Saturday, May 16, 2015

An Old Road Warrior (pic)

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When I was a kid, it seemed like every other truck on the road was one of these "off-center" Macks, as I called them. You almost never see one on the highway these days, but a few show up as maintenance trucks at construction and oil well sites ocassionally. This one hides in a shed at the local landfill.I think it mostly hauls fuel to their other equipment.
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7 comments:

M. Silvius said...

Growing up in Caracas all I ever saw were Fiats like this one:
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/nwiCWNVkLT8/maxresdefault.jpg
and Mercedes like this
http://static.mascus.com/image/product/large/76e2e950/mercedes-benz-1413-4x4,80b0490a.jpg

Gorges Smythe said...

My employers are running a lot of Volvo's these days, Michael.

kymber said...

Gorges - that is definitely what we called "mack" trucks when i was growing up. my father always told us that if we ever had trouble on the road to pull over a "mack" truck because the driver would help us. i believed that up until about 15yrs ago when i befriended a trucker who said that that wasn't the case anymore and you that you couldn't trust most drivers. which is kind of sad eh?

your friend,
kymber

Gorges Smythe said...

Yes, it is, kymber, and it's even worse now. The "me generation" and the foreign drivers are a large part of it.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I see them around hear spraying liquid manure, kind of the last rung on the ladder I guess.

Gorges Smythe said...

Sorta sounds like it, SF.

Carole Barkett said...

I've never seen one like that before. Why was it off-center?