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ap40rocktruck

Member Since 10 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2014 08:18 AM
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In Topic: AMT Lowboy?

21 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thanks Richard very Interesting. So it would be able to take a truck ?. Just removing my D8 as we speak :P Do you know if they had a Loadcraft decal on the 1/1

 

Dave

Dave,

yes on a truck, 35 ton US = 70,000 pounds capacity.  The problem is the outside frame, the load would have to be spread evenly both across & length wise on the deck.  It is rather easy to cut it up & make a fixed neck drop deck, with moving the beams to the center.  so that the run with the same width as the rails over the tri axle suspension.

 

Then make new deck side extensions & it would be able to haul the D8 


In Topic: AMT Lowboy?

21 February 2014 - 12:48 PM

Does anybody remember if they released it as a bogie trailer ? In the 1971 catalog they show it as T-508 a low boy trailer and the picture is a hand drawn bogie job .

By bogie, you mean a tandem axle instead of a tri axle.  If so, then NO.


In Topic: AMT Lowboy?

21 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

yes Loadcraft, 35 ton, outside frame.  In real life if you were to load a Cat D8H on it, it would break the trailer.

 

The kit is accurate & true to the late 60's - early 70's design.


In Topic: 007 ton tri axle lowboy

19 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

I'm not an expert I'm just going off of that the blue prints say.

I suspect it reads 80,000 pound cap, which equals 40 ton US.  


In Topic: 007 ton tri axle lowboy

19 February 2014 - 09:11 AM

interesting, although it is more like a 40 ton, with only 3 axles, on light weight air suspension and very small main beams.  

 

More pics?