You’d think a steam roller could go anywhere. Maybe slowly, but indefatigably, relentlessly, inch by inch, mile by mile. But not with those treads. It is really a bit of a wimp when it comes to surmounting even minor obstacles.

This driver was tasked with picking up a roller and taking it to another site, but like a stubborn mule it refused to let itself be loaded. It just slipped and slided.

It looked frustrating and I offered to give it a push to get it up on the trailer. I figured a go heave-ho would do the trick. What the heck? 20 tons plus or minus. I would have done it but didn’t have my steam-roller-pushing shoes on that day.

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