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1962 Mack B61LT Tractor Truck for Sale in NY


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Not mine, but thought I would share. 

Listing says 5 speed, but seems to be a tag i am not familiar with that indicates its a duplex, but i only can make out one shift lever... unishift?

Seems like a solid/straight truck and with some nice period options...  Chrome grill/air cleaner+extension/chrome hood latches/aluminum drivers step tank/factory headliner. 

Interesting that it does not have a passenger tank, but rather a step like i have often seen on gas trucks...  anybody have thoughts?

https://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/31468/item/1962-mack-b61lt-tractor-truck-195810

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possibly it had a tattle tale speedo ; bigger square . kinda close to drivers knees though. replaced with regular mack speedo. i'm seeing an extra gauge also:: air/ water temp/ volts/ fuel level. #5 ??. door shows it was owned by municipality, don't think if bought new they would need two tanks. 

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can't enlarge the picture, but maybe the tach was added with more concern for drivers to learn shifting at proper R PM's  and less for speed ; ever see a municipality truck going fast! first picture has either a hyd tank (black) or it has larger tank for air starter ; reason for added gauge ??

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The gauges starting on the left are: Fuel Level, Oil Pressure. Then below oil pressure is Water Temperature, Ammeter, Air Pressure Then of course the large 80mph speedometer. Tach is the large one in the top center of the cluster. Honestly from looking at it I think the speedo is original and the tach has recently been changed. Its only showing 64 hours elapsed time and its a 3200rpm tach. I wouldn't think an old thermodyne would have come with a 3200 rpm tachometer. 

Is a unishift the same concept as an Eaton Super 10? 

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Thats probably about as original as your are going to find a B model anymore. The municipality is probably the original owner. Has probably been kept in a heated garage its entire life. It looks very nice overall considering. Those spring brakes have to some very early style of piggyback chamber.....never upgraded over the years.  It still has tube type wheels and tires on it. 

It is probably a "non runner" because the the guy that drove it probably retired 15 years ago and nobody there knows it has an air starter......You gotta do more than put a new battery in it and turn the key

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