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Cop a Load of This 26 Aug 2018 08:35 #195695

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Cop a Load of This 26 Aug 2018 23:11 #195714

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This is yesteryear Swish , , ,



Apparently, when a team came to a steep hill they would throw a log through the spokes of one of the wheels in case the bullocks tired and were dragged backwards. This made for a somewhat heavier climb for the bullocks, but was considered safer.
You had to feel sorry for the bullocks though, as once reaching the top of a hill the log was left in place for the downhill run to prevent the dray from overtaking the team!! Messy situation :sick:
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Cop a Load of This 14 Sep 2018 03:02 #195957

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1948 GMC A-Series with 6-71


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Cop a Load of This 14 Sep 2018 06:25 #195959

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Looks like the hay is getting a tad hot in the photo

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Cop a Load of This 29 Sep 2018 14:58 #196258

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Cop a Load of This 29 Sep 2018 19:48 #196266

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Swish,

As a man who has handled lots of awkward loads could you enlighten us uneducated plebs as to how you handle 40+ metre loads.

I passed a 75metre Windfarm blade the other day and saw one on the wharf and wondered what's it like getting them through civilisation?

I've been involved in 30metre loads and wondered how you do it.

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Cop a Load of This 29 Sep 2018 20:21 #196267

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Suffern
gudday m8
RE: how you handle 40+ metre loads.
me don't
better ask Rexman
Twould imagine with rear steer n a good team incuding escourts
U use all the road n more U want

the new inthing where the envelope of the road area iz way smaller than the load



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Cop a Load of This 30 Sep 2018 10:34 #196275

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saw a show on telly years ago about taking a giant machine to a gold mine in West Africa.......had a team of helpers with chainsaws on the machine cutting away trees, poles,and even bits of houses that were in the way.And a lot of soldiers settling arguments with locals.They didnt need any permits cause the dictator got a half share of the gold from the mine.

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Cop a Load of This 08 Oct 2018 17:20 #196424

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Hello Swishy
We are coming close to adopting the method in some very difficult locations but it is to try and deliver 65 to 70 metre blades that are the best part of 18 to 20 tonnes.
Problem is the best they have done is more like 50 to 55 metres 12 to 15 tonne so there is a bit of work to do yet.
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Cop a Load of This 08 Oct 2018 17:33 #196426

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In Swishy's photo from the dotted lines, it appears that the surveyors have gone ahead and radiused the corner for the outfit. It looks like hilly country with lots of corners - an expensive operation. At least you know exactly where the wheels and trailer will finish up beforehand as compared with suck it and see with resulting possible painted into a corner disaster.

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