Hey PackRat, I've Got A Question

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Old School's Comment
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I'm just curious about your new avatar. I'm assuming that's not your rig, but only because it looks like you took the picture from your driver's seat. It's a really classic looking truck! What is it, and where did you come across it? I love seeing those older rigs that are still out here working.

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Hours Of Service

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PackRat's Comment
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I've been waiting for someone to ask. I did take that photo from my seat. I spotted it at a truck stop in Illinois, pulled in beside me. Opened the curtains, and there she was. Magical! It's an ancient 13-51(?) Mack WRECKER with twin sticks. Wish I could have driven it around the lot. Wish even more that I had more pictures, plus the sun was in the wrong spot.

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PackRat's Comment
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G-Town can identify the trucks better than I ever will. Hopefully he'll educate us with definitive information.

G-Town's Comment
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G-Town can identify the trucks better than I ever will. Hopefully he'll educate us with definitive information.

Early 60s B-61 Mack (aka B-Model).

PackRat's Comment
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G-Town for the win! Thanks again.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I used to work in the parts department for a Kenworth dealer 35 + years ago and when I see old trucks I also get excited. Especially when in the northern part of the country and I see an old cabover still running. When I'm down in Arizona and Texas I see quite a few but up north they are very few and far between. I was in college when I worked in parts but before that I was in the wash bay during the summer and I remember jacking up the cabovers to wash the engines for the mechanics and everything fell forward LOL those were the days.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I get a rush every day I pass by a cabover pushing wind. Most I've ever seen in one day was 6.

Old School's Comment
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That's a beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us.

PackRat's Comment
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I'll start posting more as I find them. Biggest problem are they're passing on the opposite side of the Interstate , or I find one in the truck stop parking lot after dark. Hard to photograph in either situation.

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Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Susan D. 's Comment
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This is a 1977 White Freightliner that a friend of mine in central Illinois is restoring. Not as cool as that Mack but a great find nonetheless.

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