For a quarter of a mile!
Wonder what's towing the shuttle the other 11 3/4 miles!!
Good question, but I bet it's something BIG as the 300,000 lb Shuttle will be towed on city roads to it's final resting place. The 1/4 mile tow is a publicity stunt but the real tow will be done by something that can control that much weight. Not only do you have to pull the Shuttle, you've gotta be able to stop it too.
I could pull that with my bobcat at what would probably be the speeds that thing would go! You only need about 30HP to move that load 2-3 miles and hour! Really thing a 300+HP rig properly geared is going to have an issue moving it! stopping is another story, but even then on a level. probably doable!
I seem to recall VW moving a 747 or equal plane a while back!
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Ha I pull the moon closer to earth when needed also.
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Didn't you see the Nissan ad with the 747 nose gear landing in its bed. Great ad, but unlikely at best. The nose gear is in the neighborhood of 10 TONS which would flatten any pickup that could make it up to stall speed(Vso) of roughly 140 knots.
Even a new 6.7 PSD would de-fuel in the 2 digit range I believe.
If YOU or anyone else did that and broke anything on the truck the warranty would not be honored. That's all GCVWR is, a warranty issue. I assume Toyota owned the truck and they didn't CARE about the warranty.
2011 F-150 HD Ecoboost 3.5 V6. 2550 payload, 17,100 GCVWR - 2004 F-150 HD (Traded after 80,000 towing miles) 2007 Rockwood 8314SS 34' travel trailer
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