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Well I thought it was neat......

John C.

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I'm assuming those rolls are going into printing plants? I've been into a couple of plants in the past and was intrigued as to how they kept the paper rolls from getting folded, spindled and mutilated.
 

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When I used to pick them up in van trailers they were on end. Seems like in a 48’ van they would put 8 rolls. I can’t remember maybe only 7. Used to get them as a back haul coming to the local newspaper.
 

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That is neat!! :) but would never work in the places we do work at that handle paper rolls... the building are located about 40 foot off the main road so the trucks have to back up to angled loading docks and the grade goes down about 4 feet from the road elevation. They just don't have enough room(cheaper) for any kind of handling area like that would need.
 

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Works like the old apple bin straddle trailers we had here in the PNW years ago. Used to see them all over between Yakima and Wenatchee. Lack of payload killed them off.
 

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I see them once in awhile in season over there, but the big wood bins on flatbeds seem to be the common carrier now.
 

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Those Germans sure come up with technical solutions to every problem.

That is quite the rig, though I would hate to see the maintanence costs.
 

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The six wheel independent on the trailer has to be a working mess. Standard of EU, enganear it to insanity.
 

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Whenever you see a RGN lowboy video on Youtube there are always commenters saying how in Europe they have hydraulic this and that and steerable axles and on and on.

Yes but here we have a few links and pins and hoses and we have a truck with only ramps and just ram it, the American way.
 

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Take something typical from US heavy haulage (think bridge laws) and try navigating any road system in Europe that was probably originally built back in Roman times without "hydraulic this and that and steerable axles and on and on" and see how far you get. Probably as far as the first corner....... The fact of life over the other side of the Pond is that wide open spaces don't exist.
Horses for courses. Driving hours regulations also play a part. Less time spent loading/unloading = more time spent driving.

 

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I understand that Nige. I really like looking at the different ways European farmers resolve the same types of issues we deal with over here. Different types of equipment, or different ways of tackling the same problems. I'm always looking for a better method, if one exists.
 

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I must confess the road on the first video is a bit wider and the second video has a stinger steered log dolly type trailer but it is not all wide open spaces here either.

I'm sure if somebody needed to move that spool up a narrow road here they could find one of those Euro trailers to hire. But it seems like most everything is done with mechanical on a daily basis.

 

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A nice little bit of manoeuvring into and out of a tight spot. Somehow I think that it's not the first time that crew have done it.
I don't think the owner of the Mercedes @ 7:30 would have been too impressed how close the 349 got to his car, but then again what you don't know can't hurt you. He/she was probably in bed asleep. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

 
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