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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 06:29:43 PM »
Also, this looks like a W.A. Wells rig... I think Travis drives this one, he lives a couple miles away from me.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_1610_20070618.jpg

I also see a Lakeside 388 train and an LTI train so far. :-D
This is great! I'm seeing so many truck pictures of rigs I see everyday. 8-)

These ones too, I've photographed them before!
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_1766_20070618.jpg
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_1889_20070618.jpg
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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 06:34:34 PM »
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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 09:25:20 AM »
This looks like Doug Grant's truck to me. 8-)
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_2166_20070618.jpg
Do you have any more pics of Grant's truck? Looks interesting from the rear, I'm sure it's even more interesting from the front... ;)

These ones too, I've photographed them before!
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_1766_20070618.jpg
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/colorado_road_trip/day17/more/dsc_1889_20070618.jpg
Indeed you have, I remember both of them! :)

It must be really cool for you to go through Hank and Virginia's pictures and find so many "familiar" trucks, Ryan! Heck, it's cool for me, too, and I haven't seen any of them before, hehe, except for in your pics! ;)

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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 06:44:32 PM »
Yep, it's really somethin' seeing these great pictures... I've posted Grant's Range Bull haulers on here before, I'll see if I can't find that thread. :wink:
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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 07:13:21 PM »
This is the front of Doug's rig.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/peterbilttrucker/Album%202/DSCF0042-1.jpg

Here's a link to more of their rigs.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=6860.0

Also, here's the office on the ranch... something I think someone like you ought to enjoy seeing.



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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 10:22:32 PM »
I love that ranch office! Thanks a bunch for posting those pics, I love things like that almost as much as trucks! :-D The skulls and branding irons with brands... Man, that's extremely cool! 8-)  Takes me back to Elko, hehe.  :wink:
 
Oh, and thanks for posting the Pete, too, very nice! And I like that old KW in your other post as well. I never saw that post, but I guess it was posted a few months before I became active on the group, so that might be why. Are cattle trucks set up like that ("non-semis", as it were) kind of rare? Can't say I have seen many cattle trucks like that...?

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Re: Virginia Catches a Francis Rig
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2007, 07:36:04 AM »
That set-up used to be quite popular, but not for the last twenty years or so... the Grants are just about the only guys who still use it and I think they build their own. :-D
I think those three are the only trucks they've still got and they live a few miles from my house. I've met Calvin Grant (actually gone out a couple times just to sit and talk trucks), he's a real good guy!
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