Friday, February 15, 2008
And you thought 18-wheelers were bad!
In some parts of the world the standard American 18-wheeler heavy truck would be looked upon with disdain.
The good people at Dark Roasted Blend (one of the most interesting Web sites I've ever discovered) have just published a fascinating post on "monster truck trains". To whet your appetite, here's the two-way mammoth from Emirates Truck Factory, which can carry up to 2,290 metric tonnes (over 2,500 US tons) (click for larger image):
Then there's the South African "road train", which I recall seeing in that country on several occasions as I drove around the highways and byways:
See here for the full article. I hope I never have to get past one of these beasts in my little pickup - it would be daunting, to say the least!