Jump to content
bullhusk

Brockway "Toughest Truck In The World"

Recommended Posts

First big truck I ever rode in was a Brockway like that! 250 Cummins 15 speed "bogie" Lake Shore Transportation out of the Pittsburg terminal.

Me too my uncle hadda whole fleet first ride somewhere around 1960...bob


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 57 B-61 had a belt drive Page&Page axle but it was gone when I got the truck. The brackets were still there but everything else was gone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1959 Brockway 257T at Macungie in 2012 or so.

1959 Brockway 257T (2).jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, j hancock said:

1974 Brockway 359LL log truck.  No fake patina here!!!

1974 Brocway 359LL   1 - Copy.jpg

Hah-judging by "slicks" this  is now running qtr mile at Epping?😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/10/2020 at 9:10 AM, Red Horse said:

Hah-judging by "slicks" this  is now running qtr mile at Epping?😎

Does great in the yard.  Hasn't seen pavement in a couple of days...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loved the ornamental iron grille guards on those old Brockways! Weighed as much as a Honda!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First to the scene in 1924.

1924 Brockway Torpedo LaFrance Millers Fall FD - Copy.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see from a side view that the 1976 blue Brockway with the R model Mack cab and the Australian R model V 8 valueliner, seem very similar because the set back front axle/wheels appear to be about same position on the frame of both trucks.

I can see that the one piece hood and guards of the V8 Valueliner would virtually fit onto the Brockway. Is it therefore possible that Aussie V8 Valueliner was based on the 1976 Brockway? And maybe the flat hood 6 cylinder Valueliner model was based on the Brockway?

10.JPG

16.JPG

Green 6 cyl Mack Valueliner.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could have some cross pollination happening.  Certainly would have been economical to reuse the already engineered trucks specs from Brockway if they would fit the parameters of the Australian market.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be very interesting to line up Dan Thomas's Aussie Valueliner to a R model cab Brockway and compare the alignment of the front axle and cabin!!!  Did Brockway use the Mack frames?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Harry,

I believe that Brockway always used their own frames (????) especially as the majority were built for semi off road, severe service, duty.. It has always been claimed that the prototype 1978 Brockway became the American Mack Superliner. So it would not surprise me that Mack of Australia borrowed many of Brockway's developments. Especially for Outback Road Train work.

I also do not believe that the Mack and Brockway design engineering departments worked together much until into the early 70's when Brockway started to use the Sheller Globe built Mack R model cab that Brockway introduced in 1974 or 5.. 

Edited by Brocky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...