Sunday, April 27, 2014

Big load!

Courtesy of a link at Dark Roasted Blend, this transport of a mammoth mining truck caught my eye. First, a photograph to give some idea of comparative sizes:

Next, a video:

It brought to mind an even bigger load, reportedly the biggest ever moved by road in the USA - 1,157 tons carried by 384 wheels! Here's a video report.

It's amazing to look at the level of detail that had to go into planning that move, plus constructing all the bypasses and reinforcing all the roads too weak to carry the load. I can believe it took two years . . .



Jess said...

A few years ago, a local electric company needed to expand their service capabilities.

Preparation took years, including the construction of the huge transformers, facility improvements and the building of a rail siding.

After the project was complete, the rail siding was removed and several street repairs now hide the evidence of the event.

Phil said...

There was recently a mammoth load of heavy oil drilling equipment that went through Eastern Oregon on it's way to Canada.
It took almost a month just to go across Oregon.

Old NFO said...

Wow, that fits the definition of LARGE... Economy size even... :-)

Sarthurk said...

Why didn't they build it where it was supposed to be in the first place? I know, that's a stupid idea.