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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Stone Tip Trucks

Stone Tip Trucks.

There are 109 stone trucks, of which 97 are on springs. These trucks have been in use on an average about 4 years, and are still in good condition with the exception of the flooring, which is always subject to damage by the friction of the stones. A few have also been damaged by falling stones, or breaking axles, and a number of the spiral springs which support the load on the trucks are now weakened by the great weights carried for over 4 years. The side-tip trucks on springs carry up to 35 ton stones, and the end-tip up to 14 ton stones, and run with the speed and steadiness of an ordinary goods train.