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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Frankenstein MAFREIGHTLICK!! I still LIKE IT!!!
     
  2. Truck Shop

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    How many of you ever seen one of these? Powered dolly-I have seen one back in 1972.

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    Not ever seen one!
     
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    never ever before. I see that and think "operator error" ended that idea quick.
     
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    It would have been great on freezing rain.
     
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    They had two engined Wabco scrapers up at the coal mine for stripping overburden. One of the catskinners I worked with told stories of meeting your buddy on the slick haul road, and mashing the rear engine throttle (Imagine a split pedal ) and deliberately wagging the ass end over into his lane for giggles. That is what the contraption above brought to mind.
     
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    never seen a powered dolly but I have seen a sow bellied bull wagon with power to to the trailer wheels
     
  8. Truck Shop

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    Los Angles Seattle Motor Freight.

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    Anyone have pictures of the KW or Freightliner half cabs ?
    Bob
     
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  10. Truck Shop

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    Pinheads? I have some somewhere.

    Although I may have weeded them out, I have over 3,000 truck photos in folders and sometimes
    I forget where something is, actually anymore I can't remember very well. :(
     
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    Fifthwheel testing part 1.

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    Seems to have held well!!
     
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    I read several places were 90% or so nash truck were wreckers.
    Never saw one but was told there was a guy that had a engine under his trailer to drive one of the axles.
     
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    Was that 'fifthwheel testing part 1' right after or the same time as ' underwear testing' ?:D
     
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    Well part 2 of the test is releasing the jaws and you can't use a T hook. But what's unique is all tires are
    vertical or horizontal, not one tire on the ground. And the glad hands are still emplace, something tells
    me that driver is in violation for not setting the brakes before he fell out the door. :)
     
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    I've seen a much milder version of the test on wymer grade in the canyon. The truck was jackknifed going downhill and took out the guardrail, and the left side drivers were all in the air over a very long steep slope to the river. The steers and the trailer were doing a fine job. I don't think he could get out that door :D
     
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    20220117_192543.jpg 20220117_192256.jpg saw this plow truck flopped in the ditch last night on our way home from Peace River. We had a blizzard for most of the day
     
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    Not something you see often 56.
     
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    It was a fast moving cold front. It was close to 15 degrees C yesterday down here and -15C after it moved through.
     
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