China Review News recently reported that, for the first time, the Chinese Army used the highway system to transport mechanized equipment. The Beijing Military Region was the one that managed this mission. Heavy equipment was loaded onto Rubble Wheel Heavy Equipment Transportation Vehicles with design capabilities of 555 kilometers. This latest type of vehicle has a maximum capacity of 50 tons. The equipment transported on this mission ranged from 12.8 tons to 38.5 tons. The mission did no damage the highway’s surface. Traditional Chinese Army land transportation methods are limited to equipment self-mobility, which damages the road, as well as railway transportation, which has a big range limitation of railway system coverage.
Source: China Review News, July 30, 2010