I think everyone who loves monster trucks over the age of 30 can probably the remember the first time they saw Bigfoot 5 either in person on or TV. This is the truck that wears the insane 10-foot tall tires on it. Originally developed for use in the tundra and on stuff like the LeTourneau snow train that was designed to live in the arctic, they are rare and frankly kind of weird things. Additionally they are heavy awkward and they need to be installed every time the truck goes out into public. There’s no way to get the thing from place to place with those rollers on it. The thing cannot fit inside a trailer and it sure as heck cannot ride on a trailer as the first bridge would scalp the top of the cab right off the body!
This time lapse video shows the Bigfoot crew doing what they do and installing the four huge tires onto Bigfoot 5, the machine that appears in parades and at different events across the country. This is also the truck that was used to actually crush two monster trucks. Not kidding, we’ll have that video for you tomorrow.
So here’s the deal. Next time you whine about having to rotate the 31-inch tall slicks on your drag car, remember these guys doing what looks to be a real life version of a scene from the movie Cars! If only Luigi the forklift was able to operate all on his own instead of requiring driver like in this situation it would be a one man job!