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Re: ATS Special Transport

#421 Post by nautofon » 06 May 2019 13:55

Show Low has a row of street lamp posts that are very close to the edge of the roadway. I clipped a few of those the other day. With a sufficiently wide load you may have to almost drive on the left lane, which of course the Special Transport lead car doesn't like.

Tell me, who in their right mind plans a Special Transport from Socorro to Tucson through Show Low and the Salt River Canyon anyway? Honestly, it'd be much safer, cheaper and smarter to just go down the 25 and the 10. If I ever get a hold of that dispatcher or whoever planned that route, I'll, I'll … thank them for it. :D Great fun!

As for the dolly, I try driving such that I never have to back it up. Takes some thinking ahead and proactive driving, but it can be done.
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#422 Post by flight50 » 06 May 2019 15:35

@hangman005. You have to turn very wide with US trucks. The turning radius of long nose nose trucks alone is wider than cabovers. Add in hh trailers and it gets even wider. Not only that, but our typical hh trailers do not have steerable axles on trailer like ETS2. Much more of a challenge that maynot be for everyone. You have to factor all the above into your turns. If you think you turned wide enough, turn wider. Until you can gauge better and anticipate where your trailer will end up, just turn as wide as you can. Going into other lanes may be required when turning.

For right hand turns, get in the left lane or partially in the left lane before turning. Turn wide enough so that at the end of your turn, your rear tire hugs the curb. For left turns continue straight and slightly past the road you want to turn to, cut sharp and swing your trailer around. With heavy haul, you biggest concern is....do you have clearance for that last axle of your trailer. I am on my cel right now so I can't get you a video. But in a nutshell, what I have said, is what you will find visually.

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Re: ATS Special Transport

#423 Post by Voltaire1971 » 06 May 2019 16:07

Say, people, isn`t Artesia starting point for a ST route?

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Oh God, I am so stupid. I am in Astoria. :oops: :lol:

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#424 Post by hangman005 » 07 May 2019 13:06

flight50 wrote:
06 May 2019 15:35
@hangman005. You have to turn very wide with US trucks. The turning radius of long nose nose trucks alone is wider than cabovers. Add in hh trailers and it gets even wider. Not only that, but our typical hh trailers do not have steerable axles on trailer like ETS2. Much more of a challenge that maynot be for everyone. You have to factor all the above into your turns. If you think you turned wide enough, turn wider. Until you can gauge better and anticipate where your trailer will end up, just turn as wide as you can. Going into other lanes may be required when turning.

For right hand turns, get in the left lane or partially in the left lane before turning. Turn wide enough so that at the end of your turn, your rear tire hugs the curb. For left turns continue straight and slightly past the road you want to turn to, cut sharp and swing your trailer around. With heavy haul, you biggest concern is....do you have clearance for that last axle of your trailer. I am on my cel right now so I can't get you a video. But in a nutshell, what I have said, is what you will find visually.
Thanks, it's been a big help so far. The turning arcs and actually having a nose on your truck was the biggest learning curve, especially after almost a thousand hours playing ETS2 :D

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Re: ATS Special Transport

#425 Post by flight50 » 07 May 2019 14:06

Sweet hangman005. If I were you, I'd get use to hh first before trying to do most of the ST loads if you have that dlc. The ST is not only bulkier loads, but it is wider in most cases. This usually guarantees that you will have a stinger on the end. The stinger is the additional axles trailer on the rear. Also known as the booster or spreader. I even have issues with the stinger sometimes myself. Parking a lowboy with a stinger is even tougher, at least in regular HH loads. ST its a bit easier because they pull straight in. But HH you have to maneuver around things to get in. I have to skip parking these sometimes, lol.

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Re: ATS Special Transport

#426 Post by flight50 » 10 Nov 2019 23:09

It has been awhile since I added ideas to this thread. Just like the ATS Flatbed thread (same as in my signature), I like to present ideas for the community and the devs on cargo variety that exist in North America. Inspiration, ideas, awareness...whatever the case may be, I like looking for cargo that could come to ATS. In a lot of cases, the cargoes I find can go into ETS2 as well, but my searches are however geared towards North America on the way they load and tie down the cargo.

Well here is the next round of cargo. I'd much rather SCS come up with a 2nd tier dlc for Special Transport and call it, Over Weight/Oversized Special Cargo instead of trying to added to what we already paid for. The devs are already providing new routes per every new dlc but we are needing a bit more variety as more states come. Reusing the same ones for 48 states would become repetitive without new contents here and there. ETS2 has Heavy Haul, Oversized and Special Transport. Why not add one more to ATS to get 3 cargo packs as well.

Construction - deliver to construction sites, bridge construction, HMS/Plaster & Sons road prefab or warehouse.

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Steel I-beam 01
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Large Excavator 01
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Mobile Home - Double wide Section - Can we get buildings of longer lengths and 1-2 more options. Create Mobile home parks. Can be on the outskirts of cities where there is space to make large prefabs

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Industrial Load - Deliver to Oil/Gas Industry, Chemical Plants. Skid system that could be any combination of mechanical piping or equipment

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Energy Industry - Wind Turbine - Create Wind Farms in remote locations where there is plenty of space. Can also ship to ports, other wind farms and manufacturer facilities.


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Wind Turbine for Domestic transport 04
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Wind Turbine Connector 01
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Re: ATS Special Transport

#427 Post by J. Ritter » 12 Nov 2019 19:01

@flight50, all of those would be fantastic. If you haven't, go check out the Heavy Haul sub-forum at The Trucker's Report. They have a "post your big loads here" thread with all kinds of goodies.
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#428 Post by Vlad (ua) » 13 Nov 2019 13:31

@flight50 nice info, I hope that @Kraake will look on it.
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Re: ATS Special Transport

#429 Post by B787 » 13 Nov 2019 14:17

Very interesting pictures! :geek:

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Re: ATS Special Transport

#430 Post by Kraake » 13 Nov 2019 14:23

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