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  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.

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

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  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.

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 Here's a picture of the truck, trailer and Cat D8H.

20200922_165056.jpgthe Cat D8H looks real good on the 3 axle drop nose lowboy trailer. And it should as this is what I had envisioned in the first pl ax ce when I started doing all this Cad work...lol

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  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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