192 wheels and rolling: Perkins takes the big rig out for a spin

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Perkins Specialized Transportation road tested its big truck trailer rig last night on Riverview Drive and Cannon Road.  I blogged about the rig a few weeks ago but the rumors about it being used to transport a cask of spent nuclear fuel rods may not be accurate. More to come on that.  But the rig will be disassembled and trucked to California where it make one or more trips to Utah.

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  1. Griff Wigley said:

    Northfield Patch: Northfield Company Builds Record-Breaking Vehicle

    For the past two and a half years, Perkins has been involved in the construction of a mammoth hydraulic platform trailer. Measuring 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and weighing in at 1.4 million pounds, the trailer will haul 760,000 pounds of low-level hazardous steam generators approximately 900 miles from San Diego County, CA, to Clive, UT.

    “As far as we know, it’s the largest load ever moved this amount of distance in the US,” said Justin Brevik, Equipment Services Manager at Perkins.

    Cindy Jenson took some great photos that accompany this story.

    June 1, 2011

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