Big Truck: Perkins

FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, September 7, 2006

Last Friday afternoon the arrival of this place to our place caused quite a stir. The huge vessel suspended under what looks a lot like a bridge was on its way from Minnesota to a seed plant in Hudson Bay.

The truck moving this vessel is something few of us in Tisdale have ever seen but it is the bread and butter of the Northfield Minnesota company, Perkins, who handle projects like this as just a matter of routine.


The massive carriage system under the bridge structure is articulated and is driven by drivers in separate vehicles. The tractor unit supplies the power to the system but support trucks with drivers with remote control units handle the steering system fore and aft of the payload.

Jo Lukinchuk had who took the second and fourth images on this page had a chance to talk with the crew as they spend the night here in Tisdale before continue on with their journey to Hudson bay. The picture below is actual a composite of three images melded together.



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