Make and year of this truck

Discussion in 'Truckers' Photo Shack | Art Gallery' started by DannyB, Nov 26, 2023.

  1. DannyB

    DannyB Light Load Member

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    I came across a picture of the first truck I remember riding in with my Dad. Can anyone fill me in on the make and year?

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  3. Sons Hero

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  4. goga

    goga Heavy Load Member

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    No wonder back in those days whoever was driving those things were paid well, that thing is a health hazard by itself.
     
  5. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Definitely a B-model Mack, exactly which one will take someone with some expertise. Produced from 53-66
     
  6. Judge

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    Mack B61 model,
    from made from 1953 through 1966 IMG_5090.png
     
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    That photo i put is a 1963 year model. looks close.
     
  8. DannyB

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    Thanks guys! I was guessing it was a Mack. Finding that picture brought a treasure trove of memories. Like the memory of having to hold on to both sides of the passenger bench, ( calling a seat would be to generous ), to keep from being bounced onto the floor. :D
    No power steering, no AC, no radio, no air ride. But he supported us with that old girl until the company upgraded to Emeryvilles.
    I was to young to handle the Mack, but Dad taught me to drive the cornbinder before I ever drove a car.
    Now I feel old.
     
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Don't feel old, you have plenty of company. The first truck I drove, that was assigned to me and that nobody else drove, was a l959 B-61 Mack with a Mack engine and two sticks. After I drove it awhile I understood why nobody else wanted to drive it. The boss never would tell me what the horsepower was...probably thought I'd get discouraged and quit. That was in '68. It hauled logs until the late1980s and every new guy here started out on that same truck.
    We converted it to a water truck in 1990 and sold it to a collector in 2019.
     
  10. JSanborn103

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    why is it a health hazard?
     
  11. goga

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    Stiff suspension, mostly compressed spine joints, pounding towards the destruction. Constant eye strain, jumping up and down while trying to catch the sight of the road. Basically bad environment if remaining in it for a prolonged time, just to name a couple.
     
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