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the best diesel engine mack has made was?  

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  1. 1. the best diesel engine mack has made was?

    • Thermodyne
      18
    • Maxidyne
      23
    • Econodyne
      0
    • Magnadyne
      0
    • E6 4V head
      10
    • E7 4V head
      12
    • E9 4V head
      22
    • older ENDT V8 2V head
      2
    • other engine not mentioned
      1

Well,I thought I had an easy run for Friday,but like the song says "there ain't no easy run". I left here at 4:45 this morning and got home at 7:30. All I had to do was take a load of pipes to Durham,then load something for Monday delivery. Only thing is there were 7 trucks at the same job,I was number 4 in line,and the loader operator looked like today was the first time he'd ever been on the machine. The loader was big enough to unload the whole stack at one time,but the forks weren't long enough. He could only carry 4 or 5 pipes at a time and had to go about 50 yards with them,so it was a slow process.

Then I went to Petersburg to load beams for Masury,Ohio. Got there at 1:45 and the hateful b..,uh,woman I mean,in the scalehouse said "beat it,come back at 2:30". So I parked and waited 'til 2:30. Loaded at 3 different spots in the mill-all the beams are outside,on the ground,stacked in rows like pulpwood,exposed to the weather-and after I was loaded the loader man said "oops-forgot one,follow me back to the first spot we were at".

I knew loads going to Masury had to be tarped in winter,but I thought maybe I wouldn't have to now...as usual I thought wrong. Had to tarp it. It was 91 degrees too. My air conditioner doesn't work either. As they say,it's a tough job-but somebody's got to do it.

One more thing-we sometimes haul metal buildings for ABC-American Building. If they ever had a building going to Fishers,N.Y. I hope I get that load. I could give a whole new meaning to being "late with the freight". :rolleyes:

Here's a few more random pictures i've recently scanned from some of my photo albums- the longest load I ever pulled, a 149' 11" girder with a steerable dolly ( I just say it was 150',but I don't want to spread any false doctrine here),think it weighed about 74,000 lbs,took it from Abingdon,Va. to the route 840 bypass around Nashville,an old Chevrolet truck in the woods at my Daddy's in Cumberland,Va,and a chicken on a can cooking in my electric gas wood charcoal smoker oven.

Speaking of dolly loads,that reminds me of the time Woodstock and myself had a couple of dolly loads going somewhere in Pa. Jeffrey Moore was riding with me,he was the dolly driver. Of course as soon as he got us out of the plant in Lynchburg and onto rt. 29 he jumped in the bunk and after about 2 minutes it sounded like a sawmill back there,as he was fast asleep. We stopped at the rest area on 81 between Staunton and Harrisonburg and I went into the bathroom,came out and got back in the truck and we left. A few minutes later one of the escorts called me on the CB and asked where Jeffrey was. I said he was asleep. She said "no he ain't,he's back at the rest area". I looked in the sleeper and sure enough-no Jeffrey. So I said "well,let's just leave him,he'll catch a ride home sometime or other". But she went back and got him anyway. He had gotten out and went to the vending machines and I didn't know he had ever woke up. When we pulled out and left he called headquarters and told them he'd gotten left,then they called the escort.

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Good lord that's a loooong load. Funny about jeffrey reminds me of old bill's story. oh yeah i would probably have that cherolet at my house if I was you, could be a nice little brother for the mixer.

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Good lord that's a loooong load. Funny about jeffrey reminds me of old bill's story. oh yeah i would probably have that cherolet at my house if I was you, could be a nice little brother for the mixer.

It was long,but a pretty easy run. We only had to drive the dolly getting out of the old Carolina Steel plant in Abingdon then again when we got to the jobsite. The rest of the way was all interstate and we would pull the steer axle of the dolly up on 2 big blocks and chain it to the beam so it was up off the ground.

My daddy and my grandfather put a body on that truck for the owner when I was a wee lad-that's going back a ways. He later took the truck as partial payment for some work because I wanted it-the owner had parked it by then. It would barely run,but I drove that truck home. I was intending to fix it,because I thought it was such a neat looking old truck,but you know how it goes when you're 17 or 18 years old. Daddy had the head done,it had several burnt valves,so that's why it wouldn't half run, and I put a new voltage regulator on it, but I soon lost interest in it because something else came along. Back then-about '75 or '76 I guess- it would have been pretty easy to restore,but it's pretty far gone now. Somebody even shot all the glass out of it with a BB gun.

When I left Jeffrey it was kind of funny. Even jeff and Teresa thought so. But Bonnie ( at H.H.Moores) was not amused at all,especially by what I said about him catching a ride. She acted like it was my fault and I left him on purpose. She had NO sense of humor, NONE.

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It wasn't funny siting at a rest stop

for half an hour but it is a funny story now.

besides they made it up to me

with a trip to hooters later that night.

only thing that realy

bothered me about that trip was the hydrulic

steering on the dollies :Mixer1:

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Good lord that's a loooong load. Funny about jeffrey reminds me of old bill's story. oh yeah i would probably have that cherolet at my house if I was you, could be a nice little brother for the mixer.

It was long,but a pretty easy run. We only had to drive the dolly getting out of the old Carolina Steel plant in Abingdon then again when we got to the jobsite. The rest of the way was all interstate and we would pull the steer axle of the dolly up on 2 big blocks and chain it to the beam so it was up off the ground.

My daddy and my grandfather put a body on that truck for the owner when I was a wee lad-that's going back a ways. He later took the truck as partial payment for some work because I wanted it-the owner had parked it by then. It would barely run,but I drove that truck home. I was intending to fix it,because I thought it was such a neat looking old truck,but you know how it goes when you're 17 or 18 years old. Daddy had the head done,it had several burnt valves,so that's why it wouldn't half run, and I put a new voltage regulator on it, but I soon lost interest in it because something else came along. Back then-about '75 or '76 I guess- it would have been pretty easy to restore,but it's pretty far gone now. Somebody even shot all the glass out of it with a BB gun.

When I left Jeffrey it was kind of funny. Even jeff and Teresa thought so. But Bonnie ( at H.H.Moores) was not amused at all,especially by what I said about him catching a ride. She acted like it was my fault and I left him on purpose. She had NO sense of humor, NONE.

hey you wanna fix that truck!!!
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It wasn't funny siting at a rest stop

for half an hour but it is a funny story now.

besides they made it up to me

with a trip to hooters later that night.

only thing that realy

bothered me about that trip was the hydrulic

steering on the dollies :Mixer1:

I liked the hydraulic dollies best-they were so much easier to run and pull,because you didn't have to fool with chaining the front end up then dropping it every time you had to use it,just run back there and pull the rope and you're ready to go. Get it back straight,cut it off,back in the truck and we're off-no pulling up on the blocks and all that .I liked to drive the dolly for Woodstock,I even get along with him. But,as I say,if you can't get along with me...

That's still the only time i've been to Hooters, that was in York,Pa. I think the food was good,but I really don't remember much about the food. Everything looked good though :D

I f you want a project to work on,have at it. The head on that truck was done,new valve job. And it has a new voltage regulator on it...however,it's been sitting in the woods for 30+ years now. But i'll be glad to help you with it as much as I can. Hard as I run though,I barely have time to do anything.

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I've always been intrigued with oversize and overweight trucking.

My uncle, who most of you have heard me speak of, has been in the heavy haul

business for more than forty years. The last twenty or so with his own business.

It doesn't matter what the industry is though -

Whenever you "change the game" and don't try to compete with every other person in your industry,

you stand a better chance of making some real money and developing a reputation for something.

You get paid for what you know.

Moving those long beams is like that. Not everybody can do it.

Not a lot of people understand the planning and permitting that goes into a "super-load" like that.

Cool Load!

Paul VS

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