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michael 26-12-2013 11:46 PM

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they went on Monday mornings, ferry nearly always empty that time of the week going too Ireland.

V8Druid 29-12-2013 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by michael (Post 92437)
they went on Monday mornings, ferry nearly always empty that time of the week going too Ireland.

Was thinking more along the lines of actually physically fitting 'em on, but guess it must be a lot easier if the ferries close to MT. Big lumps to get on with though, all the same. :cool:

AtlasRob 30-12-2013 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by V8Druid (Post 92636)
Was thinking more along the lines of actually physically fitting 'em on,

Still remember heading for north London from Erith (south London ) one morning and boss said use Ferry.
Was a problem at Blackwall Tunnel ( education enough at over 60ft ) so I was going to use Dartford ( 42 + escort even empty ). Took him a while to convince me I could get on the Woolich Ferry :eek:
Like most things, once you've done it, no drama but that first time I was like a young teenager going round to meet girlfriends dad for first time :D

michael 31-12-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Druid (Post 92636)
Was thinking more along the lines of actually physically fitting 'em on, but guess it must be a lot easier if the ferries close to MT. Big lumps to get on with though, all the same. :cool:

its worse when the ferry is empty ,with the ferry being higher out of the water.it makes the ramp on to the ferry a lot steeper,so when you back on the trailer starts to belly out at the break over point.

longstroke 31-12-2013 05:00 PM

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What do they do to solve that problem?
Sheet of teflon and a run up? :)
I can't see them getting the ferry to ballast down, and the link span only moves at one end.

AtlasRob 31-12-2013 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by longstroke (Post 92787)
What do they do to solve that problem?

Raise the hyd neck.

Use to get weight off back axles to realign them / charge suspension by raising neck then blocking under rear edge of bed, then lower neck, bed hinges on the blocks and raises the rear end. ;)

longstroke 31-12-2013 07:40 PM

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Blimey, there was me thinking they were just standard air bag systems!

What is the suspension - I've seen the fluid type with accumulators on a hyd neck wedge trailer.

I'd love to go out on a days work as drivers mate just to see loading and shifting something huge!

AtlasRob 31-12-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by longstroke (Post 92804)
Blimey, there was me thinking they were just standard air bag systems!

What is the suspension - I've seen the fluid type with accumulators on a hyd neck wedge trailer.

Can't speak for the trailers in this thread but the 3 axle Nooteboom trailer I hauled for Oakes had some sort of oil filled suspension.
I found out, pulling a Megabite crusher (around 40t ) out of Sandwich just after I went on it.
Well loaded at about 60t gross I was pulling up out of Dover heading for
M20 ( was too heavy for A2 ) when I spotted smoke / steam ? something ? from back end.
Turned out tyres on one side were rubbing on the arches.

Phone call to office and I was talked through the proccedure of how to get the weight off (blocks under rear of bed) then recharge system with oil using an adapted grease gun stowed in box on neck :cool:

longstroke 01-01-2014 10:29 AM

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Good stuff. Grease guns will generate a serious pressure.

Sounds like hydro-elastic suspension, like citreons, mgf's, metro's etc. On a bigger scale!

longstroke 01-01-2014 10:29 AM

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Good stuff. Grease guns will generate a serious pressure.

Sounds like hydro-elastic suspension, like citreons, mgf's, metro's etc. On a bigger scale!


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