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  2. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Light Load Member

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    Read a story about these trucks.When I was a teenager I worked at my friends family garage in the summer.They had one of these,it had a tow set up on the fifth wheel,used for towing busses that we converted into motor homes.
    Really light on the steer axle when hooked up to a bus.It had a 671 and would run.
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Must have been pretty scary bobtailing in one of those
     
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  4. Crude Truckin'

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    That thing is so short, a guy could probably out-wheelie ol' X1 across Pennsylvania.
     
  5. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    Don't hit the brakes too hard or you'll be face first in the pavement LOL
     
  6. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Not with a 238hp 6-71 Detroit.
    Geared right they are runners but gear them low and they can move mountains, gear them to high and they cant use high gear.
    I drove one pulling mobile homes in the mid 80s with a 10 speed and it was geared for 65mph @2100 and she would turn 2450 all day when empty and pulling a 16X76 shack I was lucky to get to 55mph unless I had a heavy tail wind.
     
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    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    No front brakes on them in most cases
     
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  8. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    I was being sarcastic. Js.
     
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    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    the 6-71 tuned right and driving a single drive and geared right and running empty will scoot!
    I have personally seen (and been passed by) one that could run 85mph with a empty flatbed.
     
  10. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    O’l Weedhopper that drove for a local company here, had a 4070B with a 6-71. He could outpull the same trucks with 290 Cummins.

    Keep in mind they were only hauling mattresses / box springs but, pulling I-79 from Chareleston to Pittsburg will work a mouse motor too….
     
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