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Old 30th July 2007, 10:16   #46
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About the photography
Nice candid photography. Especially considering that it was a night shot.
Even more so, considering that the Nokia N73 takes a couple of seconds to focus, if in autofocus mode. This takes even more time when the ambient lighting is poor.
I would've just set it to Landscape mode. This turns autofocus off and sets the lens to infinity. That way, the second shot wouldn't have been out-of-focus.
The N73 then emulates a normal fixed focus cameraphone.
The 4-element Carl-Zeiss Tessar of course, still being a top-in-class optic.

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Is this KingLong, the standard B7R-sized 40-foot coach? Or is it an "abbreviated" version?
Why would they be transporting it in a box, instead of driving it?
Why is the bottom panel of the rear of the box missing?
Is it a version that came completely built-up from Xiamen, China?
The track of the bus would be close to the track of the truck.
So isn't it an unsafe way to move the consignment? Has anybody cared for "factor-of-safety"
After all the truck-bed could dump its load on the ghats, being top-heavy and inadequately secured.

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Thanks Ram, I shall convey this to my colleague who took these pictures on his back way to Bhopal to Pune somewhere on the Bombay Agra route.

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No idea on the way it was being carried but the driver was apparently scared owing to lots of robberies that happen on this stretch of the highway.
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Old 30th July 2007, 10:37   #48
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are you sure?? i dont think this one is Kinglong.. rear lights are different.

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it must be lexia then.
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Actually, the second engine resides in the enclosure at the back. I have seen a few of these before. But they were Tata ones.
the enclosure only contains dead-weight which is needed for traction. the primary engine is the only engine
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are you sure?? i dont think this one is Kinglong.. rear lights are different.
Yes I am sure because my friend stopped by the truck when they took a comfort halt and confirmed that it had a Kinglong logo.
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then may be this one is new design.. not the regular one with Tata Sumo rear lamps..
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then may be this one is new design.. not the regular one with Tata Sumo rear lamps..
There was a new design without the Tata Sumo rear lamps. Find a thread put up by Ram on this forum by using search option as "JCBL Cerita" in thread titles only.
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cf. the King-Long with the Sumo Victa tail-lights.
The location (not shape) of the exhaust pipe is near identical.
The louvres for radiating heat from the rear-mounted engine are different.
I could be mistaken, but the bus on the truckbed, somehow seems to be a simpler, low ground-clearance citibus version.






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Have seen a couple of these on the road. I remember once- one of these monsters had to get into mangalore port - and they could not fit it in - so they ended up breaking the wallon the side. Quite a site.
And yeah = amazing amount of thought for the front tyres to turn in one way and the rear to counter so taht the turn is perfect and no space is lost.
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Saw this Volvo FH16 special purpose trailer at Chennai-B'lore NH during the test-drive of S320CDI..it had 14 axled trailer with 8 tyres in each axles..totaling 122 including the prime mover...its loaded from L&T plant at Chennai & is carrying to Gujarat..its from the fleet of Namakkal Transpot Carriers (P) Ltd. I've heared that they have a huge fleet of super heavy trucks ranging from Mercs, MAN, Volvos, Scania, etc...




as soon as I spotted this truck from a very long distance, I slowed the S320 CDI from 200kph to have a close look at this...my most interesting field in automobiles is heavy vehicles... heres my test-car...no matter in exposing the temp no plate as its co press car...

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They have a website too, with pictures.

Namakkal Transport Carriers(p) Ltd :: Vehicles


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thnx dude for that...
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so looks like volvo is still selling in numbers
i hope trucks of this range make it in india
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Default Monster trucks in India

Did not find any appropriate thread to post this so created a new topic. You can contribute with your own pictures here.

Recently driving down the NH15 I passed these monster trailers. Each trailer had 14 axels on each side. Each axel has 2 outer and 2 inward wheels making it a total of 14x2x2x2 = 112 wheel on the trailer!!!

There were two of these trailers and were being moved along the highway by using four Volvo "tractor / horse" and there were three jeeps. They had stopped at this place as the high tension overhead wire impeded further movement. (second picture)

The only time I saw something equally astounding was to see a railway engine and carriages being transported up to Srinagar from Jammu on trucks. However did not have a camera to take pictures then.
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