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8 hours ago, ihrondiesel said:

Thanks. I’m actually on the road again tonight. Hauling a load of dairy cows in the morning, and I haven’t been sleeping well the first half of the night thanks to some of the pills they have me on, so I figured I might as well drive to Wall Lake before I try to sleep. 
Got the go ahead from the oncologist this morning to get back after it, so maybe I’ll be able to post on this thread somewhat regularly again. 

 

Sounds like a tough old bull to me!!!👍🐮

Be leery of fever------fever is a sign of infection.

 

DD

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5 minutes ago, Delta Dirt said:

 

Sounds like a tough old bull to me!!!👍🐮

Be leery of fever------fever is a sign of infection.

 

DD

Well, I believe I have been called bull-headed, anyway!

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On 9/23/2019 at 3:57 PM, ihrondiesel said:

I think the calves ended up bigger than they thought. The steers averaged 1050# and the heifers were 988#. I put a couple more head on than the other trucks did the other day, and they found two more steers when I loaded this morning, so I’ve got almost 62,500# on this load again. 

And nothing but green lights at the Tilford scale. Hammer down!

Tilford is one scale I REFUSE to cross. Last load of calves I hauled out of Montana, they said I was overweight. Guy in front of me was driving a WesternStar and had 1 more calf on. He crossed fine, I paid $750. Never again.

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Think I'm the only gas hauler on here amongst the cattle and grain haulers. Kinda an ugly step child😥😁

Anyway old transport wouldn't pass inspection without a lot of work. Some frame rot above the axles. So boss sent me to Bosslemans tank and trailer in Grand Island, NE to pick this 2020 beauty up. Glad I didn't have to pay for it but sure is nice to pull!

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Maiden voyage, hauled back 8300 gallons gas. Glad I didn't waste any time 😁

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2 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Think I'm the only gas hauler on here amongst the cattle and grain haulers. Kinda an ugly step child😥😁

Anyway old transport wouldn't pass inspection without a lot of work. Some frame rot above the axles. So boss sent me to Bosslemans tank and trailer in Grand Island, NE to pick this 2020 beauty up. Glad I didn't have to pay for it but sure is nice to pull!

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Maiden voyage, hauled back 8300 gallons gas. Glad I didn't waste any time 😁

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 I think New Guy hauls fuel also but I sometimes get confused

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10 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Think I'm the only gas hauler on here amongst the cattle and grain haulers. Kinda an ugly step child😥😁

Anyway old transport wouldn't pass inspection without a lot of work. Some frame rot above the axles. So boss sent me to Bosslemans tank and trailer in Grand Island, NE to pick this 2020 beauty up. Glad I didn't have to pay for it but sure is nice to pull!

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Maiden voyage, hauled back 8300 gallons gas. Glad I didn't waste any time 😁

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How is the boss feeling? I should have stopped in and saw him this spring when I was hauling potatoes. I never went in or out past your house. I HATE that hill. I did stop in Merriman but Randy wasn't there. Haven't seen you since I quit pulling the bullrack out of Stapleton.

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On 12/20/2019 at 7:57 PM, Lazy WP said:

Tilford is one scale I REFUSE to cross. Last load of calves I hauled out of Montana, they said I was overweight. Guy in front of me was driving a WesternStar and had 1 more calf on. He crossed fine, I paid $750. Never again.

Welcome WP.

Where you been?

And is there an "Ambitious WP"?

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19 hours ago, MTO said:

Welcome WP.

Where you been?

And is there an "Ambitious WP"?

Nope no Ambitious WP,  it is my brand.  I used to live up around Sandhiller, left that area in 2015, and have been pretty much living in a 2014 Peterbilt for the last 2 years. I haul a lot of organic grain, and about anything else that will come out of a grain trailer, and some that doesn't come out so well.

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On 10/8/2019 at 2:52 PM, Howard_P said:

No class 7-8 cabovers built in the US any longer.  

Freightliner Argosy was the last, ending in 2005.  Navistar ended the 9800 series in 2000.  Both still build them in Mexico and Brazil for use around the world.  COs with tandem front axles seem to be popular in New Zealand.  There's a FB page "International 9800" with lots of photos.

I'm not sure when KW and Peterbilt ended theirs.  

Having worked around them from the 60s on, they still feel like a "real truck" when I get in one despite their disadvantages.

Freightliner have stopped selling cabovers ( Argosy)here in New Zealand with last last of them going on the road in the next few months. The Argosy was still being built in the US until recently for export only. The Cascadia is going to replace the Argosy in Freightliners offerings.

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The International 9800 is built in NZ. International is the only vehicle manufacturer in NZ now everything else  is imported built up. 

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Kenworth still build a cabover ,the K200 in Australia.

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A lot of the cabovers in NZ now are European. 

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or Japanese

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( we are now starting to see Chinese or Korean  trucks being sold here too) as the American manufacturers stop building cabovers.

Marty,NZ 

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why did everyone quit building the cabovers? 

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On 12/24/2019 at 11:32 AM, Lazy WP said:

How is the boss feeling? I should have stopped in and saw him this spring when I was hauling potatoes. I never went in or out past your house. I HATE that hill. I did stop in Merriman but Randy wasn't there. Haven't seen you since I quit pulling the bullrack out of Stapleton.

Ronnie's doin real well considering his heart issues. Retirement agrees with him. His son Chad came back and bought the Cody station. Makin some good changes. Even put in credit card pumps, now he's trying to get records out of the spiral notebook and into computer. 😄

You and everyone else hates the river hill. It still collects it's share of drivers. 🤬

Randy is doing real good at Merriman, he drives his own tankwagon so is not at the station much. 

Good to hear from you Nick, throw some pics up of your outfit. Everyone on here loves pics!

Jeff

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These pictures are why I am no longer pulling a bullrack. I got tired of always running illegal weight wise, not being able to have a legal log book, and a dispatcher who thought that a bullrack was a snow plow. Sat along highway 34 in Colorado for 8 hours and 12 hours in Akron CO snowed in. 

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Life is much easier with this. Last year I put just over 125,000 miles on and this year will be real close to that.

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On 12/26/2019 at 4:10 AM, Martin Thompson said:

Freightliner have stopped selling cabovers ( Argosy)here in New Zealand with last last of them going on the road in the next few months. The Argosy was still being built in the US until recently for export only. The Cascadia is going to replace the Argosy in Freightliners offerings.

Thanks for those great photos.  Something we don't see much of in the US.  Do you know for sure that the Argosy was built in the US after 2006?  I had heard they ended it, but perhaps that was only for sales.

 

On 12/26/2019 at 11:01 AM, searcyfarms said:

why did everyone quit building the cabovers? 

Cabovers ruled the road in the US until length laws were changed in the 1980s to regulate trailer length rather than overall length.  Sales of COs dried up after this.  COs are more complicated and expensive, more uncomfortable riding, and have resulted in quite a few driver injuries while climbing in and out.  (But if you grew up around them as I did, they still feel like a real truck when driving.)

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16 hours ago, Howard_P said:

Thanks for those great photos.  Something we don't see much of in the US.  Do you know for sure that the Argosy was built in the US after 2006?  I had heard they ended it, but perhaps that was only for sales.

 

Cabovers ruled the road in the US until length laws were changed in the 1980s to regulate trailer length rather than overall length.  Sales of COs dried up after this.  COs are more complicated and expensive, more uncomfortable riding, and have resulted in quite a few driver injuries while climbing in and out.  (But if you grew up around them as I did, they still feel like a real truck when driving.)

Howard_P........Martin may have mentioned this before........because several of the local operators around    "our"  area Like to run American   trucks.....there are a lot of those  new Frieghtliners  (Argosy ).........They are known as  "Cheese cutters ""   from , of course , the grill styling.....

Mike

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1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

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I can substitute trucker for farmer, rancher, or mechanic in its place.

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Hauling some sale barn cattle tonight. Two loads from Sioux Falls Regional to Dakota City, then down to Dunlap IA to get a small load of cows for a customer. 

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Glad to see you back on the road. I am spending the night at the barn in Brush Colorado. They have the best food in the country 😊

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you guys are true road warriors!!!! safe travels

32 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

Glad to see you back on the road. I am spending the night at the barn in Brush Colorado. They have the best food in the country 😊

 

2 hours ago, ihrondiesel said:

 

Hauling some sale barn cattle tonight. Two loads from Sioux Falls Regional to Dakota City, then down to Dunlap IA to get a small load of cows for a customer. 

 

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Glad to see you back doing what you love to do Ron!

Things are slowing down a bit on my end, only been on the road 5 nights this month so far. 

Still a fair amount of cattle moving in my area, meeting quite a few pots, keeping an eye out for ya if you get down this way. 

Coming up to the end of the year DOT was steady with a set of portable scales North of Stapleton. Pulling over all trucks North bound. Always closed up when I went through after dark so don't know if they are still there during the day or not.

Have a safe night. 

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I loaded fat cattle at dark:30 this morning and took that load of Herefords to Greater Omaha Packing. Fog all the way down there and back and out to Mitchell SD. Got to Ft. Pierre SD about 2:30 this afternoon. Sunny and 21 degrees. 32 miles south on I-90 it’s sunny and 34. Rare picture of Ft. Pierre sale barn in the daylight. I’ve probably been there 100 times but less than 10 of those were during daylight. 
 

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I took a load of salt to O’Neill yesterday and loaded oats in Atkinson.  Ran into fog about the Kansas state line. If I would not have had my gps, I am not sure if I could have found the house. Been a long time since I’ve run in that thick and long of fog. 

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Just curious, Lazy WP - do you run an e-log or are you ag-exempt most of the time?

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