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Wow - the Bridgestone 70-70/57 tire weighs 15,000 pounds, and takes 40 people 88 hours to make.

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:20 AM
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Wow - the Bridgestone 70-70/57 tire weighs 15,000 pounds, and takes 40 people 88 hours to make.
Most of it is hand made.

Where passenger tires take about 6 minutes to put the plies together and get it ready for the vulcanization process, the 70-70/57 takes 4 people 14 hours to wrap the plies.

Made specifically for the L-2350 Loader. The front drive wheels are also encased in 6 tons of chains to help protect them. The tires last about 6 months.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:26 AM
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1. $30,000 a piece.
Damn.
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:06 AM
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2. "Oh shit... the door is only 10 feet wide!"
"Told you we should have assembled it OUTSIDE!"
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:17 AM
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3. If that happened I'd bulldoze the building
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:40 AM
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4. You can transport the loader itself with no fewer than 8 semi's...1 for each tire
2 for the chassis, one for the lift arms and one for the bucket.
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