64 tires X $250 (low end tire) = $16,000
64 tires X $1000 (Hi end tire) = $64,000
I wonder if the trailer tires are steerable?
The weight of a diesel locomotive varies from about 100 tons or below to over 200 tons, depending on the model. The GP38-2 weighs 125 tons, the Dash 9 GE-C44-9W weighs 210 tons, the C30-7 weighs 195 tons and the F7A weighs 104.4 tons.
I live near the top of the Cahon pass, through which almost all goods shipped through Long Beach must go via train. We have constant freight trains going up and down the pass so these engines are in constant use. A friend retired as a locomotive mechanic and recently shared about these monsters, many of which have 1600 hp diesel engines driving generators which drive the wheels. Most trains have at least four of these beasts, although going down hill most of them are on idle. Still, it can take 400 gallons of fuel to get up the pass. These things are beauties, in their own way. The line is Burlington Northern-Santa Fe (BNSF) Some are leased for $500 per day, plus all repairs, and cost in the $1 million plus range, depending on the model. For some years, they have been equipped with CO2 scrubbers. My mechanic friend said they are operated by a single lever.
I know, lets get together and buy one! They can deliver it on this truck!