the deal with these? are they like motorhomes's used for deliveries?
i would soooo totally be a trucker if i could drive one of these
i wouldnt mind losing out on some loads cuase of the length and weight
i wouldnt mind getting paid less if i got to make stops and hang out in town for a couple hours in the cool cities
would be bitching to live in one these with a gf
>are they like motorhomes's used for deliveries?
I guess, here it is sans paint job
I've only seen one of these in Australia. The driver was a regular for a while in one of the warehouses I worked and he always did a Queensland run (from Melbourne). He said he knows a few others like him and they were all grey nomads who lived on the road with their wife. Making money on the road to fund their retirement.
His truck was called 'The Flying Dutchman' and he would always come back from Queensland with watermelons to give to the forklift drivers. Top bloke.
Not nearly enough Loadstar in this thread.
bicycles dont belong on the god damned road motherfucker! but youll never learn. bicyclists have this fuckign self entitlement thing you think you own the road and your special.
fucking bicycles on the the road should be illegal. you want to play in traffic with your childs toys? expect to get run over dumbfucks