What Tonka Toys Aspire to Be

The world’s largest truck is the Liebherr T 282B, used for hauling in the mining industry. At more than 7 metres tall and 14 metres long, the 200 tonne monstrosity can still putt along at 64 kilometres per hour. New Scientist has published an interview with Francis Bartley, head of R&D for Liebherr:

The first time I was in it at a mine, the driver started to drive away and actually ran into the back of a service truck. It seems we mashed it down to the ground. I saw someone yelling, but we didn’t feel a thing.

Delicious giant Tonka toy goodness — via boingboing

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  1. Mr Bill BOURMAN

    7 October 2005 at 5.35 pm

    It’ is our grandson birthday in the next few weeks and he has told us that he would like a Tonka Garbage truck, but we are having trouble optaining one. If possible could you let us know where we may buy one from in Brisbane Queensland Australia or anywhere
    Looking forward to your reply
    W. Bourman


  2. Marian Mullan

    6 April 2008 at 10.01 am

    I am also after a garbage truck for my grandsons birthday, please let me know if you find on. He lives in Brisbane and I am on the Gold Coast


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