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Don't they have big ass trucks for shipping things across the desert in Australia? What are they called? Who makes them. I've heard their as big as a train.
 
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They can have up to five or six trailers ...

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The road train pictured, used to transport zinc-lead concentrate from MIM's McArthur River mine near Boroloola to the mine's export port at Bing Bong on the eastern gulf coast of the Northern Territory is the largest registered road train in Australia.

The road train is designed to haul 150 tonnes of concentrate, is 160 m(530ft) long and takes nerves of steel to overtake!
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The road train is designed to haul 150 tonnes of concentrate, is 160 m(530ft) long and takes nerves of steel to overtake!
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The road train is designed to haul 150 tonnes of concentrate, is 160 m(530ft) long and takes nerves of steel to overtake!
I got a mate at work that over took one of these in a mini moke, that takes more than a nerve of steel. :crazy2: :crazy2: :crazy2:

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I got a mate at work that over took one of these in a mini moke, that takes more than a nerve of steel. :crazy2: :crazy2: :crazy2:
more than nerves of steel.........i would have said about three days:crazy2:

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Damn! It'd suck to back one of those into the garage. HAHa
 
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The road train pictured, used to transport zinc-lead concentrate from MIM's McArthur River mine near Boroloola to the mine's export port at Bing Bong on the eastern gulf coast of the Northern Territory is the largest registered road train in Australia.

The road train is designed to haul 150 tonnes of concentrate, is 160 m(530ft) long and takes nerves of steel to overtake!
I believe there is now a larger one in WA hauling fuel. It is longer, but due to carrying fuel has less weight. Note that these are all tri-drive (big dollars!) and still utilise only up to 600hp engines (the gearbox does the work!).

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