Anyone Know What This Is?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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What kind of contraption is that on the back of the truck. These are new Mack trucks. Cabover design in front. Is it just fancy exhaust?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Yeah, what I did a few years ago. These power units/tractors are piggy backed so one driver can deliver 3-4 units at a time. These particular units look like frames for city trash trucks. They are going to the truck manufacturer to get their dump bodies. The exhaust stacks on the back are not installed (height issues) until delivery. Fun Fact: on the back frame just between the front rear axle and the fuel tank are the rear axles wrapped in plastic. The delivery driver must install them and modify a few things before the destination can receive them.

For those interested:

I'll Be Driving Your Brand-new Truck Before You Do!

Truck Delivery Driveaway

Truck Movers is looking for drivers. Drivers are Independent Contractors and supply their own tools and pay their own way (but your settlement should cover that plus your "pay".)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Thanks for sharing the knowledge, Errol! And yes. Now that you mentioned it, the design looks very much like a garbage truck.

Errol V.'s Comment
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For each truck, I had to take the top piece of both stacks, climb up on the back of the cab (no ladder available), set the top into the stack and bolt the pieces together.

You often need to use a hand operated hoist to lift one truck off the other. By hand you need to pull to "up" chain for half an hour (I timed it) then you can unhook the mount, move the front truck out and pull the "down" chain for another half hour. Whew!

RealDiehl's Comment
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Sounds too much like work!

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