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GuyM
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021 4:12:20 PM
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wildpig1234,

That was a mid-80s/90s truck model, originally built by Conrad as a salt sprayer, which ended-up with its bed as a 1/50 standard transport truck.

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Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:43:20 PM
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Scandinavian transport in progress:

- Volvo N1023-30 6x2/2 truck equiped with a GHK 18 Gergen hook loader for removable body (modified Conrad model and hook assembly, to be painted), carrying a removable Gergen tipping unit loaded with 7.68 tonnes of Block Berge Bygg AS prefabricated concrete slabs (Conrad model and Tekno load),
- Ohna-Maur 1+1-axle flatbed drawbar trailer loaded with 7.68+3.84 tonnes of Block Berge Bygg AS concrete slabs (modified Corgi model, to be painted and Tekno load)









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Guy

GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 6:30:54 AM
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Late 90s Spanish cement transport in progress:





Pegaso Troner 1236 4x2/2 tractor (modified Lion Car model, to be painted) and Spitzer-Eurovrac SF2229/2 3-axle bulk tanker semi-trailer (modified Joal model)





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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 3:40:27 PM
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I guess you are more into trucks than cranes? ;)
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Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:02:37 PM

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wildpig1234 wrote:
I guess you are more into trucks than cranes? ;)


What's a crane????? Trucks forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:45:45 PM
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wildpig1234 wrote:
I guess you are more into trucks than cranes? ;)


Wildpig1234,

To answer your question: yes, I have about ten times more trucks and tractors (1137 to-date) than lifting equipment (124 registered to-date, including cranes and elevators, wreckers, access equipment...).

I hope this helps.
Guy
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:46:41 PM
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Scandinavian logging transport in progress (the truck, made on a Conrad basis received from an American fellow collector, should one day be complemented by a 1+2-axle logging drawbar trailer):





IVECO LD 240 E42 F/P 6x2/2 logging truck (modified Conrad model) fitted with a Palfinger/Epsilon M 120Z96 forestry hydraulic crane (Conrad model) and loaded with 19 tonnes of poplar trees cuts (homemade load)





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Guy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:45:02 PM

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That Iveco looks really good.Did you modify that back bumper/light bar?Only,as all the ones I have are all straight.That one looks like three angles.I have modified a logging crane,basically upside down,for a tipper,with a clamshell grab.Very common in the U.K.
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2021 3:51:40 AM
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Modelmaniac,

Many thanks for your interest to this topic.
The back bumper (originally part of a damaged Conrad Volvo F 6x4 logging truck) had suffered some damages on one side, I just bent both sides the same way. I then added to the Conrad bare 6x2 model the Volvo logging body fitted with white metal poles bought from Bemo Models (before they were bought by Tekno), a Conrad forestry crane and various Conrad wheels.

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Posted: Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:17:53 AM
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Some plant equipment dating back from the 90s:





- Left: Raygo Rascal 400 articulated 4x2 drum and tires road roller (Joal model being modified),
- right: Volvo-CE EC 280 tracked hydraulic excavator (Microlink-Scoop model).

To be continued.
Guy
GuyM
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The American roller having lost its Joal decals (Raygo decals to be produced and added):







To be continued.
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The Swedish excavator produced for Volvo by the British company Scoop Models:







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Guy
GuyM
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Other North-American plant equipment:





- left: Caterpillar 12F 6x4/2 grader (Gescha model),
- right: John Deere 624J 4x4 articulated wheeled loader (Ertl model).

To be continued.
Guy
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To be continued.
Guy
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Guy
wildpig1234
Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 2:29:44 PM
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GuyM wrote:








Regards.
Guy


Is there a way to modify the 2 axle jeeper or the DM 8X4 tractor (4900SF) so that they will work together? the location of the kingpin and the fifth wheel just doesn't seem to work. As of now, i can only use the DM 8x4 tractor with the lowboy trailer because the trailer has two position for the kingpin but seems like the jeeper kingpin position is only for the 6X4 tractor ;(

Btw, I think your 71 ton load is a bit much for this trailer combination...lol...
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 3:40:28 PM
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Wildpig1234,

I agree with you: the Diecast Masters XL Specialized 2-axle jeep dolly does not fit any of 3-axle tridem D.M. tractors, while the extended gooseneck of the D.M. XL Specialized 3-axle lowboy does. That's why I have selected a 6x4 tractor to go with it.

In terms of lowboy payload, I only guessed that the XL 150 HDG 3+3+2 lowboy assembly was capable of hauling loads ranging from 68.03 tonnes (150 000 lbs for the XL 150 HDG 3-axle lowboy alone) to 123.36 tonnes (value obtained when adding to the lowboy capacity the 36.28 tonnes jeep dolly capacity - XL 80 JPS - and rear booster 19.05 tonnes capacity - XL 42 MB). Moreover, the Caterpillar D 10 T2 bulldozer is "only" 71.58 Tonnes. But I admit that I could be wrong as far as US States road laws are difficult to comply with (and sometimes to understand from "this side of the pond").

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Guy
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 4:00:46 PM
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GuyM wrote:
Wildpig1234,

I agree with you: the Diecast Masters XL Specialized 2-axle jeep dolly does not fit any of 3-axle tridem D.M. tractors, while the extended gooseneck of the D.M. XL Specialized 3-axle lowboy does. That's why I have selected a 6x4 tractor to go with it.

In terms of lowboy payload, I only guessed that the XL 150 HDG 3+3+2 lowboy assembly was capable of hauling loads ranging from 68.03 tonnes (150 000 lbs for the XL 150 HDG 3-axle lowboy alone) to 123.36 tonnes (value obtained when adding to the lowboy capacity the 36.28 tonnes jeep dolly capacity - XL 80 JPS - and rear booster 19.05 tonnes capacity - XL 42 MB). Moreover, the Caterpillar D 10 T2 bulldozer is "only" 71.58 Tonnes. But I admit that I could be wrong as far as US States road laws are difficult to comply with (and sometimes to understand from "this side of the pond").

Regards.
Guy


Btw, I just found that you can actually adjust the anterior posterior location of the fifth wheel on the tractor. It does slide back and forth if you put some pressure on it. Judging by the location of the front and back stop of the fifth wheel on the 8X6 tractor, I think it might just work if you pull the fifth wheel on it all the way to the most posterior location. If you do have a DM 8X6 tractor, can you pull the fifth wheel into the most posterior location and tell me if it will work with the jeep?

I found a 4 axle DM that also have a fairly posterior location of the fifth wheel: http://www.dhsdiecast.com/Kenworth-T880-SBFA-Daycab-Tractor-w_Lift-Axle-White/productinfo/71058/
Look at the position of that fifth wheel. it's in the same position as that of the 6X4 tractor! But it missing the two additional tires on the 2nd axle ;(. However , this model allows you to raise the 2nd axle as well as opening doors! Think i m gonna get that

Here's another one that also seems to allow very posterior location of the fifth wheel http://www.dhsdiecast.com/Kenworth-T880-Tri-Axle-SBFA-Tractor-w_Sleeper-Orange/productinfo/71057/
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 5:46:19 PM
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Wildpig1234,

I have a 4-axle DM tractor and even if it accepts 5th wheel sliding back and forth, to fit the 2-axle jeep dolly it requires the 5th wheel to be positioned between rear tandem axles, as for any 6x4 tractor.
That, in my view, contradicts any benefit of having a tridem in place on the tractor (optimization of weight transfer in that case would assume a 5th wheel position above the 3rd axle or even forward): that supposes a longer jeep gooseneck.

I hope this helps.
Guy
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Posted: Saturday, October 02, 2021 5:51:25 PM
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GuyM wrote:
Wildpig1234,

I have a 4-axle DM tractor and even if it accepts 5th wheel sliding back and forth, to fit the 2-axle jeep dolly it requires the 5th wheel to be positioned between rear tandem axles, as for any 6x4 tractor.
That, in my view, contradicts any benefit of having a tridem in place on the tractor (optimization of weight transfer in that case would assume a 5th wheel position above the 3rd axle or even forward): that supposes a longer jeep gooseneck.

I hope this helps.
Guy


Well, true that you should have the fifth wheel more anteriorly, but don't forget that the jeep is actually already there to support a lot of weight already so you can afford to have the fifth wheel positioned back a little more posteriorly. Please check your DM 4 axle tractor and see if you can push the 5th wheel all the way back and if it will work with the jeep. let me know.. thanks.
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