Autocar Mondays – Double Up

Age is just a number. This point of view rings true when finding old Autocar trucks still in active service. A prime example is this 1978 DC87 for the Town of Smithfield, NY. Joe happened to catch this well maintained old rig while looking for even older iron. Sometimes you find diamonds when looking for gold. This classic started life as single axle and originally could be found prowling the tarmac of Hancock Field which happens to be the local Air National Guard base.

The getup and go guts for this truck are Cummins Power Torque PT-270 mated to a Fuller RTOF958LL transmission. Out back on the spotless dump bed you’ll find a chip spreader used during those wonderful summer months for oil and stone work.

Great catch Joe! Thanks for sharing.

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One Response to Autocar Mondays – Double Up

  1. Jim says:

    I don’t know how many times I’ve driven by this truck & said to myself, “I’ve got to get pics of that Autocar.”

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