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  2. Yellow fire apparatus belongs in airports, nowhere else!
  3. David, the Mainers went out of their way to help with anything required and offered all kind of help with paperwork. Got Hammond Lumbers pledge to supply the house kits at 10% over cost. Good people all around til you get to Portland and Unity.
  4. We had one of the thrashers, a big 500 gallon wood barreled tanker thing, a sickle cutter and a three row planter. All wood and strap iron. My grandma bought about 1918. Her and granpop used a model T to pull them I was told. I saved some of the metal parts from where they burned them up after WWII when the got modern ones.
  5. Let's see. Mack buys Brockway, both compete for similar market share. Brockway union says.. "screw you', we want more". Mack says-...."Nah, think will just close the operation down". Hope the Swedes haven't been reading any history books. And do you think the union leadership is noting the continued number of fleets that are downsizing? You would think they would be in tune with the fact that this is probably not the right time to be banging on the table.
  6. I'm a shop foreman for a small yard in New Mexico, and I've got a strange issue. After changing; the high/low selector fork, the clutch, and high/low selector valve, the truck still grinds and won't shift into any of the high range gears. When the church is released it grinds in 6th - 10th gear. Help me please. I'm stumped. Sent from my 2PQ93 using Tapatalk
  7. I have been making a mental note of the new brands on the road in relation to new Macks. Seems about right but noticing more and more Volvos even as vocational trucks. Very few Anthems. Shame
  8. Do I need to register to attend this event?
  9. It is still opened on a Wednesday but I think you have to call. I believe there may still be trucks in side. Many are now with the Mahan collection in NJ
  10. Ford GT race stint ends after 4 years, 19 wins Michael Martinez, Automotive News / October 12, 2019 Ford Motor Co. had a singular goal when it resurrected the GT race program in 2016: win at Le Mans to honor the 50th anniversary of the company's legendary victory there over Ferrari in 1966. It did that — and won 18 other races to boot — over the course of a four-year campaign that ended last week at Petit Le Mans in Atlanta. Aside from its success on the track, executives say the revived GT race program helped validate technologies and features that have made their way down Ford's lineup to F-150s, Mustangs and other vehicles. "The GT program was intended to be a halo for the company in terms of what we do and what we're capable of doing," Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance motorsports, told Automotive News. "The race car element is the pinnacle of that, allowing us to put cars in front of fans around the world and prove we can compete against the best companies and win races and championships." The GT's on-track success was further validation for Ford's EcoBoost-branded line of turbocharged engines. The car was powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine, the one found in F-150 pickups, although uniquely tuned for the track. Beyond that, Rushbrook said, insight gained on lightweighting and aerodynamics also have informed decisions on production vehicles. "There's a direct link between what a customer buys in the showroom and what we race on the track," he said. "This program gave us the opportunity to tell that story directly." Early troubles, then victory The GT's first event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January 2016, ended in disaster. Both vehicles Ford entered suffered from a faulty gearbox actuator and other problems that caused them to pit numerous times. The No. 66 GT finished seventh and the No. 67 GT finished ninth of 11 cars in the GTLM class. "It was so emotional that this can't be happening," Rushbrook said. "But nobody blinked an eye, and that really cemented how strong the team was." Ford ran into trouble at subsequent races, including a crash at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but began to iron out its issues as the racing season continued. One of Rushbrook's favorite memories, he says, was the GT's first victory at Laguna Seca in May 2016. "It really made a statement to win that early in the program with a brand new car," he said. "What the team really needed was something to pick up their spirits and keep everybody fighting to go to Le Mans after that." Roughly a month later, with Executive Chairman Bill Ford and then-CEO Mark Fields watching, Ford placed first, third and fourth in its class at Le Mans. Ferrari finished second. Rushbrook said he remembered Ford, Fields and other executives popping in during the 24-hour race even in the early morning hours, which he saw as a sign of their commitment to the program. The end of the race, he said, felt surreal. "For me, we were so focused on the task, you're not paying attention to anything else that's going on around you," he said. "When you do deliver it, the relief and the joy of celebrating with team members that have been along on the journey was one of the best moments of this whole program." What's next Ford will continue to make road versions of the GT through the 2022 model year, or until production of the allotted 1,350 cars is complete. On the racing side, Ford will continue to compete in NASCAR and other series. "Our focus is not to be in racing just to be in racing," Rushbrook said. "Our focus has been to be on the track in the series and championships that matter and are important, and to win those." He said that as the industry transitions to electric vehicles, Ford will look to that technology in racing as well. Does that mean the next GT, whenever it's resurrected again, will come with a battery instead of a gas engine? "It's honestly too early to say," he said. "There's a lot of technology developments out there. Any of those decisions will be based on what we think the best tech is and the right time to introduce it."
  11. We were coming thru Canterbury CT on vacation and the Google said "Haul of Fame Museum" so I pulled into the lot. No one was around and the last I heard the museum is closed so I took some photos of what was parked outside. It's a shame to see the weeds and rust taking over some of these trucks.
  12. I took a nice pic of the RD Friday pulling the flatbed out of oak meadows golf club with the trench boxes on but can't get it to upload damnit lol
  13. I took a nice pic of the RD Friday pulling the flatbed out of oak meadows golf club with the trench boxes on but can't get it to upload damnit lol
  14. At this time of the year, with Mack brand sales slowing, Volvo will consider the strike a blessing in disguise. When you observe the late model tractors on U.S. highways, Freightliner accounts for 40-45 percent, Paccar (Kenworth and Peterbilt) 40-45 percent, Navistar International 5-10 percent, Volvo 3-6 percent, Mack 2-5 percent and Western Star 1 percent. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/56885-mack-trucks-market-share-continues-decline/?tab=comments#comment-421305
  15. Scania Group Press Release / October 8, 2019 Ekonovus, the waste management company entrusted with operating in Vilnius, has invested in a compressed gas Scania L 340 refuse truck. With its low-entry cab and outstanding driver visibility, the truck has been specifically designed for tight and congested cities. Featuring a rich diversity of buildings, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. From its medieval foundation, Vilnius has influenced Eastern European architecture and culture over several centuries. The Vilnius historic centre has been largely preserved, delighting residents and tourists alike. But its narrow streets make refuse collection challenging. Alternatively fuelled trucks for sensitive areas “The first compressed gas trucks will serve the densely populated and most environmentally sensitive areas, such as Vilnius Old Town. In the future, we will use alternatively fuelled trucks in all such areas,” says Andrius Murnikovas, Director, Ekonovus Logistics and Technical Department. An ambition to provide efficient waste management services, as well as to minimise emissions, prompted Ekonovus to invest in the new Scania model. “We will see far more of these trucks as the fuelling infrastructure now rapidly expands. Here in Lithuania, we’re pioneers in adopting next-generation refuse trucks inspired by similar trucks in neighbouring countries.” “We will later invest in more trucks for more cities” Ekonovus plans to invest in more Scania low-entry trucks for deployment across the country. “The first gas refuse trucks will serve Vilnius and Klaipeda residents,” says Ekonovus’ CEO Romas Draskinis. “We will later invest in more trucks for more cities.” The Scania L 340 has a body with a crane and compactor for emptying Molok waste containers, which partially lie underground. During the emptying process, the lid is removed, and a lifting bag is pulled from the well. After positioning the bag over the compactor, the bottom of the bag opens, and the content is released. .
  16. Scania Group Press Release / September 30, 2019 In the Netherlands, waste and recycling company SUEZ and logistics provider HAVI have both been providing services to McDonald’s for a quarter of a century, constantly working to improve sustainability in the logistics waste chain. In addition, Scania and HAVI are working together to reduce the ecological footprint of McDonald’s logistics. In 2017, they signed an international agreement to reduce the number of diesel-powered vehicles by switching to hybrid or gas-driven vehicles. Introducing Scania’s hybrids marks the next step for both partnerships. .
  17. The U.S. doesn't need to import any oil at all now. However, it still does, unfortunately, because certain American and foreign businessmen profit more from doing so.
  18. Yesterday
  19. Owner found the numbers in front of the rear spring hanger but super faint. Stamped B73Txxxx, so it’s a mutt truck. Wants 5k for it. I might be interested at 2500, but they export, so the chances of making a deal are slim. No title and I don’t want to take a gamble with the truck possibly being stolen after the deal is done
  20. Well this is just what I need my truck is scheduled to be built on November 6 guess that won’t happen now🤬🤬
  21. I am getting new seats for Mrs Mack and am splurging far more than I should so figure if Im gunna get strung up for spending with out seaking permission I might as well make it worth my while In for a penny in for a pound so to speak So the seats Im getting come in two fabulous colour choices, black or black I have asked about getting them retrimed in a colour better matching the interior of Mrs Mack and was going to have vinyl surrounds and cloth inserts Was thinking about getting the period correct Mack logo embroidered into the back rest Mrs Mack is 1980 ish ? Depends which plate you read it off So my question is, what logo was correct for 1980 ??? Havent settled on just a dog as thats pretty common and Mrs Mack is anything but common Thanks in advance Paul
  22. Wish my memory was only off by .020!
  23. Thanks Jhancock appreciate it, but i wouldnt call 0.020 as being pretty close. Thanks again
  24. I’ll have to look to be sure but I seem to remember not finding numbers stamped in my B75 frame either....I think.
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    • Yellow fire apparatus belongs in airports, nowhere else!
    • David, the Mainers went out of their way to help with anything required and offered all kind of help with paperwork. Got Hammond Lumbers pledge to supply the house kits at 10% over cost. Good people  all around til you get to Portland and Unity.
    • We had one of the thrashers, a big 500 gallon wood barreled tanker thing, a sickle cutter and a three row planter.  All wood and strap iron. My grandma bought about 1918. Her and granpop used a model T to pull them I was told. I saved some of the metal parts from where they burned them up after WWII when the got modern ones.
    • Let's see.  Mack buys Brockway, both compete for similar market share.  Brockway union  says.. "screw you', we want more".  Mack says-...."Nah, think will just close the operation down".  Hope the Swedes haven't been reading any history books. And do you think the union leadership is noting the continued number of fleets that are downsizing?   You would think they would be in tune with the fact that this is probably not the right time to be banging on the table.
    • I'm a shop foreman for a small yard in New Mexico, and I've got a strange issue. After changing; the high/low selector fork, the clutch, and high/low selector valve, the truck still grinds and won't shift into any of the high range gears. When the church is released it grinds in 6th - 10th gear. Help me please. I'm stumped.   Sent from my 2PQ93 using Tapatalk    
    • I have been making a mental note of the new brands on the road in relation to new Macks. Seems about right but noticing more and more Volvos even as vocational trucks. Very few Anthems. Shame
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    • Do I need to register to attend this event?
    • It is still opened on a Wednesday but I think you have to call. I believe there may still be trucks in side. Many are now with the Mahan collection in NJ
    • Ford GT race stint ends after 4 years, 19 wins Michael Martinez, Automotive News  /  October 12, 2019 Ford Motor Co. had a singular goal when it resurrected the GT race program in 2016: win at Le Mans to honor the 50th anniversary of the company's legendary victory there over Ferrari in 1966. It did that — and won 18 other races to boot — over the course of a four-year campaign that ended last week at Petit Le Mans in Atlanta. Aside from its success on the track, executives say the revived GT race program helped validate technologies and features that have made their way down Ford's lineup to F-150s, Mustangs and other vehicles. "The GT program was intended to be a halo for the company in terms of what we do and what we're capable of doing," Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance motorsports, told Automotive News. "The race car element is the pinnacle of that, allowing us to put cars in front of fans around the world and prove we can compete against the best companies and win races and championships." The GT's on-track success was further validation for Ford's EcoBoost-branded line of turbocharged engines. The car was powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine, the one found in F-150 pickups, although uniquely tuned for the track. Beyond that, Rushbrook said, insight gained on lightweighting and aerodynamics also have informed decisions on production vehicles. "There's a direct link between what a customer buys in the showroom and what we race on the track," he said. "This program gave us the opportunity to tell that story directly." Early troubles, then victory The GT's first event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January 2016, ended in disaster. Both vehicles Ford entered suffered from a faulty gearbox actuator and other problems that caused them to pit numerous times. The No. 66 GT finished seventh and the No. 67 GT finished ninth of 11 cars in the GTLM class. "It was so emotional that this can't be happening," Rushbrook said. "But nobody blinked an eye, and that really cemented how strong the team was." Ford ran into trouble at subsequent races, including a crash at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but began to iron out its issues as the racing season continued. One of Rushbrook's favorite memories, he says, was the GT's first victory at Laguna Seca in May 2016. "It really made a statement to win that early in the program with a brand new car," he said. "What the team really needed was something to pick up their spirits and keep everybody fighting to go to Le Mans after that." Roughly a month later, with Executive Chairman Bill Ford and then-CEO Mark Fields watching, Ford placed first, third and fourth in its class at Le Mans. Ferrari finished second. Rushbrook said he remembered Ford, Fields and other executives popping in during the 24-hour race even in the early morning hours, which he saw as a sign of their commitment to the program. The end of the race, he said, felt surreal. "For me, we were so focused on the task, you're not paying attention to anything else that's going on around you," he said. "When you do deliver it, the relief and the joy of celebrating with team members that have been along on the journey was one of the best moments of this whole program." What's next Ford will continue to make road versions of the GT through the 2022 model year, or until production of the allotted 1,350 cars is complete. On the racing side, Ford will continue to compete in NASCAR and other series. "Our focus is not to be in racing just to be in racing," Rushbrook said. "Our focus has been to be on the track in the series and championships that matter and are important, and to win those." He said that as the industry transitions to electric vehicles, Ford will look to that technology in racing as well. Does that mean the next GT, whenever it's resurrected again, will come with a battery instead of a gas engine? "It's honestly too early to say," he said. "There's a lot of technology developments out there. Any of those decisions will be based on what we think the best tech is and the right time to introduce it."
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