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Few Americans realize the massive global presence that Mack Trucks once had. Mack established a name for itself from Western Europe to Iran with the indestructible Mack NR series military 6x4s that we

Nice shots of the WHDX-1000. And so of us are nuts enough to scratch build one of the 4 units in 1/24 scale. Namely one of the smaller units with the DDC 16V-71 & Clark BD-91000 rear axles......

A few more. Mack's ran from the UK and European mainland to countries throughout the Middle East and Western Asia including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

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yep as above showed what people wanted tough reliable cost effective trucks that worked hard all day every day in any conditions wonder what might of changed ??

I think Algeria might have had a lot of US money spent there back in the 60's and 70's

Paul

Raji you have a good couple of units to start a rebuild

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Yes you're right , unfortunately i don't have the means nor conditions to rebuild these trucks but at least if i had much money i will buy them just to ensure that they will be not scrapped & recycled :blush:, i hope someone will save them very soon.

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I'm not sure where Mack fits in the pecking order today, but for half my adult life (I'm 45), Mack seemed to dominate the trucking and hauling industry. Seems to me that it all started changing in the 1990s, once the classic R model had more or less run its course. When I was a kid in the '70s and '80s, Macks were literally everywhere, doing every job imaginable.

How can one company go from dominance to being a subsidiary of a middling manufacturer? What happened?

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Raji,

Thank you for sharing with us Macks from your area.

It's too interesting to see them from different parts of our world.

Sad those R's came to the junkyard, I hope someone will save them.

I myself did that with the pair of R's in my country.

By the word I heard the things aren't too easy in Algeria nowadays.

Are they?

Vlad

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Raji that R model is looking fairly complete might be a good truck for you to start with ??

Paul

Unfortunately i spent all of the money i had on a 94 Diesel Suburban :/ but even if i had the chance to buy it ! i wouldn't do ! that's because i don't have any chances to restore it or make something with it , and that's really sad, i really hope someone can take care of it very soon ... sorry for my late response because i don't connect too much on this forum.

By the word I heard the things aren't too easy in Algeria nowadays.

Are they?

You're welcome Vlad that's my pleasure, i adore the old American trucks !

And yes you're right about finding these old American irons in Algeria is really hard now ! i'm very interested about them since 2010 and i didn't find really much of them since that time and no Mack trucks was seen, just i'm still confused about a white tanker truck i have seen in 2012 summer but i didn't confirmed if it was a Mack or Ford LTS-Series ! the pictures i posted before on this thread was only sent by friends that are mostly from eastern cities.

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I came across this page thing'o' on face book thing I still dont know anything about face book so Im not real sure what all these things are called or if the link doodah will work but if you scroll back thru the appears to be a lot of middle east F model Macks there running from Europe to the Middle east I guess its all in a different language but most of it translates

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You're welcome ! it's my pleasure !

And this is a new picture, taken just today i received from a friend, he found this old yellow R-Series in Bougaa, Sétif east Algeria in a junk yard with 2 C-500 Kenworth's, it's great how old Mack's are getting more discoverable these days in Algeria, and by this new discovery i'm starting to think about the possibility of may be there was a local company using these R-Series to transport their loads across the country.

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Wow that looks to be an old R, looks like a steel dash I like the turn signals it is a little different.. Cant be much rust on them looks like they get run til they cant then strip them to keep the next one going. I am sure parts are hard to come by for those older trucks.

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No. Volvo has decided to promote the Volvo brand in Africa. At the 2011 Johannesburg Motor Show, every heavy truckmaker was there in force, including M-B, MAN, Volvo, Scania, DAF, UD, Hino, Isuzu and Mitsubishi. The Mack brand was not represented. If you search for Mack in Africa, you are directed to the Volvo Africa website which has no mention of the Mack brand.

http://africa.macktrucks.com/ Check this out.

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The site also lists dealers int 7 countries, the first page says,

The American truck you can count on.

Efficient, reliable, and durable, a Mack® Truck is built to work. On the road or at the jobsite, Mack is a partner you can trust. And you can count on Mack to get the job done every day.

Nigeria

Exclusive Mack Trucks Distributor SMT Nigeria Ghana

Exclusive Mack Trucks Distributor SMT Ghana Lagos - Ikeja

322 A Ikorodu Road

Parts office in Lagos,

24 Ojota road, Ogudu

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Abuja

Plot412, opposite Julius Berger, IDU Indutrial Estate

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Port Harcourt

200 Airport / AirForce, Road Eliozou

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Kano

26/27 Ibrahim Taiwo Road

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com Accra

Volvo House, 90/91 Fadama Street, SIA

P.O. Box KA 9228

+233 (0)30 268 3351-60

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

info@smt-ghana.com

Kumasi

Knatto Complex Building, Santasi-Anyinam, Off Obuasi Road

+233 (0)32 20 37016

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

smt.kumasi@smt-ghana.com

Tarkwa

Tamso Sector 7, Teberebie Junction

+233 (0)31 23 21604

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

smt.tarkwa@smt-ghana.com

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The site also lists dealers int 7 countries, the first page says,

The American truck you can count on.

Efficient, reliable, and durable, a Mack® Truck is built to work. On the road or at the jobsite, Mack is a partner you can trust. And you can count on Mack to get the job done every day.

Nigeria

Exclusive Mack Trucks Distributor SMT Nigeria Ghana

Exclusive Mack Trucks Distributor SMT Ghana Lagos - Ikeja

322 A Ikorodu Road

Parts office in Lagos,

24 Ojota road, Ogudu

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Abuja

Plot412, opposite Julius Berger, IDU Indutrial Estate

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Port Harcourt

200 Airport / AirForce, Road Eliozou

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com

Kano

26/27 Ibrahim Taiwo Road

+(234) 802 374 7678

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

info@smt-nigeria.com Accra

Volvo House, 90/91 Fadama Street, SIA

P.O. Box KA 9228

+233 (0)30 268 3351-60

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

info@smt-ghana.com

Kumasi

Knatto Complex Building, Santasi-Anyinam, Off Obuasi Road

+233 (0)32 20 37016

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

smt.kumasi@smt-ghana.com

Tarkwa

Tamso Sector 7, Teberebie Junction

+233 (0)31 23 21604

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00

smt.tarkwa@smt-ghana.com

This amounts to Belgium-based SMT Group (http://smt-group.com/companies/companies/smt-nigeria/), which is a distributor in some African regions for Volvo construction, marine and trucks, being asked to peddle the Mack brand (what's one more sign on the building?).

And there's no activity in South Africa, the continent's largest country market............go figure.

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