A video posted last week to Facebook showed Scottish transport company McFadyens trying to maneuver a 198-foot wind turbine blade on a trailer around a 90-degree turn on a tiny road in the Scottish Highlands.
The world was mesmerized. More than 4 million people have watched it. Praise for the driver and his companions was enormous.
How could he not only get it round the bend, but also actually keep the truck in the right lane (or the left lane, as they call it in the UK)?
How was it possible that it missed hitting something by seeming inches? It slowly edged around a corner whose designers had surely never envisaged such a vast machine's mission.
So I contacted McFadyen's owner Charles McFadyen and wondered how much practice such a maneuver might involve.
See how Mcfadyens from Scotland makes a 90 degrees right turn with a 60 metres blade with railings on both sides on the bridge. Great to see the possibilities of the SWC Super Wing Carrier. Without, it is almost impossible to do such a transport. More information about the Super Wing Carrier: https://www.nooteboom.com/trailers/super-wing-carrier/?hilite=super+wing+carrier