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    • UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL! Think about what that means. Now what is happening to us? Right against left republican against democrat, conservative against liberal white against black christian against gay pro-life against pro choice and on and on. While we that is to say ALL of us here in America are taking sides, pointing fingers, assigning blame the power hungry politicians from both parties are cheating us, robbing us and trying to destroy our beloved nation for their own interests. The sooner everyone of us realize that and start holding politicians accountable the better we will all be. The roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, electrical grids natural gas pipe lines are rapidly deteriorating from decades of neglect and no matter what side you are on those items are a vital part of your life yet I do not hear any politician recognizing this much less talking about updating these systems. If we allow the politicians to continue distracting us we will be living in a third world country, and being what you are and what side you are on will no longer have any importance when your very existence will consume all of your time and energy.
    • ok which direction does it tilt? is it in need of an air bag for the cab ? does it tilt left, right or towards the back? is it tilting forward? check the cab mounts to see if anything is bent, broken, twisted, deflated, loose, worn, shifted, the older solid mount trucks sometimes would have the left to right channel on the floor in the back of the cab split in btween the mounts and usually the drivers side would sag.  is the cab rotted out? 
    • I have no trailer brake lights from the foot pedal. Normal brake lights on the trailer with the maxi brake (yellow) button and the service brake (blue) button. Truck brake lights work normally from both foot pedal and both buttons. The issue shows up at both the trailer plug and the wiring terminal strip on the left hand side of the firewall (terminal # 14). A jumper from terminal # 6 to terminal # 14 and everything is ok. The wiring diagram shows a "trailer stop lamp sw" - feeding to terminal 14. Where is that switch located? Is it part of the service brake (blue) dash button?      
    • If you are looking at used trailers the 102" deck width is much more user friendly than the 96" deck width. I second all of the points above Personally I will end up with a step deck with air, or hydraulic, assisted ramps or a hydraulically lowered tail
    • Do you have a Mack trans? If so there is a torque limit switch on the rear of the trans try unplugging that!
    • 99 CL E7 460 no power no boost drive down road all of a sudden boost kicks in runs great could be up to a half hr  sometimes less then goe's away  no elec malfunction light changed boost preasure sensor
    • If you got deep pockets anything is possible. Safety and weight should be paramount in any decision for equipment selection. Sounds like you got an eye on the tractor but not on a trailer. Landoll type trailers are not common at all at 53 feet and big bucks if you find one. A new one is only for a company working it every day. One is on my wish list but not going to happen for me. Going to a few shows a year a single drop deck might be a feasible option. Even 53 foot single drop decks are not that common. Add the removable aluminum ramps and the effort to load and unload trucks not convenient but the cheapest way to go. One big issue with the tilt decks is they are heavy. Depending on the weight of 2 fire trucks, tractor and trailer you could be at 80,000 and not think it possible. My drop deck is 9650lbs which is tons less than what you are thinking about. My setup is just under 60,000 total, you will be considerably higher.
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Sue Given

      Looking to sell big mack trucks
      1952 Mack A30 Ten Wheel Cab and Chassis
      1963-65 Mack C607T Cabover Tractor
      1952-53 Mack A54T Six Wheel Cab & Chassis
      1934 Mack BX HD 6 Wheel Flatbed
      All recently appraised
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    • lytle420  »  wilbur

      I have a mack truck model number CXN613 having issues won't stay running  broke all the injector lines on top of the engine have fuel coming out of those injectors lines also have two filters on the driver side bottom of the engine for oil then one small filter was bone dry need to know what that filter is for and has two airlines running to it looks that's mounted to the manifold on driver side
      · 0 replies
    • BillyT  »  Freightrain

      Bob was asking about you the other day,"laundered" my flip phone in the pocket of my jeans so gotta get another before I can get back to him.Broke my hip recently I don't recommend anyone doing that! I'm walking again without walker, cane etc have been off the site for awhile.
      · 3 replies
    • Adrian Purdie  »  Jeff M

      I am very interested to buy a Mack b61, please e-mail me on adrianvpurdie@gmail.com .
      · 0 replies
    • binderbob  »  terry

      thanks for complement! yes it is pretty straight. appears to have not been used in winter!? 3 coats of paint, and one miner crack behind passenger door. Its a keeper not for sale.
       
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