Swishy, I can’t use a drop bed trailer as the intakes are 2.7m wide, so they sit over the guards.
Lang, yes I’ve actually been told it weighs more, but it weighed in at 3450kg on its sled when loaded at the docks, so I’m guessing 3000kg is about right.
Swishy, my 3rd option is a roll-off 1982 Hino FF177, which I could put in historic if it’s any good. Going to see it Monday, so any pointers/opinions most welcome.
Lang, would I need to put it over the pits under the new regulations as a new buyer, or would it’s age and historic Reg application exempt me?
In Qld at least, vintage truck reg only requires an initial roadworthy. Most car RWC inspection stations can do up to 16 tonnes. No pits or Main Roads inspection at any time. I presume SA might be similar.
84 Austral Tourmaster with 6V92 and now 7 speed Eaton-Fuller, converted to motorhome "Vanishing Point" after a favourite American movie.
3 Kw solar 800 Ah Lithium house battery pack, all engine cooling done by the sun. Water injection for hot days and hill climbs.
If U don't like my Driving .... well then get off the footpath ...... LOL
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Not sure of your statement
maximum width is 2.5m (unless U B runn n a low loader or a house float with rows of 8 tyres per axle then U B allowd 2.7m in width
to run ovr 2.5 in width U need a permit, red flags front n rear sign, if the over width bit B less than 500mm in height U need dazzle boards to mark out your protrusion plus + + restricted hours of travel (peak Hour Traffic etc)
Well th@ could/Would/should B Victoria regulations
evn qik boats need to comply
OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST
That's one flash half cut you got there.
It might be 9' at its max width but how high, doesn't look more than 7'.
Perhaps some sort of tilting trailer similar to Swishy's speed boat?
Thinking back top the late 60's early 70's, I remember a mobile display set up in a Queen St Brisy. bank.
Was it this cockpit?
There was a nasty looking multi-barrel cannon with the display as well.
At the time Aus. had placed orders for the F111's but due to delays the Phantoms were leased for quite some time.
It only stands about 2.2m at the rear, so yes heights not a problem.
Transport problems been solved though, as I bid on and won the Hino yesterday, so roadworthy booked for Tuesday and ship docks Thursday.
Plan is now to build a demountable cradle for the cockpit so that I can still use the truck for other jobs, such as carrying my K2 long distances when she’s finished.
The Hino was a pantec, but had curtains removed to carry tyres, so I will just remive the canopy and possibly use that as a paddock shelter for my tractor.
Pictures will obviously follow in due course