And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
A stupid question for the truckers: Why are so many of these tractor made so long? What does it add, is it for longer logs? Seems to me it makes it more difficult to maneuver tight turns and more awkward backing up. Would be interested to learn....my experience is limited to gooseneck trailers.ReplyDelete
Weight limit is dictated by wheelbase. More length = more payload.Delete
Ron is exactly correct. Gross (loaded) weights are determined by 'Bridge Laws'.Delete
A longer wheel-base gives a smoother ride (think: limousine). A short wheel-base would jar the driver too much because a tractor can't use the suspension like you would find in, say, a Jeep CJ. This particular tractor would be too long for jobs that required much backing though.ReplyDelete
Those trees could be a good bit longer with that longer tractor.ReplyDelete
Marked a bunch of Western Red Cedar in Idaho for phone poles. Had to be at least 65' with a 10" top at the shortest, and went up to 85'.ReplyDelete
Need a long set-up for that, even racking them above the cab.
"Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of JuneReplyDelete
In a Kenworth pullin' logs"
Good one other CWDelete
"We got a lil ole convoy, truckin through the night.ReplyDelete
Yeah we got a lil ole convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight."
"C'mon and join our convoy, ain't nuthin gonna get in our way.
We're gonna roll this convoy, across the USA... Convoy!"
1975 - my first cross country road trip. I had a CB and a good stereo - with a brand new cassette player. (It had replaced my old 8-track player.) I had just turned 21.
Yeah, it was a very good year.