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Old 26th February 2012, 16:33   #886
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No idea how this has happened.
From the looks of it, I think the truck came with its tipper body lifted. Perhaps the structure got entangled on the overbridge, and it just tipped. The road looks under construction.

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Makes the chassis look so brittle and weak!!! No sign of damage to any other part of the tipper. Even the load body hasn't come off the hinges
I am surprised at the strength of the overbridge! Nothing happened to it, even as the truck just broke down!
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silversteed : Makes the chassis look so brittle and weak!!!
Unless this was a tipper on a trailer ?

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funkmeister : the side profile pic shows that it might have happened while reversing the truck.
Cant be. Not possible.

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binaiks : From the looks of it, I think the truck came with its tipper body lifted. Perhaps the structure got entangled on the overbridge, and it just tipped. The road looks under construction.
Logical explanation. But any tipper driver would have lowered the tipper part before starting off. The body is raised only when parked. Driving with the body raised upsets vehicle stability badly.

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binaiks : I am surprised at the strength of the overbridge! Nothing happened to it, even as the truck just broke down!
+1

Definitely wonder how did this happen.
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Old 26th February 2012, 17:39   #888
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From the looks of it, I think the truck came with its tipper body lifted. Perhaps the structure got entangled on the overbridge, and it just tipped. The road looks under construction.
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Logical explanation. But any tipper driver would have lowered the tipper part before starting off.
Quite possible. After dumping the load, the driver must've started off and picked up considerable speed, before the load body returned to its normal position. It's got a 280bhp engine, so an empty truck will surely pick up good speed within a short distance

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Unless this was a tipper on a trailer?
Didn't quite understand what you meant. Whether it's a rigid tipper or a tip-trailer, the chassis/frame shouldn't give in so easily!

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Driving with the body raised upsets vehicle stability badly.
But not much when it's empty and the vehicle is moving in a straight line

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I am surprised at the strength of the overbridge! Nothing happened to it, even as the truck just broke down!
+1. The truck just broke down into two

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condor : Unless this was a tipper on a trailer ?
silversteed : Didn't quite understand what you meant. Whether it's a rigid tipper or a tip-trailer, the chassis/frame shouldn't give in so easily!
Have not seen any dump /tipper on tractor-trailers in India. What models are available ?

A rigid /standard dump truck / tipper would not have broken that way.


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silversteed : After dumping the load, the driver must've started off and picked up considerable speed, before the load body returned to its normal position. It's got a 280bhp engine, so an empty truck will surely pick up good speed within a short distance
It may have a powerful engine, but a regular tipper driver will not do that. They know better.
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Have not seen any dump /tipper on tractor-trailers in India. What models are available ?
I had spotted one, posted here. Must have been tailor-made for a customer. I guess it was based on the AL 4021

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It may have a powerful engine, but a regular tipper driver will not do that. They know better.
So, another probability: a cleaner or a newbie was at the wheels
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I had spotted one, posted here. Must have been tailor-made for a customer. I guess it was based on the AL 4021
Your pics there do not show a tipper itself, though you have said you spotted them. Also, 3 axles should not be surprise for tippers.
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Your pics there do not show a tipper itself, though you have said you spotted them.
Mea Culpa. Didn't open the link myself before posting.

Okay, it looked like this:



There was a 6x4 tractor with the newgen cab, instead of the 4x2 tractor shown in the pic above. In my post, I was referring to the 3 axles in the trailer.
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Have not seen any dump /tipper on tractor-trailers in India. What models are available ?

A rigid /standard dump truck / tipper would not have broken that way.


It may have a powerful engine, but a regular tipper driver will not do that. They know better.
I guess only in certain places in India, such sights are common!
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I guess only in certain places in India, such sights are common!
Yes, its used in very rare occasions.
Reason being its risky using tip trailor in moderate uneven surface itself. Since the tipping height is very high due to safety reasons many do not prefer this (though the economics are always better)
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What has happened to the Volvo trailer trucks? A few years back i used to see them all down south. Now i couldn't spot one.
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Default Volvo Eicher for Tata.

Saw, this Interesting label in Chinchwad, Pune.
A Tata 1512 CWP, manufactured by Volvo Eicher
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Recently saw this tree re-plantation machine mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Actros in Ahmedabad. The pics show the demo of the mighty machine. Also, you can see the cock-pit view of the Actros. The tiny gear selector can be seen in the last pic along with the Automatic/Manual option switch.
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Recently saw this tree re-plantation machine mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Actros in Ahmedabad. The pics show the demo of the mighty machine. Also, you can see the cock-pit view of the Actros. The tiny gear selector can be seen in the last pic along with the Automatic/Manual option switch.
In the last picture, whats the knob, right above the gear lever and the handbrake with 0 and |-| and some similar icon? Is it for 6x6 or 6x4 selection?
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.... The tiny gear selector can be seen in the last pic along with the Automatic/Manual option switch.
This is called Telegent gear shift - trade marked by Mercedes Benz.
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In the last picture, whats the knob, right above the gear lever and the handbrake with 0 and |-| and some similar icon? Is it for 6x6 or 6x4 selection?
Those are the differential lock options. The truck has a permanent 4X8 configuration.
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