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    Why would they put mudflaps on the front bumper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Why would they put mudflaps on the front bumper?
    Because they're Aussies and they live in a world that's not only upside down, but also backwards?...They also put the steering wheel on the wrong side......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Because they're Aussies and they live in a world that's not only upside down, but also backwards?...They also put the steering wheel on the wrong side......Ben
    I get it! They don't know if they are coming or going, hence mudflaps front and back.
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    Yep, indecisive people for sure...We used to have one of those around here to verify it, but I guess the putz lost his grip on the world down there and fell off......Ben
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    Here's a few ugly Macks for Dave......Ben

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    Australia abounds with ugly trucks...If I was there, I'd have to take them all home...Even if the steering wheel is on the wrong side......Ben

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    When ugly trucks get together they poke fun at this little guy, until one of them gets trapped in a tight spot that only this International can pull them out of...Then it's a hero......Ben

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    I suspect that has a tunnel in it's background.

    All of the NYC tunnels have very short wheel base Mack COE tow trucks stationed right at the ends of the tunnels. They are capable of turning around inside the two lane tunnels and they are heavy duty enough to be able to recover buses and heavy trucks.

    They also have, standing-by, conventional cab Mack ten wheel wreckers at the tunnels and the George Washington Bridge. Over kill? not when you experience the traffic jam that occurs when something bad happens inside one of these tunnels.

    My worst day so far---a Monday morning when two NJ Transit buses decided to mate inside the Lincoln tunnel

    I might mention that I give wide berth to every NJT bus

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    Telling on myself here---during one of the "block-aids" in the Lincoln Tunnel---one in which I was also in the tunnel---I turned off my engine---and promptly went to sleep. I'm not sure how long I remained in that state, but I was awakened by the noise of traffic whizzing by me in the right lane---and nothing---as in zero--of anything in front of me! I immediately tried to start my engine, but since it was very early on with my first Explorer---I missed the sequence of break and start, adding very long seconds to my reaction time. I was and still am astonished that no one behind me was blowing their horns---maybe they were all sleeping as well
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    Last edited by Dave Grubb; 10-26-2019 at 08:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Here's a few ugly Macks for Dave......Ben

    Thank you!

    I know some of those trucks and that video has to have been shot near here!

    Mack was the first stock purchase that I made---but it was not Mack, it was the Signal Companies who owned them at the time. That was in the early 70's and I bought the, then for me, astronomical sum of $1,000 in stock.

    I have retained that stock to this day. Mack is long gone from the portfolio and Signal has disappeared somewhere in history to become Honeywell after more mergers, selloffs and acquisitions than I can recall---all while Mack still builds trucks about 15 miles up the road from me and is now owned by Volvo.

    At one point they were bought by Renault and the local joke was that the famous Mack Bulldog was being replaced by a French Poodle.
    Last edited by Dave Grubb; 10-26-2019 at 08:23 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    Thank you!

    I know some of those trucks and that video has to have been shot near here!
    You're welcome, and indeed it did...Fellow blogger, Daily Diesel Dose explains more here...The Mack Museum in Allentown is still on my so far unattainable travel list, but a guy can dream......Ben

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    Very

    If you make it up here, you have to let me know---dinner will be on me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    If you make it up here, you have to let me know---dinner will be on me
    I'll be grateful...Maybe you'd be kind enough to let me bed down in the barn on a few soft sacks of your greenbacks too...I promise to shoot any squirrels that try to sneak in......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    ...Mack still builds trucks about 15 miles up the road from me and is now owned by Volvo...
    Is that part of Volvo owned by the Mainland Chinese also? In other words, is Mack now Chi/Com owned?

    On edit: seems like the Chinese own some part of the American institution of Mack Trucks now through Volvo, but how much isn’t exactly clear to me? 8.4%? And that truly is ugly.

    https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-bi...227-story.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I get it! They don't know if they are coming or going, hence mudflaps front and back.
    As a side note, French military trucks are required by law to have front mudflaps since their primary missions always involve backing away from a battlefield as fast as possible......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    Is that part of Volvo owned by the Mainland Chinese also? In other words, is Mack now Chi/Com owned?
    If Wikipedia is on your list of believable sources, Joe, AB Volvo, a separate entity from Volvo Cars, owns Mack and it has no direct leadership taken from the ChiComs...
    Mack Trucks is a subsidiary of AB Volvo which purchased Mack along with Renault Trucks in 2000.
    Automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, was part of AB Volvo until 1999, when it was sold to the Ford Motor Company. Since 2010 it has been owned by the Chinese multinational automotive company Geely Holding Group. Both AB Volvo and Volvo Cars share the Volvo logo and cooperate in running the Volvo Museum in Sweden.
    Wikipedia does not discuss the backroom, underhanded deals made to ensure that the real power lies with the ChiComs and the Bidens...I'll leave it up to you to provide the necessary blogs to prove those points, Joe......Ben
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