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Hey all

  I did some more work on the 4 axle heavy haul Peterbilt 359 heavy haul tractor Cad model. Here are some pictures for you to look at.

20200904_194758.jpgside view showing the color scheme and over all size.

20200904_194735.jpgside view with the hood open.

20200904_194649.jpgfront isometric view.

20200904_194620.jpgrear isometric view.

20200904_194550.jpgtop isometric view showing the tri-axle fenders.

20200904_194709.jpgthis view shows the radiator, engine and transmission in there preliminary stage.

20200904_194500.jpgthis view shows the grill mesh and Peterbilt emblems.

20200904_194527.jpgthis view shows the rivets on the hood, the air cleaner and the chrome door surround.

20200901_221644.jpgfront isometric view showing the tractor and the 3 axle trailer.  

20200901_221705.jpgrear isometric view showing the tractor and the 3 axle trailer. Be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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That is one LOOONG tractor, up here in BC that would be only on the highways, never up the mountains hauling an excavator or feller-buncher or a Cat..... there would be no where for them to turn that beauty around.... even at that, knowing some of our logging roads and areas our guys haul stuff, I still wonder how they get up the switch backs and get turned..... VERY cool stuff ,Ron, looking forward to the next installment...

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  Here are some more pictures showing the latest progress.

20200905_205149.jpgmade made some progress on the radiator and the engine.

20200905_205207.jpgthis view shows the engine in better detail, it still needs a lloott! Of stuff.

20200905_205231.jpgthis view shows the door hinges and door handle added.

20200905_205252.jpgthis view shows the Peterbilt emblems on the air horns.

20200906_193121.jpgthis view shows the windshield wipers and headlights added.

20200906_193140.jpgisometric view showing the whole truck.

20200906_193200.jpgside view showing the door hinges and door handles added to the cab and sleeper doors. Well that's it for now be back with more soon.

Ron G 

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Hey all

  Here is a picture of the Pete 359, 3 axle trailer and  336 excavator.

Rons main assy-1_9_7_2020.jpg

  Here is a picture of the Pete 359, 4 axle trailer and a ALL NEW! Cat 390FL on it...:omg:

20200907_201341.jpgmy God this thing is HUGE! It doesn't even fit on the 4 axle trailer even with the outriggers out! Guess I have to design a bigger trailer.

  Here are some pictures of the Cat 390FL.

20200907_201433.jpgthis view shows it in the bucket on the ground position. I got this 3D model off of the internet from GrabCad. (Free download) It needs a lot of work to finish it up, it's missing a lot of stuff.

20200907_201453.jpgthis view shows it in the load position, but to actually ship this on my 4 axle trailer you would have to remove the stick and bucket. In this configuration it's 20' 6" from the ground to the highest point of the boom arm and that's a little to tall.

 Here are some pics of the Cat 390FL and the Cat 336 next to each other for comparison.

20200907_201557.jpgfront isometric view of both excavators.

Cat_390FL_9_7_2020-11.jpgrear isometric view of the excavators.

20200907_201403.jpgside view of the excavators.

20200907_201514.jpgfront view of the excavators.

20200907_201632.jpgrear view of the excavators.

20200907_201616.jpgtop view of the excavators. You can really see the differences between the two. The 390 is the largest mass excavator that Caterpillar makes and the 336 is a middle sized large excavator. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon.

Ron G 

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Hey all 

  Well I went and done it! I think your going to like it. Here it is. It's a Rogers 3 X 3 X 3 drop nose lowboy trailer 70 to 90 ton capacity! I think this will be big enough to haul the Cat 390FL and the D11T!

20201005_180054.jpgfront isometric view.

20201005_180007.jpgrear isometric view.

20201005_175944.jpgside view, she sure is lloooonnnggg!!! It has a 3 axle jeep and a 3 axle stinger.

20201005_180031.jpgtop view. It's only in the preliminary stages right know, but I'm working on it. Well that's it for now be back with more updates soon.

Ron G 

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It would never meet the 13' 6" bridge minimum as it sits.  Neat though.  I read your bit about the order from Papy's.  I just did, I am no hurry but hope it doesn't take a year.  We'll see.  If you are printing stuff are you doing chain binders?

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1 hour ago, MGunns said:

It would never meet the 13' 6" bridge minimum as it sits.  Neat though.  I read your bit about the order from Papy's.  I just did, I am no hurry but hope it doesn't take a year.  We'll see.  If you are printing stuff are you doing chain binders?

Hey gunns

 Yupp your right. No, I purchased some from Shapways already printed.

Ron G 

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Hey all

  I found this on YouTube. It's a 1/16 scale XL Specialized XL120 drop nose lowboy trailer from Diecast Masters. They are making it for there 1/16 scale RC Freightliner Cascadia truck. I've contacted them via email and they said it is definitely coming out. It will be available in China in October and probably available for pre-order for Christmas 2021. I plan on using this for my 1/16 Monogram Peterbilt 359 and my 1/16 Monogram Kenworth W900L 4 axle Heavy haul (this will be my next build after the Pete)

20210714_120306.jpgthis view is pulled from YouTube of the prototype of the trailer, that's their 1/16 scale blue RC Freightliner Cascadia in the upper right.

rs=w_1280 (1).jpegthis view shows the front of the trailer.

rs=w_1280 (2).jpegthis view shows the rear of the trailer.

20210714_120344.jpgthis view shows their 1/50 scale XL120 diecast trailer. This is what they used for up scaling to 1/16. I'm not sure if this is going to be metal or some sort of plastic, but I'm assuming it will be plastic, as thats what they make their RC models from. I have a Bruder 1/16 scale Cat 336 excavator to put on it for a load.

RMX-2501-2T.jpgthis is the Kenworth W900L model I will be modifying with a stretched frame, 12R/24.5 drive tires, 385R55/22.5 supersingles for the lift axle and 385R65/24.5 front floats. I'll be using the Cat 3408 V8 engine from the kit fully plumbed. Not sure how far I will be going on this, I'll see after I get the Peterbilt done. I will be doing a build thread on this.

Ron G 

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