May 23rd, 2005, 08:25 AM
'I shifted a 203-ton weight 47 miles by road'
Just found this on the TopGear website and thought some of you might like to see it...
Full Story & Pics HERE
At 75.6m long, 5.74m wide, 5.55m high and weighing in at 203 tons, it was vast, even by our standards. It needed to be moved on two separate bogies that were connected to each other only by the column itself. Each bogie had ten axles, and each axle had eight wheels to help displace the weight evenly. The wheels on the rear bogie could be directed by a steersman to aid it around tight corners and to help line it up with the front. In addition, thanks to a couple of one-in-12 gradients, we needed to have a second tractor unit for extra traction. With 203 tons you can't get a run up to a hill like you can in your car.
May 23rd, 2005, 02:52 PM
May 23rd, 2005, 05:48 PM
Yeah, I saw that in the TG magazine a few months back.
That would take a hell of a lot of skill - quite funny that they had the highways agency dig up benches and sign-posts to clear them a route .
May 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM
ha! i didnt read that part, thats crazy. 'hey dude- can we temporarily relocate your shed so we can move road island through your subdivision?
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