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tiderus
23-06-2012, 06:10
You know when we get blamed, and moaned at for holding up the traffic.

Well not as much as a caravan.

How do you fancy driving one of these.

(Woudn't want to replace a tyre)?

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv350/tiderus/Oversize.jpg

Rgd's Graham.

baloothebear
23-06-2012, 07:17
Good grief, what is it?

I used to know an old **** of a Farmer who lived near Thurlestone in South Devon and he used to take his Combine out for a drive at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Funky Farmer
23-06-2012, 08:22
Ooooooow!!! I nearly swooned there for a minute. A Volvo VH12 hauling a bit of mining kit. I love big machinery. I know I;m sad but there you have it :mad1:

Somelier
23-06-2012, 08:45
My son used to work on kit like that. Big spanners needed!

As regards mh holding up traffic, there have been a few instances when I've had a queue of traffic behind me, doing 30 mph in a 60 mph zone. What the drivers behind can't see is that I'm stuck behind some stupid idiot - usually in a Rover - who is causing the problem and of course they are all cursing me.

I once sent an email to Ken Bruce on Radio 2 explaining this very point and he did read it out on air.

Smaug
23-06-2012, 13:56
Back in the days I was towing a caravan, my best combo was a Daimler 4ltr straight 6 with a 13' Eccles of 1973 vintage. We could do 90mph & it didn't take long to get there. Overtaking a 7 car queue coming out of a cornet using the kick-down was great fun.

Somelier
23-06-2012, 19:56
Back in the days I was towing a caravan, my best combo was a Daimler 4ltr straight 6 with a 13' Eccles of 1973 vintage. We could do 90mph & it didn't take long to get there. Overtaking a 7 car queue coming out of a cornet using the kick-down was great fun.

Did you ever used to get there with the 'van still attached?:lol-053:

Randonneur
23-06-2012, 20:25
That looks like the chassis part of a mine haul dumper truck. Those massive Tonka trucks you see hauling mineral ore out of open cast mine sites.

They are transported as a chassis and body separately or it would'nt get under any bridges!!

Probably a Komatsu, Terex, or Liebherr.

I used to machine the 78 litre V18 engine blocks that are used to power them in one of my previous jobs. All heavy stuff but from a machining point of view, really interesting work.

Calum
24-06-2012, 08:39
I fear they need a larger 'Oversize' sign as i didn't spot it ;)

Randonneur
24-06-2012, 19:07
I fear they need a larger 'Oversize' sign as i didn't spot it ;)


If you could'nt see that coming you need to stop driving!!! :scared: :scared: :lol-049:

runnach
24-06-2012, 19:29
Ooooooow!!! I nearly swooned there for a minute. A Volvo VH12 hauling a bit of mining kit. I love big machinery. I know I;m sad but there you have it :mad1:

Have you viewed this episode Episode 3 | Dirty Great Machines | Channel 5 (http://www.channel5.com/shows/dirty-great-machines/episodes/episode-3-402)

I love the section covering ROV's, I used to make them, but not on such a grande scale!


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