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6:45 am?   Better get a large coffee for the stake out.

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That's more than I want to tangle with

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                           That load will be passing on the highway a 1/4 mile from my shop. I get to the shop every morning at 6:00 except Saturday and Sunday those days are 5:15. So I will be waiting coffee in hand.

                           Seven years ago company called Biggge  out of Tacoma, Wa came here and moved two transformers for wind mill projects, those loads grossed 480 ton each.

 

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There’s a new outfit near me that builds mega loads just south of the Canadian border and then hauls them up to the tar sands. They got stuck on a steep grade one time and ran out of traction and power. They called in a semi tow truck and had it attached to the push truck. Theres still groves in the asphalt where the lead tri drive truck dug down into it because it lost traction. 

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Mack heavy haul need not apply. Should be a fun day.

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I am assuming that the pusher truck will have some counterweight added for traction???

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We’re the ibeams used to help spread the weight over that bridge so it didn’t collapse

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17 minutes ago, HeavyGunner said:

We’re the ibeams used to help spread the weight over that bridge so it didn’t collapse

                         That was the last bridge to cross and it was the oldest so the county had them span it.

 

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Even had a sidewinder show up😎

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Actually that's a Bull Snake people confuse them with buzz tails all the time. It was 24" and just looking for a place to hide.

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reckon they needed more than 40 acres

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At least more than a four ton bridge

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42 minutes ago, Back In Black Pulling said:

Pain in the a$$ to get in and out of the Garage

But not too long way if you go fishing.

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On 5/23/2018 at 9:20 PM, Truck Shop said:

                         That was the last bridge to cross and it was the oldest so the county had them span it.

 

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What is a straw processing plant? And why would they need a boiler?

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23 minutes ago, Truck Shop said:

                                       Because there are thousands and thousands of acres of dry land wheat around here there is tons of straw. The plant actually will make pulp out of the straw for building materials

                                       and card board. The boiler is gas fired, there is a main line running right by there and they have rail for shipping and the Snake River for barges.

 

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Thanks, Learn something new every day!!!

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