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Here is a picture of a long load. The blade on this truck is 148ft long. A pilotcar follows the truck and controls the trailer with remote control. It takes three of these to make up the hub on one windmill. Assembling the hub on the tower here is a windmill just about to have the hub assembeled. They can erect three of these a day with one crew. Usually there are three or four crews working. Actually this is the one that fell. Here is one of the cranes with the hub assembled on the ground
The crane is a fifteen hundred, I think it will lift 500 ton the generator weights in at 80 ton. Those bolts that the tower is held down with are twelve ft long in 480 yds of concrete, there is also another row on the inside.
My pickup is in there for contrast to show how big everything is. This is above the Columbia River at Goldendale, Washinton. We are pouring the base for these towers Biggs Jct is just below. Some of these tower sites were so far over the top of the ridge and so steep down into it we could only haul six yards to a load and then they had to hook on to the trucks with a Cat and pull us back out. Nasty business, each of the tower bases held 480 yds of mud.
This is probably a better view of the Columbia River



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