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Old 04-26-2009, 05:56 PM   #825
gsd4me
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Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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B doubles, as we call them are big over here, 26 metre (overall length) ones even doing local work. We also have 19 metre (pocket B doubles), mostly on local fuel tanker and tipper work.

What impresses me is the way the drivers can reverse them. Where I work, they reverse coupled up, onto a loading door, break them up and put the lead trailer onto another door.

To get them onto the door in the first place, they have to come in from a 90 degree angle as there is not enough room to reverse straight in. The same goes for re-coupling; the driver has to get the lead trailer to line up, coming in from the 90 degree`s before going under the skid plate.

As dirty Harry once said "a man has to know his limitations", that`s why I have stuck with single trailers.
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