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+33 1. eddie2042 commented 10 years ago

When people want gas, people get gas.
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+53 2. Baboon commented 10 years ago

is this even legal????
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+12 3. Oddi commented 10 years ago

I hope there isnt any close turn ahead hangin off a cliff above gulf of mexico...Shell will claim the fault is the roads company for not having railroad tracks there
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+38 4. americanu33 commented 10 years ago

Damn! Imagine the disaster if that thing crashed.
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+15 5. D-Pen commented 10 years ago

"Well, lets save gas by..." you can smell this irony from a mile away...
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+8 6. Electric-snot commented 10 years ago

How does he stop? It seems it would take like 1 minute to stop it at that speed!
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+11 7. iovnzu commented 10 years ago

what if the driver realises: Oh sh*t! Wrong way... Gotta turn around...
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+29 8. Tareim (admin) commented 10 years ago

this is quite a small roadtrain tbh

#2 in Australia it certainly is.

#6 from what I remember (from watching a tv show about it) it takes a couple of miles to stop from top speed
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+9 9. owner commented 10 years ago

hahaha...
i've seen this once.
my sister was driving and thought that she can take over, but we were shocked that it's actually really really really looongg.....
and the size of it makes you wonder how the driver passed the test to get the license.
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+22 10. marx0012 commented 10 years ago

one thing is sure, he cant drive reverse with that thing..... :P
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+8 11. prankphonecall commented 10 years ago

#2 it's legal in certain part (on certain road) in Australia. From memory the longest common road train is 6 trailers. May world record attemps have been made i'm sure you can look them up - some with over 100 trailers, but obviously this isn't commercially viable.
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-4 12. smartpatrol commented 10 years ago

I admit that is a long truck but its not really a road train. A proper road train is much longer
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+5 13. Maffis commented 10 years ago

These trucks don't really turn or anything. They drop of the tanks of gas near the road at stations.
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+4 14. c2quad commented 10 years ago

This is the last ,nope :D
This one should be ,nope :D
That was the final one yeh,nope :D
It Wont End ;)
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+9 15. Dauntless commented 10 years ago

Is the first one the trucks fuel tank? :P
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+3 16. Highmeadow commented 10 years ago

I wouldn't think the stopping distance would be much greater - a standard truck has 18 wheels, I counted 98 wheels on that train of 4 trailers, so that equals 24.5 wheels per "truck", and they usually all have brakes.
It would be a bitch to get around if you were trying to merge at an on-ramp, though!
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+1 17. d3vill0ck commented 10 years ago

I'm quite curious on how much time it takes for the truck to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h and how much gears does the truck actually have? I'm not much into trucks but I know that a truck with 1 trailer had 10 gears or something?
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+1 18. mastagops commented 10 years ago

oh shit, how does that guy turn
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+4 19. slayer_x911 commented 10 years ago

Imagine the horsepower..
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+4 20. max2000 commented 10 years ago

She'll Love me, She'll Love me NOT, She'll Love me, ..She'll Love me NOT >:)
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+1 21. joka232 commented 10 years ago

LOL!!! the cornering must be difficult
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0 22. medicino commented 10 years ago

we're fools, spin the totem, this is a dream, they are trying for an inception on us.
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+1 23. Nifen commented 10 years ago

They are actually really annoying road trains. If your driving accross Australia at night, you think one is coming, so you pull over. but you can wait for hours because they are soooo far away even though they look only a few hundred meters in front of you.

So warning don't drive at night across australia :) it will drive you nutty :P

I think but not 100% sure, i think they have there own speed limit as well, as in they have a higher speed limit then everyone else.
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0 24. rascha commented 10 years ago

Nobel prise who park that in reverse 8-)
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+1 25. etc947 commented 10 years ago

lol im pretty much sure it wud b impossible to overtake this thing!! :P
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+1 26. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

It's more like a road rocket each section is jettisoned just so the first one with the parachute gets the driver to his job at the bottom of a deep quarry. :D
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+1 27. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

now imagine that with a Tesla truck...8-)