Let’s see those Rigs

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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Rod_outbak » 05 Feb 2019, 1:40 pm

Yeah; I think the only D11's I've ever seen in the wild, have been pushing a mountain of coal at a rail loading facility (near Bluff??).

That blade would make an awesome backstop at Roddy's home-grown rifle range...
[Mind you; an day with the rest of the dozer attached, and you'd have the backstop from hell anyway...]
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by wrenchman » 06 Feb 2019, 2:36 am

gamerancher what year is that mack
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gamerancher » 06 Feb 2019, 9:23 am

G'day Wrenchman, she's a '95 model. Been re-powered with a 14 litre series 60 @ 575hp. ( Pre-EGR ). Rides on Neway airbag rear end.
Mainly used for the grain harvest, not that we've had one around here for the last 2 years due to the drought.
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by wrenchman » 06 Feb 2019, 11:43 am

pre egr much easyer to maintain i just spent a week doing nothing but working on it cold weather is not good on it the def systems freez its not enough that the fuel is jelling.
the older 60 detroit is a better eng to the newer ones the right rear side of the heads seem to leak oil all the time and the injector tubes.
It looks good most the ones here dont stay on the road for that long the auto industry here wont load them if they are older then 10 years old.
lumber and steel and fuel haulers run them much longer most the macks i see are run by the fuel haulers
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gamerancher » 06 Feb 2019, 1:27 pm

Plenty of older trucks still working out here. I own this old girl and a few different trailers, so I don't have to work them full time. I just pick and choose what I do and when I do it.
The large transport companies that dominate most of the freight movement tend to run new fleets and it is a lot harder to get work with them with older trucks. I've worked for a few them as both a sub-contractor and company driver over the last 30 odd years. They are finding it harder to get good experienced drivers and are tending to buy trucks with automated gearboxes so they can put inexperienced drivers that just got their licence through a driving school straight to work. Most of them wouldn't have a clue how to load a trailer or tie down a load, tarps are all but a thing of the past. You can imagine the decline in on road driving skills that this is creating.
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Feb 2019, 1:44 pm

Gamerancher wrote:Plenty of older trucks still working out here. I own this old girl and a few different trailers, so I don't have to work them full time. I just pick and choose what I do and when I do it.
The large transport companies that dominate most of the freight movement tend to run new fleets and it is a lot harder to get work with them with older trucks. I've worked for a few them as both a sub-contractor and company driver over the last 30 odd years. They are finding it harder to get good experienced drivers and are tending to buy trucks with automated gearboxes so they can put inexperienced drivers that just got their licence through a driving school straight to work. Most of them wouldn't have a clue how to load a trailer or tie down a load, tarps are all but a thing of the past. You can imagine the decline in on road driving skills that this is creating.


Extrapolate that a step firther with fleets of inexperienced drivers, lacking the autonomic muscle memories and database of trial and error of experience, in automated convoys, as currently being developed.

8 or 10 B- doubles, or triples, 2m apart, 110kph with noobs at the wheel, some bored arsewipe hacks the AI through the Bluetooth coordinating the trucks..............
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gamerancher » 06 Feb 2019, 3:50 pm

Aw, come on Gaz, driverless, emission -free, electric vehicles are going to save the planet!!! :sarcasm: ( Thought I'd better put that there for the slow ones amoungst us :drinks: )

I believe we have well and truly derailed ol' mates post........ :allegedly:
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Die Judicii » 11 Feb 2019, 11:15 pm

Gamerancher wrote:Nice tractor mate! Can I borrow it for a couple of weeks? I've got a hill in the road that blocks my view to the south.
Just havin' a dig at blokes who call their utes and vans "rigs". :drinks:


Agreed, and my big hate is when people refer to their 4x4 as a "truck"
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gamerancher » 12 Feb 2019, 7:27 am

Agree, when someone does that around me I ask if they need an upgraded licence and a log-book. If they don't, it 'aint a truck.
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Rod_outbak » 12 Feb 2019, 9:50 am

I confess I get a bit tired of seeing the Landcruiser with the Mack bulldog on the bonnet, and with oversized 'MACK' mudflaps on the back.
Wouldnt mind quite so much. if old mate actually OWNED a Mack, or had even set foot in one!
Bulldog-envy??


I quite like women, but I dont find I need to turn my tired old Landcruiser wagon into a freaking shrine to them...

BOY! I must be a grumpy phuk today... time for more coffee.
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Rod_outbak » 12 Feb 2019, 10:00 am

Should've thought of this a few days ago...
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Die Judicii » 13 Feb 2019, 12:24 am

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Rod_outbak wrote:I confess I get a bit tired of seeing the Landcruiser with the Mack bulldog on the bonnet, and with oversized 'MACK' mudflaps on the back.
Wouldnt mind quite so much. if old mate actually OWNED a Mack, or had even set foot in one!
Bulldog-envy??

BOY! I must be a grumpy phuk today... time for more coffee.


I've got an early model Mack dog,,,,, that I managed to buy quite cheaply. It is the "long eared" version, and hand made not CNC mass produced.

Not because I want to play make believe trucks,,, just simply that I like them.

Apparently all the new stuff from now on (mudflaps for example) will only bear the name MACK, but the bulldog is omitted which I'm guessing will make all the early stuff still containing the bulldog collectable.
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Rod_outbak » 13 Feb 2019, 8:22 am

I can understand wanting to collect the bulldog hood ornaments; they are an iconic thing.

I just cant understand dressing up a Landcruiser as if it's the bastard child of a Mack truck shagging a Mini...

I'd kill for one of the Hispano-Suiza hood ornaments(flying crane). One of the reasons to watch that Miss Fisher's murder mysteries, is that HS roadster she drives.
But if I ever find one, I'm not going to bolt it to my elderly Landcruiser wagon...
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by wrenchman » 13 Feb 2019, 11:42 am

i worked on cold trucks all week last week this one was jelled and a clamp was missing off the intake hose this 2015 detroit
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Die Judicii » 13 Feb 2019, 9:22 pm

Hey Gaz, can I borrow yer lil ol Garden Tractor for a minute ??
The woman wants to plant a few carrots. :thumbsup: :friends:
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Gaznazdiak » 13 Feb 2019, 9:38 pm

No worries DJ, you'll have to watch his appetite though, he scoffs about 100l/hr of nice fresh diesel :thumbsup:
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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Die Judicii » 14 Feb 2019, 10:09 pm

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On the subject of hood ornaments, I've had this fella since I was a teenager.
I've only ever seen two others the same, and to this day still can't get proof positive of what it is off.

Anyone know for sure ???

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Re: Let’s see those Rigs

Post by Rod_outbak » 15 Feb 2019, 5:57 am

Mate,

It looks like this guy: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... ascot-hood

Suggestions are a 'La Salle' "Rocket man" hood ornament.

Possibly only on export models.
Roughly 1927 or therabouts.
[I did also see one branded a 'Syco' Rocket man, but not sure what that means. Syco might have been an after-market accessory maker??]

I got a bit side-tracked; thought it might have been of Icarus, but it seems to be of a Rocket Man...

Cool looking piece, but there were some stunning hood ornaments from the late 1920's through the next decade!
I wonder; did he have the rockets up his backside??
[He might start the day on a fresh cup of 'Mysore Nuggets'!!]


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