Wide load

Truck driver Dave Knobloch prepares to hit the road in 1983 to deliver a Trane-produced brazed-aluminum part for the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project in Beulah, N.D. The machinery was placed atop two 90,000-pound capacity flatbed trailers that were bolted together to form a a single 21-foot-wide trailer. The total unit, which required special permitting to make the long trek, was 31 feet long, 11 feet high and weighed 42.5 tons.

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