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Pat M.'s Comment
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Pat, I have 2 newbie questions:

1 - Why does your truck look blue in some pics and red in others? 2 - Would that crack in your windshield be an issue for DOT inspections?

The blue is just the right angle to have caught the reflection of the sky. As for the crack, it is a toss of a coin. It is however, not an out of service issue. The crack is out of the driver's line of sight. If you notice it is below the front edge of the hood so it is not blocking any view.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I delivered some prefab walls today. They told us it was not oversized. They confused the fact that loads here do not have to have flags and banners until you reach 10 feet in width. These walls were 9'3" wide. I flagged the corners anyhow.

flatbed trailer loaded with wall panels

Houses go together really really fast when built this way.... They set the exterior walls as they unloaded them.

crane unloading and setting into place prefab walls from flatbed trailercrane unloading and setting into place prefab walls from flatbed trailer

Wilson's Comment
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Buffalo and elk. I was going to say, I didn't see a fence in that picture with the buffalo in it. That had to be one nice run!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Buffalo and elk. I was going to say, I didn't see a fence in that picture with the buffalo in it. That had to be one nice run!

It was beautiful country. The thing that amazed me was the ones on the west side of the park riding bicycles past bison that were less than 5 feet from the road. Call me crazy, but I think I will stay in the vehicle. I will say that the elk on the west side of the park look to be in better shape than the ones on the east side.

A couple of drivers even got to see some wolves. I did not see any but the scenery was beautiful. Also the sulfur does smell but is not that bad and I drove right by something called Sulfur Cauldron. Steam vents are all over the park though. It's no wonder that mountain men and indians would winter in the park.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Kind of a weird load that I had to deliver.

flatbed trailer loaded with another flatbed trailer

Then on the way back I had to pick these up. The truck had to be winched up onto the trailer and the machine had to be backed onto the trailer with a loader. If anyone can guess what the yellow machine is, you will win a prize. Your company will pay you to deliver your next load.

pickup truck and construction equipment loaded on flatbed trailer

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Hard to tell exactly since I'm viewing it on my phone Pat but it really resembles a set of mobile scales. If it is, talk about the ultimate in irony of a trucker who always has to be aware of weight, pulling though a set of scales while hauling mobile scales.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Hard to tell exactly since I'm viewing it on my phone Pat but it really resembles a set of mobile scales. If it is, talk about the ultimate in irony of a trucker who always has to be aware of weight, pulling though a set of scales while hauling mobile scales.

Well it is mobile but it is not scales. I'll let a few more people guess before I tell what it is... LOL

Christina H.'s Comment
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Hard to tell exactly since I'm viewing it on my phone Pat but it really resembles a set of mobile scales. If it is, talk about the ultimate in irony of a trucker who always has to be aware of weight, pulling though a set of scales while hauling mobile scales.

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Well it is mobile but it is not scales. I'll let a few more people guess before I tell what it is... LOL

Looks like it might be an elevator? Would it have scaffolding so you could work on exteriors for building construction?

Pat M.'s Comment
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Hauled another load of walls today. 1 hour to unload and all the walls except the garage and interior walls were standing.

flatbed trailer loaded with prefab walls

Pat M.'s Comment
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As for the machine, that is a scrap tire baler. Here is a link to the manufacturer page that has a video of it in operation.... Scrap tire baler

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