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Jon_G

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Enclosed Argosy Question
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:05:01 PM »
This is my first picture post, so hopefully it is visible to everyone. I caught these two Argosy 8-car haulers labeled for Waggoners out of Billings, MT in SC while on a trip last month. They appeared to just be hauling the frames of the bodies/trailers.  I was thinking they were unfortunately being retired. Does anyone know?


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Enclosed Argosy Question
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:05:01 PM »

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 03:08:27 PM »
Odd lookin' for sure. Looks like the sides are rolled down and laying on the floor.......the ones i see usually close horizontally. :-\ Also the tops are missing so maybe they are going on to another life or the scrap pile. :(

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 03:20:50 PM »
Yeah they must be. Thats too bad. I always like seeing these. Seems odd as I thought they had KWs from the 90s still in service   :-\

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 02:52:33 PM »
I think I may have finally found out the story on these trucks. We passed one of these going south, and it was empty. It looked exactly like this, with the sides, tops, and rear doors removed, but still with the Waggoners name and info on the cab. Then I got this one (sorry for the stupid car) ::) that was headed north with a load of new Sprinters. I then saw one of the formerly enclosed Sterlings doing the same thing. So, I guess these are not being retired, but being used on some account to haul new chassis :) Notice how part of the roof is gone on the truck body to fit the ramp supporting the truck on top.


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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 05:05:09 AM »
Good catch. They can't haul very many though, only 4.

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 08:14:07 AM »
Good catch. They can't haul very many though, only 4.

Beats 2 on a step-deck as I've often seen.  Back when Swift was delivering Sprinters they were hauling them 2 in a 53' van.
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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 11:32:06 AM »
I've seen a few PMTG trucks around with a similar set up but they've been hauling cars not trucks. Been wondering what the deal is........seems strange not to have the high $$$$$ 4 wheelers enclosed & protected. :o

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 11:58:50 AM »
Thats interesting, I'm surprised they're allowed to haul those out in the open like that. If that was my new S-class Mercedes, I sure wouldn't want it exposed to all the elements and what not ???

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 06:41:43 PM »
I've seen Mercedes cars riding in the open, but BMW is known for wanting their cars transported level (or very close to it) and under cover.
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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 05:10:28 PM »
Here's a Waggoners Argosy caught today in Bordentown NJ. It's carrying 2 Mercedes cargo vans.........probably the limit for this rig. :-\




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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 11:49:03 AM »
Nice catch! Looks pretty clean 8) Apparently they have at least one of the Sterlings (this one looks like ex-Swit) doing the same thing, except there's still a piece of the curtain left toward the top.

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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2012, 09:01:44 PM »
I saw one of the Argosys tonight that had had the roofs, curtains and tail cone removed - hauling 8 cars (couldn't tell the make, he was going the other way).
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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 07:40:11 PM »
A little different view, EB on the PA Turnpike MM48


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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 08:34:57 PM »
I wonder where the curtains went?  I don't see them rolled up anywhere.
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Re: Enclosed Argosy Question
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 02:56:35 PM »
Cool angle and pic Paul! 8) Chris, I think they have actually removed the curtains

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