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I found something I've never seen before today... A Wilford dragline and a U model with a Detroit, all within 20 miles of my house. The U model serial # is U626ST1430. My picture taking expedition was cut short by the torrent of yellow jackets I turned loose when I pulled the hood open, but not before I noticed a green valve cover on each side. It had Eaton rears on 4 spring suspension and an Eaton transmission. I'm not sure who owns it and the dragline yet, but I heard they're just before getting scrapped. The truck looked pretty solid. I'm going to try and find out some more info, if anybody's interested.

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Jake

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Nice find & pics there Jake . :twothumbsup:

There are 2 words that I don't like to hear in the same sentence . It's almost like using cuss words : MACK & DETROIT .

Yes I was raised on both BUT I never liked the combination together . I was & always will be a pure breed Mack man .

I Believe Roadway Used U Models w/ 6V92 Detroits in them & I remember quite a few running around Memphis back in the day . this wouldn't happen to be 1 of them would it ?

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You Cant Fix Stupid. But You Can Numb It With A Sledgehammer. :loldude:

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Nice find & pics there Jake . :twothumbsup:

There are 2 words that I don't like to hear in the same sentence . It's almost like using cuss words : MACK & DETROIT .

Yes I was raised on both BUT I never liked the combination together . I was & always will be a pure breed Mack man .

I Believe Roadway Used U Models w/ 6V92 Detroits in them & I remember quite a few running around Memphis back in the day . this wouldn't happen to be 1 of them would it ?

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Air Products had a bunch too

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I also prefere all Mack components vehicles although I too like that crazy daemon mixture!

And I like twin screwers.

Arkansas is not close by for me also though.

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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Arkansas is a close ride BUT I know id have to lowboy that U Model back to Millington to get past the Chicken Coops . & Wouldn't dare run up or down Hwy 61 TOO MANY BEARS On that road especially around the Casino's @ Robinsonville,Ms.

The U Model & the 9500 GMC Both Look like a good project trucks for someone . Wonder if that Jimmy has a 671 (238) Or a 8V71 (318) Detroit in it .

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You Cant Fix Stupid. But You Can Numb It With A Sledgehammer. :loldude:

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Arkansas is a close ride BUT I know id have to lowboy that U Model back to Millington to get past the Chicken Coops . & Wouldn't dare run up or down Hwy 61 TOO MANY BEARS On that road especially around the Casino's @ Robinsonville,Ms.

Looks like a good project truck for someone .

Aw heck, you should have seen some of the junk we'd run up and down 61 from Memphis to Vicksburg back when my dad was unloading barges for Martin Marietta. I drove an R model with no brakes, no heater, and no windshield wipers from Helena to Vicksburg in about 15 degree weather with it spitting sleet and snow one winter when I was about 18. Pops never was too big on maintenance or being legal. Lol it really made me appreciate the little things, like defrosters and wipers.

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The 9500 appears to be a long hood?? Not a whole bunch of those built either.

All of the Roadway U626/773's I've seen had steel budd wheels. ABF ran green GMC's and is from AR so maybe?? Something makes me think the original owner had a large fleet.

I'm with you,Roadway's U626's had budds,the773's were all tag axles,can't remember if the 626's were or not.

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