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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. RZucker

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    Back in the day those little trucks had a pretty good grain hauling gig, 2 loads a day, mostly downhill loaded in good weather. With a set of light grain doubles they could net around 34 tons running at 92,000 gross. They could make a few bucks when I could find decent drivers.
    I had one driver that would rustle up local hay loads in the off season too. He would rent a set of 32' flat doubles for that one.
     
  2. Truck Shop

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    How about some nice LTL's-not my photos.

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  3. Truck Shop

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    I drove a 86 LTL dump with drop axle and 3 axle pup that was Cat powered. It road fairly well and pretty comfortable to drive plus it had good visibility with the large windshield.
     
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    Those Fords weren't a bad truck. I would rate them higher than the GMC Generals.
     
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    LOL RZ! As a past member of General’s Owners Club if you had a good running 5 ton with one of those giant Hall Scott’s or equally enormous Continental gas engines you were better off than I was! Plus if you had a weed burner exhaust you could set fire to a bush anywhere and have hot lunch and a campfire.
     
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  6. Truck Shop

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    Somehow I didn't think you could put a LTL 9000 and a General in the same paragraph. :oops:
     
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    Merely a comparison thing. Got to drive a General for a couple of days once... That was enough for me. In fairness it hadn't had the best care.
     
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    Here---you can compare this to a turd. :):p

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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. That is beyond disgusting.
     
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    Is that painting on the side supposed to be some kind of scene that I can't figure out or is it just abstract?
     
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    I was once told that the best way to paint camouflage was dab it on heavy with a dirty sock. :D
     
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    I don't know BV, that whole truck is abstract. A waste of .030 mig wire to me.;)
     
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    Four fuel tanks? Bet the front one is piped into the cab for a puke receptacle.
     
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    Here's a neat video on a convoy of Mack trucks in the Artic

     
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    I am GM through and through but this statement is very true. I drove a General with a Turbo 6 71 RT15 speed. It didnt need a speedometer I dont think it would do 60. It would pull any thing just took a little longer to get there.
     
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    some black and white photos, not my photos.

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    Lots of aluminum with lock rings there. Looks like the Mack at the top has 22's.
     
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    Some rigs you don't see everyday, Diamond Reo's. not my photos.

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    In the first picture the Australia truck are those fenders how they came as I have not seen them before but I have not seen many Diamond Reo trucks.
     
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    I have seen one before with the constructed fenders some years ago, it had a rotary well drilling rig mounted on it. But I don't think that the fenders were made from diamond plate.
     
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