There are so many things in this video that your mom would NOT approve of! Is there any way this isn’t way overloaded? How about the generic “scariness” of the entire stacking and weights procedure to try and keep this thing somewhat balanced? This video is not the most action packed, but it will have you either thinking of bad things to do, or trying to figure out the hows and why’s of what the guys at BAS trucks did to make it faster and easier to load.
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I’ve seen trucks hauled by using the “5th wheel” plate. For want of a better term looks like “dogs humping”.
It seems like a lot of time and expense involved. I guess fifth wheel plates are not permitted in Europe or violate the height restriction & fuel must be expensive enough that it’s not economical to pay three drivers to just drive the cabs to their destination.
You hit it on the head in my opinion.
But, they must be making money somehow in order to justify all that time in getting the trucks to fit in there, and then ship them wherever they are going.
Also, I think those tractors could weigh about 14,000lbs, give or take a few hundred. My tandem axle International tips the scale at about 17,000. Take away an axle, save at least 2000 lbs I’d think.
And John, the actual term for what you reference is “piggy backing.” But I agree, they look like they are humping.
BAS trucks are based in Holland and export trucks and trailers around the world, so those 3 Volvo’s are for export probably via a ferry hence using a trailer and the height restrictions.
a lot of old European trucks get exported to Africa, Cyprus, Malta and even South America.
Those three Tractor units will weigh approx 7.5 tonnes each. That trailer will carry 24 tonnes easily so the whole rig will weigh under the permitted 44 tonne on a 6 axle tractor / trailer combo. Pretty low centre of gravity load, easy !