Yes, This is a Caterpillar 797 Carried by a Mercedes-Benz Actros

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Photo: MB USA/Twitter/Edited by autoevolution
There are few land vehicles that are bigger or weigh more than the gargantuan Caterpillar 797 series of haul trucks, and even fewer are as impressive-looking.
Especially made for driving around quarries and carrying boulders the size of large buildings, this huge dump truck is also sporting a kerb weight in the area of hundreds of tons, with or without a load in that massive bed.

Now, when people normally think about haul trucks they usually picture them strolling around mines and quarries in the middle of nowhere, hundreds of miles away from the tumult of the cities and the roads that connect them, right?

Well, did you eve think about how these humongous haul trucks get from the factory to their work site or do other long journey, considering that they are about five or six time wider than a normal passenger car and at least six or seven times higher?

Apparently, breaking them down into pieces and carrying them individually is not always an option, and there are times when getting an entire truck from point A to point B is done via... another truck.

In this case, a mighty Caterpillar 797 is carried by none other than what looks like a Mercedes-Benz Actros trailer of the second or third generation, which pretty much looks like an ant carrying a boulder on its back.

Impressive? You betcha, although we kind of wonder what the purpose behind the entire shenanigans really is, especially since the hundreds of tons of the haul truck are now spread around over a much smaller area, so the road underneath might suffer because of the weight.

EDIT: if it occured to some of you that the above image might be fake, apparently it's not (Cheers, Carlos!).
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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