Truck Illustrations by Lamar

What truck illustration would you like to see next?

Poll runs till 28 Nov 2020 01:18

White Western Star 4800 from Steel Cowboy
0
No votes
GMC Aero Astro from Time Bomb
1
8%
Ford WT-9000 from White Line Fever
0
No votes
Mack R-700L from Convoy
0
No votes
White-Freightliner 7564 from Hijack
1
8%
Western Star 5700XE from Transformers
0
No votes
Kenworth K100 from B.J. and the Bear
1
8%
Autocar A64-B from Over the Top
2
15%
Peterbilt 379 from Black Dog
3
23%
Kenworth W900 from Smokey and The Bandit
5
38%
 
Total votes: 13

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Re: Truck Illustrations by Lamar

#21 Post by akima » 01 Oct 2020 18:23

"Bottom dump trailers". Ahhh! I saw one of these on the road recently and was wondering why it was shaped like that. It looked inefficient to me. Now it makes sense. It's a funnel leading to a trap door. Presumably the truck crawls forward slowly while gradually dumping the trailer contents onto the ground.

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#22 Post by lamar326g » 01 Oct 2020 19:38

@Oscar Thank you!

@akima They're rather unusual looking. I actually prefer them over the end dump trailers.

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#23 Post by akima » 01 Oct 2020 19:45

lamar326g wrote:
01 Oct 2020 19:38
They're rather unusual looking. I actually prefer them over the end dump trailers.
I'm guessing they're easier to unload.

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#24 Post by lamar326g » 01 Oct 2020 19:57

@akima I found a decent site that discusses the differences and benefits between end dump vs bottom dump trailers: https://www.customtruck.com/blog/end-du ... t-for-you/

Quoted from Custom Truck's website on bottom dump trailers:

"Opening the clamshell allows materials to be precisely laid in a window left and right or spread evenly across the rear of the trailer when it opens front to rear. Bottom dumps can offer an extremely quick turnaround time as their wheels never stop turning. You can drive a bottom dump right through the dump zone and can dump an entire 21-yd. load in about 25 ft. Additionally, the material can be easily handled with the loader or dozer."

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#25 Post by akima » 01 Oct 2020 23:43

Makes sense.

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#26 Post by lamar326g » 02 Oct 2020 18:44

Hi All, I've been testing out a few pacific northwest truck configurations this week. Here's my first model:
Freightliner Cascadia Evolution PNW_Dry-van.png
Freightliner Cascadia Evolution 72in Mid Roof Sleeper with Dry-van Trailer (PNW-style)
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#27 Post by lamar326g » 02 Oct 2020 22:36

Peterbilt 389 Daycab_Flatbed_Generators.png
Peterbilt 389 Daycab with Flatbed Trailer (Cargo: Generators) (PNW-style)
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#28 Post by lamar326g » 04 Oct 2020 03:11

Western Star 5700XE_Daycab_Corrosives Tank Trailer.png
Western Star 5700XE Daycab with Corrosives Tank Trailer

Folks, if you haven't already cast your vote for the 10/4 poll, please do so! Cheers.

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#29 Post by lamar326g » 05 Oct 2020 00:12

The 10/4 poll resulted in a tie! Please see below for the winners:
Peterbilt 389 44inch Sleeper_End Dump Trailer.png
Peterbilt 389 44in Low Roof Sleeper with End Dump Trailer

Volvo New VNL 860 with Dry-van Trailer.png
Volvo New VNL 860 with Dry-van Trailer

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Re: Truck Illustrations by Lamar

#30 Post by lamar326g » 06 Oct 2020 16:31

Kenworth K100 Aerodyne_Petroleum Tank Trailer.png
Kenworth K100 Aerodyne with Petroleum Tank Trailer
@flight50 for you, Mr. K100!

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