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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Then you might enjoy this Oshkosh, Dave, although the cylinder population under the hood was unspecified in the video......Ben


    I can't tell from the sound what is in it---it might not be a Detroit.

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    The M911 is powered by Detroit Diesel 8V92TA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 450 hp
    A little side information on double barrel (twin engine) scrapers or pans as they are called---they have a few peculiarities. First is the steering, they are articulated and the steering is accomplished by hydraulic cylinders. The steering wheel is the hydraulic valve--but it is non-proportional. It is either in the neutral position or full flow right or left. At full speed that can take a little getting used to. It is like going from straight ahead to full lock in a 1/4 turn.

    The second thing is the throttles, there are two. One pedal applies to both engines, the other only the front engine. If you go into a turn, with the pusher engine at power it will push you over and dig your front bumper right into the ground---very alarming
    Last edited by Dave Grubb; 10-27-2019 at 10:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    Who would have thought that what used to be called work by some could be so entertaining today?......Ben
    I have to confess---I loved it then as well---my big problem was that I loved it too much.

    I should have spent more time working at collecting bills than riding cats---I sold the business because I could not make payroll the next week---with 2 plus million in receivables. Payroll and the Cat lease payments came before anything for home and my wife had pretty much emptied the freezer. We ate a lot of chicken livers, gizzards and rice in those days.

    Just for the record---when you have problems getting paid and your debtors find out your business is going out---they immediately move from slow pay to no pay

    An engineering degree does little to nothing to prepare you for business---I got my MBA by immersion---it was very expensive
    Last edited by Dave Grubb; 10-27-2019 at 10:04 AM.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    Life is cruel...How can an ugly duckling like this Mack B-61 with integral sleeper exist somewhere while denying me a chance to drool over it in person?...It even has a window in the back!......Ben

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    Pollution and milage be damed . Nothing beats twin stacks blowing black for a visual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Independent Voter View Post
    Pollution and milage be damed . Nothing beats twin stacks blowing black for a visual.
    Agreed...Alas, my current ride, although blessed with the same 5" chrome stacks, blows no black like its predecessor......Ben
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    Nothing could be uglier than that abomination that Tesla dares to call a truck
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    Quote Originally Posted by TriGuy View Post
    Nothing could be uglier than that abomination that Tesla dares to call a truck
    That's no truck, just a curse in the highway that will never be loved for its hideous appearance......Ben
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    LOL

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