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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    And you saw somebody run down the road with two longbox containers on one of those?? o_O :biggrin_25523:

    I hope somebody got fined a kings’ ransom.
     
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  3. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Unless they welded them together.
    Not all cans are for regular transport.
    I have seen old cans used in projects that were oversize by the time the project was ready to ship.
    Without a picture it is hard to judge what was going on.
     
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  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s certainly possible, but I’ve seen way too much bootleg and illegal crap done all in the name of saving a nickel.
     
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  5. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Possible.

    And then there are states that have lets say funky laws.
    Montana is one.
    There you can haul 2 trailers with 1 silo each as a "regular" wide load.

    Look around the 12 min mark
     
  6. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    Good morning all

    first - blades move on permits issued based on an underlying route survey. This survey is completed by a private company, usually an experienced pilot car company. Typically the corners (turns) are measured and any instructions that are removable are noted. Once a route survey is filed with the states permit office it then reviewed for weight and size restrictions. If there are conflicts (and there are always conflicts) with restrictions in place (like a 200’ length restriction) then it is sent to the district traffic engineer for an override to allow transit.

    this all happens before real life happens ...

    the first group that runs the route with the loaded blade may encounter an approved turn on an approved route that cannot actually made. This happens and is both frustrating and hard to undo.

    On the accident/construction Idea - that is totally out of bounds

    when you get to this size, just like @kylefitzy when he is 20’ wide, you stop and wait it out or call
    Law enforcement to work through the solution.

    now, are there guys doing blades, just like every other segment of trucking, that do not have the judgement/skill/focus to do the job properly. This means reviewing the route, managing the pilots, planning the stops, managing the emotions when things go wrong...all the things that go into being on top of the job.

    So, back to the issue of these blades - hard to know what the issue was - could be driver error for not knowing or staying on route. Or it could be a bad route survey that sent them there.

    as for size 76meter is the largest blades in the us this year that I am aware of. I pulled 74’s earlier this year and am currently pulling 72,6m blades. We have 76’ of rear overhang (longer than most freight trucks) and we have pilot cars with us that just pull down/put up signs and do traffic control. We often have to close oncoming traffic on divided 4 lane highways because when we turn the tail crosses all the oncoming lanes.

    So it is possible that these trucks were in the place they were supposed to be doing what they were supposed to be doing....

    and then again maybe not
     
  7. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Wow, that's a wealth of information, right there. Thank you so much, man!!!! :)
     
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  8. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Nice to hear your prospective on this. Thanks for taking to write it up.
     
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  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    How to park like a dip #### in one picture.
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  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    More a case off "i drive doubles but i cannot reverse them".
     
  11. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Heavy Load Member

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    IDK But looks to me like they tried to back them up but gave up. Look at the dolly[converter]
     
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