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ws721

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  1. Guess I missed the issue. Central Hydraulics like most any other plow truck.   When they get to be 20 years old then your chasseing rusty hose ends.   Ive seen people buy a truck to turn into a plow truck. The truck is the cheap part. Its the Hydraulics that is expensive 


  2. The "Wispering Giant"  I believe Mack called the E9.   Heard my first E9 back in 1988. Ran along side for miles. Got hooked then & there. Never sounds like they're working. Just kinda lumbering along

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  3. 11 hours ago, Superdog said:

    no,that was the standard interior for the Cruiseliner

    So is that "Level 1"  or "Level 2" interior? Or didn't  Mack offer 3 levels in early Cruiseliners?


  4. 17 hours ago, 6368 said:

    You don't have to pay heavy use tax ( you do still have to file a 2290) if you put less than 5000 miles on  per year

    True. I forgot about that. Thanks for stateing


  5. Yes Apportioned plates are easier. But expensive. Don't forget your IRS 2290 if your over 55,000 Lb. Then you'll need an IFTA fuel sticker. Keep track of the miles for each state for reporting.  Don't get discouraged yet

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  6. 2 hours ago, Superdog said:

    Had a guy call me yesterday needing parts for an older Mack,(2002)because dealer said parts were NLA,wiring harness for ECM. Guess I'm going to have to start making room for CX's in the back yard,now.

     

    Try getting parts for a Cruiseliner with an E9 in it.    Thankfully the local Mack parts folks try to be helpful


  7. On 4/3/2019 at 9:34 PM, Swishy said:

    Lota tyre to air up

    Super-tanker_7.jpg

    Super-sized

    What then was said to be the largest tank semi-trailer ever built for highway service was operating in Michigan 45 years ago. The 17,000-gallon Super Tanker gasoline transporter featured 11 axles, with three capable of lifting for better maneuverability. The tanker, powered by an International tractor, boasted the maximum length (55 feet), height (13½ feet), weight (152,000 pounds) and axles (11) allowed at the time, and cost $75,000.

     

    cya

    Wonder how many times the driver caught his foot on the rubber guard over the steer tire


  8. 1 minute ago, tjc transport said:

    i am talking about a one ton pickup with 8 foot plow not fitting. 

    i many areas of nu yawk, it is not uncommon to see cars and trucks with mirrors ripped off or worse because the fire trucks and garbage trucks can not fit down the street. so they make room by wiping the sides off the cars parked on both sides of the street. 

    here in my town, many roads are only 14 foot wide. if someone illegally parks on the road you can not pass with anything larger than a pickup.......WITHOUT a plow on it

     

    Ouch!   That stinks.  I remember my Uncle who was on the Hartford, Ct fire Dept saying that would happen. Tire chains with a broken cross chains ripping open cars


  9. WOW!! That's something to see.  I remember my father saying that back when he worked for Watkins Construction in the 60's running a scraper was refered to as running the Idiot wagon.  Looks like they have come a long way.  He was lucky, he ran a B81 on lowbed or belly dump


  10. 1 hour ago, Bullheaded said:

    Well it's still for sale. I decided not to do it. It has far too many issues to make it worth it to me. It would be a good truck for someone that does restorations but I need something that can go to work and be picked at as I go.

    Went through it all and basically that is all it is, a perfect interior on good tires and back brakes.

    They even wanted me to pull the insert out of the frame. It doesn't look bad to me, I can't see any scale or rust jacking, but they told me they won't safety it because it is rotten.

    So between that, a blown head gasket, and all the electrical and small stuff and paint and the stuff I knew it needed, just more than I wanna do.

    Wow!!  Glad I don't live where you are. Most of the trucks around here would be in trouble.

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