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11/6/2012
Record-breaking heavy haul load en route in Manitoba

The heaviest loads ever hauled on provincial highways began a 90-mile trip in Manitoba on Sunday night, Nov. 4.

Photo credit: Manitoba Hydro

Three 193-ton electrical transformers valued at more than $5 million each are being moved – in three trips – from the plant where they were made to a power substation outside Winnipeg.

The self-propelled modular trailer that’s moving them is 111 feet long and has 20 axles and 320 tires. It moves only at night and goes about 3 mph. The trailer is similar to the unit used to move the space shuttle Endeavour through the streets of Los Angeles.

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