Yes H22 from Eve River Division I think!!!HDX....in the early 80's we had a fairly new Mac Blo P-16 returned to us for a minor rebuild.Truck had a cab fire and some residual damage.We put a new cab on her and fixed her up like new...I certainly remember the smell....Does this ring any bells with you ???
Great pictures Steve. Thank you for sharing them with us and lot of interesting information/history. Good to see H88 is back on track. Last time - Summer 2012 - when I saw her she seemed to be parked for good and used for spare parts. And she is still a preloader as H17. Not many left. Is H321 still going strong?View attachment 185591 View attachment 185592 H88 Taken a couple months ago. When she was first surplused along with H89, She was sent to Ritchie Bros over in Vancouver and sold to a Port Alberni Contractor. They later resold her to another contractor and this is her now. Usual cab decay and such but for the most part still intact
View attachment 185722 View attachment 185723 The H437 in front and I just cant remember what the number of the rear truck was.. I will go through some pictures and see if I have another picture of her. The distinct front bumper markings tend to identify them. I wish I could have kept a closer eye on these trucks as they neared the end at Menzies Bay because they were very different and served their masters well. They like every other off highway truck had their followers and a mutual admiration society.
Thank you for updates on H88 and H321. Sadly to see so many Hayes HDX are for sale and they will properly end up in The scrap yard. I think Forshner is selling his trucks as well...Hayesno1 Good to hear from you, Yes H88 had an engine installed and a 18 speed trans and did go back to work for a while. They bought an old Hayes preload trailer with 14 foot bunks from IPL to use behind her. She is back parked over there at the place you saw her last again now.. I am thinking that is because there is no wood for her to haul with the contractor he was using her with. They are using highway trucks now... As for H321 Well last I heard she was still hauling . They use her at different places. owner is Dorman Timber now