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  1. 18 points
    Remember them first before the shopping, bar b que and Indy. They paid for you being able to do this. As for my Nam brothers, I don't have it in me to be with you all this year but you're all in my heart. For those offended by this true image. . .good!
  2. 18 points
    I have been gone for awhile getting my new truck ready to go !
  3. 13 points
    I stayed outa town this weekend to maintain the gravel road. We got natural dust control yesterday, so I went for a drive. Montana - Idaho panhandle
  4. 10 points
    Shown at Macungie and is absolutely fabulous!!! E9 500 HP Mack power.
  5. 10 points
    Been a while since I have been on; the political silliness just got too much for me. But, I have been chasing down these pics for a while and they are a pretty good representation of what a New England style paint job looked like and they are very good looking trucks. Thanks to my former brother-in-law Bill Oke who drove for Wellesley Trucking and shared these pics with me. All of the pictures were taken from 1966 to 1969. He did not list the specific models, but the pics captions state the top pic is a 1949 LJ, the second LJ is a 1952, the B-81's are 1966, and the B-75 is not listed. The fleet was two LJ's, two B-81's, and one B-75. His business was moving construction equipment and as you can see some pretty heavy stuff went behind the single axle tractors. The low boys were all Rogers. The B-75 has a plow frame on, and all of the rigs were so equipped for snow season. The goose neck was detached from the trailer and used as weight when the rigs were used as a plow truck.
  6. 10 points
    I havent seen or heard anything mainstream media about this sadly I'll take a moment to stop and reflect on this day and say a thank you to all those young men Paul
  7. 9 points
    My new ride. My old 2013 4900 had me hating life. But going to give them another try. So far this truck has far fewer flaws and I see western Star and Detroit have made some changes and improvements. Hopefully it is a good truck this time because I really like it. Went with a smaller engine this time, in hopes it will be better for the DPF. It has a DD13 505 h.p. with 1850 torque at 975 RPM. 18 speed manual, 20,000 front and steering lift axle, 46,000 full locking rears with 4.10 ratio. Even tried a passenger bench seat this time so I can lay down when I'm sitting on site. It came with stainless panels to put on the passenger side of the dash, but not going to put those on. I get sun-blinded enough from the steering wheel. LOL. First pic is beside my buddy's twin steer tri-drive logger. The rest are from today after having the drop visor and tool box installed.
  8. 9 points
    Had a quiet week so helped a few friends out But first unloaded a whole heap if RSJ's for a shed we are gunna build, around 24 ton of steel, maybe more but wasnt brave enough to head ro weigh bridge Then I jumped in the little Isuzu and bought a Studebaker home for my mate His wife has claimed it as her cat Then a Chev for another friend Followed by a C Line International and Freighter McGrath strap trailer Saw a sunset or two And watched the bush TV for a few nights All in all a good week spent with some good friends Life doesn't get much better than that Paul
  9. 9 points
    I forgot I had these I took a FEW years ago. Pics from our old local Mack dealer that was in town in the 70's and 80's. And some trucks. The big float is was bringing some fabrications into the steel mill here.
  10. 8 points
    Heavy haul tractor.
  11. 8 points
    My path took me to D-day selebration once again. Sure my own country has plenty of WW2 history. But learning more of what was happening over the world gives you another grade of understanding. My very respect to those men who landed on the seacoast of Normandy on the 6th of June 1944. They moved the history to safer direction. And my personal thanks to them for saving lives of soldiers on Estern front. Some pictures were taken today for you to enjoy.
  12. 8 points
    Cleaned the B up and brought it local fire co. car show today. Even got my new grote led headlights in. I had to buy a calendar from “Firehouse Dolls” but it got me a photo with one of the girls!👍🏻
  13. 8 points
    Well I showed up this morning lots of cool truck only walked around about an hour legs are getting tired never saw Ken farmer52 enjoy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 8 points
    After about 3 plus years pulled the truck out of the shop for some insurance pictures . Truck was built March 1961 third of an order of twenty four for Genesee Valley Transportation Inc. Buffalo, NY. Painted to U.S. Post Office Specifications . Used by Genesee Valley Trans to haul mail. I could have finished the truck about a year sooner if I did not spend some much time looking for the last tool I was using .
  15. 8 points
    Here is a good one that puts things in perspective IMG_4500 (1).PNG D-Day.pdf
  16. 7 points
    After several years of searching,finally scored a Western hood with radiator access door,fresh from CA via the ATHS relay system.
  17. 7 points
    Scrounging parts, fixing, priming. The finished parts are stacking up, all the frame repairs are complete and it's fully primed. I bought my first gallon of color, to paint all the mating surfaces on the frame. Also bought a ton of nuts, bolts and washers to start assembling the frame. Slow and steady is getting it done.
  18. 7 points
    Well after a lot of work Rich and his Rat Rod made their first show! Looking good!
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  20. 7 points
    To all you veterans, thank you for what you've done for the rest of us.
  21. 7 points
    Got this from my good friend Hank in British Columbia, Canada. He knew the people that ran this truck back in the day on Vancouver Island. He knows and has a lot of history in BC mountain logging and the big fat trucks. It's too nice to not post here. He said it had a 60 ton trailer. We are thinking it is a B87?
  22. 6 points
    I went to a job site in Ohio a few weeks ago. I took a load of structural steel there, sat there all day waiting to get unloaded. I saw these big Mack trucks there. They would get loaded from these bulk tankers, looked like lime or cement, I don't know. then they would drive back and forth and make lots of dust. Then this huge green machine would drive back and forth, doing something or other, what, I don't know. I saw a girl in a car somewhere along the way. I saw a dog in a car too. But getting back to the jobsite, there was lots of equipment there, dozers, scrapers, rock trucks, water trucks... I saw a huge cow in Pa. And I saw a girl in a car somewhere along the way. And I saw some Kubotas.
  23. 6 points
    Nice Mack models in the display area of the Mack Museum.
  24. 6 points
    I saw online today this guy, Ivan Stoltzfus, is pulling his camper across the US with a John Deere A (with Peterbilt cab) to thank veterans and raise money to help vets that need help. Interesting tractor!
  25. 6 points
    Rugged harvest farm truck. No worries from ECMs, ABS, DEF, regen,.....
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  27. 6 points
    Dutch guys had a local show today and I had oportunity to be there and saw some nice Macks. Met friends who are long time members on here either. The most of trucks are well known over the net but it was a pleasure to see them in person once more.
  28. 6 points
    First off, I apologize for the poor picture quality. I couldn't scan them because the photo albums are so old they are pretty much glued together, LOL Anyway, this was the very first DMM tandem tandem mixer to arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. A bunch of them were purchased by Downey Ready Mix (no longer in business since Lafarge ate up many smaller companies.) Before these trucks it was all DM600 and Paystar 5000 tandem's. And the old steel butterfly hood International R series before that.
  29. 6 points
    Got this on trade a couple weeks ago,had some time this afternoon,so I thought I'd see if I could get it home,got it woke up from its 8+ year nap,but ground too soft to get it moved out
  30. 6 points
    Nice clean example with a little bling.
  31. 6 points
    More from Hank. Apex Industrial Movers. A DM800 and an RD800.
  32. 6 points
    Good show .Had about 80 trucks
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  34. 6 points
    Once again I am working away from home , living in my camper . We have some critters that come onto the job , and they take they sweet time getting out of the way.. I saw this flat deck truck in a front yard . And the old jammer skidding rig in the back 40 in a field.
  35. 5 points
    A link to my album for the 2019 Macungie Show..enjoy..
  36. 5 points
    actual glider I believe. there wasn't a single hole drilled in the frame behind the cab. would almost be a shame to build it now. should go into the Mack Museum so Volvo can see ''what use to be done''
  37. 5 points
    As some of you may know, I have one of the 48 RD800 Macks that was used to haul tanks across the desert in Operation Desert Storm. Just by accident, I stumbled across the guy that actually drove my truck during the war on facebook. Sgt Robin Titus was the main driver of my truck. The truck was originally blue from the factory, as evidence of the build sheet I have for the truck, the firewall is still blue, and there is blue paint under the white where it is chipped. Sgt Titus said that truck was the only blue one there and the only one that was all Mack. 471st Transportation Company, truck #104. He sent me some pictures of the truck in country. He said I was lucky that I got the one he drove, because most of the other drivers didn't know how to drive. He already knew how to drive and was tasked with teaching the others how to drive, he said that was the reason he got to pick whichever truck he wanted. The first picture is how the truck looks currently, the other pictures are of the Macks over in the desert, the blue one in a couple of the pics is mine.
  38. 5 points
    Well, this makes me feel pretty good about the progress on this cab. Everything lines up and it's almost all in one color, instead of the faded paint, primer and rust.
  39. 5 points
    A beautiful Brockway.
  40. 5 points
    I have both the standard interior cl and the red premium version and I prefer the vinyl floor standard version. I can tell you I never liked the center switch panel either so I redid mine to make it a bit more functional. The interior is only as good as it’s taken care of.
  41. 5 points
    Shocks the conscience...This thread makes me want to bring back punishment laws of the British middle centuries. While I admit, hanging someone till near death, reviving them, pulling their intestines out and chopping them up before they bleed out is cruel and unusual..... it’s a bigger deterrent than 3 hots, a cot, exercise programs, conjugal visits and guaranteed health care. There is a constitutional middle ground we are ignoring. Seems like it’s a hard choice to carry everywhere. I respect folks who are willing, but that’s a lot of work and discipline as a daily regiment. I’ve only had to draw on unleashed dogs who are false-charging me and that’s stressful enough, especially in a public place. I’ve got it locked down....Get in front of the kids, hold your gun low right w/laser on Mr.Cuddle’s brisket and put your left arm out horizontally as a doggy treat. Guarantee somebody is going to sue you if you pull the trigger on their “cute, little, harmless, he’d never bite anyone”, 70 pound pit bull. My neighbors brother had some high dollar, pedigreed, dogs. A weepy, puss eyed, stray cat kept coming over and eating in his dog’s dish. One day he walked outside with his golf club and tee’d off on pussy cats head, missed the golf ball....got pussy’s head. Snowflake saw it and called him in, class C(or D) felony. The laws protect sick cats as well or better than most of the victims on this thread.
  42. 5 points
    Dunno about the other parts of the world, Australia was built by men who weren't affraid to push the limits way beyond what was acceptable Our troops fought and won plenty of unwinable battles around the world We have cattle stations bigger than Texas in some of the most inhospitable country in the world Thats how things change and improve in the world, by men pushing harder and further than ever before (mind out of the gutter) Paul
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  45. 5 points
    I and my wife when she was alive were armed at all times.I carried since I was in the service and when we moved to Israel in 1972 you open carried at all times. In 48 years I only had to pull out once about a year ago when a man jumped up to my cab and reached in to take my keys, he was met with the muzzle of my pistol. Now what would have occurred if I wasn't armed? People do not like weapons or feel the need to have one, that's their prerogative, me personally will always be a citizen never be a subject The concept of the rule of law is the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution. The founders agreed that for an orderly society to survive, we had to agree to a set of rules by which we would organize around, limit government power and create laws that would be evenly enforced and fairly applied. For the nearly 240 years our Republic has existed, these principles have stood the test of time. However, it is now eroding in ways previously thought unimaginable. James Madison, who wrote the model that framed the U.S. Constitution, said, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” We are witnessing systematic chipping away at the adherence to written laws instead of working through the legislative process, courts of law or elections to challenge grievances. Former President Barack Obama issued his infamous statement to form laws more to his liking with his “pen and his phone.” The Department of Justice—namely the FBI—decided that the process and rules for investigating Americans did not apply to them. They operated lawlessly rationalizing that they self-righteously needed to save the country from a duly elected president they did not like. We saw it when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the nation’s top law enforcement officer at the time, publicly resisted the authority of the president when she said she would not instruct the Justice Department officials to carry out President Trump’s lawful order on Muslim refugees traveling to the United States. We saw it when several states, cities, and counties defied the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and federal laws concerning illegal aliens and declared themselves sanctuary cities. Some county sheriffs have done the same saying they will not enforce state laws relative to firearms without doing it through the state legislature or the courts. The Weld County sheriff has even vowed to go to prison rather than administer a duly passed state law. Remember when after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld gay marriage in Obergefell v Hodges, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples citing personal religious objections to same-sex marriage? She chose incarceration for refusing the Court’s decision. A Supreme Court decision has the effect of law. Whether one agrees with it or not is irrelevant. These gun control laws, including red flag laws are a thinly veiled anti-gun scheme and seem to be unconstitutional but refusing to enforce them is not how we should go about it. We have history to rely on where government officials tasked with enforcement authority decided that they were the law. In 1963 Birmingham Alabama Police Commissioner Bull Connor adamantly refused to carry out civil rights laws while defending segregation. Democrat Governor George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama and defied the Supreme Court order to desegregate public schools in his state. This is the slippery slope of men and women deciding that the duly passed laws of the state or federal government mean nothing to them. Now we have state prosecutors in Georgia's five most populous counties saying they will not enforce the state’s legislatively enacted heartbeat law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat is detected. it is all outside of our agreement to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men and women. When government officials both elected and appointed fail to live up to their sworn oath to administer the law and instead decide they are the law, the laws are thereby not consistently applied and this create an ethics gap. What they swear to in their oath doesn’t reflect the way they behave. These people are substituting their judgment for what the duly passed law says. Folks, this puts us on a road to a very dark place—anarchy. If certain people do not like duly passed laws, then they need to work through the legislative process and the political process to build a critical mass of people to change it through elections or petitioning the Court for relief. I hesitate to encourage appealing to courts; however because it invites a temptation for judges to engage in political high jinx and activism or act like a super-legislature. Think Justice John Roberts and Obamacare. We then become ruled by people in black robes instead of leaving to the elected legislatures that lawmaking authority, which is reserved for them. This attitude of deciding which laws we will follow or evenly enforce is problematic. Once we get used to it, it will become a habit, once it becomes a habit the government loses its legitimacy. When that happens, we are no longer a constitutional republic. We cease to be a government of laws and return to the type of governance under King George. We become subject to the whims of particular people or groups who are known to intimidate and bully to get their way.
  46. 5 points
    Not too many around anymore.
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  48. 5 points
    I can't stand people that ride next to trucks. It's dangerous, and locks the trucker in from navigating around dangers ahead of him. I've found that when you start getting surrounded by idiots the smartest thing to do is remove yourself from the situation, which is pretty much always slow down. Let the situation unfold, then go back to cruising. For the 30 seconds it sets you back on the road it's well worth it. Keeps your head cool; give yourself a pat on the back that everyone's still alive. Hard to explain to a judge why you nipped someone's car and caused a pileup when we're supposed to be the professionals.
  49. 5 points
    Nice to see trucks from when men didn't have vaginas
  50. 5 points
    Little did I know at the time this thread started in 2013 that I would end up owning the VL pictured in the first V8 reply! Here is that pic and here is the truck today.
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