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On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« on: November 16, 2007, 09:58:32 AM »
Thought I'd give you some more "on the road" pics tonight - from North Dakota.

  • Pete heavy hauler caught in the Washburn area
  • Older IH pulling a pneumatic trailer
  • Nice KW T600B pulling a grain hopper


  • Nice Pete with interesting load
  • New Volvo VT830 hauling two brethren
  • KW T800 heavy hauler hauling a Buckeye, whatever that is
  • Nice FL Classic


  • IH COE pulling a cattle pot for McCormick
  • Wanzek Construction T800
  • FL Classic pulling a tall grain hopper
  • Nice, yellow Pete 379


  • Nice KW W900L pulling a flatbed
  • Pete 379-119 with an interesting oversize load
  • Con-Way Ford Aeromax pulling a set of triples
  • Nice IH ProStar


  • FL Century with a tall tri-axle grain hopper
  • FL Columbia with tank trailer
  • Interesting Pete straight tanker with four axle trailer
  • Very sharp Pete 379 with interesting load


More to come...

Jan.
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On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« on: November 16, 2007, 09:58:32 AM »

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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 12:26:29 PM »
You can go across that state and see all the same scenery, but you usually never see the same truck, unless swifty is in town.

Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 02:04:31 PM »








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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 03:38:21 PM »
You can go across that state and see all the same scenery, but you usually never see the same truck, unless swifty is in town.

Excellent photos, thanks for sharing.

Thanks for commenting, glad you liked 'em!  :-) You're right about the scenery being the same over most of the state, but I have to mention that the badlands areas in the western part, along the Little Missouri River (especially the Theodore Roosevelt NP and Little Missouri State Park), do stand out, and I really loved the scenery in this part of the state. As for the flat parts, yeah, they do tend to get a little monotonous, even for me, who normally love that kind of scenery...  :roll:

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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007, 04:29:54 PM »
Ah yes, TR NP is very nice, we went up there when we were vacationing a few years back, had that very nice dinner and then went down and watched the play, it is a must see to anyone who is passing by, the dinner was incredible.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 04:47:56 PM »
More great shots Jan.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007, 08:50:29 PM »
Wow Jan, all great catches, might be my favorite set yet! Nice catch on the 830 and the VHDs. I finally saw one in person other day and they're actually pretty impressive for what they are.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007, 09:06:37 PM »
Great shots, Jan.  That "interesting load" appears to be the rear end and hubs out of a Cat off-road dump, probably a 797, the biggest one they make, and judging from the trailer an overweight load all by itself.

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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2007, 03:19:23 AM »
Ah yes, TR NP is very nice, we went up there when we were vacationing a few years back, had that very nice dinner and then went down and watched the play, it is a must see to anyone who is passing by, the dinner was incredible.
Didn't see the play or have the dinner, most of the touristy stuff was closed for the season down in Medora, but we still got to see the scenery, which was what we came for. Also got to see a lot of bison really up close, as they were crossing the road at one point there in the park, and they came over to sniff on the Cadillac.  :roll:

Wow Jan, all great catches, might be my favorite set yet! Nice catch on the 830 and the VHDs. I finally saw one in person other day and they're actually pretty impressive for what they are.
Thanks, Jesse, I will post a few more from ND later today, hope you'll like those, too. I agree, VHDs do look impressive, I saw a few at a couple of Volvo dealers along the way on my trip.

More great shots Jan.
Thanks, Ryan.  :-)

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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2007, 03:21:02 AM »
Great shots, Jan.  That "interesting load" appears to be the rear end and hubs out of a Cat off-road dump, probably a 797, the biggest one they make, and judging from the trailer an overweight load all by itself.

In 2005, I visited a coal mine in West Virginia where they had 10 777 haulers operating and an 11th was being assembled.  It takes 2 crews, one to assemble the truck and one to assemble the body

Thanks, Gary, and thanks a lot for more interesting info! Rear and and hubs out of a Cat 797, how cool is that!  :wink: I saw a few of those big dump rigs work at one of the copper mines up in Butte, MT, but think they were Euclids or, hm, at least something else, not Cats... Pretty impressive machines for sure!  :wink:

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Re: On the road in North Dakota
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 01:50:57 PM »
More "on the road" pics from North Dakota!

  • Nice Pete 379 pulling one of those walking floor trailers I was wondering what were...
  • Nice KW W900L hauling a Cat
  • QC KW W900L


  • Nice Pete with a battered bumper, pulling a dropdeck
  • Wal-Mart Binder
  • Nice 379 pulling a spread axle reefer
  • Nice 379 pulling a tri-axle grain hopper


  • Custom KW W900B w/ reefer
  • Volvo pulling a grain hopper; notice also the FLB in the field behind it. :wink:
  • Binder Cenex tank truck with an interesting six axle trailer with singles
  • Sharp KW T600B pulling a grain hopper


  • Nice KW T660
  • Volvo pulling a grain hopper
  • Impressive KW T800W hauling a Cat tractor
  • Very sharp 379 pulling a spread axle cattle pot for Goodman


Jan.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 09:35:51 AM »
A few more "on the road" pics from North Dakota... Hope you guys aren't tired of these "on the road" shots yet...  :roll:

  • Pete 359 with a slightly oversize load... If you look closely, you can see another rig with the same load going the other way.  :roll:
  • Pretty brutal looking KW. What's the type designation of this rig?
  • A couple of interesting looking Pete 362 twin steers. I assume these, as well as the KW above, are operated by some oil company?


  • Nice FL Classic
  • Oshkosh army truck
  • KW W900B Aerocab with a big load
  • US Mail trailer pulled by a Hoovestool rig from St Paul, MN.


  • Nice Pete 379 pulling a spread axle reefer
  • FL Classic pulling a set of Ricky Mtn grain doubles
  • FL Columbia pulling a grain hopper
  • FLD operated by Radco Truck Accessory Center, pulling a load of camper tops


  • Sharp 379 pulling a spread axle reefer
  • Very sharp KW W900L
  • May Trucking FL Century, from Salem, OR
  • Nice KW T660 pulling a loaded stepdeck trailer


  • Ashley Furniture Volvo VN780
  • Pete 379-119 pulling a grain hopper


Jan.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 09:50:28 AM »
Excellent photos Jan.

If my dad would have seen that hay hauler he would have had a fit, too big, and cant get as much hay on a trailer, and you cant see out of the mirrors. I do believe hayrunner will agree with me here.
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Re: On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 09:57:45 AM »
Excellent photos Jan.

If my dad would have seen that hay hauler he would have had a fit, too big, and cant get as much hay on a trailer, and you cant see out of the mirrors. I do believe hayrunner will agree with me here.

Thanks, Nate! As for that hay hauler, I was a little skeptical to the legality of that setup myself, but it does look like the trailer has been specially built to haul a load like that... Look at the sides there, it has supports for the bales, and also at the front there, the frame has been extended upwards to cover that top bale as well... You suppose they may have some special local exceptions up there in North Dakota?

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Re: On the road in North Dakota - updated November 28
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2007, 10:27:04 AM »
Well whatever he's doing I wouldn't want to take that on a 600 mile trip or more, but I imagine he's probably going from the field to a local farm or even the owners barn to put away the bails.
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