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Old 10-20-2008, 09:41 AM
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What is the biggest thing you've driven?

I'm always amazed by those GIANT construction dump trucks. So big. They are the true big foot. I've never had the chance to drive one of them ... so ... the biggest thing I've ever driven is a 16 ton, 50 ft houseboat.
On land it would be a mobile home 'totter' (like a mini 18 wheeler without the cab).
How about you? What is the biggest thing you've driven?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:00 AM
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I drove wat I considered to be large was first a large pea combine. It was a pull type that was pulled by an Oliver 1655. The combine was not heavy but huge with lots of levelers on it to keep the peas going in the right direction. You had to be careful especially on side hills cause them things would move to fast sometimes.

The other thing was 18 wheelers.


It is fall right now and sometimes when I drive in the country and see a combine going I often think of driving in the field and asking the farmer if I could run his combine for the day. At no charge of course.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:52 AM
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The largest i have driven over the years are for house hold removals....carried a weight of up to around 16Tonne and some were old and hard to drive....the clutch being hard work on the old Bedford TK models which are thiankfully extinct.

New newer merc lorries ect were quite a pleasure to drive(like pictured)....but these days i drive nothing larger than a 7.7Tonne.(pictured bottom)
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:26 PM
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I drove an articulated Cat scraper - on the road! Also a 977 Cat. I taxid a DC-3 once. Drove a 85' Broward.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:12 PM
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Drove a semi with a 50' trailer once
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:02 PM
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'fraid the bigest thing I've ever driven was a school bus.
Stripped of it's seats used as a u-haul, drove it from NH to AZ.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:57 AM
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Longest was a Peterbuilt with a 50' trailer.

Widest was a JD5020 with a tandem disk harrow.

Most fun was a "B" model Mack open cab 1000 gpm pumper.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:29 AM
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When I lived in Va. I drove an 18 wheeler just outside of Woodbridge, Va. on I-95 in heavy traffic. My 1st time at a big rig and I was glad when I got off the interstate and got it parked! I don't remember the trailer length but it seemed twice as big when I got her moving. Reminded me real quick that I was just a farm kid from Ks.!
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:43 AM
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For me it would be a Mack truck pulling a log trailer.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:33 AM
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Pierce Lance Custom Chassis Fire Truck (pumper model)
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Longest is 32' gooseneck trailer
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:28 PM
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ive driven this









ok i lie, but one day id sure love to!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:44 PM
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Trevor we would have to discuss if you really drive a train. Since there is no steering wheel ....are you driving or what?

I drove a 24ft Ryder truck a little over 100 miles when we moved to Grove City Ohio 25 years ago.
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

'86 Autocar pulling double tankers, grossing 105,000 lb, hauling milk to processors. 950 Cat loader, Mack dump trucks pulling pup trailers.
Ran an old Euclid dozer once, for a few hours.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:51 AM
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

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Isn't this kind of a loaded question?

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Old 02-12-2011, 10:53 AM
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

Let's see... I once drove a 379 Pete pulling a high side Timpte grain trailer that grossed 111k when I pulled in the scales That was my heaviest semi load over. I have pulled doubles behind a Kenworth with combine and pup.... I once had that load parked on my right foot... it's quite a funny story really...Widest I pulled was a 52' cultivator with matching packers behind a 9270 Case 4wd..
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

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Isn't this kind of a loaded question?

Not after it's been driven for a while!
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

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Not after it's been driven for a while!
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

9 axle super hauler grossing 180,000 lbs. Never again.
XM-1 68 ton tank. D-9 Dozer.
Routinely drove a tractor trailer for 9 yrs.
Combines for many years.
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

Do aircraft count?
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

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Do aircraft count?

Only the ones you haven't crashed!
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:22 PM
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

M88 A1b tank tow truck. Lots of different lowboys. Big old Terex quarry loader during the 93 blizzard. One bucket filled a ten wheeler with snow.
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

Just a regular ole semi tractor trailer rig on the road . Various construction & farm equipment . But the Oddest was my uncles 1950 Autocar tandem tandem Manure spreader .

That thing was a big ole horse & would go through anything, but it was Fugly & the double axle steering took a bit to get used to . It also had an air starter on it , talk about noisy.
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

Not the biggest but the most fun
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:25 PM
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Re: What is the biggest thing you've driven?

I drove this , so I could pay for flight time.
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