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One Of Mine In Prior Life:


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This is my 74 RL797LST at work prior to 1979 when the original owner went to a new paint scheme, and fresh out of the paint shop. Photos are supplied by the original owner and are scans. The truck still looks very similar:

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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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Where was that truck originally from Rob?

That looks like a California type set up.

Nice pic of the Hough 120 loader:

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Those were some tough old machines, there are a lot of them still working in this area.

Looks like it has the 817 IH diesel engine in it.

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"If You Can't Shift It Smoothly, You Shouldn't Be Driving It"

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Where was that truck originally from Rob?

That looks like a California type set up.

Nice pic of the Hough 120 loader:

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Those were some tough old machines, there are a lot of them still working in this area.

Looks like it has the 817 IH diesel engine in it.

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Hi Herb, I've spoken extensively with the original owner; Very nice gent. The hauled a lot of processed coke for the iron plants in CA that required that high sided dump beds. The truck was also leased to "Jack Grey" trucking out of Gary, IN that was known for hauling the "dirty dirt" from hazardous waste cleanup sites. I know the truck was loaded with tare tickets fromt the Long Beach Naval Shipyard from the mid to late 90's. Supposedly this truck was put out of service when that yard closed due to age of truck.

I like that loader too. I thought but wasn't sure it was a "Hough". I've not been around IH diesel engines so really didn't know it was IH. I believe everything that Hough made was durable. The coal mines around here used to have several of them.

It was always in CA from day one. Built in Hayward, CA.

Rob

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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