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Gerharts Truck Treasures

A wander through the truck relics of Gerharts Machinery.

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Autocar Mondays – Patriotic ACL

There was a time when I didn’t look at the Autocar ACL with kind eyes. I viewed it as a modern plastic truck not worthy of the Autocar name. I thought it was a truck that resulted when a Swedish … Continue reading

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Still Working – International Mixer and Mack Dump Truck

Today we have a two great old trucks to enjoy thanks to David. Up first is this International 1988 Paystar 5000 of Oak Orchard Concrete. Thanks to the engine mounted PTO the bumper on this truck sticks out nearly one … Continue reading

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Gerhart’s Mack Days – Loading Up Dump Trucks

Take a look at this video if you like vintage iron loading vintage iron. Oh if only that Euclid had been Detroit powered! That B-Model Mack is a nice runner as well. I was surprised at how quiet it was … Continue reading

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Gerhart’s Mack Days – Part II

If I heard correctly over the public address system near the end of the day the total count of trucks was well north of 250. Amazing!

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Gerhart’s All Mack Day – Part I

Gerhart’s All Mack Days truck show in Lilitz, PA is one of the best truck shows around and it just so happens one of the few shows that took place in the wonderfully amazing and sensationally stupefying year of 2020. … Continue reading

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Traton Reaches Deal to Purchase Navistar

The shoe that has been hanging for nearly a decade finally dropped last week when Traton announced it had reached a deal in principal to acquire the remaining shares of Navistar for 3.7 billion dollars. Previous purchase agreements were always … Continue reading

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Northwest 80D Shovel

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Classic Cruising – Looking at New Trucks in an Old Truck

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1950 Mack LJ Dump Truck

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 … Continue reading

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