Big load

This crystallizer vessel was assembled at JNE Welding in Saskatoon and is on the roads this week headed to K+S Potash in Bethune. The unit left JNE Welding’s Saskatoon site on Thatcher Avenue at 5 a.m. January 6, 2015, heading northwest on Highway 16. It will spend the night in Swanson and arrive in Bethune on Thursday. Photograph by: Gord Waldner, The StarPhoenix

Photo and caption come from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:

This is the second of these huge evaporators that has passed through here. This one is now stopped for the night about one mile from us as the crow flies. There are 10 axles on the trailer, and I believe there are 16 wheels on each axle, a total of 160 tires. There is one semi tractor in front and one behind, with an escort of 4 or 5 pilot vehicles and one police vehicle.

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