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post #1 of 21 Old 12-05-2005, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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I need a vehicle for fighting rush hour traffic!

...and fighting road rage. 8)

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-05-2005, 06:59 PM
 
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What the heck? Who would need that thing?
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post #3 of 21 Old 12-06-2005, 07:58 AM
 
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open pit mine maybe... :wink:
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That's my kind of truck!

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who cares about traffic jams? You just run over them :lol:
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who cares about traffic jams? You just run over them :lol:
Exactly!:lol:

Additionally, if you happen to work in a pit mine, then your truck is both transportation to get you there and utilitarian once you are there!

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I wouldn't want to have to buy tires for it.
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I wouldn't want to have to buy tires for it.
I'm willing to bet the tires for that are the same price as the tires for the enzo.

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I bet the tires of this baby a much pricier than tires for an Enzo...
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I wonder how often would tires on this sort of vehicle need replacing?

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I wonder how often would tires on this sort of vehicle need replacing?
everytime you got a blowout because of the shrapnel from the cars you are running over.
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I wonder how often would tires on this sort of vehicle need replacing?
My guess would be never. I did a search for the truck and it was retired from coal mining in 1990 (no longer economically feasable to operate) and donated to the Chamber of Commerce in Sparwood, British Columbia (with the original tires).

Sparwood, B.C. is now on the map touting itself as "Home of the World's Largest Truck." They even have a webcam that updates live images of the truck every 60 seconds.

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"Great! See ya then! Don't forget to visit the truck, eh!"

(My apologies to our Canadian friends, I just couldn't resist poking fun at a Canadian town whose whole tourism industry revolves around a truck that costs too much to operate.)

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I wonder how often would tires on this sort of vehicle need replacing?
My guess would be never.
They do need replacement, but only if it is used offcourse, not if it is standing still as a tourist attraction
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They do need replacement, but only if it is used offcourse, not if it is standing still as a tourist attraction
No, I'm willing to bet they never need replacement. I've seen plenty of old farm tractors from the 1950's that still have the original tires. I think the biggest enemy of heavy equipment tires is dry-rot. I don't think they "wear out" on gravel roads. My Jeep tires are 8 years old and still look like new. I've only had to replace one because I tore up the sidewall.

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What is the subject of the betting? I've seen several tvshows about open mine pits and I also saw them change tires on these monsters.
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Well, I guess there is no betting because I know the truck was built in 1978 and still has the original tires. My Ferrari was built in 1979 and I know it does not have the original tires. Heck, the only rig I've got with the original tires is the car trailer.

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well ok, maybe not that particular vehicle. But I've seen them change tires on giants like that.
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I wonder how often would tires on this sort of vehicle need replacing?
everytime you got a blowout because of the shrapnel from the cars you are running over.
Now you're talking!

...But on the other hand, I would bet these are "run flat" tyres! 8)

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lol

Can you imagine the hassle of having to change a tyre.

I reckon my Classic Mini could escape getting crushed by that thing, just drive under you. :P
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I reckon my Classic Mini could escape getting crushed by that thing, just drive under you. :P
I shall spare anything British: it's the Jaguar man in me speaking!

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