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Nice photos Ken, thanks for sharing.

Political silliness killed off about 3/4 of the participation with the site as the basis went far askew from many's core interest.

It too forced my departure, but I seen it coming on much earlier than the masses.

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Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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1 hour ago, james j neiweem said:

Like them all. Well cared for.  Working?

The pics are over 50 years old. The owner has long since passed on and I have no idea where the trucks ended up. But, I would not be surprised to find out that they are in someone's collection; probably with another paint scheme.

I also assume the weight laws are a little stricter than they were back in the day. I don't think anyone is loading D-8 sized dozers on a single axle tractor these days like they did regularly when these were taken.

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Back in the early 70's Kaminsky's used two single axle acars. sarge the one driver would think nothing of hauling a u blade d-9 they had 250 cummins and he would sometimes run out of steam on hills. I saw him haul a 16 yard shovel bucket up 309 when I was working in yumulla's  yard up in hazelton. Sarge's moto was if it fits i'll haul it. The rear was one of the biggest I ever saw on a single axle.

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Brings back lots of memories of the 1950s here in New Hampshire.  A lot of different companies operated Mack "L" and "B" model tractors and straight trucks.

Trucking companies, manufacturers, public works departments, fire departments all had Macks of various models. Wish that I had pictures of them.

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On 6/10/2019 at 4:53 PM, fxfymn said:

The pics are over 50 years old. The owner has long since passed on and I have no idea where the trucks ended up. But, I would not be surprised to find out that they are in someone's collection; probably with another paint scheme.

I also assume the weight laws are a little stricter than they were back in the day. I don't think anyone is loading D-8 sized dozers on a single axle tractor these days like they did regularly when these were taken.

Red sold those B models to Joe Gringeri from Watertown when he closed up, I did some low bed work for Joe years ago and drove some of those B models, they were super heavy spec with winch's mounted behind the cab and boy were they were slow !!! but they would pull a house over. When Gringeri closed the Watertown operation down I never saw those trucks again.

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weight laws were stricter or just not enforced as much. I know I have heard stories of a single axle B42T with a D8 on a lowboy before getting hauled thru Syracuse Ny… I assume a person could walk faster as a im certain B42's were designed to haul furniture or potato chips.....

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"Red sold those B models to Joe Gringeri from Watertown when he closed up,"

Do you remember the year Red sold out? 

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Thanks. Actually I do pretty well with the long ago; just don;t ask me what I had for breakfast today.

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