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Anyone ever seen an R model with the early DM angular steel nose?


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No such thing, bro. It just brought me to your post. That's it.

BTW, the truck I'm looking at is a 1987 RD686SX tri-axle dump. It has a 300 with a 6 spd. Is there any reason why this model might be a good or bad choice for hauling? As I said earlier, I have no prior knowledge of such a model, so I'm not sure if there were specific reasons for it.

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Go to the upper R.H. corner of home page and search under forums

"Steel Nose R model"

hope this helps.

Ron

Per Ron's directions...make sure you search in "Forums" and NOT "This topic".

Note: click on the word "Forums", "This topic", etc. on the right side of the search box and you will see a drop down to enable a search in specific areas.

Here are a few links to steel nose R discussions:

http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/31138-mack-rb-or-dm/?hl=+steel +nosed

http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/33278-rd-steel-nose/?hl=%2Bsteel+%2Bnosed#entry213608

http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/26884-pics-from-aths-barrington-nh-2012/?hl=%2Bsteel+%2Bnosed#entry134178

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Ken

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There are many threads here related to steel hooded R-models. It may be factory, or it may be a Ward 79 conversion.

In the global market, the steel hood was an extremely popular R-model option, from South America to Algeria, the Middle East and Iran, to Australia and New Zealand (where they're known as Flintstones).

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Here's the truck I am referring to. I'm looking at buying a tri-axle and came across this. Seems a little high, but I'm still intrigued. You guys have any thoughts on this? Any input is appreciated.

http://hartford.craigslist.org/hvo/4797413406.html

Here's another pic the owner sent me. Not sure of the significance:

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No such thing, bro. It just brought me to your post. That's it.

BTW, the truck I'm looking at is a 1987 RD686SX tri-axle dump. It has a 300 with a 6 spd. Is there any reason why this model might be a good or bad choice for hauling? As I said earlier, I have no prior knowledge of such a model, so I'm not sure if there were specific reasons for it.

SX models are great trucks but if you are still thinking of getting paid by the ton i think a plain RD is better check out the difference in tare weights. For reference my old double framed rd688s with a 17.5ft steel body weighed 25,300 That truck your looking at looks tuff but heavy.

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Will definetkt be heavy with the big rears and triple frame.

I know my b61sx's have triple frames but i wasn't sure if the rdsx always has one. The guy listing it said double frame but i don't put much faith in listings.

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