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On The Job – National Grid Freightliner M2

This is for all my Freightliner Business Class fans. You know who you are.

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On the Job – National Grid Freightliners

Adding to the ever expanding National Grid archives here at Daily Diesel Dose check out this collection of Freightliners.  The first truck has a Posi-Plus cable handler mounted out back.  Interesting but ultimately worthless fact, the reel drive torque for … Continue reading

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NYSDOT Bingo

Remember when we used to play National Grid truck bingo? Well, at least I did. It was fun for awhile until I stopped seeing any trucks other than Freightliner M2 bucket trucks. A man can not live on Business Class … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Remember that windstorm that kicked the Village of East Syracuse right in the teeth back in early July? Of course you don’t! Unless you live her like I do. Anywaaay there were more than enough trucks and heavy equipment to … Continue reading

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The Death of a Street

Yesterday we witnessed the rebirth of a street. Today we witness the death of a street. A four lane stretch of Erie Blvd used to run here. You may remember that this is the job with the long reach Cat … Continue reading

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A Team Effort

Cooperation. It’s a word many of learned on Sesame Street. Here we see the word in action as National Grid and Verizon crews work to moving service lines from an old pole to a new pole. Someday I hope to … Continue reading

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A Second Chance?

This past summer National Grid replaced a series of underground electrical vaults across the street from my office. After the electrical equipment was removed contractors spent a week chiseling the old vault away with a backhoe mounted jackhammer so new … Continue reading

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Reach For The Sky

This past holiday season I had to borrow a ladder to put up the Christmas lights on my home. The ladder did the job fine but I have to say using this truck would have been more fun. Yes, it … Continue reading

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The Look of CNG

There has been much noise recently about alternative fuel sources for trucks.  Last year it was all about electric vehicles.  This year, it’s all about another fossil fuel taking the stage, natural gas.  I will spare you the mumbo jumbo … Continue reading

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Vohl Snow Blower

What do you do with your old electronics? Hopefully you recycle them in a environmentally safe manor. Around these parts we dispose of our old televisions and computers by driving down an empty street in the middle of the night … Continue reading

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