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Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:59:48 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone knew what pods were supplied with the trucks, i persume that a hazmat pod and perhaps a bulk water carrier pod would be supplied

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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 11:55:08 AM »
Strath currently have a Hazmat pod, and there are plans for a Bulk Water Carrier pod to come at some stage

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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 04:11:23 PM »
so theres a Hook at Brukunga, and I think still one at Swanport Group, and now one at Strath......lets hope theres another 12 on the books spread around the State somewhere

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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2012, 04:20:45 PM »
Then add other services (SES & MFS) hook trucks that might also be used if 'everything went to hell'
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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 05:54:56 PM »
Plus State Hazmat at Burnside, not quite sure why a Hazmat Pod is needed there when Burnside isnt that far away?

Good idea, but just alot of resources in such a small area.
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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 11:17:14 AM »
i guess its all about what looks sexy.....I reckon you could get 2 or close to 3 pantecs that are less than 4 years old, for the (overpriced) cost of the hooker. Come to think of it you could get 4 or 5 long wheelbase Iveco vans (1.5 times the size of the Merc Sprinters) that might actually be really useable

Still......I'm sure the V&E team did a cost benefit analysis as well as a business case looking at alternatives..... :wink:

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Re: Strathalbyn Hook Truck
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 12:51:31 PM »
I'd like to see a long wheelbase Iveco van carry 9 ton of water! :lol:

Not just about purchase cost, what about lifetime costs of service, tyres etc etc

What is the problem with multi-functional vehicles that get more use than having 5 vehicles sitting doing nothing for 99% of the time.

Hook pod system is used world wide and even though not perfect for every task what is really wrong with it?
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