A few weekends back I made a trip east along the Cherry Valley Turnpike, AKA, NYS Route 20. I ended up in Sharon Springs, NY for the 2023 McFadden Plow day. There was a bunch of cool stuff there including a Big Bud NH360, a Unimog, a Detroit powered Oliver, and so on.
Hopefully you will enjoy this video along with some commentary from Preston. I’m happy without how it turned out considering I had a four year old perched on my shoulder. Apparently my Youtube audience has no interest in tractors as this video failed to break a 1,000 views.
I first saw this truck on an overcast early spring afternoon. Even in the gloom and the fading light of the day it looked good. I was without my camera so I just had to hope I crossed paths with it again. As you can see, I did. And this time the light was just as good as you could hope.
The current owner is still working hard to bring this truck back to tip top shape. Looks pretty good already IMO.
This old International 2674 and this website have more in common than you might think. Both are well used and probably past their prime but they still get the job done despite many little things going wrong behind the scenes.
More than once someone has probably wanted to pull the plug on this old truck and move on to something easier to run and nicer to look at it. But they haven’t. Hopefully they don’t.
That’s enough waxing poetic about inanimate objects. I’m sure there will be more posts to come soon. In the mean time. Keep on trucking.
Once upon a time you could buy a truck from the “General” in nearly any size from pickup to class 8. Back when these two trucks were new that dream was fading fast. Does the crane truck appears to have a backup bell on the rear wheel or am just seeing what I want to?
According to my records I haven’t been to an Empire State Antique Truck Association show since 2016, possibly longer. This year the show moved to the Western New York Gas and Steam Association show grounds. In addition to the trucks and tractors on display there was all types of cool machines floating around the grounds. Take a look. Video to follow.