Get your load on! (3rd edition)

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Updated Dec 2, 2013

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Tim Toppin of Toppin’s Diesel and Marine Service (Maine) sent in this shot, which he describes as showing an annual removal of the “48-ft.-long by 23-ft.-wide dragger”, the Surrette Pricess, for maintenance. “This one always makes me sweat a little bit. It weighs more than 100,000 pounds alone. Getting it placed on the trailer in the correct position and then pulling it out of the water like you would do with your bass boat gets a little tense.”Tim Toppin of Toppin’s Diesel and Marine Service (Maine) sent in this shot, which he describes as showing an annual removal of the “48-ft.-long by 23-ft.-wide dragger”, the Surrette Pricess, for maintenance. “This one always makes me sweat a little bit. It weighs more than 100,000 pounds alone. Getting it placed on the trailer in the correct position and then pulling it out of the water like you would do with your bass boat gets a little tense.”

 

Stanley B. Sanders sent in this shot of the beautifully rugged 1988 International 9700 cabover “owned by S.J.R. & L., Inc., of Minden, La.” The rig moved eight of these 60,000-gal. steel tanks “from Macon, Ga. to Minot, N.D.” he added.Stanley B. Sanders sent in this shot of the beautifully rugged 1988 International 9700 cabover “owned by S.J.R. & L., Inc., of Minden, La.” The rig moved eight of these 60,000-gal. steel tanks “from Macon, Ga. to Minot, N.D.” he added.
“105-foot long by 20-foot wide by 22-foot, 3 inches high,” Darrell Hendrix of STS Heavy Hauling said of these silos. “The customer was told they could not be moved in one piece… But we moved 12 of them in one piece.”“105-foot long by 20-foot wide by 22-foot, 3 inches high,” Darrell Hendrix of STS Heavy Hauling said of these silos. “The customer was told they could not be moved in one piece… But we moved 12 of them in one piece.”
Rob Hale Trucking of Wynne, Ark., delivered this giant Hyundai trackhoe for the Arkansas Highway Department.Rob Hale Trucking of Wynne, Ark., delivered this giant Hyundai trackhoe for the Arkansas Highway Department.
Overdrive reader Curtis Hanson describes this 18-foot-high by 17 wide load as “a piece of duct work I hauled from Henderson, Texas, to a power plant in Rockdale.”Overdrive reader Curtis Hanson describes this 18-foot-high by 17 wide load as “a piece of duct work I hauled from Henderson, Texas, to a power plant in Rockdale.”
Finally, while she “did not haul this load,” says Kathy C., “there were a lot of doubletakes when it pulled into the Pilot in Pacific, Mo.”Finally, while she “did not haul this load,” says Kathy C., “there were a lot of doubletakes when it pulled into the Pilot in Pacific, Mo.”

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