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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Senior Member

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    LOL yes and I am going to join the keeper of the brushes and sealing wax.
     
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  2. RZucker

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    That's very possible. I got to know the owner in the later 80's.
     
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  3. crane operator

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    https://tulsa.craigslist.org/hvo/d/henryetta-older-model-kenworth-winch/7095323138.html

    $2,000 and he'll help load it for you. He originally had it posted as a 1967, but I don't think that is right year for it, and the ad has changed, but its still for sale.

    From the ad :

    "I'm doing a clean up job and this truck is on the property. From what the owner told me this truck ran some years back and will start. Engine turns over by hand. Has a small cam Cummins and a 13 speed transmission. Has tulsa winches on it. NO TITLE. Selling for $2000 or best offer. Please no low ball offers. I know what the engine and transmission are worth. Will help load. You will have to haul it yourself. If it doesn't sell within the next week I will put a battery in it and get it running and raise the price. Located near Henryetta, ok. Call or text show contact info
    for more information. Thank you."

    1967 kenworth wrecker 1.jpg 1967 kenworth wrecker 2.jpg 1967 kenworth wrecker 3.jpg 1967 kenworth wrecker 4.jpg
     
  4. colson04

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  5. Mother Deuce

    Mother Deuce Senior Member

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  6. Truck Shop

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    The KW above is mid sixties vintage, not much there. The winches are worth more than the truck by far. Yes MD that green is so wonderful isn't it.
     
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  7. Old Doug

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    Do you need a winch? I have a hard time scraping them but they dont have much value here.
     
  8. Old Doug

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    Some of you guys have been around winch trucks before i wonder how much a single axle truck would lift. I have a IH gas engine longer wheel base truck, I was useing a 3/4ton chevy with duals. I have never been very imprest with the bigger truck after the little chevy. The chevy would haul 2000# down the road easy the IH is very front end light with 4000#
     
  9. Truck Shop

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    Only what the rear axle is rated for.
     
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    or how the load is balanced fore and aft on the deck, or how much overhang at the rear axle. post some pictures
     
  11. Old Doug

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    Its not home right now but the poles are hooked above the rear spring hangers about like the hinges on a dump truck.. I did this because it dosent have a bed and thats as close to the axle i could got and steal use the fifithwheel. I have another truck now so i may remove the F W and move them closer to the axle.The pickup i had i cut the springs of even with the rear of the tires and made a spring slider.
     
  12. RZucker

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    Best place for a set of poles on a single drive is just over the front spring brackets for the rear axle.
     
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  13. Truck Shop

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    Or a Tee Pee.
     
  14. RZucker

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    You know what I meant. ;)
     
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  15. Old Doug

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    I have thought about this before but didnt do it because i thought i would be useing the fifthwheel and it would be harder to get the poles on and off but i have only had them off once in 18 or so years.
     
  16. Mother Deuce

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    My buddy Uncle Pete is a crane operator who gifted me 46 pictures of a friends heavy haul company. Instead of just posting them I invited Pete to join the forum
    as he is also an accomplished welder, has restored a D7 and a John Deere, and could run Julia Childs right out of the kitchen. Pete has images of the family crane
    company that go pack quite a ways and he has the back stories on these 46 images of which I will post one now and he can fill in the blanks when he arrives here.

    Pete shovel 1-2.jpg
     
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