The Heaviest Hauls in History: On Land,

The heaviest cargo in history

Transporting some of the heaviest cargo in history is no easy feat

Heavy Haul Anything larger than 86 feet wide, 136 feet high, 53 feet long, or carrying more than 80,000 pounds of gross weight is generally considered heavy haul, anything exceeding the standard weight and height is making As the largest freighter load in history

Heavy haulage includes anything other than conventional dimensions, including heavy equipment, wide loads, and large cargo

There are many hurdles in light weight and heavy load transport

It requires knowledgeable, licensed and highly trained transportation companies to meet the unique challenges of your load and stay within the legal boundaries of the US and Canadian highway networks, so you can imagine When it comes to transporting the biggest haul of cargo in history – you need to have some of the best transporters around

In addition to complying with local and state regulations, heavy-duty transportation may include special roads, negotiated power lines, and other obstacles

A general definition is any load that exceeds the normal permissible limits in terms of length, width, height and weight

1 The greatest weight ever moved | 4,800 tons | Water purification unit

As far as weight goes, the heaviest weight ever moved was a drainage unit

2 Largest in America | 1157 US tons

The truck used 384 tires, the heaviest load ever moved in North America at 2,314,000 lbs North America’s largest truckload of nuclear reactor pressure cores for a nuclear power plant in the East Tennessee River Valley in 1972

When the space shuttle Endeavor was retired, it was moved 12 miles from its original location to the California Science Center in 2012

The space shuttle took up an impressive six lanes of traffic, creating a crowd of thousands of people who waited impatiently to watch the space shuttle move

In 2010, it took the Texas Department of Transportation 25 days to move an 850-ton turbine engine 250 miles

Not only did the department have to build a custom rig to haul this huge turbine engine, but the rig stretched the length of a football field

5 Transforming Traffic | 640 tons | Power station transformer

The heaviest item ever moved to Britain was a power station transformer, weighing 640 tonnes

The real interesting thing is that this transformer had to move at a speed of 4 miles per hour, which caused a lot of backup on the road while the transformer was going to its destination

This item comes in the second largest load in history

You may not have some of the biggest hauling equipment in history, but regardless, if you need help with heavy hauling, contact VeriTread

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