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Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan-Detroit Diesel...
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Where we make things big and bring things to life: work for the country and jobs for the companies who uses these monsters.
They make straddle carriers, pot carriers, and scrap carriers that are used in the steel mills here in Da-Region.
The only way to truly appreciate the size of these machines is to stand next to them.
Cat 797s are not that common. There are probably less than 200 of them in the US and most people will never see one because mine access is extremely restricted. I've seen quite a few Cat 777s and 789s, but that is just because I have friends who work in the industry.
CAT 777s are small in comparison but the first time that you see on cross a mine haul road in front of you they will not seem small. A person can sit into of a wheel rim and the driver of the 777 could easy crush the largest SUV ands not notice that he did it. It is akin to driving a 2 story house from the second floor window.
The base of the NASA crawler is derived from a Marion stripping shovel.
Well . . . actually . . . if folks want to really move some material, they should check out some of the fancy road rigs down under. Australian truck trains get the job done.