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post Feb 25 2012, 01:43 AM
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Just watched Beverly Hills Cop and realized this is the film that has that funny pursuit of a truck I remember watching some time in the 80s.


Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Trailer:


Eddie Murphy is fun as hell and there are some cool car chases. About 10 minutes before the end, a large number of police cars arrive at the mansion where the final duel took place, and the manner in which all the cars arrive to the same spot from two different directions in front of the mansion reminds me so much of GTA San Andreas. Crazy as fuck. XD.png
One of the best soundtracks for a film too, by Harold Faltermeyer.

Here is the truck chase I mentioned:




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post Mar 4 2012, 05:57 AM
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Some of those double and triple trailer configurations must be a nightmare to reverse. Are drivers actually required to do it? I got licenses for everything that moves on roads and in order to get the licenses I had to prove that I could reverse and turn in tight spots, including reverse the vehicle through a garage door just a little wider than the vehicle, without knocking down any walls.

We have the tractor semitrailers as displayed on your chart, and also this configuration that's not on your chart:

Both configurations (tractor semi + this pic above) are about equally common here.

I hate two-axle trucks, they cause so much trouble every winter. They don't get enough traction and fail to climb up hills. Actually they are so bad climbing up hills that they don't cause as much problems as they could have, because they don't even get to the really long hills, they give up long before that, and that is when they do use chains on the wheels. And a road blockage can not happen at any worse place than in a long hill. The problem is the truck is too light so they don't get traction. Three-axle truck can carry more load, and they can take pressure off the third axle so that the middle (driving) axle get enough traction in an emergency.

Norway is almost nothing but mountains so I guess we have more winter problems than other countries, but I do know that Rocky Mountains can be an obstacle for any vehicle.





About the coupling. Yes I understand it was movie magic that made it fail, but the design has "fail" written all over it. It doesn't look safe for normal road speed at all. The VBG coupling I showed you is a much safer design, and it is automatic. You back the truck into the drawbar and the heavy duty bolt goes down through the draweye. The only source for fail here is the driver, he must check that the bolt is locked into position. The driver checks this when he is connecting the air hoses and power cables to the trailer.

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