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Old 01-25-2015, 10:45 AM   #29
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Never saw anything like that WOW, I wonder why they just didn't drive it down the HWY?
We had a Diamond Reo for a yard truck when I worked in a steel siding shop boy what a hoot.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:17 AM   #30
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That is the way the large haul trucks are moved to the mines here in northern Minnesota. That picture looks like it was on hwy 169 close to Hibbing, Mn, but I don't know that for sure. Here is a picture very similar to the old freightshaker I drove for IT. Mine didn't have the fenders or aluminum wheels on the rear axles either.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:23 AM   #31
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I drove for this old boy hauling logs and pulpwood, the first truck everyone had to drive when hired was the MUD truck, a White constructor triaxle straight job with a naturally aspirated 220 cummins and a 10 spd. one day DOT stopped me for a weigh up, I didn't have the power to get on the scales, the trooper stood on the running board so I could get a running start and he told when to stop, after all that I was loaded with spruce so I was light, he was pee oood.
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More Old Truckers?

I ran my own trucks most of my adult life and some of my unadult life , borrowed my older brothers proof when I was 17 , went to Florida and got my commercial license down there. Learned the ropes by a guy in the Brooksville , Fl area hauling hay and cattle. He lived in a mobile home and used to pull a Craftsman little air compressor out of his shed , air up his old Freightliner and pull start it with his Volkswagen, "couldn't afford batteries", lol! Met him in a truckstop and he picked me up , told him I was a driver, he let me drive and when I missed a couple shifts he just reached over and slapped me in the head and told me he'd teach me but don't tear up his only truck. I paid attention and got good at it, but he never had enough money to really pay me, it was cool, learned a lot! Especially when we hauld a double deck cattle trailer and had to go twenty miles to another ranch to switch them from the top to the bottom, scared the crap out of me seeing the trailer tires rising off the ground going to fast around a curve! Got rid of my last 2 trucks in 2000, was doing ok running my 1986 IH Eagle Doublebunk COE had a 400 Cat 15 over airride all aluminum budds, got stupid and bought a 1987 GMC General same setup, couldn't get anyone reliable to drive so things got ugly. Got out , miss it alot but think we will do fine with our new/old 1988 Chieftain, towing our 1990 Dakota Convertible pickup we bought new in 1990 and hopefully get a nice motorcycle to put in the back of the pickup! Keep the Shiny Side Up! Bob
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Cooperhawk, Those were some great old tractors from days gone by....Thanks.
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:11 PM   #34
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My Brother drove for Pamida in the 70's. I did a sidekick trip from Omaha to International Falls & points between. After 100 miles I decided that this was the life.

Later leaning that we slept upright in the non sleeper unit for 3 days changed my mind. It was January and wasn't much fun.

That was Pamida, better companies were likely better to drive for.
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Cooperhawk, Those were some great old tractors from days gone by....Thanks.
Okay, here's some more.

https://www.google.com/search?q=old+...w=1440&bih=743
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An old trucker with too much time on his hands.

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/massive...ons&soc_trk=ma
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Those are some great Pic's and then some not so great...
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Learned to drive in a chain drive divco..had many trucks over years sold out in 2010 when wife had a stroke. Now spend most of my time chasing the weather on west coast. Faverite truck was 1981 359 Pete with v8cat and twin sticks
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Another site for endless truck pictures Just google Hanks truck pictures. There are links to Canadian and US truck lines and scores of other related pictures.
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My step-son drives OTR-long haul. He told me he's seen a lot_of signs pointing to something interesting. He can hardly wait until he gets off the road so he can take his family to see what's beyond those signs.
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My step-son drives OTR-long haul. He told me he's seen a lot_of signs pointing to something interesting. He can hardly wait until he gets off the road so he can take his family to see what's beyond those signs.
I know that feeling....... Hopefully I can afford to go see them now!
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They remind me of the Diamond T's I use to drive and took two hands to shift.
I "learned" in a 66 Diamond T, in a year I went into a Freightliner with a 600 Cummins. Hauled new furniture from NC to west coast, produce back to Hunts Point,NY running single for 7 years. Made 49 rounds in one year and averaged 47 trips per year. I still have the horn button from the Diamond T on my steering wheel of my American Coach! All total......5 million miles with no co-driver, no accidents, lot's of driver license (over 20 at times)! A "big motorhome " is a big sluggish car.
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