Thursday, February 12, 2009

A bright, shiny R.E.D. truck

Neighbors had a major driveway project underway when the brightest, shiniest R.E.D. truck I've seen in quite some time arrived with gravel.

Time out for a portrait. Though it was a working vehicle, this truck was spotless and the chrome thoroughly polished. I wouldn't mind riding around town in it. Any day.

Down to business. First the gate is raised (above). Then the big hydraulic piston lifts the box and the dump begins (below).

The box is lifted even higher to move the last of the gravel.

And here's the end result -- two carefully placed heaps of gravel which added up to a very small load for the beautiful, shiny R.E.D. truck.

Posts Past: One post that keeps getting comments from old timers is one I did on empty stores on Miller Valley. Tonight, I just had another comment -- you might want to check it out.


worldphotos4 said...

Looks like all of the snow melted. Or are these older pictures?

stitchwort said...

Following a line of thought from the firemen?
It's certainly a truck for photographing.

Jarart said...

We have a grandson who would love to play with that shiny red truck!

Linda G. said...

I'm not really a truck person, but that looks like an older truck that's been lovingly refurbished..

Granny J said...

steve -- right the second time -- I took the pix about 2 weeks before the snow arrived. More coming this weekend -- and not all of the last snow is gone!

stitch -- isn't it photogenic, tho! How could one resist?

jarart -- suspect any red-blooded guy would like to play with such a truck.

lindag -- that was sorta what I had guessed, but you never can be sure, what with retro design these days.

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

Wow, your Tonka Truck made me feel like a four year old boy again!

Granny J said...

boonie -- it is certainly a truck to conjure with!

Digger Derrick Trucks said...

i feel like a kid and the photos are outstanding so classsy

Granny J said...

That truck was lovingly cared for, as you can tell. Glad you liked the pix.

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