Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Michigan Trains

This one would be a "covered wagon" - flatbed doubles with side and cover kits. Some have even more axles.

A set of hopper bottoms. Just about every specialty cargo hauler can be found here in MI classified as a Michigan Train - they just need a boatload of axles and tires. They'd be a waste in Kansas where the gross weight can't be more than 85,500lbs. A six axle rig or a five axle with a rear spread can handle that, so all this extra stuff would just add weight with no payoff. Not all are doubles - there are a lot of van trailers and tankers that are axles and tires all the way back.

Just something I don't see just every day - thought y'all might enjoy seeing these monstrosities.

1 comment:

threecollie said...

Certainly don't seem too many of them around here either.