Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:02 pm

I was over at Rabbit Holler Flash's place today, and looked over his new company truck. quite a rig.

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500HP Peterbuilt, The small unit just in front of the fuel tank is a 10K on board generator tied to the climate control system that automatically comes on to maintain cab temps, etc. Walt really appreciates all that since he spends most of his life in it.
Had one thing that really puzzled me though, a tank marked Diesel Exhaust Fluid. For some reason the terms blinker fluid and muffler bearings came to mind. :lol: Wonder how many cubs you could tow with that rig.

Re: Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:07 pm

As I understand, "diesel exhaust fluid" is short for urea. Part of the new emissions guidelines for new diesels. I haven't read up on it real close but apparently it is injected into the exhaust. IIRC there is another method to meet the new standards without using urea--I think Deere is going that route.

Al

Re: Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:09 pm

Wow, That sure is a keen truck! :)

Re: Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:34 pm

Barnyard you have no shame......I love it :)

Re: Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:37 pm

Tier IV emissions has begun in our equipment too! Some with urea, some without.. Such joy..
Nice ride, Flash!
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Re: Flash's new ride.

Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:08 pm

Al, he explained it to me. It is super refined rhea, that the computer injects into the exhaust when certain criteria are met indicating the catalyst in the exhaust needs cleaned. The machinery that does it is in the box you can see under the passengers door. The drivers call them possum coolers cookers, really work good for roasting any road kill that hits it when regenerating. Note the big shield around the exhaust. Tip temperature of the exhaust reaches 2,000 degrees when regenerating. No dual stacks on those systems.

edited to correct lousy typing.

Re: Flash's new ride.

Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:09 pm

John thats a "Possum Cooker" lol That trailer you saw in the yard can haul 125000 lbs so 2000 lb cub divided by 125000 ur something like that lets see fingers toes still countin hhmmm 62 and a half cubs sounds bout right .You wanna tell Scrivet where we are gettin the half of a cub or do i get to .

Re: Flash's new ride.

Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:56 pm

Flash, what kinds of loads do you haul for your company? That is quite the truck :)

Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:30 am

Since Flash is on the road and only gets a chance to post occasionally, I will answer for him. The company he works for is the main transport company for Caterpillar if I remember correctly. He hauls large earth moving equipment all over the U.S. Here is a picture of his trailer folded for transport empty. He is over length in many states even then. If you look closely there is a Mott fail mower in the middle he was cub expressing on the way home last year.

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and a picture of one of his loads

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and Flash's description of the load

Rabbit Holler Flash wrote:John thats a 793 Cat Mine truck chassis just like Jims picture. That chunk weighs in around 100k lbs and takes 4 other truck loads of parts to put it together. The rear axle for that puppy weighs over 80k lbs by itsself the bed is hauled cut in two and welded back on site.
As far as what we haul, anything that fits lol. We have 15 of those trailers as well as bigger ones. They are really adaptable with lotsa different deck or beam inserts and can be mixed n matched for customized loading. We specialize in Mining and construction equipment transportation as well as cub parts. :o :o
We currently good to go up to about 198k lbs payload putin the gross at around 275k lbs With some new trailers ordered that will put 15 trailer axles on the ground + 4axle tractor for 19 total wears you out thumpin tires.


and this is the picture Jim linked to showing one of them put together

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Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:32 pm

Hey John you do pay attention, got all the answers right :{_}: We also haul for all the other mining and construction equipment co's as well. And do hauling of used equipment for folks that got big toys but dont want to hassle with big truck n trailer moves.Lil propaganda about us at Keen Transport on the web.

Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:36 pm

Man, if we mount those tires on a cub, we'd have an instant "hi-crop". :lol:

Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:01 pm

If I remember correctly from a previous discussion, each of those tires weighs more than 10 times as much as a total cub.

Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:15 pm

Beautiful truck. Hope you enjoy it. :D :D

Re: Flash's new ride.

Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Rabbit Holler Flash wrote:.................You wanna tell Scrivet where we are gettin the half of a cub or do i get to .

Let's see........ 62.5 Cubs ..... minus the 4 I have ....... means I'm a gettin 58 more Cubs! :{_}:

Re: Flash's new ride.

Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:40 am

Dream on lil bro we're gettin a real tractor next a "M" :shock: :-:-): Real tractors you dont drive side saddle :big smirk: