April continues to be Western Star month, and here is a bevy of Big Western Stars, with their big loads.
1. Construction Emma had their classic big blue Star loading a Cat crawler backhoe at Baie St.Paul, QC in August 1995.
2. Owen Davis Trucking of the Halifax area had their Star hauling a new ship's engine, just arrived from Norway. They were moving it from pier 9 to the shipyard, and it was a slow process. Since it was never on a highway or public street, they could probably take a few liberties with the weight. The ship's engine rates about 8,000 bhp.
3. Owen Davis again with a newer Star in 2000, with a Bomag land fill bucket loader. It was an import too, but would certainly be hitting the highway for a longer trip inland.
4. I didn't record who operated this Star with the huge compactor body. It was on 401 highway, very likely headed for a US dump from Toronto. What do you bet the driver was an import? The lace fringe over the windshield hints at European or even Asian origin.