Australian "Road Train"

Only In Australia Will You See This

There are 17 trucks, each with 3 trailers - 2 decks per trailer.

There are 102 decks of cattle and there would be approximately 28 cattle per deck.

This totals 2,856 head of cattle.

The cattle weigh approximately 500kg each.

The sale price for cattle at Longreach is approximately 165cents/kg.

Each animal will therefore be sold at $825.

Total revenue from this analysis is $2,356,200.

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Other interesting facts:

Each trailer has 12 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres - total of 20, except for the truck & 1st trailer which has 24.

Each road train therefore has 62 tyres (not including spares).

For the 17 trucks there are 1054 tyres on the road.

 Road trains loading cattle at Helen Springs Station, north of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.

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