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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. 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
  3. 11 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.
  4. 11 points
    Shown at Macungie and is absolutely fabulous!!! E9 500 HP Mack power.
  5. 10 points
    Cab is finished fenders,deck plate, driveshaft all on. Next the hood and bumper.
  6. 10 points
    Nice Mack models in the display area of the Mack Museum.
  7. 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
  8. 9 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 8 points
    A link to my album for the 2019 Macungie Show..enjoy..
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    Heavy haul tractor.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!👍🏻
  16. 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
  17. 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 .
  18. 8 points
    Here is a good one that puts things in perspective IMG_4500 (1).PNG D-Day.pdf
  19. 7 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.
  20. 7 points
    Do you guys like seat belts,I don't..🤔😇
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  22. 7 points
    After several years of searching,finally scored a Western hood with radiator access door,fresh from CA via the ATHS relay system.
  23. 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.
  24. 7 points
  25. 7 points
    To all you veterans, thank you for what you've done for the rest of us.
  26. 6 points
    Started as a R-795 with a Mack Maxidyne V8 under the hood. Well, it still is a V8... A very neat and tidy swap.
  27. 6 points
    A connection of mine at Mack just sent me these pictures of the Zach Brown Band’s brand new Mack Anthem... it’s a beauty!
  28. 6 points
    That's a whole lot of ugly jammed in one spot😊
  29. 6 points
    Monster truck in the day beautifully restored and shown at Macungie. Better than new and Awesome! Picture of the front drive axle and suspension.
  30. 6 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''
  31. 6 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.
  32. 6 points
    A beautiful Brockway.
  33. 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!
  34. 6 points
    Rugged harvest farm truck. No worries from ECMs, ABS, DEF, regen,.....
  35. 6 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.
  36. 6 points
  37. 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.
  38. 6 points
    Nice clean example with a little bling.
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    On display at the Mack Museum. The truck designation "97" (example R-797 or DM-897) would indicate this Thermodyne V8 ENDT866 engine was under the hood. My recollection is the engine should be a silver color and the gold color was for the Mack Maxidyne engine family. A nice bit of kit anyways.
  41. 5 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.
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    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.
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  45. 5 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!"
  46. 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.
  47. 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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