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Very often the main roads through Western Australia’s tropical Pilbara region are closed at night to allow huge loads like this to be transported to one or the other of the various mining area. During the day they pull in to specially designed rest areas to sleep. It was amazing the number of people who were pulling in to have a closer look (just like we were doing!) This monster was part of a 4 vehicle convoy and had a prime mover (as seen) at the front and a similar pusher vehicle at the back. It had 486 wheels and we know it only covered about 50 kms the next night because we saw it again in another parking area the following day. I have a few more photos of the rest of the convoy to follow.
Sony A55, 16-80 Zeiss lens, nd8 filter,aperture priority.

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australia, western australia, tropics, pilbara, roads, heavy loads, transport mining areas

Comments

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 2 years ago

    WOW!! what a load Peter, and no you sure wouldn’t want to get stuck behind it.Great shot.I guess you knew that Janice has been shifted back into Ocean Side, best thing i think ??

    Cheers Jude x

  • Hi Jude and many thanks. It was fascinating to see these three or four giants, and the roads up there were obviously built to accommodate them and similar loads, with no overhead wires or close growing trees that might cause problems.
    Take care
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Great catch Peter – I agree, I certainly wouldn’t want to be caught behind it !

  • Thanks very much Roy. I may say that the other three vehicles comprising the convoy were only slightly smaller!

    – georgieboy98

  • mike421
    mike421almost 2 years ago

    Hi Peter, Truly amazing what gets moved around at night not just in Australia, but I shouldn’t think much larger, and on more often than not on dirt roads.
    Good picture Mate well spotted.

    Cheers,

    Mike

  • Hi Mike and many thanks old friend. These were being moved on a major highway which had to be closed for a large part of the night. As I said to someone else, they didn’t get very far as we saw them the following day in another layby barely 50 or 60 kms further on.
    All the best
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • jeffbphotos
    jeffbphotosalmost 2 years ago

    Did you say four HUNDRED and eighty six wheels!? That is incredible. I’ll certainly be able to impress my friends by quoting that little statistic. Hope you are doing OK my friend.
    Regards,
    Jeff

  • Thanks Jeff. I wish I had thought to enquire how many wheels each of the other vehicles had because whilst not being quite so large still took up a tidy amount of space!Regards
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 2 years ago

    Ohhh I agree… but then I wouldn’t want it behind me either… great shot !!!! Hugzzz xxx ☺♥

  • Many thanks Evita. The other vehicles that madeup the convoy were not small either!
    Hugs
    Peter

    – georgieboy98

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