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Title: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: norseman on January 12, 2008, 05:31:19 PM
I love driving in the West. The roads are wide, straight, and uncrowded, just like God intended, but yet there's always an exceptional variety of trucks to be seen. I-90 and I-94 through Montana is a great example of this, and these pics were taken along I-90 and I-94 between Billings and Miles City. Can't wait to go back to Montana...  :wink:

First, five shots of similar Binders pulling bottom dumper doubles full of - potatoes? Or something else altogether? I saw several more just like these going east from Billings... The last one here's got those Bealls that Ryan likes (I think), but they're not exactly shiny...  :|
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I passed this very sharp stepdeck pulling Pete 379, and tried to get shots of it in the mirror. This is how they turned out. Very impressive looking truck, not so impressive looking shots...  :roll:
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More to come tomorrow.

Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
Post by: peterbilttrucker on January 12, 2008, 05:35:34 PM
Great pictures!
Those look like spuds to me. If you drive through Idaho on I-84 during harvest, you can see green Columbias pulling belly trains loaded with sugar beets (I think).
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
Post by: norseman on January 12, 2008, 05:41:27 PM
Thanks! Yeah, they did look like spuds to me as well, but you never know what kind of to me hithereto unknown vegetables and what not that may be growing on the plains of Montana, hehe.  :wink: We actually saw quite a few belly trains and other kinds of trucks hauling sugar beets (at least that's what my mother thought they were) here and there, but I didn't get any decent pics of them...

Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
Post by: wbache on January 12, 2008, 06:01:47 PM
I can only think of one time driving the road( I 94) east from Billings as we would cut off there to run I90 on east across thru WY and SD and that once was at night on the way from Colusa CA to Fargo ND with a load of power cable.

I 90 goes south from Billings into WY then east thru SD   I 94 goes on east to Miles City and into ND. The pics are great no matter the road
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
Post by: norseman on January 12, 2008, 06:07:42 PM
Walt, thanks for setting me straight on the road numbers, I had temporarily forgotten I-90 goes south and I-94 continues east just east of Billings... Some of the pics in this post are from I-90 before the roads split, while some are from I-94. And also glad you like the pics!  :wink:

Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, updated
Post by: norseman on January 13, 2008, 04:37:12 AM
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The rest of the eastern Montana on the road shots. I would think all of these are from I-94.

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Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: peterbilttrucker on January 13, 2008, 09:00:06 AM
That 352 could use a li'l work, but it IS a cool picture... thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: Kevin Young on May 27, 2008, 01:57:13 AM
I see alot of bayers out here [minnesota] they run some clean looking kenworths.thanks for the pictures. Kevin
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: norseman on May 27, 2008, 03:37:35 AM
I see alot of bayers out here [minnesota] they run some clean looking kenworths.thanks for the pictures. Kevin

Glad you enjoyed them! Yes, I believe I may have to try and find Bayer's yard next time I'm in Minnesota, if the two I saw in MT last fall are representative of the fleet, I would think a stop there might be worth my time.  :wink:

Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: Kevin Young on July 02, 2008, 01:17:36 AM
Montana is a great  place i'm trying to get my wife to move there but for some reason its not happening. I always had a great time driving thru that state the only exception it sucks during the winter time especailly when you start heading west thru idaho into washington.  :cry: Kevin  :-D
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: norseman on July 06, 2008, 03:47:37 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't mind living in Montana myself, the six months I spent in Bozeman are some of the best of my life!  :wink: Ahh... I wouldn't mind living there for sure, but I know what you mean about Montana in the winter...  :-o :wink:

Jan.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: Nate on July 07, 2008, 02:40:28 PM
Red drove one of those VNL Volvo sleepers at Con-Way. I'd imagine they're ok for line work, but P&D would be a pain in the arse.
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: Kevin Young on July 08, 2008, 11:14:37 AM
Dont get me wrong I love the snow I'm a big skier here but hey driving a truck thru the stuff is another story . Kevin
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: The DAFman on June 21, 2009, 05:30:51 AM
Hello Jan,

Those belly dumpers are definitly transporting sugar beets!!!
That last one is a very rare one!!! Not many seen in the USA those "single wheel" trailers!!!
Greetings,

Leo
Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: HuntFlatbed on August 16, 2012, 03:36:25 PM
Great series from MT Jan! 

I really like this one:
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Title: Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
Post by: Jon_G on August 17, 2012, 03:02:43 PM
That is a nice looking 362, especially since it has the two windshield wipers 8) The triple setup always looked a bit odd to me.

Jon