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"QUANTUM SHOT" #57


Amazing Ways to Transport "Abnormal" (Oversize) Loads
- Part 2


(read Part 1 here)

TRANSPORTING SPACE SHUTTLES

... to the launching pad, by means of the famous NASA Crawler:

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

...and piggy-backing on top of the larger airplane:

Columbia on top the Boeing:

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The Soviet Buran shuttle on top of the giant An-225 (6 engines!)

Heavy Machinery, Construction


TRANSPORTING OTHER THINGS

Well, in South Africa no loads are moved by rail like in the USA, Germany, India and Japan, but they have huge open spaces ideal for transporting large equipment... by means of the HUGE TRUCK TRAINS

Looking like something out of a feverish Mad Max dream, these otherworldly centipedes are described here and here as a very capable combination of machines:

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

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in fact,
THIS IS THE LARGEST ON-HIGHWAY VEHICLE IN THE WORLD!
- 370 ton Siemens generator stator with a gross combination load of 860 tons
- five Ultra Pacific trucks in one line, giving 4000hp.
- Total length 160m.
- The heaviest load transported: 950 ton (tunnel boring machine)

They also have the largest trailer (with 338 wheels):

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Finally, on a slightly surrealistic note -

INVASION OF THE ABNORMALS

The sleepy and dreamy quality of the small British town of Chorley was shattered by the passing of the "abnormal" load truck trains through their main street:

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction

Heavy Machinery, Construction


Read the FIRST PART of this post Here

Also read about the "Biggest Machines in the World":
Part 1
Part 2


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Soviet Buran shuttle on top of the giant An-225 (6 engines!)"
32 wheels!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The greyscale picture of the crawler shows it hauling a Saturn V with its support gantry, not one of the shuttles.

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