Unique Bus of the Future

Lots of swimming pool sloshing when you hit a speedbump.


     Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 13, 2021
     Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough | Motor Vehicles | 1930s

Changing a flat on that thing would be a major engineering project.
Posted by Brian on 12/13/21 at 02:43 PM
I was wondering where you would park that in order to get it serviced on the road.
Posted by KDP on 12/13/21 at 05:33 PM
I can think of only a few places where the road is wide enough for this vehicle, such as the approach to the former toll booths at the George Washington Bridge. Not that it would do much good, since it could never get there or get across the bridge.
Posted by ges on 12/13/21 at 09:42 PM
Roads? We don't need no steekin' roads!

Those tires, in comparison to the size of the people pictured, look to be about the same as on mining trucks. (The only numbers I have handy are that a CAT 798AC uses 59/80 R63.) The thing is, when the tires are that big, pavement is moot. In mines, they just blade a fairly flat surface.

Through the countryside, rather than true roads, you'd probably build something like the crawlerways used by NASA's Missile Crawler. iirc (which is doubtful), they're just six foot of crushed limestone. You might empty a few quarries along the way to build one from NYC to LA, but think of the boost to the local economies during construction!
Posted by Phideaux on 12/13/21 at 11:41 PM
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