A Milestone

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PJ's Comment
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For my truck at least



ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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I've taken pictures of different milestones in the different trucks I've driven. None of them have had that many miles though!

Congratulations on keeping her running!


Bird-One's Comment
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The long nose I had assigned to me at my previous company had 1.8 million on it. 3406E. 2 overhauls I believe. We had another one at 2.2 million. Same engine. And I talked to an o/o that had a Detroit 60 series with 2.5 million on it and was going to try and overhaul it one more time.

PJ's Comment
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Gunsmoke and I have had our share of ups and downs but he gets what he wants and has been a great truck.

I put 572k of those on him.

He’s only had 1 mechanic since I’ve owned him and he has kept him running well.

The cummins is that motor they put out back in that period they called the design flaw motor. From my understanding this one was corrected at 282k. The motor has no blow by and from all signs is still strong.

This winter he will probably take a 2 week vacation and have the cummins in framed. I guess that would be a good time to take the wife on a cruise!!


Hours Of Service

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Cool, most I seen on a truck, was a Pete, 1.7 million. Tanker place in LA I worked at the brother in law of the owner drove it, 17+ years. I did a full in-frame on it at the time the old Cummins Big Cam 350/400. Later those got replaced by the NH 855's .....fun,fun,fun, torquing the crank main caps to 600+ ft lbs, on your back lol


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Harvey C.'s Comment
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PJ, congrats. I'm surprised you refer to your truck as masculine. Would your wife otherwise be jealous?

Maybe instead of a cruise next winter, come visit us in Madeira, Portugal (we should be there).

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Congrats!!! Here's to another million!

Sandman J's Comment
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Perfect time for a vacay. I love the name!

PJ's Comment
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Thanks ya’ll. I have worked very hard to keep Gunsmoke in tip top condition.

He is very comfortable, looks good and still very reliable.

I’m going in a direction for a particular customer that will cause us both to learn alot.

Most weeks we go to south Ga with granite blocks or slabs.

I have a customer that produces only granite mausoliums. They range from little 1 ctypt to 6 crypt. The little ones go on my flatbed, easy.

The bigger ones he bought a 3 axle lowboy I will haul them on. They are both over weight and width.

Upcoming orders are western Ny, NJ, MI, OR, and Key West FL.

We’ll take it slow and easy!!!

Harvey your offer sounds awesome to me. When I lived in central cali I had many friends from over there that offered me to go visit. I just never made the time to do it.

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