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Yes Mark

I definately remember those. One of the nicknames was "suicide doubles".. PA did not allow doubles so this made them into a truck trailer which was legal. They basically ran between York PA and Akron OH.

As said above it was a long wheelbase single axle with a long slide on the 5th wheel and the lead pup had folding landing gear. The lead pup was dedicated to break bulk freight between the 2 terminals and the rear would be any long haul pup.

I read they also used them on I-90 in PA. Doubles were legal in NY and OH but they had to use this setup for the 45 miles or so in between.

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That 4X4 MH is probably in Iowa!

I remember those CF doubles, thought that was pretty slick how they beat the Keystone State to the punch!

Ron

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Green Dash

I believe on that 45 miles of PA on 90, CF just used a regular tractor with a big ballast block in place of the 5th wheel and a pintle hitch to drag the kite trailers back and forth.

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Green Dash

I believe on that 45 miles of PA on 90, CF just used a regular tractor with a big ballast block in place of the 5th wheel and a pintle hitch to drag the kite trailers back and forth.

Thanks. I thought it was the same setup but now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure the pics I'd seen were of short wheelbase tractors.

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