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Old 11-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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By a PA state trooper the other day while I was at work. And he was just a frantic too! You need to find somewhere to get that truck OFF the road, there is an oversize coming and you need to get OUT OF THE WAY! I'm like, ok, how big could this guy be?? Then I realized, most oversize in PA that are escorted by the PA Troopers are HUGE!

So, he races past me to go and stop other traffic behind me and the company escort comes on up. We chit chatted for a bit, he told me that the load is 16ft wide, and grossed almost 260,000lbs. Finally, 5 minutes later, he'* coming up the hill just a SCREAMIN!

I caught a video of him comin, slowly!

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Nice I love those old trucks
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Nice I love those old trucks
I do too, but I bet that truck is at least early 2000'*. Peterbilt and KW both still sell the boxed body style along with the Aero models.
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I'm thinking 2005ish for that 379 Pete.

Did anyone notice the truck itself? A couple hundred more pounds of torque, and he would have been pulling that left steer wheel off the ground.
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Old style I mean
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I'm thinking 2005ish for that 379 Pete.

Did anyone notice the truck itself? A couple hundred more pounds of torque, and he would have been pulling that left steer wheel off the ground.
Yeah man, he'* gotta have some mods on there.
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Oh you mean the long nose style Pete'*? Yea, they are ok. But, I would never drive one. I was once assigned a 2003 Kenworth W900. The cab/sleeper are somewhat similar to the Pete'*. First time trying to go back to the sleeper, I slammed my head on the overhead between the cab and the sleeper. The Freightliners don't have that. I sooo miss my Freightliner Class XL.
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That is an impressive bit of pulling I must say. To keep the truck happy for that hard of a pull for that long takes serious skill. Prolly has a CAT under the hood too, which also take some skill to drive from what I hear

I am not sure about the 260k lbs bit though. I counted 12 axles for the load, and even then the drop axle on the tractor wasn't down. 210k lbs max assuming the drop axle was down. Only exception would be an overloaded trailer or if there is more than 4 wheels on the axles right under the load.
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I believe this type of vehicle would fall in the Non-EPA/Limited highway use category. Meaning, it comes from the factory with the most power that CAT can put out. Legally.

It would be illegal for it to cross country with a normal 53ft van trailer hauling 5000lbs of new diapers though.
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