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  1. 16-feet wide and 90-feet from the front to the back... Troy.
  2. There are a lot of trucks I like, but, as far as something that I've driven, this one... Troy.
  3. Slpwlkr- I see, I misread your post. 57k sounds about right with a 28k bobtail. A buddy of mine runs a Pete, double frame, 50k rears, 20k steer and pusher, he's 28000 bobtail and 57k with a 3-1. Sounds like you and he run very similar rigs. Do you have photo of your truck?
  4. You're pulling some amazingly light trailers then if you're 28,000 bobtail and coming in at 45k hooked to a trailer. Hell, I'm 38,000 empty pulling our extendable double-drop, and still about 32k (I think, been awhile since I pulled it) with the Kaelyn 35-ton double-drop. Troy.
  5. Slpwlkr- My truck is about 20,000lbs. bobtail, so, a little heavier than most road-tractors. Was/ is your 7-axle a mechanical or a hydraulic neck? The construction-series Trail King hydraulic neck 55-ton lowboys are fairly heavy trailers. Add that the JD had a thumb attachment on the bucket and it was getting up to the limit on 6-axles for my neck of the woods. Bob- I won't go into a whole lot of details or where/ when/ who, as it was purchased privately. It will be restored, however. Glad everyone likes the photos! Troy.
  6. With the thumb on the JD was about 85,000lbs. My truck is about 45,000lbs. empty hooked to a 3-axle Trail King 55-ton. With an annual permit we can run pretty heavy on the axles, as well. Up to 55,000 on tandem drivers, and 65,000 on the 3-axle trailer grouping. Troy.
  7. Another coal-hopper, same derailment, about 15ft.-9in. tall. The coal-hoppers with good side-walls were 11-feet wide. Another coal-hopper! John Deere 350D, about 130,000lbs. gross weight... Sorry of the shoddy pics, just camera-phone pictures... Troy.
  8. Hey there, BigMackTrucks forum! It's been ages since I posted, I kind-of got distracted, but, I've been wanting to get back on the forum. A lot has changed since I last posted. Then I was still swamping and learning the ropes, since then I've been doing some actual driving. I thought I'd create a thread for my truck, "War Horse" (more on the name later). It's a '99 Peterbilt 379 with a 475 6NZ Cat, and 18-speed Eaton (yeah, yeah, I know it's not a Mack!). Here's some photos of the loads I've hauled... 9040 Case excavator, 110,000lb. gross. 14-ft. wide storage shed. No weight, but, was my fir
  9. $280,000 and the pump isn't even hooked up?!? Still, an impressive build. Its not my style, but, I do think its well built. Regardless of whether something like that should have gotten cut-up for a toy, it was his sheet-metal, it was his decision. Troy.
  10. EM6285- Around the yard I shot the Brundage-Bone pumpers, only about 3 of them actually had automatics , them, the rest (about 50 trucks total at that yard) had either 9 or 18-speed manuals in them. They have a fair number of "TOR" trucks, as well (off-brand that utilizes Mack MR components) Troy.
  11. We took a 2100 Wirtgen down to a regional airport when they were ripping up and re-paving the runways. Operator used near a full can of ether to get it to start up. Same block as the C16, just a bigger bore from what I understand. Lucerne - supposedly one of the diesel tuners had a 3000hp C18 at one of the truck shows (Louisville, I think) a few years back. Apparently some bullhauler out of Montana bought it for his rig. From what I've heard, some of the guys running the ultra high-horsepower engines have had to go to hydrostatic transmissions to handle the power. Troy.
  12. When I first started on the path to get my CDL the heavy haul company I work for had a little Louisville Ford single-axle with a 6-71 Detroit and a 10-speed Roadranger and 4.11 gears. The truck became mine, basically, to shunt the trailers around the yard backing them in and what not. Our big trailer, a 2-3-2 Trail King had that little Ford around 60,000lbs. moving it without the jeep. That was about all that little Ford wanted to do, she'd torque up and twist moving it. It was loud, dusty, dirty, noisy, and you felt every bump, but, I miss that truck. I'd zip around grabbing gears just for th
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