Monster trucks obviously have the word monster in them for a reason. They’re significantly larger than any of the other trucks that you’ll see out on the road. Monster Jam monster trucks, for example, are 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide and weigh somewhere around 12,000 pounds in most cases. This makes monster trucks challenging to transport from one monster truck show to the next. Here’s how it’s done.
First, the tires are removed from the monster truck.
The tires that are placed on monster trucks are gigantic. They’re 66 inches high and 43 inches wide and weigh almost 1,000 pounds on their own. Therefore, before a monster truck can be transported, the tires need to be removed. This makes it more manageable to move the rest of the monster truck.
Then, the monster truck is placed into a special trailer.
Once the tires have been removed from the monster truck, the body of it is taken and put into the back of a trailer that’s specially designed for monster trucks. The trailer is, as you would guess, very large and capable of holding both the monster truck and any spare parts that might go along with it. It’s also enclosed to prevent any damage from being done to the truck as it travels to its next destination.
Finally, the truck is transported slowly and safely.
After the truck is positioned in the back of the trailer, the driver of the trailer can get going. There will be a lot of weight in the trailer, though, so it’s important for the driver to drive slowly and to take the proper precautions to keep both the trailer and the monster truck safe. As long as everything has been secured properly, the monster truck shouldn’t shift around at all while being transported.
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