This is a Caterpillar 797b heavy hauler and I work next to these things in the Alberta oil sands. Each of the 8 tires cost $65,000 and when full, the unit weighs about 400 tonnes.(x-post, not OP, just so fucking cool!)

This is a Caterpillar 797b heavy hauler and I work next to these things in the Alberta oil sands. Each of the 8 tires cost $65,000 and when full, the unit weighs about 400 tonnes.(x-post, not OP, just so fucking cool!)

I've been around a few heavies like these and some other types when I was a kid. It's really hard to imagine the scale.

You can watch pavement and other solid surfaces dip down and spring back up when they drive by. As if they're driving on foam rubber or something.

It’s nice to finally see one without those mule balls hanging from under the trunk.

How do I get to drive this??

I have the engine from one of those in my '04 Dodge Ram with towing mirrors