- Plastic parts
- Additional accessories
- Some assembly required; glue recommended.
- Highly detailed cab over engine (COE) tractor.
- 2 - 20 ft containers.
- Measures 9.0” L x 1.2 W x 1.8” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors 14 years and older. Not a toy.
During the 1960’s and 70’s strict length laws were in place for semi trucks. The COE design was intended to maximize the carrying capacity to tractor trailers by shortening the length of the tractor.
A B-train consists of two trailers linked together by a fifth wheel, and are up to 27.5 m (92 ft) long. The fifth wheel coupling is located at the rear of the lead, or first, trailer and is mounted on a "tail" section commonly located immediately above the lead trailer axles. In North America this area of the lead trailer is often referred to as the "bridge". The twin-trailer assembly is hooked up to a tractor unit via the tractor unit's fifth wheel in the customary manner.
An advantage of the B-train configuration is its inherent stability when compared to most other twin trailer combinations, the turntable mounted on the forward trailer results in the B-train not requiring a converter dolly as with all other road train configurations. It is this feature above all else that has ensured its continued development and global acceptance.
This Promotex model includes a Cherokee Freight branded COE tractor (yellow) with B-Train trailers and 2-20 ft containers (white).
This model is a great addition to a diorama or collection.