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Old 12-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #29
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Oh sure. Your (name your tow vehicle) can tow anything on our lot. Actually had a salesman tell me that.
Well, he didn't say how far.
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"He didn't say how far." Exactly! What comes to mind is the picture of a Tundra towing the space shuttle... yes it did, a stock Tundra, but not at 70 mph on the expressway!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:28 AM   #31
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For all the Hoopla about, and the huge cost of making the clip, I have only seen the ad of the Tundra pulling the space shuttle across an overpass a single time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #32
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I don't get what the big deal is about the Tundra moving a plane a few flat feet- there's an ancient video out there of a man moving a cargo plane.

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When my Trillium's in the shop with its tongue on the castered ballmount I rigged up, I move it all over the place my own delicate self.

I guess that means that I can tell folks that it can be "towed by an old lady"- and be telling the TRUTH!

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I don't know what man pulled what aircraft and how far, but here are a few weight values for empty aircraft

DC-6 54,000 lbs
737 84,000 lbs
Shuttle Endeavor 165,000 lbs

There must be something to it, otherwise they would have just towed the Endeavor from LAX to the Museum with a couple of big rigs and saved the several million it cost to move it the way they did.

BTW: The shuttle and the mover together weighed more than the bridge could support, so they had to offload the shuttle, move each part across the bridge, and then remount the shuttle on the mover.

And Toyota paid the Museum big bucks for that oportunity.
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I don't know what man pulled what aircraft and how far, but here are a few weight values for empty aircraft

DC-6 54,000 lbs
737 84,000 lbs
Shuttle Endeavor 165,000 lbs
The video I was thinking of was in black and white, and way back when...but here's a more current one:

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Mark Kirsch setting World Record for heaviest Plane Pull by an individual
1/3 Million (333,000) lbs Boeing 767 (100 ft distance).
The World Strongman Entertainment event featured the first Professional Strongman Jumbo Jet Plane Pull in the United States. Mark set the world record on July 15, 2008.
The feat was voted World's Greatest Strength Accomplishment.
World's Strongest Man - In History - Heaviest Plane Pull - 1/3 Million lbs. Boeing 767 - YouTube
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Good trick but, in spite of claims of it weighing 1/3 of a million lbs, according to Boeing, an empty 767 freighter is about 210,000 lbs, as was mentioned in the video, and absolute maximum take-off weight is 385,000 lbs.
All that aside, I would think that the advertising coup by Toyota was a lot more of an achievment than the pull itself.
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My thought was they were on a bit of a down slope. That's a lot of mass to get moving (inertia) without the help of gravity. Raz
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