Heavy Haulage - cartage capacity that amateur's can't match

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Fabian, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Sometimes a job calls for serious haulage capacity; requiring maximum loading space that amateurs can't match!

    Timber for the taking - Firewood once loaded - One mega haul up a 10% gradient, requiring every last inch of full emergency power; pushing mechanical integrity to the limit.


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  2. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Wow. Just wow. A testament to your build ability, gearing and just plain you've gone on the wagon mate!!
     
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That load (gross trailer weight and lumber) adds up to around 450 lbs, and then being able to haul it up a 10% gradient is only made possible by the installation of a Sick Bike Parts shift kit and heavy duty front freewheel bearing because the front chainwheel low range gearing (24 tooth sprocket) on the tetra chainwheel setup places considerable axial loading on the freewheel.

    3 years later, and to this day, i still have to pinch myself at just how much punishment the shift kit can take.
     
  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    October 19th - Just a small haul today - didn't need to drop into low range gearing for this job. It was high range gears all the way home (approx 10 kilometers/ 6miles), and with fuel efficiency that would make an Arab oil sheikh weep tears of sorrow.

    With the cost of fuel these days (being only a little less than extortion at the fuel pump), i can't afford to use the car for these jobs, for it would send me bankrupt.



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  5. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Getting the job done:


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  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    A new high capacity trailer (over 4 axles and using trailer brakes) together with an upgraded hitch mechanism is in the works, because i want to triple my loaded capacity, whilst keeping trailer length as short as possible; for the purpose of hauling out ground laden firewood on tight bush trails.
     
  7. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    while i hate the cost of petrol lately.... i always stop and think... at 750 grams a litre, what else can i buy for less than $2 a kilo? that i require for everyday living? sweet F all. welcome to australia, where it costs $5 to use a road, and water costs more than fuel. cheaper to fill my tank than my belly.
     
  8. max350

    max350 Member

    Australien Roadtrain?? :clap:
     
  9. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Australian engineered road train :banana:
     
  10. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    haha, revival.

    i found this...

    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/eleven-blind-men-ride-one-big-cycle/#more

    could put the heavy haulage to shame with the application of modern materials :)

    all i need to do is find 11 blind persons...luckily theres two schools for them near me!

    will also need some type of "cattle prod" as they are also schools for the deaf :)


    its actually an interesting setup. note one rider mounts from in front of the bars, the other behind... makes me think the concept could be used on a tandem tadpole trike or something ?


    now i have to see if theres any tandem trikes...
     
  11. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That's a crazy interesting setup
     
  12. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Thanks HeadSmess, I've just spent (not wasted) an hour reading Modern Mechanix and the many things I found through links from there, literally laughing myself to tears at the crazy inventions of yesteryear. :)
     
  13. snoopdog

    snoopdog New Member

    now im definetly hooked! great work...thanks for sharing
     
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