Wednesday, March 12, 2014
You Take 15 Tons and Whadda YA Get?
It hasn't been an especially wet late Winter around here so far although last night we did get a good amount of rain and even some snow after midnight. Even with the slight drying out we got I have had to lock my truck into 4WD just to get down to some of my bee hives and as I mentioned the other day the truck with my load of gravel sank to his axles in the mud behind the barn.
I did a little asking around last night and a driver of a truck just like the one that was used here estimated with the load and all that rig was topping off at around 15 tons or so.
Ten wheels and a load of gravel sunk that fast even with a covering of wood chips over a foot thick? Admittedly that is a rather wet area and get's little sun but it has also never been tilled or plowed and has been run over by many a tractor and hay laden wagon over the years.
It kinda makes ya wonder what one of these would do in a plowed field doesn't it?
I have seen reports of those things weighing in at as much as 40K. I simply cannot imagine something like that being of any value in farm country. Outside of the cities anyway. I am not even sure something like that can safely cross 90% of the small bridges we have scattered around here.
Just doing a bit of muddy musing this morning.
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