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  1. 10 points
    Shown at Macungie and is absolutely fabulous!!! E9 500 HP Mack power.
  2. 8 points
  3. 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.
  4. 6 points
    Nice Mack models in the display area of the Mack Museum.
  5. 5 points
    A link to my album for the 2019 Macungie Show..enjoy..
  6. 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''
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    A beautiful Brockway.
  11. 4 points
    I bought this on fleabay for $75, the only new ones I've seen go for $150. The ad said it "might be NOS" but the pictures were grainy so I couldn't tell but I took a chance. I gave it a little polish and it looks like new. It fits the front wheel of my H67.
  12. 3 points
    I’ve worked union and non-union, it’s the same job. Whatever nets you the best sustainable living and the best work environment is the way to go. The people at that plant are happy, kudos to the management, they must be doing something right. Andy
  13. 3 points
    After the truck show at Macungie I took the usual tour at plant. This unusual AWD tractor had just come off the line. It had huge float tires all around and wasn’t for a military customer. Not sure who the end user is or what application but interesting.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Oh my God send me some of your ambition.... Nice work...bob Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 3 points
    https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/34637-mack-people-and-trucks-tackle-the-eye-of-a-‘storm’/ https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/42258-rd822sx/
  17. 3 points
    lots of nice truck there.amazes me that I know I walked and walked and walked and then someone posts a pic of a truck I never seen at the show. I have a gabbing problem when I walk around..... left my wife at the truck and came back a few times and hour or two later only to tell her I was just twenty feet away...….
  18. 3 points
    Look's "Rooted" to Me.........LOL Edit: You'll have to be an Aussie to appreciate my Humour (I Think)...
  19. 3 points
    Finally got some paint on it. We've got a project to haul a 150,000 lb transformer in the next month or so.
  20. 3 points
    May B Not WotSezU? cya
  21. 3 points
    The only H model I saw at the show. I'm sure everyone joined me in saying, "WE WANT TO SEE MORE H MODELS!"
  22. 3 points
    May B thiz wot he B look n for? [/img] WotSewzU? cya
  23. 3 points
    Nice looking B-71. Need to get that out of the weeds!
  24. 3 points
    I have had the Freightliner Powerliner cabover on my list of to do model projects for years but just can't find the information I need. I was wondering if anyone has one or has access to one which they could photograph for me. They seem to be something of a rare beast and I'm pretty sure I won't find one in the UK. I'm particularly interested in front end frame detail such as spring hangars, cab mounts and how the radiator is mounted. It's all a bit complicated in there and I can't figure it out so any help would be appreciated. I would really need someone to get in there with a camera and take a whole load of shots. Alastair
  25. 3 points
    And that D8 above was moved by this 56 B71 all it's life.
  26. 3 points
    This D8 14A wet clutch cut many a logging road and forest service road years ago, still used to dress the roads on the farm where it sets.
  27. 3 points
    I'll let the images speak for themselves.truck is running like it should now
  28. 3 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.
  29. 2 points
    I finally made it to Macungie for the first time, what a great show! Some really beautiful trucks here. Here's an RD800 glider kit, I'll bet there was a lot of salivating over this one.
  30. 2 points
    Still on the camera, 399 pics. Time for a drank...
  31. 2 points
    This is one of my favorite trucks at the show...everything on it was immaculate. The orange and black paint is a great combination.
  32. 2 points
    I have talked with several employees of that VW plant and they are happy with the working conditions, pay and benefits that VW is providing. They do not want the union! The UAW has been trying to force their way in since right after the plant opened.
  33. 2 points
    Looks like it came off of this truck. I wonder what happened to the rest of it. It's an early hood.... pre-marker light but it looks like they added their own.
  34. 2 points
    Footings poured and brackets set, with all the materials ordered. Now I sit and wait 3 weeks for them to show up. They brought a little to much concrete so i had it spread where the overhead doors are going. So when i get around to pouring the pad the front 3 feet will be 12+ inches thick.
  35. 2 points
    So easy...a girl could do it....
  36. 2 points
    It’s not for sale though. He’s gonna get it back on the road one of these days.
  37. 2 points
    Well, That's one way of keeping it hidden from the neighbors! .....Hippy
  38. 2 points
    Yep, I can picture that as a dump truck!
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    WTF!!?? LOL Kinda looks like every Peterbilt I see at every large car show. Hahahahaha.
  41. 2 points
    The Australian ones were built on an r model chassis. Depending how detailed your model will be, you might find that info useful.
  42. 2 points
    Last year when I was circling the drain with congestive heart failure ,while I was in the hospitial bed I felt something slide up on the bed just Like my old Doberman Ajax used to do when he was sneaking into bed with me . and as it was he pasted with congestive heart failure in 1983, I guess he was waiting for me ,so we could go for a walk together again. And no it wasn't a nurse I ain't that good looking any more .
  43. 2 points
    Yeah , We got 'em.. Can't remember them being real Plentiful though..
  44. 2 points
    Been a while since I was on the forum, but the old Midliner is still on the road! I ordered new tank drain valves, a new pressure relief valve, new west coast and round mirrors, and some other odds and ends from AnythingTruck/Mutual Wheel. About time for another inspection, and then up to Michigan for a medium size load of old typesetting equipment!
  45. 2 points
    Ok last update.....it always amazes me how you never seem to get the WHOLE story from the customer. Anyway, now I'm told the engine (other than the injection pump) is from a different truck. Engine is a 1994, truck is a 1997. So I'm told they took an engine from a vmac1 truck and just swapped the injection pump. This might not be an issue, I'm not sure if there are any major differences there. Either way it doesn't matter, customer picked the truck up and is going to run it till fall, then pull the transmission and check the flywheel. Thanks for everyone's help!
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  48. 2 points
    I haven't had time to get real scientific data. And of coarse this one has no miles or hours on it yet either. But as far as trip average I could have got as high as 6.4 MPG on this trip and this time I got 5.4. And it is using 2.5 gallons of DEF per day. The DD15 would light up quicker after a shift with that compound turbo it had, whereas this one has a bit of turbo lag, but it will pull from 900 RPM and pull harder than the 15 once it spools up. And it shows a little over 5 PSI more peak boost on the gauges. I'm usually right in the 5.3 MPG average range. Except when I am pulling the pony. Then it's 2.4 in the winter, LOL. Like I said....I don't track it dead on. For the work I do, it is what it is. Lots of on/off road, lots of low speed work, lots of PTO time. Hard to get good fuel mileage.
  49. 2 points
    Had to get her dirty. First week of work, so far so good. The first week with the blue 2013 I could fill a whole book with the issues it had. I do find this DD13 505 louder in the cab and harder on fuel than the DD15 505 and the ISX600 we had. But it will easily outpull the DD15 505 because it has more torque. And the kind of scenery that makes you kinda like trucking. I just wish the Mack Granite 505/M-Drive would have loaded closer behind me so we could have seen how they compared on the 10% grades.
  50. 2 points
    Autocar's New Conventional Truck to Get Bodies on Assembly Line Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / June 11, 2019 Autocar announced it is mounting directly on its new conventional Autocar DC truck production line. The company said this is an “unprecedented” change to the model of refuse truck production, bringing together the two main components – the chassis and the body -- and treating the truck as one complete tool. Autocar calls this process the Ultimate Power of One and said refuse truck operators will experience several significant benefits from this innovation. “We’ve always known that improving the integration of our refuse truck chassis and refuse bodies is essential to reducing our customers’ downtime,” explained James Johnston, president of Autocar. “So flawless integration is a key aspect of our Always Up mission. We decided to take responsibility for building the truck as one compete tool. When we engineer the truck as a complete tool and mount body components right on the Autocar production line, we call that ‘Power of One’.” Autocar introduced Power of One integration on the ACX cabover truck recently, and data reported by truck operators for the first 90 days in service shows a substantial improvement in uptime and reliability, the company said. The Power of One integrated trucks also demonstrated cost savings not only from avoided repairs but also from other downtime-related costs such as lost driver hours and towing that were eliminated, Autocar said. As a result, the company said it will offer Power of One integration with all refuse body manufacturers. Enhanced safety is another benefit of Autocar’s Power of One integration, according to the company. Since the whole system – chassis plus body – is pre-engineered and then assembled as one complete tool, Autocar’s finished trucks comply with all FMVSS and EPA regulations when they roll off the assembly line. This is one more aspect of the Always Up model that Autocar said differentiates it from other truck brands which typically are modified with specialty bodies after they are built, increasing the risk of noncompliance with safety standards and other government regulations. According to Autocar, the Ultimate Power of One process starts with engineering each truck based on that specific customer’s needs and working closely with the selected body company’s engineers. All the body components are then installed during Autocar’s production process. So all the electrical harnesses are installed together, eliminating the risk of splices, loose connectors, or drilled access holes. Body components are huck-bolted onto the frame rails in the precisely correct locations, not welded, avoiding misplacement and damage to the rails. Autocar will also fully mount tarp systems and lighting kits, so when the truck rolls out of the Autocar factory it can go to work immediately. “Building trucks with the Power of One process is a game-changer for our customers," said Eric Schwartz, managing director of Autocar Trucks. "They tell us they have experienced a significant improvement in uptime for the Power of One trucks already in service. There’s another benefit that the Ultimate Power of One takes ever further: We are able to deliver ready-to-work truck months faster than ever before. In fact, for trucks ordered now, we are committing to deliver completed trucks in calendar [year] 2019.” Autocar offers the DC-64R with a wide range of Ultimate Power of One specifications. Roll-off hoists are available with 60,000- and 75,000-lb. capacities for 22- and 24-foot-long dumpsters. Telescopic, single-forward, and single-rearward-mounted cylinder configurations are also available. The DC-64R can be engineered with a rear-cab guard and with or without pusher axles, as the customer’s needs require. All are installed on Autocar’s production line. .
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