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bulldogbred last won the day on August 20 2015

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    Shannon Illinois
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    Farming, Excavating, Mack Trucks, Hunting and the outdoors

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    1965 B61, 1992 RD, 1994 RD, 1972 R600, 1986 R600, 1978 DM600, 1982 Superliner, 1985 R600

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  1. I have a 12 speed in my RS700L. Mine is the older one I have a separate stick for Low Low not the air shift on dash. We have a couple RD's with 8LL. Had a CL with 18 speed once. Several 2 stick 6 speeds. A triplex. A quad box. Another R model with a 12 speed with the air shift on the dash for low. A superliner with a Mack 1070 10 speed (same as 12 speed without low). A value liner with a 13 speed road ranger. Having drove pretty much every trans you can get in a Mack except the brand new ones. I personally love my 12 speed. I don't have to shift a lot. Multi speed reverse is great. I love being able to set my PTO speed how I want for running dump trailer or lowboy. I honestly don't know why Mack didn't sell more of them.
  2. The Bills Backhoe and Tree Service truck is not two beds. It used to be Behm Enterprises truck from McHenry. I know the truck. Bill also has my dads old U Model single axle dump still sitting around at his place.
  3. Don't worry apple dog unless you love Jeb it was a waste of your time. Typical media favoring the establishment guys. Bush had way to much speaking time. Carson had hardly any and is nationally polling almost double Bush's. I would bet Trump, Cruz and Carson all had less time than Christie, Bush and Kasich. And the first three all have higher poll numbers than the latter.
  4. I will throw my .02 with you on Ethanol. We farm also. What everybody forgets is the reason the government mandated the RFS and made a 10 percent blend is to use ethanol as an oxygenate to replace MTBE. Remember that stuff and all the links to toxicity problems. I am not saying we shouldn't consider eliminating the RFS. Right now with $30 crude ethanol is at a slight price disadvantage to oil. However, you go back the last several years when the oil companies were bending you over in the 100-140 crude days. Ethanol had a serious price advantage and that 10 percent helped keep the price down. Also, how much did the price of your corn flakes go up at the grocery store due to ethanol?? When you buy that their is about a whole $.20 worth of actually corn in that box of $4 cereal. The livestock sector uses the byproduct from ethanol (distiller grain and gluten) for livestock feed. That has added a cheaper feed stock to the cattle producer. That argument of ethanol driving up food prices was dreamed up for you by the food processors,retail grocery stores and big oil of the world as an excuse to stick it up your you know what. Doesn't anybody see that big oil is part of the guys funding the anti ethanol campaign. Gee I wonder why. I'm not going to sit here and tell you it may not have influenced it slightly but it hasn't caused the bulk of your food price increases at the grocer. Go back to the 1980's and 90's when we had an extra 2 BILLION bushel what we call carry over crop year to year of corn. That was corn that didn't have a home. Now you can go to the pump and buy fuel that was produced in the Midwest USA instead of a Saudi oil field lining some wealthy princes pockets. Look I am not arguing ethanol shouldn't be left to compete in a free market like anything else. I as a farmer am fine with that. Get the government out of our business and let us run them the way we want.
  5. Congrats on 30 years. You guys have the nicest fleet of Macks in northern Illinois. Thats something to be proud of in my book!
  6. Correct all the work was done at NI Mack. JJ put a new cab on it around 88 I think so it doesn't have the 76 cab. When we got it the truck had the old twin stick 6 speed with a 300+. It was pretty rough from sitting around and I think maybe Jake had some guys drive it. I couldn't dare leave it alone and my uncle Bill that has the shop in Rockford put an E7400(was originally a 300) out of a garbage truck in it. We also put a 12 speed mack in it. Lengthened the frame and put 3 leaf 38K rears under it instead of camelback which it had. It is honestly a joy to drove the truck. On the back of the cab I had pinstriped "Pulling for Your Mama" in honor of JJ. Jake used to truck a lot for dad and thats why we ended up buying it from him. Him and Wesley came out and took pictures of it after we got it finished around 05. I never knew JJ because that was before my time but I have also heard he was a wild man. My dad actually went to Allentown in the 80's between working for Doetsch Bros and starting on his own to pickup some new trucks for my grandpa. Wesley went with him and they both drove trucks piggy backed home to Grayslake. If anybody ever comes across pictures from the truck back in the old days I would appreciate seeing them. It was supposedly pretty sharp after JJ spent all the money on it.
  7. My RS700L says custom built for "Your Mama" on the steering wheel. The guy who originally owned it was Jimmy Wigginton who's dad owned Evanston Fuel and Material. He went by the nickname Your Mama and so thats who my truck was built for.... He died in a motorcycle wreck I believe. His brother Wesley used to have a truck in the area I believe up until at least a few years ago. We bought the RS700 in like 2002 I think from Jake Marsoobian from Gurnee/Wildwood. Supposedly my RS700 was featured in Overdrive magazine back in the day. It was short framed, maroon in color with tall straight pipes when we first bought it and only had bud wheels on front. I wish I had a copy of that!
  8. I do not believe all dealers had wheel dynos. My grandpa never had a wheel dyno I do not believe at NI Mack until they bought out Rockford Truck sales in early 2000. They had one at the Kenworth shop. They did have a dyno that hooked on to a driveshaft deal at Grayslake though I believe.
  9. Guys, My father in law is a livestock hauler OO in Colorado and has ran off brand trucks all his life currently a 379. Except the truck he learned in was what he claims a 1964 Mack cabover. Based on years it would have to be an F model correct? He claimed his dad owned the truck, and when he started trucking (around 72) he drove that truck for his dad. The only reason I am questioning him is he said the truck had a 211 and a duplex in it. Could you get those options in an F model in 64? I for some reason only though the 673 engine was offered in the F and not the 711 series. I am just questioning whether my FIL could be off on his years of truck and have actually drove an H model with a duplex and 211.... Basically I am wondering if you could get the F spec'd with that engine trans combo. Long story short I would love to find a truck and redo it to match the green and white two tone truck for my father in law in honor of his late father (who I never knew). He cannot seem to find any photos of the truck as this would obviously clarify. Thanks for any insight.
  10. What trans? Is the cab pretty clean of rust?
  11. Photos of excavating equipment and trucks in action, projects also
  12. 70s and 80s because I love my RS700. However it does have a 1990 E7 engine... The E7 was probably the pinnacle of Mack motors. We have owned many old 2 valves and they are a GREAT motor they just run and run and run and then run some more. Our RDs with E7 and 8LL have been very good trucks. Although I personally prefer the 12 speed trans.
  13. Does anybody have any of the paint scheme for a Value Liner. We recently acquired one I would love to do in a Mack original.
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