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Need HELP ROTRAN Heavy Load Truck Info

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Need HELP ROTRAN Heavy Load Truck Info
Posted by skratcher on Sunday, April 3, 2011 12:05 PM

I am making drawings for a Rotran Heavy Hauler. I think I might scratch build a very close facsimile of it. The only available scale model is from ASAM in 1/48th scale and goes for around $1280.00 USD. Try to convince the wife to spend money on that, I dare ya !.  I don't have a picture on photobucket but if you are not familiar with this behemoth just google it, plenty of pictures and some good drawings. I know this about them,it uses the same Detroit Diesel, 16 Cyl.,as the International Pay Star Dump Truck from AMT. It also uses CLARK Tandem Rear Drive axles, and, CLARK front drive steering, Hendrickson type leaf spring units. There is where I am at a loss. I did a search for those CLARK units and came up wanting. Also it has Michelin 1600 x 25 Tires. Does anyone on this forum know anything about those CLARK units. I could use some decent drawings of them or any leads to where I might find information on them?. I guess by what I've read online they are used in So.Africa for super heavy hauls in train like configurations, multiple tractors pulling mule wheeled trailer with super heavy and long loads. Would make an impossibly big model in 1/25th scale.

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