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400 ton Kenworth Road Train, Northern Territory
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No: 1560   Contributor: Ron Dingwall   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Kenworth   Country: Australia
400 ton Kenworth Road Train, Northern Territory

A mate of mine in the Northern Territory sent me this picture. A 400 ton gross truck working the granite mine, two engines, Kenworth has 550 hp Cummins, 4th trailer has 450 hp Cummins underneath electronically controlled from the cab. Owned by Jim Cooper in Darwin, been in trucking forever, 146 tyres, takes forever to check them!!!
Picture added on 04 December 2008
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I know that this is not about your picture ... but can you tell me when & what year 5 trailer units down-sized to 3 trailer units. Thanks.

Added by Ken Campbell on 20 April 2009.
They haven't been down sixed. They're still running there, based at the Granites Gold Mine.

Added by Anon on 16 January 2010.
Road trains with 3 trailers, called triples, are allowed on many roads outside the Southern, Western, and Northern capital cities of Australia, such as Adelaide, Perth & Darwin. Triples are usually not allowed to be operated within about 100kms of these cities. Darwin is the exception. There are special transport yards set up about 100kms out of Perth and Adelaide where triples are broken down into doubles, that are then allowed into the cities, on specified routes only. In the case of the larger road trains, as above, these are special minesite road trains that operate on road train-only "haul roads". These haul roads are constructed specifically for these especially large road trains, and the public are not allowed on these roads. There are dozens of minesite road trains in use, with between 4 and 6 trailers. Some are built overwidth, so they cannot travel on public roads. Go to the Gulf Group website at www.gulfgroup.com.au - then click on "about us", then -> "company publications", and you will see numerous large minesite road trains operated by Bulkhaul, a division of Gulf, Jim Coopers company.

Added by Onetrack on 07 April 2010.
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