Check out this great shot sent in my Jim. As he tells it..
I came across this picture of me and the dump truck “GRAMA” I drove in the summer of 1982. 1950 Mack LJ Dump Truck that belonged to Gene Gates / Gates Trucking Whitesboro, NY. Mr. Gates was a master technician/welder/fabricator who built and restored this “3 stick” truck from the frame up. The truck was equipped with a Cummins 250 engine, Mack Duplex transmission backed by a 4 speed auxiliary transmission, pintle hook and custom built dual exhausts. This thing was awesome! He also built a 1948 Kenworth “3 stick” lowboy tractor from the frame up for Madden Concrete / Madden Construction in Oriskany, NY.
Boy what a site this truck must have been on the roads in ’82! Years later Jim happened across this truck for sale in western Mass. By that time the dump body was missing and the truck was in rough shape.
That look more like an LT than an LJ.
The owner told me it was an LJ – he was very knowledgeable about old equipment. He also had a CAT cable D7, a CAT 955 track loader, and a CAT 922 that he had restored,
I worked for Fred Burrows Trucking back then and remeber this truck well.
I did too from 1982 – 1987.