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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

After the rain the cold! Not to bad though I think it got up to 49*! Suppose to get in the mid fifties today, which brings out the call of the golf course! LOL! Sometime you just got to do what you got to do!

More BIG machines...

daily News Construction equipment flies aboard world’s largest aircraft
An operator maneuvers a bulldozer into the cargo hold of the Antonov 225. The dozer will help build a pipeline in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Three excavators and two bulldozers took a five-hour ride on the world’s largest airplane July 17 to get from Prague, Czech Republic, to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where they will be used to build a long-distance pipeline.

Plynostav Pardubice Holding, a construction company based in the Czech Republic, needed to move the machines quickly and other transportation alternatives were not as efficient as air travel, said David Benton, director of corporate communications for Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, the company that arranged the flight.

“It turned out to be a very smooth move,” he said. “The plane even left early.”

The equipment operators took the 2,660-mile journey with the machines, driving them onto the aircraft and unloading them in Uzbekistan. Jump seats were added to the cargo plane to accommodate the operators.

Only one Antonov 225 exists, and it was built to transport the Soviet Union’s space shuttle. The aircraft made its first voyage in December 1988. The plane's maximum payload is 250 tons and its wingspan is 290 feet. “It’s an exceptional plane for heavy lifts,” Benton said.

Thought for the day, We're in count down mode to 5:00am shop Friday how about you?


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