Monday, May 3, 2010

Aluminum Windmill Blades

I stopped into a Welcome Center near Worden, Illinois and found these Tractor-Trailers parked outside when I returned to my car.
These Windmill Blades are about 150 feet long. One of the drivers explained to me how they make turns. The trucks are designed for the rear axles to be steered via remote control by a co-pilot in the chase car.
The only areas that they cannot steer around are roundabouts. He stated they try to avoid them at any costs.


  1. We should use more of these to get our energy!!!

  2. I don't understand why people are against windmills. They are quiet (I've driven by them on Wolfe Island in the 1000 Islands) at I think they are more pleasing to look at than cell phone towers or telephone poles. And where would Holland be without windmills!