WTH is this POS

Discussion in 'General Trucking Discussion' started by krelithous, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:40 PM.

  1. krelithous

    krelithous Prius hater Supporter

    what in the hell is this thing:confused:

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  2. Sinister

    Sinister Smartass Emeritus Supporter

    What? You mean you don't own that?
     
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  3. krelithous

    krelithous Prius hater Supporter

    who makes it and nor would i want to own it it it's butt ugly
     
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  4. BirchBarlow

    BirchBarlow I hate KW 680s

    Quit cracking on @Tazz next truck

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  5. BirchBarlow

    BirchBarlow I hate KW 680s

    You didnt own that either.....

    It took scientists and engineers and teachers along the way to design that even public roads and your kindergarten teaher to "own" that
     
  6. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    That overhang though...
     
  7. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a corporate job. Looks more like a research project using a standard tractor.

    Hell I just zoomed in. It says "experimental" on the door.

    The folks who work on these projects seem to forget that it's not 100% straight line on a smooth, flat highway. They don't seem to take into account bad roads and/or the actual delivery.

    I'm sure it does a great job cutting through the air, but that's a LOT of overhang beyond the front axle for even an experienced driver to take into consideration every time he has to swing. Even those long nose 379s at least put the wheels as close to the front as possible.
     
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  8. BirchBarlow

    BirchBarlow I hate KW 680s

    They will have to re-engineer all the Cat Scales so a low boy can cross
     
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  9. Cargo Commando

    Cargo Commando Well-Known Member

    I applaude the effort. It's the small guy engineering and testing the theory. Corporations throw millions - he believes and I wish I had his MPG'S.
     
  10. rigjockey

    rigjockey I am the reason why we can't have nice things! Staff Member

    It appears to be the Airflow bullet truck. It says so right on the truck.:D
     
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  11. krelithous

    krelithous Prius hater Supporter

    Job creation
     
  12. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

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  13. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

    Does anyone even remember that was T600's nickname when it came out?

    And the T800's were aardvarks, although that didn't catch on nearly like the anteater did.
     
  14. mndriver

    mndriver curmudgeon extraordinare

    Pretty dumb design to have survived over 30 years and counting.
     
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  15. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

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  16. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

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  17. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

    Yeah, while it had a much larger interior,and lots of aero tricks, the T2000 wasn't substantially better than the T600, as far as overall drag. It's easier to push the air to the side rather than over the top, and that narrow nose on the anteaters did a good job of it! Same reason the Centurys did good on fuel.
     
  18. Duck

    Duck Quack Supporter

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  19. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Instigateur №166™

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  20. krelithous

    krelithous Prius hater Supporter

    another POS
     
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