International Heavy Hauling in Vancouver, B.C.: On their current website, Arrow Transportation claims that, “from whales to wood chips, we have hauled virtually every type of product.” In this photo they are moving a very interesting heavy shovel with an International tractor which you can learn more about and also see 100's more trucks @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=108039
That looks like a lot of weight for a single axle tractor and single axle trailer.
"That looks like a lot of weight for a single axle tractor and single axle trailer".
Which gets me to wondering what they used for wheel bearings, anyone know??
Doesn't look like the shovel is that heavy. In the first photo what appears to be a helper spring isn't making contact. Also with solid rubber tires, no sidewall flex to build heat and blow a tire.
love the solid rubber tires and the chain final drive. I wonder what the reaction would be if someone did a close up of the wheels and photo shopped them chrome what the young kids would think?
One must remember that stresses and heat build-up increase exponentially with speed. That truck probably doesn't go any faster than 15 mph loaded. Single axle will hold more weight than a double axle at 60 mph. (No, I do not have the actual figures in front of me. RDR may look up wikipedia if he would like. They are not always accurate either.) (I do however always enjoy Ralph's contributions!)
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Definitely, drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
It would probably be faster to just drive the shovel to the job site. It probably has a faster ground speed then the truck their hauling it on.
Every time I see pictures like these it reminds me of the story a and old timer told me when he used to work for a heavy hauler in the "day". They ran the truck non stop from Phila Pa to Pittsburgh hauling a large piece of machinery. It was so slow that they changed drivers and support crews by stepping out of the cab on hills and could walk beside the truck to change crews. It took 6 days non stop and when they arrived in Pittsburgh late at night they were not paying attention to some overhead wires and pulled them down and shutting off the power to the Heinz plant.