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    Driving that tractor on our highways would get the driver quite a surprise at about 50% of the overpasses he came to, and seeing as how the driver's head is at the very top of the cab, the surprise would be brutal and of short duration, I suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    Driving that tractor on our highways would get the driver quite a surprise at about 50% of the overpasses he came to, and seeing as how the driver's head is at the very top of the cab, the surprise would be brutal and of short duration, I suspect.
    I'm pretty sure the driver wouldn't let it happen more than once...I think trucks like that operate mostly in Australia and South Africa......Ben
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    When ugly trucks get together, they make the Euclid sit in a corner by itself...This one is a 1963 model 5LLD, powered by two side-by-side Detroit 6-110 inline diesels...Each engine has its own transmission, cooling system and drive axle, but only one operator holding the reins on over 600 really slow horses...The video explains more......Ben

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    Wannabe is offline Nov 5, 1946 - Nov 19, 2018
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    My only connection with big trucks was in 1966. I was in Tulsa and worked the evening shift at Unit Rig and Equipment Co. building their M-100 Electra Haul ore trucks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OOmzgPmDEI

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    More on Unit Rig...
    Some Lectra Haul trucks are still sold alongside Caterpillar's own trucks but are branded as Unit Rig.
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    Wannabe is offline Nov 5, 1946 - Nov 19, 2018
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    We would assemble them, put them on the test track and make sure everything worked ok, partially disassemble them, load them on a flatbed RR car on our RR siding, and ship them out. A lot of them went to Houston where they were off loaded, reassembled, and driven a short distance to be loaded onto a ship and sent to South America. Max. speed of 35mph is a pretty good clip sitting 15 ft. in the air on something that big.

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    General Motors is no stranger to ugly trucks, and the crackerbox with a Detroit Diesel has always gotten my blood stirring......Ben

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    Beg to differ---at least that isn't a "cracker box" in the NE----this is a cracker box

    They were (in the non sleeper version) 49" from the front bumper to the back of the cab. With a 6-71 Detroit in them the engine extended past the back of the cab. They were a little less than perfect---going down the road one day my door fell off
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    Link no work, Dave...Also you might not have stayed for the end of the video; that one is what I've always called a crackerbox...The first one was more of a city delivery truck......Ben
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    Not sure why this is happening---but if you go to IE and search for "cracker box GMC" and then images you will be treated with all the ugly you want

    Here is another link you can try.
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    That's it...Refer back to my edit above......Ben
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    Ahhh----now I see says the blind man.

    One thing for sure when you were driving one of them---you knew damn well who was going to be the first one at the scene of the acident

    Below are views from the back with a 6-71 in the non-sleeper and also a view from the inside. I'm not sure how well I would fit in my current configuration

    BTW---that is not the standard issue seat, that is a Bostrom Air Ride.
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    This little Scammell didn't get any prettier in its 59 years, but it remembers how to work just like the day it was born...I'll bet the GAF driver was ready to kiss it...

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    Some folks can't help themselves when they latch onto an ugly truck...They insist on making it even uglier...I think I would have skipped the burnout, and opted for some highway footage......Ben

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    OK---so where is the radiator?
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