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12-24-2005: Originally posted by trucktow.

Friend of mine just bought 4 of these units from France, they were produced by the company Nicolas. Used to transport transformers and such, the company he works for is the electricity producer for South Africa. He completely spec'd the trucks out and they are officially the biggest on-highway tractor units in the world.

The vehicle dimensions are:
12,6m (l) x 4,515m (h) and 3,47m (w)
Dead weight 71t (71,000kg) with the accommodation 75,000kg.
Power plant CAT 3412 E DITTA 671kW/900hp, V12, 27,3litre engine
Transmission/retarder/torque converter 'powershift' from the Dana Spicer stable. 8 forward and 4 reverse gears.
Axles are from Kessler in Germany.
Design rating Europe is 600t including load and trailer. In SA we are rating the unit at 250t.
Will be used in a push pull application coupled to a large hydraulic beam trailer Cometto 2 x 14 axles rated cpacity 450t, dead weight 260t and 80m in length. Mid February '06 planned to move three (3) transformers 400t over 500km from sea level to 1600m above.
Combinarion length 145m with a Gross Combination Mass of 960t.
Fuel consumption is limited to 200km for 8,000litres. Route will consume around 64,000litres to return back to the harbour.
Max speec unladen 40km/hr due to axle ratio of 14:1. Ladened will achieve approx 15km/h.

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Yes here go the Pacifics again...

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