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Old 07-15-2007, 12:15 PM   #1
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Thought you all might get a kick out of the junk this one particular dirt guy is using at a development we're at. I'm not sure what these things are, but I'm pretty sure they're old. They seem to work well for the purpose, however.

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Old 07-15-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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I think they're probably Euclids. They were made till late 60's I believe. Yep them babies are old but probably serve his purpose. One of the bad draw backs for them is mud. That's why the newer all wheel drive articulating haul trucks are so much better to get around and turn so much easier.

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Use what you got. Those old Eucs are good trucks.

Can't beat those 6wd artics though. Ours is a beast.
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Can't beat those 6wd artics though. Ours is a beast.
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Have you ever rolled the bed over dumping a load on your Terex ? This is one pc. of equip. I've never had a chance to run. Let me know when you have a few days haulin', I'll take some vacation time and come drive for ya. Just don't yell at me.
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Have you ever rolled the bed over dumping a load on your Terex ? This is one pc. of equip. I've never had a chance to run. Let me know when you have a few days haulin', I'll take some vacation time and come drive for ya. Just don't yell at me.
I think the reason that most ppl roll them is because most driving them are greenies. I guess this is where you start with alot of the bigger companies.
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2 more payments and those trucks will be payed off


btw i've flipped one of those Terex articulated trucks before, and yes i was very green in it. was backing up a hill and got off to one side and flop over it went. i didn't realize that they were sorta "made" to do that and i was freaking out. pulled the dirt out of the bed with the excavator and flipped it upright, good as new.
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The one on the right looks like it could be used in the sequel to "Duel"
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I have a question for you guys about off road dump trucks. There is a local contractor's yard that I pass by all the time and he has about 6 of these that are sometimes there and sometimes not. I guess that he is using them somewhere for some jobs. What the the advantage to one of these instead of a wheeled dump truck?

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I have a question for you guys about off road dump trucks. There is a local contractor's yard that I pass by all the time and he has about 6 of these that are sometimes there and sometimes not. I guess that he is using them somewhere for some jobs. What the the advantage to one of these instead of a wheeled dump truck?

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flotation mainly, low ground pressure. if he did work where it was important to leave the ground undisturbed i.e. a golf course or something.
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Also vertically challenged hauling. Specifically, retrofit of ponds and lakes to which access is encumbered by steeply sloped adjoining terrain. Nothing like trying to haul 10 yards of material up (or down) a 2:1 slope - after it rains.
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I grabbed a picture of them on the way by today. It would be interesting to see one working. Any ideal as to how much of a load they could carry?
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Why dont you just go over and ask the guy what type of work he does with his equipment??? Your there already. Im sure he wouldnt mind.
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I grabbed a picture of them on the way by today. It would be interesting to see one working. Any ideal as to how much of a load they could carry?

Not too much, only about 10-12 ton. Too much weight, and they wouldn't be effective.

Also, on some of them, the boxes will turn and you can dump over the side.

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