From: Dave on
On Mon, 9 Nov 2009 05:58:44 +1100, Je�us <none(a)all.org> wrote:

>In article <jllcf59hbbu85sog5a7njtl707n8o6p8cp(a)4ax.com>, dave123
>@gmail.com said...
>:
>:On Sun, 8 Nov 2009 06:57:41 +1100, Je�us <none(a)all.org> wrote:
>:
>:Drove back from Croajingolong today - managed to take out 1 magpie and
>:1 lizard. A handful of small roos near Cann River were missed plus an
>:echidna further on was noticed in time.....
>
>Wombats in particular are buggers here - they have a habit of shooting
>straight out at great speed. Those buggers can move a hell of a lot
>faster than you'd think. I've had a few wallabies slam into the side of
>my vehicles as well.

Plus, did I mention, a flock of lyrebirds and a whole family of
thylacines (which I hastily buried).....
From: John_H on
D Walford wrote:
>John_H wrote:
>>
>> You're no doubt aware that your "genuine Toyota" nudge bar will be a
>> proprietary brand (TJM, ECB, etc). If you look close enough you'll
>> almost certainly find the manufacturer's ID plate, very likely well
>> hidden from view. With the only difference in the "genuine" part
>> being the price. ;-)
>
>Must be extremely well hidden because I haven't spotted it, only brand
>name on the tow bar is Toyota but as you say I doubt Toyota make it
>themselves.

Try lying on your back and looking up... I'm yet to see one that
didn't have the manufacturer's name on it somewhere. It's also highly
unlikely the same bar isn't available aftermarket. :)

>> You'd be hard put to buy a substantial bull bar to suit anything other
>> than a large truck nowadays.
>>
>Down this way there are much fewer trucks with bullbars, in the past
>almost every truck had a bullbar but they are getting rare.
>The transport company I used to work didn't have any bullbars on its trucks.

I'd guess they never go far from suburbia either as I can't recall
seeing a truck in the remoter parts that didn't have a bullbar. I'd
also guess that about 99% of the numerous roadkills I see are down to
truckies who don't slow down for anything smaller than a bullock (and
they get a few of those as well). :)

OTOH frontal collisions between large animals and passenger cars are
relatively rare. Side impacts are far more likely. FWIW I've _never_
owned a passenger car with a bullbar and I've _never_ collected a roo,
or any other large animal, with the front of any vehicle that didn't
have a bullbar. Make of that what you will! ;-)

--
John H
From: D Walford on
John_H wrote:
> D Walford wrote:
>> John_H wrote:
>>> You're no doubt aware that your "genuine Toyota" nudge bar will be a
>>> proprietary brand (TJM, ECB, etc). If you look close enough you'll
>>> almost certainly find the manufacturer's ID plate, very likely well
>>> hidden from view. With the only difference in the "genuine" part
>>> being the price. ;-)
>> Must be extremely well hidden because I haven't spotted it, only brand
>> name on the tow bar is Toyota but as you say I doubt Toyota make it
>> themselves.
>
> Try lying on your back and looking up... I'm yet to see one that
> didn't have the manufacturer's name on it somewhere. It's also highly
> unlikely the same bar isn't available aftermarket. :)
>
>>> You'd be hard put to buy a substantial bull bar to suit anything other
>>> than a large truck nowadays.
>>>
>> Down this way there are much fewer trucks with bullbars, in the past
>> almost every truck had a bullbar but they are getting rare.
>> The transport company I used to work didn't have any bullbars on its trucks.
>
> I'd guess they never go far from suburbia either as I can't recall
> seeing a truck in the remoter parts that didn't have a bullbar.

At least half of my former bosses trucks (over 100 in the fleet last
time I asked) spend most of their time doing interstate runs but I doubt
few if any would travel to "remoter parts".

I'd
> also guess that about 99% of the numerous roadkills I see are down to
> truckies who don't slow down for anything smaller than a bullock (and
> they get a few of those as well). :)

Former neighbour used to drive interstate and he told me he had hit a
bullock somewhere in NSW between Adelaide and Sydney at over 100kph,
only damage was bent mounting brackets for the bullbar:-)

> OTOH frontal collisions between large animals and passenger cars are
> relatively rare. Side impacts are far more likely. FWIW I've _never_
> owned a passenger car with a bullbar and I've _never_ collected a roo,
> or any other large animal, with the front of any vehicle that didn't
> have a bullbar. Make of that what you will! ;-)
>
I've never hit a roo or any other large wildlife either, couldn't say if
its good luck or good management, maybe a bit of both, I've driven a lot
of klms in 39yrs but not very many of those were in "remote" places.



Daryl
From: Albm&ctd on
In article <030d1d3f$0$1283$c3e8da3(a)news.astraweb.com>,
dwalford(a)internode.on.net says...
> I've never hit a roo or any other large wildlife either, couldn't say if
> its good luck or good management, maybe a bit of both, I've driven a lot
> of klms in 39yrs but not very many of those were in "remote" places.
>
Should check out our lounge room, three remotes.

Al
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It's more fun to insult everyone.
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From: Atheist Chaplain on
"Albm&ctd" <alb_mandctdNOWMD(a)connexus.net.au> wrote in message
news:MPG.2567f2fbb73c45919898eb(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> In article <030d1d3f$0$1283$c3e8da3(a)news.astraweb.com>,
> dwalford(a)internode.on.net says...
>> I've never hit a roo or any other large wildlife either, couldn't say if
>> its good luck or good management, maybe a bit of both, I've driven a lot
>> of klms in 39yrs but not very many of those were in "remote" places.
>>
> Should check out our lounge room, three remotes.
>
> Al
> --
> I don't take sides.
> It's more fun to insult everyone.
> http://kwakakid.cjb.net/insult.html

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