Oldest trucks on the road

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  1. virgil tatro

    virgil tatro Medium Load Member

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    What is the oldest working truck you see or know of on the road?? I know of a guy in iowa that runs a 1979 A model kenworth with a bigcam cummins with twin turbos and an 18 speed.. hauls produce from california to the midwest...
     
  2. REDD

    REDD The Legend

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  3. TURKER

    TURKER Medium Load Member

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    Hey Redd Why did you do that to me.Now I dont want my truck no more:biggrin_2559:
     
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    RW. Heavy Load Member

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    Saddle Tramp Medium Load Member

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    Redd that is one sweet ride:biggrin_25514:
     
  6. sebo

    sebo Medium Load Member

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    the oldest one i know of is 1974 Kenworth the one in my avatar
     
  7. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    I know of a 62' model KW conv. that pulls a step deck that works daily running all 48 and I have a freind that runs a 66' KW daycab pulling an end dump that works it everyday in Oklahoma. I have seen several old classic rides at Landstar and Mercer and I know of one old Autocar that still makes the rounds.

    I also know of a 82 year old owner operator that still runs all 48 and goes back to the east coast on a regular basis but he runs a late model Pete 389. If I am still trucking at 82 I hope I have some good drugs to take because they way I fill at 41 I am going to need them.
     
  8. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    I clicked on the link to that first truck... the blue one... Man, talk about an extended hood...and frame too!
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    A couple of weeks ago I saw a old Marmon cab over pulling a speed axle flat,.........


    I have no Idea when they quit making Marmon's,...But it had to have been awhile ago,...
     
  10. marmonman

    marmonman Road Train Member

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    The last Marmon was built in 1997. Mine wasn't the last one but it was built in 1997! :biggrin_25525:
     
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