ProDarwin
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1/21/22 11:28 a.m.
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:

LOL. Yes this is funny, but even more so than cars, this one is 100% on the bean counters and road load limits. As a resident of the great state of Michigan I live this every day. Cross over into Ontario and their roads see the same environmental conditions as we do but their roads are so much better. Same once you enter enemy territory and get south of Toledo, again their roads are much better. We cheap out on our roads and don't maintain them and this is somehow the Engineers fault. It's like getting an F150, putting two tons of gravel in the back and pulling a trailer, then driving 100k miles without changing the oil but blaming the Engineers for the engine eating itself. 

I remember going to school in Michigan and watching dump trucks pull up to a stop light and you could literally watch the road deform under their weight (I guess they have higher weight limits in MI?).  Every stoplight had a massively sunken area at roughly the track width of heavier vehicles right behind the line.  Something I have never experienced in any other state.

 

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1/21/22 11:32 a.m.
Wally (Forum Supporter) said:

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ProDarwin said:
I remember going to school in Michigan and watching dump trucks pull up to a stop light and you could literally watch the road deform under their weight (I guess they have higher weight limits in MI?).  Every stoplight had a massively sunken area at roughly the track width of heavier vehicles right behind the line.  Something I have never experienced in any other state.

Michigan has the highest GVW at 164,000 lbs which is  about 20,000kbs higher than the next highest and probably 50,000lbs higher than average. Michigan's axle loadings though are actually lower than many other states at 18,000lbs for a single axle and 32,000 for duel axle. Many states have 36, 40, ,44,000lbs as axle limits. 

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1/21/22 5:35 p.m.

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In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

To be fair, that is an MRAP. Ease of maintenance is secondary to ensuring the crew doesn't get blown the berkeley up. We had one run over a ~250lb IED; ripped off an axle and sent the MRAP into a complete front flip. 8 Marines inside, and the worst injury was a mild concussion. If it had been a HMMWV, we'd have been scraping them off the road to send them home. 

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