Hate that. My work isn't wind but rain. Should I break my gear down/get it out? Looks like the rain's done, get all my crap out, and it starts again. Sit in the truck watching the rain fall for an hour, call it quits, and it stops raining on the way back to the office, and never starts again :^/
I was called in to do a bit of bucking for this load of trees destined for use as structure in a fisheries habitat enhancement project. The self-loader operator is very good...a necessity when loading blowdown trees with the rootwad attached :lol: .
But it's for pnw forests. Like the australian road trains, they aren't made for the tiny streets of our urban areas. Tiny and crowded. In many places, the usual semi trailer has a hard time to access. And some times, more than my liking, I can't even park my small car.
Most Mills around here won't take any thing longer than 16's. That old peterbilt is best loaded with 12's or she gets a little light in the steering.
I can't even imagine how to get 40's around on some of our roads.
If you pull up a video of a 'regular' log truck, you can see the stinger for the pintle-hitch is wayback. Its not set up like a 5th-wheel at all. The logs swing wide of the drivewheels when making sharp turns. The log bunks have some pivot in the rear a bit, I believe.
5th wheel style
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Actually, it looks like our forest areas have some big trucks too. They are just not in my world
That's a 53 feet load. I didn't know that the trailer has a steering axle. I didn't thought much of it until now, but that seems obvious. We even have some shitty roads too. Talk about a slippery slope : .