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On the road in eastern Washington
« on: December 17, 2007, 01:36:50 PM »


These first pics are from the rest area overlooking I-90 and the Columbia River, right after I-90 crosses the aforementioned river at Vantage.

  • A sharp W900L pulling a couple of pups full of some kind of vegetables
  • Gordon Trucking Inc FL Columbia
  • Binder pulling a four axle flatbed
  • KW T2000 pulling an ex-Costco trailer


And the rest are from I-90 from some point or other east of the Cascades, and the road from Moses lake to Pullman.

  • This Pete hayhauler came across the Columbia River bridge right by where I took the above pics
  • Interesting combo: ex-Gordon Century pulling a Puget Sound Truck Lines trailer
  • Another Pete hay hauler, this one operated by Anderson
  • Sharp KW W900L daycab pulling a load of fruit crates


  • Another load of fruit crates, this one pulled by a Pete
  • ...and another one, pulled by a W900B. These Rocky Mtn double deals hauling fruit crates and hay were all over the place in WA.
  • KW T800 straight truck with crane, pulling a light duty trailer
  • Pete logger with interesting lift axle


  • Darn that minivan, but I thought that trailer was interesting enough to post anyway...  :roll: Caught it while coming out of a restroom at a rest area.
  • More fruit crates, pulled by a sharp Pete 379
  • Almost a big rig...  :roll: Lifted Ford pickup pulling a Ford van.
  • Sharp Western Star pulling tank trailers. I wonder if this might be a James J. Williams rig?


  • Volvo VNL780 pulling some kind of moving trailer
  • More fruit crates, pulled by a KW T800
  • KW T600B pulling a set of hoppers
  • Blurry pic of a nice 362 straight truck


  • Sharp Pete comin' right at us
  • Really sharp KW W900L; I may have posted this one before... :roll:
  • Allied FLD
  • Sharp KW W900L passing an older Binder


  • Stumpff Western Star cattle hauler stopped by the side of the road
  • KW T800 hay hauler. Those Rocky Mtn double flatbed combos sure are pupular up there in WA...
  • Sharp Pete 379 pulling a dump trailer
  • And finally, for those of you still following: a real old Pete chugging along loaded with potatos


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On the road in eastern Washington
« on: December 17, 2007, 01:36:50 PM »

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 02:08:04 PM »
That ford pickup must be getting a good 5 mpg at least. :wink: :roll:

Excellent photos Jan, and im going to say the vegetable would be corn.

Thanks for the view.
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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 02:22:48 PM »
That ford pickup must be getting a good 5 mpg at least. :wink: :roll:

Excellent photos Jan, and im going to say the vegetable would be corn.

Thanks for the view.

Darned if you weren't the first to look at this post as well, Nate, hehe.  :-D Thanks for your comments on the pics, glad you liked them! As for the Ford pickup, I wonder if that's a Powerstroke diesel or a V10, if it's a V10 he would be better off pulling the pickup with the van, hehe.  :roll:

And you're probably right on the vegetable there, Nate, looks like corn now that you mention it!  :wink:

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 02:27:04 PM »
Its most likely a Powerstroke cornbinder, he would be crazy to do that to a V10, but he's crazy for even doing that at all in the first place, so I guess its possible, im glad he can affoard the fuel prices. :-(
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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007, 02:57:46 PM »
I look at EXTREME pick-ups like that Ford and can't think of anything to say but :roll:
I dig the ol' Pete at the bottom... glad ya got to see so many RMDs around the west. :wink:

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007, 04:27:55 PM »
Nice old Pete :-D Must of been apple seson over there. thats whats in them fruit crates

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007, 04:49:18 PM »
Might be red potatoes as well.
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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007, 07:25:18 PM »
The trailer in the minivan shot has got to be the longest Eagle Bridge livebottom I've ever seen.

When I see trucks like that Ford pickup, one word comes to mind: WHY?????
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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 05:02:17 AM »
Nice old Pete :-D Must of been apple seson over there. thats whats in them fruit crates

Yep, I guess it was apple season, at least that's the impression we got; there were booths all over along the roads selling apples, especially around Yakima and the road leading up towards Rainier from there, and the apple packing plants were full of trucks dropping off crates. I didn't go into any of them, as I assumed their security people might have had objections.  :roll:

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007, 05:03:24 AM »
When I see trucks like that Ford pickup, one word comes to mind: WHY?????

Same here. Makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever, but hey, if it makes sense to the guys driving them, let them worry about always having to bring a ladder to even get into the things...  :roll: :-D

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2007, 03:11:22 PM »
The trailer in the minivan shot has got to be the longest Eagle Bridge livebottom I've ever seen.

When I see trucks like that Ford pickup, one word comes to mind: WHY?????

Totally agree there mate why on earth......... :-o :-o :-o
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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 02:36:17 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you've been to this spot since 2007 right?  Was this your first visit here? 

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 08:09:49 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you've been to this spot since 2007 right?  Was this your first visit here?

I did find a good spot at Vantage to shoot traffic going both ways, with the Columbia in the background, yes. I believe that was last year. I'll most likely go back next year, when we'll be heading over to WA for the ATHS convention and antique truck show in Yakima, WA, which coincided with the 60th birthday of one of my relatives in western WA. ;)

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Re: On the road in eastern Washington
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