A New One For Me

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PJ's Comment
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Today I did something I never imagined doing. I have done a few oversize loads but nothing like today.

A 96k block of granite on a 4 axle rgn trailer.



Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Wow!!! Exciting.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Wow. That is cool. Was it nerve wracking to haul?

PJ's Comment
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I was really nervous. They loaded it with 2 very large forlifts picking it up, then I backed under it. Took a couple trys to get it where we wanted it for balance.

Motorists made me more neverous than what I had to do. Of course went through metro areas east of Atlanta on I20 at rush hour.

I had a friend with me that has done this stuff along time. He was teaching and coaching me through it.

I spent my weekend mounting a lightbar on the truck. That was fun, lol. I thought I gave up driving vehicles with those things years ago!!


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Old School's Comment
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That's cool PJ!

Were you required to have an escort vehicle? Were you crossing any state lines?

When I was running regular flatbed loads, I always enjoyed oversized loads. I don't ever see them anymore on this dedicated account.

PJ's Comment
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OS it was within Ga. At 12’6” wide it required the warning lights OR escort. That was part of the reason I mounted the lightbar. Suprised me the permit was only 31.00.

One of my customers bought a used 55 ton 3 axle for me to pull his stuff. His are only normally 10’ wide. I figured this was good practice under skilled supervision. So many things can happen or go really wrong pulling a RGN trailer with how low they set and turn.

My first solo adventure will be coming up with a 70k mausiloum to key west Fl.

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