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How'd you like to change all the tires on this beast ? by CoolBlue87GT
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I lost count on how many tires this rig has. It's over 100.


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Report this Post12-01-2019 11:27 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
the "Truck" isn't a truck.

Trucks in front and back are extra Tow power for self-propelled sections. The "Box" on back of them is dead weight to get more traction for them. You can add more trucks, remove them like shown, or change tow truck types as needed.

Cab(s) are put in the self-propelled load carrier/"frame" just so driver(s) can sit in AC space for hours to days.
Diesel Motor drives a Hydro pump and each dual set has a Hydro-engine in them.
Most can be recofig to have more or less "axles" to handle a given load as above or in 1 piece w/o anything bridging in middle.
for that each half is config w/ 8 "axles" w/ 4 sets of duels = 64 tires. 120 tires total the add float tires for Tow trucks.

Is hard to see but each wheel set has a ram to adjust suspension for each set as road changes. Also means Changing tire(s) is "easy" because can self jack a set of wheels to change/fix a flat tire. To get at inside dual like just jack and rotate to move inside to outside w/ Hyrdo pivoting at top of them.

If you watch carefully when turning... each axles, likely even each set on an axle, gets different turning radius. This is controlled by hydro-pivots for each set and likely a computer.

I've seen bigger "rigs."
Forgot what county but had bigger version of above, times 2, then a third bridge carrying the actual "part."

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Changing? Ah No. But I wouldn't mind being the guy that sold them.

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I looked at the rest of this more closely.
Most is correct but steering. Not as flexible as others because it has "Tie rods" to steer each set that likely limits total angles so even jacked can't turn fully to access inner sets so easy.

Mammoet Self-Propelled Modular Transporter and maybe others has units that can steer 180° or maybe more and move sideways.
PDF only shows 1 section in each steering mode.
(They built the "machine" to move the new Chernobyl shelter in 2013-16.)
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