View Full Version : Check out this trailer!
04-14-2010, 09:48 PM
So a while back you might remember the goose that brought down a plane in the hudson, well, this is how they moved it: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4IiqjlNpXpY/Sac2hQCc6jI/AAAAAAAAADk/zPCtZ2JcjVA/s320/image002.jpg&imgrefurl=http://mikegianotti.blogspot.com/2009/02/usair-from-hudson-going-through-town.html&usg=__0NJpQEkH6jzq_nInSHN1gmSfnwY=&h=240&w=320&sz=18&hl=en&start=5&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=2fjjIeoBn6xOdM:&tbnh=89&tbnw=118&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhudson%2Bplane%2Bthrough%2Btown%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DG%26tbo%3D1%26rls%3Dcom.ubuntu:en-US:official%26tbs%3Disch:1
THAT is a serious trailer!
04-14-2010, 09:56 PM
i wonder what the GVRW is lol!
04-15-2010, 01:39 AM
Ive seen those before, they usually move buildings with them, and they can add as many axles as they want, each axle is controlled/steerable separately too. its all hydraulics! Has anyone seen the similar large semi truck trailers on the road that have a rear slave engine? now that is a sight to see going down the road! They are for hauling serious weight, and the trailers have their own semi truck sized diesel engine driving the rear wheels, kinda like a train. The ones Ive seen are around 80-100ft long, and must have a following wide load vehicle pacing them. but not much open trailer space, most of it is devoted to gooseneck type connecting pieces? They look kinda strange, but I have no idea how much weight they can handle? If anyone knows what Im talking about, what is the name for these trailers?
04-15-2010, 10:28 AM
I can't see the link above but its probably called a goldhofer modular trailer, all axles can steer and they can be linked together to carry some serious weight. Thery're very popular in Europe but starting to see em more in the states. The trailers MikeKle is talking about are called parameter trailers. They have ones that take up a whole two lane highway that have twin pusher engines. Most of them can expand from travel mode to carrying mode with hydraulic cylinders. Some can carry up to 225 ton and have a deck lenght of 90 feet. I'll post a pic of one when i get home today.
04-15-2010, 12:19 PM
and thats a nice peterbuilt
04-15-2010, 10:16 PM
Wheres that pic Jeliek61? I want to see that!
04-16-2010, 12:39 PM
Sorry, i forgot to add the pics yesterday. I was gonna add some that i took personally but now i'm not on my computer so here's a few from the same company called Diamond Heavy Haul out of Ohio. I didn't take these pictures but i have some of the same trucks when they were up her in Michigan. The first and second ones are dual lane transporters that can carry 225 ton.
04-16-2010, 01:10 PM
Holy! That is one big over load! lol, like how much hp and torque does that truck have to be pulling 225 tons? It seems like theirs a 2nd engine in the back too.
04-16-2010, 10:05 PM
The railroads have used that sort of thing for years. Schnabel Cars have moved loads of up to 678 tons and can stretch up to 350 ft when loaded. 1222 tons gross weight. They can also side shift the loads for tight clearances.
04-16-2010, 10:29 PM
so thats where I left my boat trailer:laugh:
04-17-2010, 02:30 AM
That company in the first pic is out of New Jersey. Check out their website jsupor.com
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04-17-2010, 08:49 AM
I've seen those trailers at the weigh stations when I was mowing there.
They will make you look twice.
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