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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. td25c

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    Split the booms & pull off the mast . :)

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    I hear you on "pull off the mast", but how much pull did a 600 have single line? They were mostly for handling mid size truck tows. I believe the booms on the old Freightliner above were 750 extendable booms. That's a lot of extra leverage against the mast.
     
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    Super deluxe body too. Big time! Having towed with a 750 and an old Weld Built the way they’re made it’s not as bad as you think. I missed out years ago on a late 60’s international with a 750 that was a one owner. Been kicking myself in the arse over that.....

    Love the old Holmes.
     
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    We had shorter WB sleeper cab tandems in SLC when I was there with Gelco. Stack sat in concave corner of cab and had that damned round exhaust ball socket connection that never sealed. Still have the WF radiator fill/air intake cover door off the first wreck I built as a glider in 1977
     
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    600 only had IIRC 8 ton boom capacity, should put line pull close to 20 in a flat no boom winch load, would drag that SA all over the road..
     
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    I hear you on "pull off the mast", but how much pull did a 600 have single line? They were mostly for handling mid size truck tows. I believe the booms on the old Freightliner above were 750 extendable booms. That's a lot of extra leverage against the mast.[/QUOTE]

    Agree RZ . Those sure look like 750 booms on Freightliner with the 600 Holmes .

    All the 600 & 650 Holmes beds in my area had the " Web " style non extend booms . Not sure if they offered extendable booms as an option on that series ?

    Talking about pulling off the mast …. With snatch block positioning you can pull dang near any direction . Ernest Holmes was a genius ! :cool:

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    Had to adjust the " camber " angle on a customers spray rig & weld back . :)
     
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    750 was 25 so 12.5 per boom IIRC. Those do look like 750’s on a smaller bed now that you mention it. A drag winch on there would be handy. An old Brockway I used to run for a friend had a drag winch. About a 1/4 mile of cable it seemed like. Came from Maine. I guess when they go off the road up there they go waaaaaay off!!
     
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    Not really into posting but I found this one today, 1959 RDF 405 still has the 220 but with a ten speed. Cab and hood are in good condition but has the 405 fender rash.

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    Been awhile since that one saw pavement.
     
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    Agree RZ . Those sure look like 750 booms on Freightliner with the 600 Holmes .

    All the 600 & 650 Holmes beds in my area had the " Web " style non extend booms . Not sure if they offered extendable booms as an option on that series ?

    Talking about pulling off the mast …. With snatch block positioning you can pull dang near any direction . Ernest Holmes was a genius ! :cool:

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    Had to adjust the " camber " angle on a customers spray rig & weld back . :)[/QUOTE]





    Looks like a Hagie 280/284. My sympathies to the owner.
     
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    Good eye terex herder !
     
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    That would be QUITE the project!!! For ANY amount of money to buy it!!
     
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    one thing about it the cab is aluminum. thats what i started with except it was a sleeper
     
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    This just popped up on my youtube feed...



    And the ending scene, they were talkin about...

     
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    My latest photos, 39 PETE, 44 KW built in Yakima Wa and a 48 KW {sort of}

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    Old Kenworth's
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