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B MACK

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About B MACK

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  • Location
    nw montana
  • Interests
    I like old gas pumps, old cars & trucks, doing outdoor things and working in my shop, I was a logger, now in road construction

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  • Make
    mack
  • Model
    b71st
  • Year
    1955
  • Other Trucks
    1982 mack superliner

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  1. B MACK

    New power in the F150

    Decided to fix the oil burner in my "95" ford.
  2. B MACK

    Macks and Petes

    I am working outa town again , saw these in my travels. The old B has been parked here in the grass at least 15 years that I know of.
  3. B MACK

    Giant Macks in the Artic

    I just stumbled upon a really cool video of big heavy duty Macks hauling to the DEW line in 1956, Sorry , I was not able to down load it to post it. Look up " Artic Convoy with Giant Mack Trucks ".
  4. B MACK

    Can drivers read ?

    I have to ask, Are truck drivers blind or do they just not understand detour signs ? The hyway project I am working on has a bridge closed. And the local detour has a 10 ton bridge. There is a truck detour that goes on another hyway route , and by-passes the torn up road construction, That detour adds maybe 15 minutes and 10 miles, but brings you to the exact same place as the road under construction. There have been countless company freight trucks and owner operators and 3 and 4 axle lowboys and cattle trucks going right past the detour signs and over the little 10 ton bridge, Why take the chance? Are these drivers afraid to deviate from their GPS route?
  5. B MACK

    operating on the edge

    We were just hauling rip rap for erosion control for a hyway project. But they crush a lot of RR ballast, it is some of the hardest rock around.
  6. B MACK

    operating on the edge

    There is a trail the excavator is on, but not much wider than the tracks. Pulling outa the bottom with 28 tons in a side dump, we get rolling in low then can shift to 1st and over in the 18 speed. then it's no shifting.
  7. B MACK

    operating on the edge

    the CAT 330 doing his thing. And the 10 + percent grade we hauled in and out of.
  8. B MACK

    Road Closed

    I received a couple more picts of the snow in the Browning area, and want to share them so that you will see what things can be like in Montana. It seems that Montana hardly ever gets mentioned. But when Chicago or New York get a snow storm, sometimes only 8 inches , The Weather Channel and all the Network News cover it nonstop. The same with hurricane coverage in the Atlantic or the Gulf. Hell, on the Rockie Mountain front, it is normal for Browning to get 50 to 70 MPH winds . And when it blows at 90 MPH it's never reported on the national news.
  9. B MACK

    A new view for gun control

    And lets not forget cars and big trucks and the small rental vans. All of these have been used in mass killing attacks. we better ban these vehichles too . like the gun, these cars and trucks do this killing totally on their own, no one is behind the wheel just like the gun must go off by itself, without some one pulling the trigger. HA HA We have laws. we just need to enforce them!!!!!
  10. B MACK

    Road Closed

    I received some picts from a friend that is dealing with this natural mess. This is state Hwy. 464 north of Browning, Montana. US Hwy 89 north of Browning is the same. And other state and US Hwys in north central Montana are closed. Have been closed for the past 3 weeks , and were closed prier to that. Heavy Gunner has had posts of the same thing recently in the Havre area, more than 100 miles farther east. And the temp. has been below zero also.
  11. B MACK

    Weatherman is wrong again

    I'm glad HeavyGunner started this thread a few weeks ago!! We have been a bit warmer here on the west side of the hill, compared to Havre. But the past three mornings have been around minus 10 to minus 14 degrees. But anyway, whether you watch the news, the weather channel, discovery, the history channel, what ever. All these people contradict themselves. They briefly mention the last ice age then go right into the man made global warming. Like here in Glacier National Park in northwest Montana, the park rangers with their literature tell of how the park, ( the valleys and lakes ) was formed by glaciers. Yes, glaciers once covered the entire area, and when the glaciers advanced then melted and retreated they cut and carved out the valleys and everything that is now Glacier / Waterton Parks. The glacier were there and retreated at the end of an ice age , but now these people are up in arms and saying we are making the glaciers disappear now. Maybe we ( the earth) are still coming out of an ice age???? After the 2011 earth quake in Japan I heard it mentioned only one time ( the powers to be don't want this info out ) that that quake shook so hard that it shifted the Earth on it's axis. If you look up Ice Ages, one of the causes coming into or coming out of ice ages is a change or shift in the Earths axis.. The Earth is alive. Mt. Everest gets higher all the time, the plates move. Up lift. And Al Gore makes millions with his global warming crap , And everybody believes it..
  12. B MACK

    Weatherman is wrong again

    No . I'll have to look at Craigs list
  13. B MACK

    Weatherman is wrong again

    I agree with you totally. And I am not an expert either. But all people have to do is read or look up ice ages on their computer, or go to a museum of geography and the proof is there.... The earth has had 4 MAJOR Ice Ages , and things do happen in cycles. We are warming up now ,( sometimes getting cold) because we might be coming out of the last Ice Age ??? Yes eastern Montana used to be under water and was tropical. Look at all the dinosauers that have been found there. And if you go to the mining ghost town of Berlin, Nevada, up high in mountain dessert east of Hawthorne , the fossils of a prehistoric fish were uncovered years ago. This prehistoric FISH in the Nevada dessert was 50 or so feet in length. Our planet is alive and always changing..
  14. B MACK

    Weatherman is wrong again

    Yes, they have not been real exact here on the west side of the pass either. We did get the winter storm, snow and wind with the arctic air, but it seemed to be about 7 hours later than their first prediction. I heard Hwy 2 over your way was closed the end of last week and Hwy 89 south of Browning was closed today.
  15. B MACK

    Crate engine suggestions

    I've never dealt with Bradford. I've heard , yes they are really good and spendy?? Add Vance is suppose to be good also.

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