Recent Topics
Lets Get a True Group 4 Sticky going!
by KMJ1992
06/19/18 12:17 PM
Rotella 10W40
by jakewells
06/19/18 10:43 AM
Extend WiFi Range at the Laptop?
by clarkflower
06/19/18 10:40 AM
Silicone containing waxes
by mjoekingz28
06/19/18 09:44 AM
Matrix totaled
by circuitsmith
06/19/18 08:32 AM
Door rust problems
by Dave Sherman
06/19/18 07:51 AM
2016 Honda Civic problems
by dbias
06/19/18 07:39 AM
Royal purple 75-140 in a subaru rear
by 91camarosRS
06/19/18 07:32 AM
OCI. With short trips. Nissan 4 liter
by Gawardawg
06/19/18 06:52 AM
Approach Watching on the Beach @ St Maarten ...
by LoneRanger
06/19/18 06:41 AM
Honda Accord Needs Shocks; Front, Back, or Both?
by tc1446
06/19/18 05:50 AM
How much oil does your oil filter hold?
by Snagglefoot
06/19/18 05:44 AM
better day
by mx5miata
06/19/18 05:26 AM
BRAVO to Officer Wheeles......
by Sayjac
06/19/18 05:17 AM
People Watching ....Airport style.
by ZZman
06/19/18 04:24 AM
Subaru's at play...
by OneEyeJack
06/19/18 03:50 AM
Treating a 2003 Jetta
by llmercll
06/19/18 01:41 AM
Brakes not working - brake pedal sinks
by tookien
06/19/18 12:42 AM
Dave thinks I can make it 12--15k
by Marco620
06/19/18 12:26 AM
'05 Impala front wheel "squeal". Cost !
by Lee4212
06/19/18 12:16 AM
Newest Members
JustaDude, 3horseman, Firedog45, WtsTacoma01, Orion62
65265 Registered Users
Who's Online
85 registered (Andy636, 853okg, 4WD, 2009Edge, 28oz, adamrc, 11 invisible), 1603 Guests and 48 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65265 Members
67 Forums
285590 Topics
4766072 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4785445 - 06/13/18 03:46 AM Truck burned our highway
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39846
Loc: 'Stralia
Section of the Great Western Goat-track was only just resurfaced, and a burning truck today destroyed a section of it.

Worse still, my wife had to have a 25 minute detour and was late for work.

Residents of the nearest town to it told me that there was a semi trailer hazmat unit going to it.

https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story...photos/#slide=1

Have a look at the video...amazing.

Top
#4785451 - 06/13/18 03:59 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4552
Loc: New Zealand
If he was carrying beer, that wouldn't of happened. I've been in a couple of trucks, both D Series Fords, when they got a short under the dash - 24V really lets go then.
_________________________
1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.

Top
#4785511 - 06/13/18 06:44 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
Man, intense blaze there!
Hope the driver will be OK...

Our little street had just been fixed up when a house a few down from ours was struck by lightning and caught fire while the owners were away on vacation...luckily, another neighbor walking around the circle spotted it and called 911 right away. The road and shoulder all got torn up pretty badly by the heavy equipment used to battle the blaze and it didn't really get fixed for about 10 years, but you can't really complain too much about damage from the process of saving a house.


Edited by Virtus_Probi (06/13/18 06:49 AM)
_________________________
2014 Forester XT, 80500 miles
Last Change;
Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

Top
#4785529 - 06/13/18 07:10 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
andyd Online   content


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7138
Loc: Marshfield , MA
One Saturday a gasoline tanker caught fire and burned the road surface. The trucker was injured, but not badly. A couple hundred feet of road was involved, Come Monday, traffic as normal
_________________________
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2

Top
#4785531 - 06/13/18 07:10 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Virtus_Probi]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5214
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Your local gov't built a road which couldn't stand the weight of the fire trucks etc.? I think that is something you can complain about.

Our roads and highways should be built "like the German" roads.
It's always bees said the German roads are deeper, stronger, longer lasting and therefore inarguably better AND CHEAPER.
And, if it ain't the Germans it's some other country....the point is the same.

Top
#4785534 - 06/13/18 07:14 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Kira]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39846
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: Kira
Your local gov't built a road which couldn't stand the weight of the fire trucks etc.? I think that is something you can complain about.

Our roads and highways should be built "like the German" roads.


No, I said the truck burned the road...

Bitumen, 5-600 litres of diesel, and a trailer full of burning cardboard that needed excavators to strip it off the trailer...onto the road to be put out...

Top
#4785564 - 06/13/18 07:44 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5214
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
I got it...I was speaking to the New Englander who's neighbor's house caught on fire.

I know a pile of burning material will effect things. Possibly a concrete road could withstand it better.

Top
#4785565 - 06/13/18 07:46 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Kira]
supton Online   content


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11924
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: Kira
I got it...I was speaking to the New Englander who's neighbor's house caught on fire.

I know a pile of burning material will effect things. Possibly a concrete road could withstand it better.


That's why quoting who you are addressing goes a long ways.
_________________________
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 160k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 143k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 181k, his

Top
#4785573 - 06/13/18 07:53 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: supton]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5214
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
The funny thing is that I tend to.

I don't use the "boxed quote" system. I'm the poster who writes, "Mr Soandso said, "blah, blah, blah...". Then I go right to my point or question.

What amuses me are the times when entire posts are boxed (including 20 large photographs) to ask one question.

Top
#4785585 - 06/13/18 08:05 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 1961
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
I enjoyed how well the article was written. Here in the USA, the quality of writing in published journalism has decreased markedly, especially since the advent of the Internet.
_________________________
16 WRX - PPPP
07 Tacoma V6 - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra, 10K OCIs, 198K
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250, Klotz, Rotella


Top
#4785587 - 06/13/18 08:09 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
dlundblad Online   happy


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10011
Loc: Indiana
Mad Max Fury Road...
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


Top
#4785601 - 06/13/18 08:24 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21182
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: Kira
Your local gov't built a road which couldn't stand the weight of the fire trucks etc.? I think that is something you can complain about.

Our roads and highways should be built "like the German" roads.


No, I said the truck burned the road...

Bitumen, 5-600 litres of diesel, and a trailer full of burning cardboard that needed excavators to strip it off the trailer...onto the road to be put out...


Road will just have to be redone.

More importantly nobody killed or seriously injured.

Top
#4785666 - 06/13/18 09:23 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
ragtoplvr Offline


Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 528
Loc: missouri
I will see your burned and raise you a crater.

Sept 1970 a tristate truck during teamster strike was shot with centerfire rifle. Truck was filled with explosives. The resulting crater in I44 highway was 50 feet wide, 75 long and 25 feet deep. Windows in Springfield Mo over 12 miles away were broken. I do not know if the driver was ever found, not much left I fear. My cousin lived in republic and lost several windows, some stuff fell in the house and broke, and he found a piece of the truck. Drunks were aiming for the radiator and missed, so they said at their murder trials.


Rod

Top
#4785732 - 06/13/18 10:27 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: Shannow]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8754
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Section of the Great Western Goat-track was only just resurfaced, and a burning truck today destroyed a section of it.

Worse still, my wife had to have a 25 minute detour and was late for work.

Residents of the nearest town to it told me that there was a semi trailer hazmat unit going to it.

https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story...photos/#slide=1

Have a look at the video...amazing.


What was his cargo?

Top
#4785738 - 06/13/18 10:30 AM Re: Truck burned our highway [Re: ragtoplvr]
supton Online   content


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 11924
Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: ragtoplvr
I will see your burned and raise you a crater.

Sept 1970 a tristate truck during teamster strike was shot with centerfire rifle. Truck was filled with explosives. The resulting crater in I44 highway was 50 feet wide, 75 long and 25 feet deep. Windows in Springfield Mo over 12 miles away were broken. I do not know if the driver was ever found, not much left I fear. My cousin lived in republic and lost several windows, some stuff fell in the house and broke, and he found a piece of the truck. Drunks were aiming for the radiator and missed, so they said at their murder trials.


Rod


https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DS19700930.2.28

44,000lb of dynamite. crzy

_________________________
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 160k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 143k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 181k, his

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >