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  1. lol try loading an ot-90 (2.95 meters wide) on to a beaver tail or low loader :argh:
  2. I carry my ot-90 (12.5 ton) ish.. on my drops, this year i checked the load axle weights on the mot brake test sheet and no 3 axle was approx 50-100 kilo under the max axle loads (but! the vosa test stations brake test rollers/computer are a bit hit and miss! and not very accurate as they change every year) i drive sensibly everywhere in my drops and am very aware of its limits and capabilities when loaded. ok so an ot-90 is a lot lower but wider and lighter than a 432.. just depends on the axle loading at the end of the day and the driver..
  3. mine is defo go for it !, no problem, just need to make sure you either get a 15 ton rack or uprate a 10 ton one.. my ot-90 sits on mine a peach.. just a little wider than normal :-)
  4. nice idea, but i think the computerized brake rollers would know...
  5. pressure tested the load sensor, found it had changed since last year! was only giving out 5 bar instead of 7.5 when loaded!, was new last year Too! all mot'd now :-) fecking daf air system:nut:
  6. no! failed by 1% and i had 14 ton on her..going to check air pressures etc and brake compensator etc soon took her to an independent brake test and it passed (locked all wheels) but they didnt put in the brake code, just entered them manually..
  7. axles rated at 9250 per axle i think..ok ot-90 is going on the rack for retest! 12.5 ton should help!
  8. ok thanks guys, i have found a leaking exhaust foot brake valve, which is now fixed.. and re adjusted two axles a little..but i made a booboo and forgot that i swapped all wheels from front to back and forgot to deflate/re inflate tires correctly before the retest ! doh !! which wont have helped with the 'locking' as some tires would skid on the rollers due to being to flat. and it was loaded with a brdm-2 which is approx 7-7.5 ton. booked in tomorrow morn for a brake test at a different testing station as the measured vehicle weight has changed between the 1st and 2nd mot tests by 200 kilogr
  9. i know i have one broken slack adjuster, but funnily enough that one passed ok.. i will check the travel over the next few days.. all wheels were off the ground when adjusted. maybe the brake actuators have seized a little?
  10. nope, i cleaned and checked for that, they are all ok.. but brake pedal does go all the way to the floor when pressed hard down..
  11. My daf just failed its mot on brakes, so took all wheels and hubs off, cleaned,checked and re adjusted, drums and shoes are not that old by the looks of them all.. It failed at 45% service brake efficiency the first time and now has failed at 45% service brakes again after clean and adjust etc! also some wheels did not 'lock' the 1st time and now those that did, now dont! wtf? Any one got any ideas please?
  12. good plan.. they are fun to drive on the road :cool2:
  13. nice one m8, btw where are the IR headlamps? you seem to have 4 white light headlamps where as you should have two infra red lamps instead!
  14. It was my ot-90 on way to/from wartime in the vale show
  15. cheers martin, am gonna check it out on monday, i have a new viscous fan clutch kit in stock :-)
  16. any one know what the temp gauge normally reads when loaded heavily?
  17. took my daf with my ot-90 on it for a spin, it was 25 deg out side and the temp gauge went up to about 110 deg on the gauge, but didnt blow steam etc.. is this normal crappy leyland gauges or should i worry?
  18. ok cool, cheers wally.. is there any way of finding out its unit history etc?
  19. out of curiosity? which unit did my drops come from?
  20. good to see the drops still in service :-)
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