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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

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    That bottom picture is a fascinating piece of gear, "a good one" as my dad would say about any unknown thing.
    It appears to bore a hole in the wall to remove some material in a layer or vein and load it out via conveyor. Thanks TS!
     
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    Love this Pete and offroad lowboy from the estate sale.
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    This strange contraption that Weyerhauser cooked up for yarding trees out of creek bottoms along roads. It had two drums with lots of line and a couple of different booms out the back. It was so grown in I could not get a good picture of that.
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  3. Truck Shop

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    Late 40's
     
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    Late 50's early 60's on the Pete and KW.
     
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    Finished work at 9:am then headed for La Grande with tow from Friday. Radiator burst-compression gasses-head was just replaced under warranty.
    July 2021 (4).JPG July 2021 (1).JPG
     
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    Few photos I took this morning while in La Grande.

    July 2021 (3).JPG July 2021 (5).JPG
     
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    They are doing auger mining, probably for coal. You can recover a lot of col this wy, when the stripping gets too deep. The company I worked for in the 80's, used this method to recover coal in Thurber, Tx. I may have been the last bituminous coal mine in north Texas.
    Jeff
     
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    I kind of like chains and binders when I'm hauling counterweights, but to each their own. They at least have good taste in cranes.
     
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    I just had a head replaced on a 12.7. We haven't put 200 miles on it since getting it back, and I've put 2 gallons of antifreeze in it. Its not in the pan, and I haven't seen it leaking out anywhere, so I'm guessing its going out the exhaust. Nice to know I'm not the only one.
     
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    You can't see them in the photo-there are angle irons on the bed of that trailer to keep weights in place.

    It happens sometimes more often than not. Parts quality and careful block prep isn't what it once was.
     
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    you cage the maxis to tow like that, or push some air back there?
     
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    I cage them on long tows-which is every tow, plus drop drive line.
     
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    This runaway ramp on Teton Pass highway coming up out of Jackson caught my eye. I realized the truck would have to cut through the uphill traffic to use it!
    https://goo.gl/maps/RD5ywCmYFLhL9yHp8
     
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    Just wondered about her standing there for the video shoot?
     
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    That's 10% grade .
     
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    I was driving up it when I saw that one. Yes that is wicked looking, I can't imagine it is much fun with weather.
     
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    I drive by this Mack every day without seeing it. The crane operator in me fixated on the cool crane next to it.
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    Hell for stout
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    PTO winch, two sticks
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    What's not to like?
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    Is that a LPG (probably butane) tank on the side of that thing?