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1961 International 4300

Fine bit of kit this is! Hat tip to Ronnie James Diesel.

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Drott 2500 Rough Terrain Crane

Drott. That’s a fun name to say. Some of my earliest equipment memories include a Drott wheel loader operated by the Town of Dewitt. It was Detroit powered and as such could be heard more than a mile away. I … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary ATCA

Happy (belated) birthday Antique Truck Club of America! This past January 21st the ATCA celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Below is the official press release. The Antique Truck Club of America will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2021.  The Boyertown, … Continue reading

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Old Trucks of St. Louis

You may not be aware of this but the St. Louis area is a hot bed of old trucks. Based on this thread over over at BigMackTrucks.com it seems like every day life on the streets of the Gateway City … Continue reading

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The Mack B-Model

Do you like Mack B-Models? Do you like watching, listening, and learning about the B-Models. Of course you do. Here is a video I put together out of boredom many months ago. For some reason I claim the B-Model was … Continue reading

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Snowplows of the North Country

Back in late October I made a tour with the Plow King himself, Ryan Pedone, through various town garages in the north country. This is the part of New York that experiences heavy snow each winter. It’s a guarantee that … Continue reading

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Northwest Engineering Company Photo Archive Vol 3 – 1967 -1990

Matt Folsom and Mario Torres are still at! The long awaited Volume 3 in their Northwest Engineering photo archive series is now available for purchase. Volume 3 clocks in at 224 pages with many new color photos and informative captions. … Continue reading

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Lost and Found – International Loadstar Bucket Truck

I wonder where this old truck has been hiding the past 40 years? With the exception of the ransacked tool compartments it seems rather solid with no major rot or foggy glass present. I haven’t been able to figure out … Continue reading

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Western Star 49X

Here it is, the Western Star 49X. This one showed up rather quickly at the dealer following the official reveal just a few months ago. The 49X is probably the most advanced Western Star ever built and looks nothing like … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Moline G1350

It has been awhile since we’ve had a good tractor post around here so how about this Minneapolis Moline G1350. Around these parts the M-M namesake was not as popular as John Deere, IH, and to a lesser extent Ford/Case/Oliver … Continue reading

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