By Alan Burkhart
Here are some pics of the blades for one of the big wind generators popping up all over the country, being transported to Sterling, OK. I encountered the truck in Big Cabin, OK. The blades are 134 feet long. The rig consists of a cabover Peterbilt pulling a 45-ft drop deck trailer, a big steel frame containing the blades, and a steerable tri-axle unit attached to the rear of the frame.
In tight situations - in this case just trying to get out of the Big Cabin Travel Plaza and onto US Hwy 69, a guy walks behind the unit and steers the tri-axle via a remote control. Police blocked Hwy 69 for about ten minutes so the crew could get the thing out of the parking lot and onto the road.