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Grizzly Trucks

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by diamondtguy, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. donkey doctor

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    Were any of them actually built or configured later for any of the uses in the brochure. I've only ever seen them as a pickup. Just curious. d.d.
     
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    Mainly pick-ups,utility/service trucks and two enclosed trucks...They pushed the trucks pretty hard but in the end only 13 were built...The trucks were a great Idea but like alot I think they were a decade to late (JMO)..That being said the Cummins 12V wasnt available then...
     
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    i remember them having a display at the Truck Loggers Convention in Pan Pacific with the grizzly there in early 90's.They gave my dad the sales pitch for ten minutes.They started at $42,000 then
     
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    I believe the last truck had a price tag of $75,000........Here are a few more pics from John.

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    I have purchased all the paperwork and photo's from John Welch...Will be interesting to go through it all..He is in the USA and said he is mailing it today...
     
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    I got the binder today..A wealth of info..Full of pics,truck info,promo stuff,news paper articles and testimonials from owners...will have to figure out how to scan the binder..Sorry about the blurry pics..Things are not good here and i have the shakes. grizzly 005.JPG grizzly 006.JPG
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    So...I know one of the trucks was refit onto a Ford chassis.It was Geoffs brothers truck..I have alot of info on the truck..It is now just east of me in Mission..I guess Grizzly tried to market what they did....

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    I will get a pic of the testimonial from Astronic Seismic contracting on there truck.They were in alberta.No internet info on them which would explain the auction of this truck in early 2000's.He a said it was the 5th truck built...I now have the first 7 trucks in order..

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    What an incredible find Cory. I look forward to hearing what all you uncover in there!
     
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    Are you able to tell us what the big machine you assembled several pages back is used for?
     
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    The big proto type machine i was working on ???
     
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    Yes. It looked very interesting and HD.
     
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    Its a machine for making checker plate.Myself and 2 others were terminated with out warning last year..Not a good move on their part.I have a video of it running...I will have a look for it.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I thought it was something to do with wood or tree's being in BC. I'm guessing the terminations were un-justified? I've been through that before. You've got more power if there's 3 of you together. Not sure how many are required for a class action suit though.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I thought it was something to do with wood or tree's being in BC. I'm guessing the terminations were un-justified? I've been through that before. You've got more power if there's 3 of you together. Not sure how many are required for a class action suit though.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I thought it was something to do with wood or tree's being in BC. I'm guessing the terminations were un-justified? I've been through that before. You've got more power if there's 3 of you together. Not sure how many are required for a class action suit though.
     
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    I have made up and installed new wiring harnesses for the head and taillights.
    Also, I was able to remove the driver's door and confirm that Kenworth daylight doors will fit so I'll be changing to the daylight doors. The doors I bought have power windows in them so it'll be a nice upgrade. 20210320_104245.jpg
     

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    Good score with the power windows...I thought about converting mine but never got back to the idea..First saw them on Brian's truck...

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    Pulled my truck out today...Hasnt run for a while..Started right up.Front air bags have only lost 2psi since last summer.Rears have ALS on it so they take care of them selves.I have new fittings (better) for the rear and should change them the next sunny day...Need to buy some insurance for it.Still havent driven it since I changed the front suspension.
    Some better pics of the binder i got...

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    I was running some errands the other night in the Grizzly and pulled into a corner store.When I came out there was a guy looking at the truck..We were keeping our distance and wearing masks so i couldnt hear him clearly..Turned out it was Chris,the guy who bought the Gibsons truck...We have spoken but never met..We talked for about a hour...Now his truck is the one I mentioned above that is built on a Ford chassis and has the Ford dash in it...Chris ran into Avery a while ago and got some pics of his truck...Averys truck is registered as a 2000 and also built on a Ford chassis....but it has a Ford dash in it...Its supposedly built out of left over parts....The Ford dash just raises more questions.. thumbnail_20200902_143553.jpg thumbnail_20200902_143601.jpg thumbnail_20200902_143622.jpg 20160203_132134.jpg
     
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