Wyoming Haul Trucks Downsized To Shockingly Small Size
If you've lived in Wyoming long enough you've seen haul trucks being delivered to Wyoming coal mines.
A big semi, pulling a massive flatbed, with a HUGE hall truck on its back, rolling down the interstate.
It's quite a site.
For various reasons, mostly involving interference from your federal government, coal mines are producing less and shipping less.
Because of this, those haul trucks are getting smaller.
Imagine my SHOCK to see this little haul truck on I-25, just a mile south of Chugwater Wyoming.
Since they were heading north I assumed they were taking this machine to Campbell County.
This horrifying site shows the pessimism of Wyoming's coal industry.
Honestly, how much can they pull up out of a mine with that little thing?
I can't imagine they could find a driver to fit in it.
It must be remote controlled.
Like you I'm used to standing next to a haul truck and looking at massive tires that I could not reach up to touch the top of, and I'm over 6 feet tall.
I was trying to picture how long it would take this little truck to drive all the way down to the bottom of a coal mine and back up again.
It's going to take probably all day to get one truckload out of the ground.
I guess the good news is that a truck this size is a heck of a lot less expensive to purchase than a regular-size haul truck.
On the downside, just a little bit of snow and this tiny truck won't be able to drive at all.
How is it going to handle that harsh Wyoming wind? I can imagine it getting tipped over, easily.
Honestly, I hope the coal industry recovers soon.
NOTE: If you got this far and did not get that this story is satire and sarcasm you might want to check your sense of humor.