Neighborhood Brockway

Would you take a look at this. An old Brockway dump truck hiding in plain sight less than five miles from my home. And a road that I travel on a semi regular basis no less!. Andy spotted this truck months back and reports that it has been hanging around even longer than that. Will wonders ever cease!

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The End – ATHS Reno 2019

Just in time for Springfield 2020!

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At The Dealer – Looking Back at 2019

Dan mentioned the other day he missed the long running part of the website dedicated to checking out the trucks found at the local heavy truck dealers. With little Preston running around I haven’t had much time to scope out the rigs like I used to but I have snuck a shot or two over the past few months.

All of the coverage will be coming from Tracey Road Equipment mostly because it’s on my way home and they usually have the largest volume of activity of any dealer in the area. Up first, this fancy looking 4900 log hauler of Hopkins Forestry. 

The 4700, the default vocational truck of our times. This one has steel wheels. Steel dump body. Steel. Steel. Steel. Destination unknown.

This Freightliner 114SD in neon green (chime in if you know the actual color) belongs to the Onondaga County Water Environment Protection. There seems to be a government agency for everything nowadays but if they come with their own trucks I guess that is the silver lining. 

Peterbilt 220, a truck rarely seen anywhere much less with a sweeper on the back. Village of Herkimer you streets will be clean in 2020.

And finally we’ll end with this Freightliner Cascadia. What stood out to me about this one was, for the lack of a better term, the ground effects. This truck has air fairings around all the lower trim that are just begging to be ripped of at the slightest bump or pothole. Better stay on those perfectly smooth and level interstates. 😉

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2019 ATHS Reno – Part 3

Hey. Guess what. I’m still posting Reno footage. Just when I think I’m done I get pulled back in.

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New Mack Trucks

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Mean Green Machine

Hi! Welcome to Daily Monthly Diesel Dose! I apologize for the massive delay in updates but life has a way pushing our hobbies to the back burner.

Some how I’ve managed to carve out five seconds to share this photo of an old International S-Series of Ken’s Paving. Ken’s runs a vintage stable of S-Series. They don’t see work in the winter which spares them from the ravages of road salt. I’m sure the drivers wouldn’t mind a new truck with all the fancy comforts of home but if it’s not broke don’t fix it.

 

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Trucktoberfest 2019

Trucktoberfest 2019 took place last weekend at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum and Customer Center. As per tradition the events of the day concluded with a spin around the former test track. It truely is the highlight of the show for both drivers and spectators.

As I understand it this show is set to take place every other year. See you in 2021!

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Lost and Found – GMC Logger

I went looking for pumpkins with the family the other day and came across this GMC logger. Does it run? Who knows. If it did…would you drive it? Even as a site truck you’d be asking for trouble. 10-1 there is a green leaker under the hood

BTW, we did find out pumpkins.

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ATHS Reno – Looking at Trucks Part IV

Wow, it’s October and I’m still trotting out material from the ATHS show in Reno. Yikes! Hope I can’t share it all before Springfield rolls around. Anyway, here is Part IV of the Looking at Trucks series. This is the final narration video from the national show although there might be one more moving around video. ETA 2021.

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Lost and Found – Walter Snow Plow

In many parts of the country the Walter name plate doesn’t ring many bells but here in the home country of Upstate NY you can still find more than a few of these snowfighters lurking in fields and yes, even still in active service. I love the look of this old truck from the red beacon to the dual airhorns. Hugh spotted this retiree enjoying country life in Westport, NY. Great capture!

And in case you didn’t believe my previous statement of Walters still readily available for purchase check out this Auctions International sale from the Town of Skaneateles with not one but two!

Town of Skaneateles Walter auction.

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