B-TRAINS, INTERLINKS & B-DOUBLES

The WHYS and WHEREFORES of B-TRAIN COMBINATIONS

by Martin Phippard

BRAZIL

Despite the fact that that trucking dominates the transport scene in Brazil and that that double trailer combinations have been in use for over a decade, B-Trains were adopted only recently in 1999. However, these are some impressive combinations, the largest now being able to gross up to 90-tonnes and stretch out to 30-metres overall.

Brazilian B-Train pictures (bi-trem in Portuguese) from Rubem Melo.
Rodotrem Bi-Trem with 9 axles

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