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Old 05-23-2016, 01:40 AM   #2035 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CFECO View Post
The problem with the solid truck would be turning radius. Even with both front axles steering, they don't turn as sharp as a full semi tractor-trailer which can make a u=turn in the length of the trailer + about 4'.
Laws don't allow overly long rigid vehicles, so such design would compromise capacity. In most of the world you can't have more than ~12 meters lorry or a trailer (though f.e. Sweden allows up to 24 m) and from the limited data that I saw, that's the most popular trailer size.
Though not all payloads are volume-limited and I guess there would be place for such truck too.

Laws aside, wouldn't steering rear wheels work well?
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