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Mercedes-Benz Actros Hauls The Heavies

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Mercedes-Benz Actros

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When you need to haul massive amounts of stuff plucked from inside the Earth, what do you use? That type of job typically calls for a massive mining hauler, which basically looks like a dump truck scaled up by a factor of ten. These are insanely large machines that can crush the scales with weights of between 180 tons on up to over 300 tons.

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What happens when you need to transport one of these machines? They can't simply be driven between job sites. Another vehicle is needed for the gig, and it might just surprise you.

Mercedes-Benz recently posted a photo to its Twitter account showing one such vehicle. It's called the Mercedes-Benz Actros, and it's capable of hauling up to 250 tons. That sounds quite impressive, but the photo really puts everything into perspective.

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No, your dually can't pull off this same trick.

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