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Tri-State Commodities W900A Kenworth's

Posted By ColoradoGreen Saturday, October 30, 2010 3:59 PM
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Doug Blevins
 Posted Thursday, November 04, 2010 1:19 PM
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After I posted I got to thinking about HCT, so I looked for the web site. I stand corrected, it says they have about 55 Co drivers and about 18 O/O's, I guess the lease purchase deal didnt work out, they have all new Pete CO trucks. as for the 18 O/O's thats funny cause when I left in Oct 07, my truck was #C-018  (O/O #18) Also website says Co started in 84...........Doug

1954 GMC 250,
1961 KW 923 (GL),
1963 KW L924,
1966 Timpte 35 foot outside rail flatbed,
1967 Fruhauf log trailer
1984 White/Volvo 1981 Peterbilt 359 EXHD
1988 Freightliner Coe (parts donor truck)
1989 KW K100E 1991 GMC 3500 HD service truck 1996 GMC K1500 ex cab 1998 Freightliner FLD120
Doug Blevins
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Troy, High Country (HCT) Was started by the sons around 89 or so, they run Western states pulling flatbed, grain hoppers, Pnuematics and just started a reefer division. They used to have all Co trucks, then they started adding lease trucks, right before I pulled my truck off the road, they started a Lease purchase program with New Petes. I have heard that they have now done away with the Co trucks and are all lease purchase, or owner operator, they figured they can make more money with no trucks to maintain! Anyway they are expanding all the time, Based out of Cortez CO they used to have a website, I have not checked it latley, they were too money hungry for me, I wouldnt go back there again.......Doug

1954 GMC 250,
1961 KW 923 (GL),
1963 KW L924,
1966 Timpte 35 foot outside rail flatbed,
1967 Fruhauf log trailer
1984 White/Volvo 1981 Peterbilt 359 EXHD
1988 Freightliner Coe (parts donor truck)
1989 KW K100E 1991 GMC 3500 HD service truck 1996 GMC K1500 ex cab 1998 Freightliner FLD120
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 Posted Thursday, November 04, 2010 11:31 AM
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Doug Blevins (10/31/2010)
Troy, I used to load with alot of the tri state trucks at Moab when I loaded salt, and Rifle  when I would load soda ash, they are some sharp looking trucks! I had my truck leased to High Country out of Cortez CO, the family that ownes the Co used to have quite a fleet of older Pete 359's and A model KW's hauling grain around Montacello UT back in the mid to late 70's they were painted blue and white, the had a couple painted like the early Shupe trucks. I wish I would have copied some of the pictures they had on the office wall! The owners of high country are the Crowley  brothers, the older trucks belonged to thier Dad, and said "JC Crowley & sons" I think they also owned a grain elevator. I found a couple of pics of the older trucks, in the one with the Pete & KW, you can see some of the grain trucks in the background. I think they had about 10 or 12 grain trucks and a few leasors....... Doug 


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Good looking set of trucks. Is JC Crowley/ High Country still operating?

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Scott Waggoner (11/3/2010)
What are those A-models powered with?


Class of '78 (maroon) has a 3406 CAT, 425hp. with a 15spd. and 3.70 rears.

Toad's Pad (orange) has an N14 Cummins, 525hp, 18spd. and 3.36 rears.

Black Sheep (Peterbilt) has a ISX Cummins, 600hp, 18spd. 3.36 rears.

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Thanks Erich. I used to drive it for a friend of mine. Then he bought me a 379 to replace it. He sold it to another guy on credit then had to repo it. Then we did some trading for it. Ever since I've been fixing everything the other guy messed up. Got it pretty much lined out now. Alot of the Aerodynes got removed and flattops puts on. As far as looks a flattop is nice. But I think you'd have to be a fool to take a Aerodyne off, especially if it works or you're more than 4' tall. Back when they were new if you had a Aerodyne hood or cabover you had a luxury truck.

Robby Gaines

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1981 Kenworth W-900A Aerodyne

1974 Great Dane Stainless Steel Reefer

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Well, now I see it. Where'd you get yours at? Im a fan of the higher roof sleepers like the aerodyne. I think it looks great on your truck.

Erich


1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


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3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!
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Erich, appearantly you haven't paid close enough attention. Look at my avatar.

Robby Gaines

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1981 Kenworth W-900A Aerodyne

1974 Great Dane Stainless Steel Reefer

Scott Waggoner
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What are those A-models powered with?

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What I can say about those two W900a's from tristate is that they are really sharp with the aerodyne sleepers. I dont think Ive ever seen an a model with an aerodyne sleeper.

Those are awesome.

Erich


1966 Ford F-600 ex-Fuel Tanker, now a flatbed aka "Big Lou''s Little Big Rig"
engine: FT 332 cu" 2-Barrell Carburetor
transmission: NP435 4-speed (granny gear 1st)
rear axle: Eaton 13802 2-speed
GVW: 17,000lbs
GCVW: 24,000lbs


2005 KW T800
72" aerocab sleeper, 235" wheelbase, cat C15 2004 epa acert Series/twin turbo 550hp/1850ft-lbs, 13 speed



3.55 rears and some theatrical. Decorations. LOL!
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Little by little as I try to recall the video I played for customers many times ,I think the name might have been Jerry Stugart ,instead of Shupe .
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 4:23 PM by junkmandan

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