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Kenworth Thread for 848--849--850

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Hayesno1, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Hayesno1

    Hayesno1 Senior Member

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    Well I better start a Kenworth Thread for 848--849--850 and similar huge KW's. Post your pics of huge KWs:)
    Here are few pics KW - all shot in 2005 most trucks are Mars Industries
     

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  2. Hayesno1

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    A few more:)
     

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    So it appears that KW has continued the great trucks that Hayes pioneered. The relationship is very apparent.

    I will work on getting some of the construction and Quarry versions shot and posted.
     
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    Good man Jerry
     
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    Kw

    here is a 1972 849RF of A. Byrne Trucking and a 1981 849S of Olympic Forest Products.
     

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  6. Hayesno1

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    KW preloader present owner Central Island Excavating. It is ex. McKay unit #H100.
     

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    Jim Falconers Canadian built KW 848 dump truck. Nice huge truck. KW ramb truck. Both KW's were captures this summer at the old MB Cameron Div.
     

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    Holbrook Dyson - Vernon Camp
    Blue Mountain Trucking - Sayward
    (3) KW - Campbell River
    KW - Campbell River
    Dennis Dystant - Campbell River
     

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  9. Hayesno1

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    Pics of Dystant KW
    - 4th LLL KW
    - 5th contactor KW in Zeballos
     

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    More KW pics
    2 pics of John Foster KW dump trucks
    3rd Mars truck with lowbed early morning at road to Sarita
    4th and 5th KW selfloader near Beaver Cove
     

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    As many are aware the different truck model designations refers primarily to the differences in the frame. Here are some of my own observations:
    848: 10-3/4" Deep C Channel Flex Frame - 34" Width
    849: Variable Web Flex Frame - 40" Width
    850: Rigid Frame - 40" Width (Similar to HDX, WHDX & P16's)

    Does anyone else have any additional info or differing observations?
     
  12. Hayesno1

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    Tyler, I did not know. Very interesting. Once I was told by a guy working for WFP that you could look at rear springs to settle if it was a 848 or a 849 model, but I have never figured out how.
     
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    WFP KW trucks. I my mind all 848 models please correct me if I am wrong. Woss summer 2010
     

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    Many of the heavy KW trucks were rigid with walking beams anyway, no rear springs to be found. All of our C500 and C540 trucks were rigid as well, no springs. I'll find some pics.
     
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    A few pics....

    All are KW C500 and C540. All are ex-Weyerhaeuser, all Cummins power, and all with Clark rearends, solid walking-beam, no suspension (no springs, no biscuits, or otherwise).

    Hundreds of these trucks came to Alaska and here they still sit.

    if your interested I have thousands of these pics, and can take more tomorrow if you prefer to see them in the snow.
     

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    Ex Weyerhaeuser KW trucks left in Alaska.
     

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    Looks like a couple of them had 12V71s in them.

    Typically, how heavy were the rears in the off-highway KWs? My dad told me that his usually grossed out at around 150,000 at Vail. I have heard that they ran 64,000 rears, and that would add up pretty close with about a 24,000 front.
     
  18. Hayesno1

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    Dystant KW truck unit #33. Pics were shot Dystant shop in Campbell River summer 2010.
     

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    Vigilant I would wonder if in fact there was room for a 12V in the engine compartment--These units posted all have Cummins in them (single exhaust system) whereas the 12V has dual exhaust. Looking at the trucks from there it is hard to tell if you could stuff a green leaker in there or not. What do you think???
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the great pictures and taking time to tell more about the area and trucks. Some time maybe you could share more information on how the trucks were equipped. Motor sizes and horse power, transmissions, capacity, empty and loaded weights, over all lengths, and widths.

    When you think how long the trucks last in such poor operating conditions, it just seems amazing. Great stuff I for one really appreciate you taking time to load, and share pictures and tell the stories!!!!!!