• Jan 1, 2011
Side-by-side double-decker car transporter – Click above to watch video after the jump

Need to carry multiple cars across a long distance in one shot? What if the amount of cars you want to carry exceeds the capacity for your standard automotive transport truck? China apparently has a solution, and it comes in the form of a dual-deck transporter, which is capable of carrying cars side-by-side on its upper load level.

This unconventional piece of heavy machinery was caught on film and it appears almost majestic in the way it rumbles down the road, but we're quite sure we don't want to be driving around it when it takes a corner with an excess of speed. Hop the jump to watch a short clip of this beast in action.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Judging from the fact that all the cars have white hoods and roofs, this is a trailer on the way from the factory to dealerships. If the truck is rated at 80,000 lbs (US Class 8 truck), 12 cars at 2500 lbs each would mean 30,000 lbs on the top level. That seems acceptable. US car trailers usually carry 12 to 14 cars split between the upped and lower decks. At 4000 lbs each, that is 48,000 to 56,000 lbs so that is about right too.
      Rockett Singh
      • 3 Years Ago
      I sure wish I could use one of the those car movers, Very nice! http://www.allvehicletransport.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      Weird layout of the wheels on that tractor.....wonder if it's 4WS.
        • 4 Years Ago
        :-) You know, those wheels have been bugging me all night :-)
        I think you're right. That's got to be 4WS. Looks strange!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sure looked like 4WS as it slowed and the other truck went on by.
        • 4 Years Ago
        weird by American eyes but it's not uncommon in the rest of the world.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ther is nothing to compare against:

      the Autralian "Road Train" above 150 feet long!!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPbtqWowNg

      Longest truck in the world
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjCEnxw5HRo&feature=related

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be4MaLKO8tw
        • 4 Years Ago
        That won't work on terrains with any type of hills, which China has plenty of.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, given that they're copying everything else, you'd think they'd just copy the Ausie road train.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just think how much lead paint that sucker could haul!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who cares..... Really?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have seen loads of those double side trucks while I was in China in a dual carriage way!
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Need to carry multiple cars across a long distance in one shot? What if the amount of cars you want to carry exceeds the capacity for your standard automotive transport truck?"

      ship them by rail?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Transporting cars via rail is common in China, this is probably for areas without rail access.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Am I wrong, or would it be just as easy to double-stack for that length? I'm not seeing any cars down below (unless they're closed up?)...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think they are just covered. It said double decker and meaning two decks.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Bottom row, there is already 6 cars to keep the width as the std truck width. But on the top, they widened the top to have to rows of cars. Holding 18 than 12.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I remembered seeing a post over the internet on this kinda transporter caught on fire.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, talking about being top-heavy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        nothing new, in the time for the original fiat 500 this was common.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Only works with China's tiny cars. This would never work with domestics.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey, might as well start the lack of safety as soon as you can!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Talk about cheating on your Physics 101 exams in mechanical engineering. Scary.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chairman Mao says it's ok, and that's good enough for me.
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