Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Kennesaw Kid, Feb 20, 2018.
No maybe about it!
It's my avatar.
I'd love to drive one, I drove a old B-61 Mack with a Duplex once when I worked in Okie City peddling volume loads.....it wasn't pretty but we got ur done, just like the dude in the picture.
Can't get much more "old school" !
Jimmy, this KB 11 belongs to a friend, his dad bought it new, 48 model, like new, 450 Red Diamond
I rebuilt a Red 450 for a neighbor several years ago. He used the truck to pull a lowboy for his dozers.
Is that Big Dave? Before he got the Big Hat?
I was always told mine-to-be was a 42. Mom sent me a photo album of the stages Dad went thru restoring it (He got it for free, after finding it in an apple orchard with a tree grown up thru the cab), and awards it won. All said 1940. That makes more sense, I have no idea what IH made after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (John Belushi reference)
A few years later, we had some IHC and Diamond T COE that had a Red 501 with Holly 4 brl. carb. 8 spd roadranger.
These were not used as road tractors, had the same tractors with JT Cummins for line tractors.
You could run the speedometer out of numbers downhill, but run out of gears going up hill.
Hippie, I don't know exactly what this is, but its not a B61 cab for sure.
Thig guy was in class, we didn't have fans in our tractors.
I would buy a 25 lb block of ice and put in the floor for a little help at times.
In 65-67, Dad had a 1955 B42 gas job with a Duplex. Replaced our 47 Chevy that had cranked out windshield. Mack's steering wheel was the biggest I'd ever seen. (I was 12) Their parts were the priciest too. Almost broke us. Never bought another Bulldog
Once it was in the Mack shop to find why it was making a strange noise. Mack called and said they were putting a transmission in it. I answered the phone and said ok, I'll tell Dad. That night he called them and said NO! They said too late, I had given permission. Took a loan to pay it.... my Dad never borrowed. Ever. Ooops.
We had a B60 gas burner domiciled in Ashville, he ran to Charlotte each night, never understood why they didn't give him
a diesel on that mountain run.
BTW, the M1 uncle sam issued me was an IHC
It's nicer than what I'm driving c'mon
Nicer then ours were back in the fifties, this one has a heater!!
I was more referring to the dude having his arm hooked through the steering wheel stirring the with both hands (thats how I did)........think it might be a Auto-Car
We were in hog heaven with our 61s, were still running A50 gas Macks, straight 5 spd, L200 IHCs 5 spd, these were
6 volt tractors, our new trailers were 12 volt, when you pulled one, you needed to strike a match to see if they were on.
First time I ran down Black Mountain I had brakes smoking. I parked, crawled under with a fire extinguisher and watched for 20 minutes to let things cool. Got in tractor, turned on lights, and saw a snake across the road in front of the truck. Told myself I wasn’t stopping again, even if the truck burned....
Back before the 45' trailers and 3 axle tractors, they ran us up old 74 through Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock to
Ashville, back down 25 to Greenville S C and back to Ashville to bed, this all night ordeal only paid an 8 hr minnie
You were super trucking,I bet they called you Kool breeze back then c'mon
They called me Panama Hat driver, if they called for snow within 1000 miles I was sick!
So, you’re sayin’, Key West is like you’re Arctic Circle latitude?