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yarnall    824

What is it?  That is quite a trailer.  

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m16ty    195

The load is a autoclave. Used to cure composite airplane wings and components. It's basically just a big pressure cooker.  

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Freightrain    1,724

TN to Mexico??   Ya, I bet that was CHEAP!!!   LOL!!!  Just think of all the logistics that took place for that to get there.

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gxbxc    18

Yea but look at the jobs lost in Nashville at Avco aero structures  selling it or moving it mexcio

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Hobert62    587

Did the load hang from the upper frame of the trailer?    If so what held it?

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Lmackattack    783
7 hours ago, Freightrain said:

TN to Mexico??   Ya, I bet that was CHEAP!!!   LOL!!!  Just think of all the logistics that took place for that to get there.

Simple and cheap..... just use the google map app on your phone and it tells you what route to take. you can avoid toll roads and all that neat stuff...

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m16ty    195
9 hours ago, gxbxc said:

Yea but look at the jobs lost in Nashville at Avco aero structures  selling it or moving it mexcio

This autoclave had been shut down for a few years. But yes, the plant is nowhere near what it was. 

At the height of WWII, about 6,000 people worked there. Until recent years, there were about 3,000. Now I think they are less than 500.

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Freightrain    1,724
16 hours ago, Hobert62 said:

Did the load hang from the upper frame of the trailer?    If so what held it?

Pretty sure it is hung from structure using a cradle.

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m16ty    195
12 hours ago, Freightrain said:

Pretty sure it is hung from structure using a cradle.

Yes, the load is actually suspended on cables.

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On 10/12/2017 at 7:38 PM, m16ty said:

This autoclave had been shut down for a few years. But yes, the plant is nowhere near what it was. 

At the height of WWII, about 6,000 people worked there. Until recent years, there were about 3,000. Now I think they are less than 500.

Common story... When I ride around, I'm always looking at the new cars in traffic and thinking to myself, "Where the hell are all these people working?"

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