Michigan is a northern American state with a one-of-a-kind truck weight law system based on the number of axles each truck has. Loads of up to 164,000 pounds per truck can be transported in other states, but only 80,000 pounds per truck in Michigan. Due to their higher axle loads, two 80,000-pound trucks cause 60% more road ᴅᴀᴍᴀɢᴇ than a single 11-axle truck. These laws encourage more businesses to locate in Michigan, especially since other states do not provide comparable incentives.

Another advantage for businesses is that Michigan’s terrain is relatively flat, its roads are straight, and speed limits are frequently low, reducing braking time. Heavy trucks are primarily used in manufacturing, mining, forestry, agriculture, and construction. Having more axles and wheels, as well as carrying less weight per axle improves braking and rollover resistance.

Open-pit mining trucks must be extremely powerful and large in order to work up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because the largest mining trucks can carry loads of up to 360 tons, they must be outfitted with the best equipment and technical features. This size mining truck costs $5 million and has six tires, each of which costs $43,000.

Maintenance is required on a regular basis due to their long working hours and the difficult terrain in which they operate, necessitating the use of specialized equipment. Tire maintenance necessitates the use of a forklift truck equipped with a special accessory, as each tire weighs 5 tons and has dimensions of up to 3.5 meters. Although each tire can support up to 100 tons, it is common for them to be protected with chains to keep sharp stones from damaging them.

EasyMoves is an Nᴇᴡ Zᴇᴀʟᴀɴᴅ company founded in 2003 in Glen Eden. They are experts in relocating the building’s houses safely. SiteShift is one of the company’s services, which involves moving a house from one location to another in order to subdivide or renovate it. For this change of site, the house was moved to the back of the section so that the owners could build a two-level basement. The use of two trucks with trailers, as well as ramps to compensate for the uneven terrain and numerous wooden posts, is required for this work.

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