Oversize Load…

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wide load - extra large truck tires

…Well, I’ll say!

Imagine my surprise when this pulled up next to me on I-65 in Nashville the other day.

Talk about big fat tires!

To put it in perspective, look at the semi-truck’s own tires (which are already humongous compared to the other vehicles on the road).

Then look again at the super-sized tires.

An oversized load of big fat tires! Wide load... a semi tractor-trailer carrying a load of extra-wide truck tires.

So, what type of vehicle do you imagine these tires are for???

One thing’s for sure… This is definitely an example of one case where the signage was dead-on accurate.

Here’s another great example of a seriously wide load!


UPDATE (from Andrew, a truck driver of oversize loads in Australia):

You wanted to know what those big tyres were for… Here’s a pic of a dumptruck (they have a lot of different names, this is what we call them over here). As you can see by the size of my truck parked behind it that it is rather a large machine!

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UPDATE (from Bits & Pieces):



UPDATE (from our recent motorcycle trip to Alaska and back):

This semi has 102 wheels on it to carry 30 tons of generators to the mines on twisty mountain roads through Canada.