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I had a chance to ride with my good friend Gary as he hauled a load of salt to a municipality for use in melting snow and ice from the roads.
I took the camera to document this unique (for me) experience.
This is best viewed in slideshow format found in the upper right corner.
trip to the salt mine with Gary and Woody
trip to the salt mine with Gary and Woody
Woody is going to join us too
Woody is going to join us too
Have you ever ridden in a rig this size before, Ed?
Have you ever ridden in a rig this size before, Ed?
We have to go just past Geneseo College, about an hour and a half.
We have to go just past Geneseo College, about an hour and a half.
We'll go through Oakfield, big dairy farms in this area.
We'll go through Oakfield, big dairy farms in this area.
There is the salt mine straight ahead.
There is the salt mine straight ahead.
Sure is a lot of salt isn't it?
Sure is a lot of salt isn't it?
They can handle loading three trailers at a time.
They can handle loading three trailers at a time.
You'll be surprised how quickly we get loaded, Ed.
You'll be surprised how quickly we get loaded, Ed.
I just have to punch in my request for 73,000 pounds.
I just have to punch in my request for 73,000 pounds.
We are next
We are next
These wires on my left let me know where the load is being distributed in the trailer
These wires on my left let me know where the load is being distributed in the trailer
I have to put my tarp on, Ed, then a check on my tires and we will head back
I have to put my tarp on, Ed, then a check on my tires and we will head back
What did you think of it , Ed?
What did you think of it , Ed?
Yeah, This is Frenchie ......... Not sure how I got that handle, Ed
"Yeah, This is Frenchie" ......... Not sure how I got that handle, Ed
Want a coffe Ed? What about you, Woody?
Want a coffe Ed? What about you, Woody?
We are almost there, Ed. Drop this load and I am done for the day!
We are almost there, Ed. Drop this load and I am done for the day!
Doesn't take long. Hey watch where you are walking Ed!
Doesn't take long. Hey watch where you are walking Ed!
Yep, it's empty!
Yep, it's empty!
Drop off this paperwork and we are done. Did you get some good shots, Ed?
Drop off this paperwork and we are done. Did you get some good shots, Ed?
Woody is a little tired so he is going to climb in the sleeper now.
Woody is a little tired so he is going to climb in the sleeper now.