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Old 05-10-2014, 09:26 PM
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Default Oversize Load moving on San Diego roads !!!

This Superload is going from San Diego to Arizona & eventually down into Mexico, The load is a generator that weighs 300 metric tons & the truck & trailer has 130 tires !!
This load is so heavy, wide & long, that they travel at about 8 MPH & only at night

I have worked for the company that is doing the hauling, they build the trailer to fit the load, it is not a universal trailer

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Yuma Arizona is going to crap their drawers when this passes through town
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Wow. That's amazing, Tom. Negotiating that corner looks like it was an engineering feat in and of itself.

Do you have any idea how heavy the generator unit was?
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I added more info to the original post

i think that i did this correctly

300 metric ton = 330.693 393 28 US tons, or 330.7 US tons
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Holy.......... Jesus. 330 tons? Now I see why the trailer assembly was so big/long.

To spread out all of that weight and not crush the road surfaces!

That's a great post/pictorial. Simply amazing.
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I talked to a buddy of mine, he also works as an load escort
He saw that rig climbing a 6 degree grade, that is about 20 miles long. He told me that the load also had 6 other trucks either pulling or pushing the load up that hill. they were traveling about 2 miles per hour.

I saw the load, but it was parked at the time, i should have taken the time to stop & take pix
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This film is about a load that was was going through Texas
The reason i am posting it is so you can see that 2 trucks up front are pulling the load & another 2 trucks are in back pushing the load.
That is what is needed to travel on Flat land, if they come to a hill, they add even more Pullers & Pushers.
Look at the tires, they are bulging from the weight
They also had to bring in a reinforced deck for the bridge crossing

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