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For Sale Heavy Iron And Other Stuff - Troy Montana

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Debris Classifieds' started by Danefraz, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Sep 13, 2019
    Danefraz

    Danefraz Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    All,

    My aunt's husband passed a few months ago. there's a few things that she'd like to sell.

    If you know anyone that wants 3 Army trucks, a crane, and a 2 ton truck with backhoe, boom and welder on it, please let me know.

    I'd recommend a low-boy trailer to haul things. I know at least 1 of the army trucks is a deuce and a half. I don't recall the other two. I think the crane (cable operated, iirc) is 1950's vintage, is wheeled, with big outriggers. It sat for years (decades?) in a field, he got it running in like a few hours and took it home. he was starting these rigs up like once a year. IMO, they're all old iron projects for the right person.

    There's some property there also for sale, I don't know details, something in the 20 or more acres with a manufactured home on it, a shop, elk, deer, bear, turkeys, geese and more. (Rocky Draw Road, it's like mile marker 2 from Idaho off HWY 2, east of Bonner's Ferry ID 15 miles or so). She'll probably sell after the spring thaw so she has time to get more stuff out of there.

    I don't have photos if you're mildly interested, I can track them down.
     
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  2. Sep 13, 2019
    fyrmn

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    Thats a beautiful area! Lived in Bonners Ferry for a year, great little town.
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2019
    baldjosh

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    Troy is a great little spot...been through there a few times
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019
    Danefraz

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    Troy is a neat little spot on the map. It's in the 'banana belt' supposedly of Montana. I think it's one of the 'lowest' elevation areas also, helping with the banana belt stuff.

    I'll never forget the winter of '92 I spent there for a few weeks with my grandparents around Christmas and New Years... driving in from Spokane, the freeway closed behind me (whiteout / blizzard). We had snow about every day or every other day. It was so cold most days, you could see the ice sparkling and falling from the sky, each morning it didn't snow, there was an inch or so of 'moisture ice/snow' that had accumulated on the car. You couldn't make a snowball without a squirt bottle in your jacket to add moisture to the snow. Before New Years, I drove down thru Thompson Falls to Missoula to pick up my then 'girlfriend' (now wife) and split blizzards: they closed the airport after her plane landed that night. We woke up the next morning to 18in of new snow to drive back up north in... Kootenai Falls were nearly froze over, we hiked down to see them and the 'wind' chill coming up the river canyon had to make it minus 30 or so, it was about 10 below to start... I drove down to my dad's new place in Kila (about 10mi west of Kalispell) one day to help him cut some firewood for the construction of his house that was going on: my saw chain would freeze between cutting and loading the truck while the saw idled, after about 2 hours of cutting (the air-dam on the housing in winter mode), the saw quit: I took it apart and the air cleaner was completely covered in ice... frozen wood is easy to split though... it was time to be done... at Julies Saloon a bit later, having a bowl of chili and a burger, she (Julie) said we were nuts, and that it was 15 below and asked who cuts wood in 'this'?? IDK, nuts I guess. Whiteout brewed up that evening on our trek from Kila back to Troy - nearly wiped out a moose in the highway in my little ranger pickup - after that, was the slowest / longest it ever took me to get from the Fisher River along HWY 2 back to Libby and Troy (at 20mph or so vs. the 40 or so I'd been going) ... 'but it doesn't get like this regularly here'... (apparently, only when I am there)...
     
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  5. Sep 13, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    Fixed that for you. :D
     
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    Lockman

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    Thanks for the Great story , Dane. BTW, the moose wasn't driving your Little Ranger pickup, was It? :rofl:( I 've heard that they're pretty tricky out there )
     
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