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Old 6th March 2020, 13:32
DougH DougH is offline  
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I was looking on YouTube at a couple of history clips of some American trucking companies and came across the following. Something called Jifflox It lets a tractor unit haul a single 45 or 48 ft trailer as a three axle tractor or 2 28 ft trailers as a two axle tractor with a dolly between the trailers.

Something new to me and I thought it may be of interest to share

Always interesting to see different ideas. I know before they went into liquidation Consolidated Freightways had problems with the maximum vehicle length legislation in different states and they came up with some interesting solutions.

In the UK the Foden TwinLoad was one that comes to mind.

If the link doesn't work search YouTube with "Hookup and Drop Procedures 28 ft Doubles"

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Old 11th March 2020, 01:52
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Some similar rigs here in NZ

A-trains and B-trains
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Old 11th March 2020, 19:57
robertdavey6 robertdavey6 is offline  
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I recall seeing an advert, on the rear cover of an old mag., that showed 2x 20ft single axle trailers being joined together, to make a 40ft tandem axle one!
The concept was 20ft for daytime deliveries and collections. Then, couple them together and trunk them elsewhere, overnight.
I've no idea if any ever got built but, I can imagine several issues.
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