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Author Topic: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13  (Read 10584 times)

norseman

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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...  :|


  • Sharp Pete 379 pulling a stepdeck
  • Pete 377 dump truck with trailer. The wheels on the trailer look a bit odd.
  • Very sharp Pete from Wyoming. Posted this one before in another post, but figured I'd put it in here as well since I shot it on I-90
  • FLD pulling an asphalt tanker Rocky Mtn double set


  • Sharp Pete 379 flattop pulling a covered wagon
  • Floyd Blinsky IH 9900
  • FLD car hauler with a mixed batch of cars on board
  • Older Freightliner pulling a set of grain hoppers


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:


More to come tomorrow.

Jan.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2008, 04:37:32 AM by norseman »
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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
« Reply #1 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).
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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
« Reply #2 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...

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
« Reply #3 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

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings
« Reply #4 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:

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, updated
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 04:37:12 AM »



The rest of the eastern Montana on the road shots. I would think all of these are from I-94.

  • Ferrell Transport KW T800 gas tanker
  • Conway Volvo w/ sleeper pulling a set of doubles
  • Flatbed pullin' KW T660
  • Rand's Trucking Pwete 387 out of Ladysmith, WI


  • Nice KW T600B pulling a set of tank trailers
  • Sharp Pete 379 pulling a Loanstar trailer
  • Bayer Trucking KW W900L
  • Very nice W900L pulling a flatbed w/ tarped load


  • Torgerson's KW T800 hauling a Case
  • Sanjel Western Star out of Miles City, MT
  • Sharp Pete 362 with a crane behind the cab, pulling a flatbed
  • Ryan might enjoy this old Pete 352 wrecker pulling a Volvo  :wink:


  • Sharp Ashley Volvo pulling a leased trailer
  • Yellow Floyd Blinsky IH 9900
  • FL Classic with a crane pulling a flatbed
  • KW W900B daycab pulling a set of pneumatic tankers


  • Sharp Pete 379 pulling a set of tank trailers
  • Pete 379-119 pulling a dry van
  • Mack CH pulling a flatbed
  • Sharp Western Star car hauler with a mitched batch of cars and pickups


  • Sharp Bayer Trucking KW T800
  • Clean FL Classic pulling a set of hopper bottoms
  • KW T800W pulling a set of tank trailers. Notice the singles on the rear trailer...
  • Sharp FL Classic also pulling a set of tank trailers


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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #7 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

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #8 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:

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #9 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

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #10 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:

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #12 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

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #13 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!!!
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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2012, 03:36:25 PM »
Great series from MT Jan! 

I really like this one:

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Re: On the road in eastern Montana - east of Billings, UPDATED JAN 13
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