Our local tractor show
Posted October 04, 2010 - 10:51 PM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 04:32 AM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 06:37 AM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 07:54 AM
Love the Allis articulated.
Posted October 05, 2010 - 08:16 AM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 10:28 AM
Lots of good looking stuff there.I especially like the articulated Allis Chalmers,that was custom built right ?
Yea the allis is a custom built tractor.He modeled it from the big tractor.He also built a jd the same way.It is a true 4 wheel drive and uses two case rearends to make it.I know the guy that built it and he did a great job on it.He did price it to me as he does it for the fun and is getting ready to build another one.He was asking $12,500 for it.
Posted October 05, 2010 - 10:39 AM
Perhaps I have it all wrong but it looks to me that the collection is permanently mounted to two custom built 5th wheel style trailers and that this is set up as a "train" to be pulled by something as light as a dual-wheel one ton pickup truck. Do you have any insight on this issue? I see that the rear corners of the lead trailer are 45'd off to facilitate turning. It's apparently "legal" but to me, it's a first to see something like this. Trains for Class 8 trucks are common in my area. We have gasoline tankers, flat decks and dry vans running up and down the highway but nothing like this setup.
Posted October 05, 2010 - 04:59 PM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 06:11 PM
Posted October 05, 2010 - 08:46 PM
The registration alone on those 5th wheel trailers in PA is $400 a year, let alone the cost of all the pedal tractors!
That's what I call highway robbery. We went through that sort of crap many years ago here in Ontario and put a stop to it. At that time, trailer plates were issued with a one-time fee of five bucks. Today, it's still a one-time fee but it's now about $30.00. Not a big deal. The pulling tractor is the item that gets to pay for either an annual plate or quarterly plate fees. That fee is based upon the gross weight of the tractor, trailer and the load being carried. First off, your rig must be legally designed to carry the weight you register it for. There are rules pertaining to axle spacing and load distribution.
The old system of charging the fee on the trailer was stupid, unfair and difficult to enforce. Now, operators don't care if a trailer sits for months with a load in them or sit empty due to a lack of business. No one's running to the licence office to get a refund on trailer plates just because the trailer may not hit the road again for the next six months. I feel sorry for that guy with those two trailers. That's a rip-off when you consider those trailers may only be used a few times per year. I think that I'd licence one of them and then swap the plate back and forth to save myself the $400.00 .
Posted October 06, 2010 - 08:54 PM
That's what I call highway robbery...... I feel sorry for that guy with those two trailers. That's a rip-off when you consider those trailers may only be used a few times per year...I think that I'd licence one of them and then swap the plate back and forth to save myself the $400.00 .
They frown on that & a lot more here.
Years ago, my Dad spent the better part of 2 months working with the State police, and our DOT to consolidate the code into an easier to read "Cliff-notes" version as it pertained to small haulers (under 30,000). It was in several area club newsletters. One of the things that stuck was if you had a truck, say 3/4 ton, licensed to tow up to 20K, and you buy a trailer that's licensed for 25K, on your way home from the dealer (empty trailer) you get stopped... instant $1000. Doesn't matter what's on the trailer, it's what it capable of. ANY "trailer over" conflict is a fine. The other way around is OK tho... Dad does a weight class 7 now. WAY over his trailer's capabilities.
Fast forward 1 year & they changed the rules all over again, made it even harder to understand, Dad didn't have the ambition to go it all again. We try to stay legal, follow all the rules we know of, pray we don't miss any.
That's the heck of it, Pray to my God that I don't offend my Government by doing something wrong that I don't know is illegal...
Posted October 06, 2010 - 09:01 PM
I'll get off my soap box now...
Posted October 07, 2010 - 07:37 AM
As for regulations on trucks and trailers, it is hard to follow and I am glad I am out of the business.