.........(See 'Road Train Trucks' in Truck-Bus)
In the above photo
there are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per
Therefore there are 102 decks of cattle and there would be approximately
28 cattle per deck; This totals 2,856 head of cattle.
The cattle will weigh approximately 500kg each (1102.3 lbs).
The sale price for cattle at Longreach is approx. 165c/kg (75c/lb).
Each animal will therefore be sold at $825.
Total revenue from this analysis is $2,356,200.
Another interesting fact:
Each trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres
The truck plus lead
trailer have 12 tyres plus a dolly with 8 tyres and
For the 72 truck/trailer
combos there are 6,192 tyres on the road.
Below is a road trains
loading cattle at Helen Springs Station,
cattle trains creat quite a wind when you
meet one on the road as shows in the next video.