1968 Mack twin stick 15 speed triplex

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Try to find out more about that engine. A V8 engine of that era very well may be a Detroit. If it is, it will have more than 270 horsepower. Unless maybe it's a two valve head? Don't know the specs for that.

    If it is a Detroit combined with that 15 speed transmission that's a good combination for a low bed.

    No one will miss you coming or going, that's for sure.
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Buy it, that would make a nice little hay hauler.
     
  4. rank

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    Tri plex is two sticks.......3 ranges and a 4 speed if I recall my neighbors B model correctly
     
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  5. Gearstripper72

    Gearstripper72 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for the replies. I'm going today to drive it and I'll get more information about engine and snap some pictures. Ill post back tonight.
     
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  6. Thane

    Thane Medium Load Member

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    Look forward to seeing them.
     
  7. Gearstripper72

    Gearstripper72 Bobtail Member

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    Here is a couple photos of road tractor. I have driven it a couple times and am still deciding on buying it or not. What do you think? IMG_1602.jpg IMG_1598.jpg IMG_1599.jpg IMG_1595.jpg
     

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  8. Gearstripper72

    Gearstripper72 Bobtail Member

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    As far as splitting the gears go. Is that something that is needed only on heavy loads? I'm practicing going through and splitting all the gears but with a empty trailer you can just put it in direct and go through the 5 gears.
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Is that a V8 Mack engine?
     
  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    END 864? No turbo right? With a turbo those 864's were 325 hp. Nice find man. What's the engine tag say and can you get some more pics of the engine when you get a chance.
     
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