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Australian 'Heavy Haulers'

 
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Posted 04/04/2008   12:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


Operating largely remote mining areas, Australia has issued a strip of five se-tenant stamps feature the world's biggest, longest and heaviest machinery.

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I Have my order in on them from Aus post

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Nice stamp

I'll have to keep my eye out for them.

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Just a point of interest.

These huge trains mainly operate in the North West of Western Australia, hauling iron ore from the mines to the ports. There are about 240 drivers employed to keep these things moving, earning about $120,000 each. They can earn more money with shifts and penalty rates. At the moment the mining companies are offering them $20,000 bonus if they stay for 2 years, because they are loosing drivers to higher paid positions elsewhere. I think I need to learn how to drive a train. LOL

The Haulpak (tipper) trucks are huge. They have a big diesel engine but this only supplies electric power to the 4 individual electric motors that drive each wheel. Mining companies mainly prefer women to drive these as they are more gentle on the trucks.

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The WOMEN are MORE GENTLE on the trucks ????????
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They have smaller feet and softer hands. Less wear an tear!
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Very funny! It is already known that men are lousy drivers!

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I saw a thing on Discovery or National Geographic or the History Channel (I guess where I hang out on TV), or somewhere like that about those gigantic semi-looking truck-trains. Those guys were driving their rigs like maniacs! I don't know how long they were, but I wouldn't want to meet head on with one of them on our lousy Louisiana roads!
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Posted 04/08/2008   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jason BD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the big road trains drive on dirt roads
most are over in West Australia I've seen a road train get air born
it went down in to a creek and as it came back out the front of the
truck jumped off the ground and just kept going.

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