What I've come to realize is it's also a land of Big Equipment. It takes a lot of machinery to keep this land productive. There's the favorite John Deere line of products, the tractors, the haulers, the bale lifters and trailers, the long lines of irrigation sprinklers, the horse and cattle gates and trailers, the feeders.....
The list goes on and on. The mountains and valleys are dotted with various forms of metal mechanical marvels, both new and old.
Oh, and did I mention the Big Trucks? While the rest of the USA waffles over economy cars and hybrid vehicles, Montana is firmly committed to jumbo size, four wheel, gas and diesel spittin' high-rise trucks and SUV's that can pull lots of weight and climb up and down the hills, gulleys and dirt roads. A machine of necessity.
Yee haw, yippee kiy yiy yay...... :)