The Butterfly Hauler at Work
We thought some of you might like to see some of the other loads the road truck has hauled. Between pulling seasons, John specializes in over-size loads. The hauler can be seen in all parts of the country. John even took a load of fiber optic reels to Long Island, NY, during the winter of 2002-2003. It was the first time John had driven in NYC, but he said he would do it again if he could have the same fantastic escort service he had that time.
We are trying to get together some pictures of some of the load that The Butterfly actually hauled when she was the working truck. If any of you are steam train fans, you have probably heard of Steamtown, USA, in Scranton, PA. John and The Butterfly hauled everything that could be taken by road from the original site in Vermont, to the first Steamtown site in Scranton. He is trying to find some of those pictures to put on this page. Click on the pictures below to see a larger view.
|This is a BIG air conditioning unit (300,000 btu's and 29.5 tons)!!
||This air conditioning unit went from York, Pennsylvania to Ft. Wayne, Indiana.|
|This load of beer vats is part of the shipment of brewery equipment that went from Texas to Michigan-it took 27 semis to transfer everything.
||These two vats were worth $2.5 million|
|Moving these fiber optic reels kept John busy most of the winter of 2004 taking them from Alabama to California. They were 14'10" tall and 8' wide.
||The double rainbow is a nice extra touch.|
|This helicopter transmission (worth $710,000) went from Connecticut to Virginia to San Diego, California.
||This old recon vehicle went from El Paso, Texas, to Mobile, Alabama.|
|These liquid storage tanks weren't heavy, but they were over-size on the road from Alabama to Georgia.
|| The road truck has never been as dirty as it was when it arrived in NY with that combine. They hit a storm and the road salt left this mess|
|They have spent a lot of time hauling electric generating towers (better known as wind mills) from California to the east coast. This is the generator housing for one.
||This is the shell for the nose cone that goes on top of the tower for the windmills. |
|This is one of three blades (each 90' long) that attaches to the hub for the windmills.
||This hub is for the blades on the windmills. It is 12' wide.|
|This combine went from Colorado to upstate New York in January 2004.