Autocar Mondays – Lysander and Salina

Just when I thought there would be no Autocar Monday this week Joe comes to the rescue. Back in 1996 Joe attended a municipal auction at the Town of Camillus facility. It was there that he saw this 1983 DC with Do-Al spreader and a setup for one-way and right side wing plows. A Cummins NTC-300 Big Cam resided under the hood with a 5 speed main and 4 speed air shift auxiliary comprising the transmission. The Town of Lysander was the operator of this truck.

Town of Lysander NY 1983 Autocar DC9942B plow-sander_1

Also at the same auction was a former truck from the Town of Salina (NY) Highway Department.

Salina NY No 38 1980 Autocar DC9942 dump-plow_1

I am happy to report that Salina trucks still rock that maroon and white color scheme. Power to push snow was supplied by a Cat 3306 paired to a 13 speed. Many years after the auction Joe found himself living in the Harrisburg, PA area when he noticed this very same truck at a local job site. I’m sure the paint job helped to tip him off. Small world to say the least!

Big thanks to Joe for coming the timely rescue. If you haven’t checked out his growing archive of truck photos over at Flickr I suggest you do. Not only does he have great photos but he has all the facts and figures that a simple picture can not convey.

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