Comments on: On the Road Again, Thai Style http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/ Fri, 01 Jan 2010 22:08:16 -0500 hourly 1 By: ChuckWow http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9042 ChuckWow Sat, 21 Nov 2009 11:51:03 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9042 Next time I go to my wifes home town I will send you a few pictures of the larger version of these trucks. Next time I go to my wifes home town I will send you a few pictures of the larger version of these trucks.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9030 Talen Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:52:41 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9030 That is so cool. I think I have seen one of those trucks before but from behind...I would have definitely taken a pic if I saw it from the front. I haven't seen anything like it in Nakhon Phanom ...I'll have to keep my eyes peeled because I'd love to catch a ride or drive one of these things. That is so cool. I think I have seen one of those trucks before but from behind…I would have definitely taken a pic if I saw it from the front.

I haven’t seen anything like it in Nakhon Phanom …I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled because I’d love to catch a ride or drive one of these things.

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By: ChuckWow http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9026 ChuckWow Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:11:11 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9026 I guess the trucks are called "E-Taen" or something like that. I found a link to a picture of a smaller version of the trucks I have seen. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Isan_Rot-E-Taen.JPG I guess the trucks are called “E-Taen” or something like that.

I found a link to a picture of a smaller version of the trucks I have seen.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Isan_Rot-E-Taen.JPG

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By: ChuckWow http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9025 ChuckWow Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:02:10 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9025 I don't know if the trucks are country wide - I have only noticed them near my wifes home town in Nakhon Sawan. Just imagine a full size stake bed truck being powered by one of these tractors. They transverse mount the tractors in the front of the truck chassis - kind of an interesting adaptation. I don’t know if the trucks are country wide – I have only noticed them near my wifes home town in Nakhon Sawan.

Just imagine a full size stake bed truck being powered by one of these tractors.

They transverse mount the tractors in the front of the truck chassis – kind of an interesting adaptation.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9019 Talen Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:42:56 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9019 Chuck, I haven't seen the trucks they sell with no engines yet...I'll have to keep my eyes open for them. I've seen plenty of the tractors though. There is a small hardware store in Nachon Phanom that has about 15 new ones chained up outside and ready to go. Chuck,
I haven’t seen the trucks they sell with no engines yet…I’ll have to keep my eyes open for them. I’ve seen plenty of the tractors though. There is a small hardware store in Nachon Phanom that has about 15 new ones chained up outside and ready to go.

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By: ChuckWow http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-9007 ChuckWow Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:09:33 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-9007 I love those little Diesel tractors they use everywhere - one head light and tiller steering. The best things are the trucks they sell with no engine - they use the same tractor as the engine and haul goods to market. I love those little Diesel tractors they use everywhere – one head light and tiller steering.

The best things are the trucks they sell with no engine – they use the same tractor as the engine and haul goods to market.

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-8222 Talen Sun, 20 Sep 2009 06:39:28 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-8222 Mike, definitely no coconut groves that I've seen up in these parts..everyone has a few trees though. This is rice growing country and every available square inch of land is growing rice. Every now and then you see a small field of corn but the corn is a real sickly looking variety...very small. Mike, definitely no coconut groves that I’ve seen up in these parts..everyone has a few trees though. This is rice growing country and every available square inch of land is growing rice. Every now and then you see a small field of corn but the corn is a real sickly looking variety…very small.

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By: Mike http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-8221 Mike Sun, 20 Sep 2009 04:56:20 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-8221 Talen good to see some rural pics. They look quite different to here in Southern Central Thailand. Not many rice paddies here, lots of coconut groves though and fields where they seem to mostly grow sweet potato. .-= Mike´s last blog ..<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTeflDon/~3/47lJdAzz7Zc/thai-military-coup-happy-anniversary.html" rel="nofollow">Thai Military Coup-A Happy Anniversary?</a> =-. Talen good to see some rural pics. They look quite different to here in Southern Central Thailand.

Not many rice paddies here, lots of coconut groves though and fields where they seem to mostly grow sweet potato.
Mike´s last blog ..Thai Military Coup-A Happy Anniversary? My ComLuv Profile

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By: Lloyd http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-8220 Lloyd Sun, 20 Sep 2009 02:03:33 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-8220 Luckily these are not so distant memories as I sit here at an internet cafe in Vientiane, Loas biding my time waiting for the taxi back to Nong Khai and then the short bus ride back to our farm in Phak Khat and the piece and quiet rural Thailand offers ;-) Luckily these are not so distant memories as I sit here at an internet cafe in Vientiane, Loas biding my time waiting for the taxi back to Nong Khai and then the short bus ride back to our farm in Phak Khat and the piece and quiet rural Thailand offers ;-)

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By: Talen http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-8218 Talen Sat, 19 Sep 2009 07:48:43 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-8218 I wish I was heading back to Thailand next week like you are...take a ton of pictures! I wish I was heading back to Thailand next week like you are…take a ton of pictures!

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By: Martyn http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/2009/09/18/on-the-road-again-thai-style/comment-page-1/#comment-8215 Martyn Fri, 18 Sep 2009 21:00:11 +0000 http://thailandlandofsmiles.com/?p=2364#comment-8215 Talen thanks for the mention and from a top site like yours that's a good plug for me. I'm glad I was able to inspire you to write this post otherwise the wonderful photos would have gathered dust. So many of the photos remind me of Wilai's village and luckily sometime next week I'll be there and you've inspired me over the last few months to click click click when I'm in Thailand to gather pictures for future stories such as some of the great ones you put together. Thanks and I love the photos and soon I'll be able to reach out and touch them. .-= Martyn´s last blog ..<a href="http://www.thaisabai.org/2009/09/off-road-in-thailand/" rel="nofollow">Off Road In Thailand</a> =-. Talen thanks for the mention and from a top site like yours that’s a good plug for me. I’m glad I was able to inspire you to write this post otherwise the wonderful photos would have gathered dust. So many of the photos remind me of Wilai’s village and luckily sometime next week I’ll be there and you’ve inspired me over the last few months to click click click when I’m in Thailand to gather pictures for future stories such as some of the great ones you put together. Thanks and I love the photos and soon I’ll be able to reach out and touch them.
Martyn´s last blog ..Off Road In Thailand My ComLuv Profile

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