|Oversize Load in Wisconsin|
|In early July Anita and I travelled to Wisconsin to attend a high school class reunion. Wednesday, July 5 found us driving north through Wisconsin, and as we pulled into one of the rest stops along Interstate 94 we found this strange sight.|
|A humungous truck and trailer sitting in the back of the truck parking lot. "Oversize Load" doesn't begin to describe this thing.|
|Not sure I'd like to be the guy to buy tires for this monster. Forty-eight tires on this end of the unit alone!|
|"Davenport Dryer, LLC" according to the logo. Their website is "Under Construction. McRae's Blue Book says they are a "Mfr. rotary dryers & coolers, dewatering presses, foundry molding machines rotary foundry equipment, sand screens & shakeouts" and they operate out of Davenport, Iowa.|
|Thirty-two tires on the bogey, and the tractor has fourteen. Ninety-four (94) total.|
|Here's the Motive Power for the whole shebang. Be interested to know what's under the hood.|
|Note the GVW rating just above the fuel tank.|
|This appears to be some sort of skid plate, perhaps to protect the ring part from road hazards. Appears to be spot-welded to the body of the device using simple angle-iron standoffs. The one pictured here is to the rear of the load; next pic shows the one toward the front.|
|This one obviously got into something and was broken off. I suspected that the crew was waiting for someone to come weld it back in place before proceeding to wherever they're taking the load.|
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