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    Got a new piece of shop equipment today

    After shoving semi trailers around the shop with the forklift or borrowed customer trucks, I closed the deal today on this older critter for a decent price. $2800 seemed fair to me. I've been the one doing most of the maintenance on it for 7 years anyway, so I know what I got. Name:  20190603_153809.jpg
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    Re: Got a new piece of shop equipment today

    Sounds fair to me too - nice score
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    nice for you. i think internationals have great/tough chasis, but terribel interior instruments/componets, including that style external door latch. but overall internationals my fav.
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    It's purty! I've always been partial to Internationals as the local tractor dealer was less than a mile away. My father once worked for them. My mother kept their books for 29 years. They sold tractors, but had advantages in price on trucks. Most of the trucks I am familiar with from childhood were IH. That includes the flatbed dump I was driving in 1973 when I looked in the mirror and saw only black. The PTO dropped in without driver involvement, and the hoist valve leaked. My precious 1936 pickup was chained well, but dramatically high on the dump body. I hadn't gotten to any bridges, low wires, or sharp corners. Lesson learned.

    I'd love to have that truck with a dump body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    nice for you. i think internationals have great/tough chasis, but terribel interior instruments/componets, including that style external door latch. but overall internationals my fav.
    I really wanted a Peterbilt, but the budget said NO. This one is fairly tight and clean with only 655,000 miles, 400 Cummins and a 13 spd. I put a new clutch in it last summer and fixed the A/C. It will probably never leave the yard except for an occasional 10-15 mile jaunt to pick up or deliver a set of trailers. But I have been toying with the idea of a 5th wheel wrecker to drag dead trucks around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    It's purty! I've always been partial to Internationals as the local tractor dealer was less than a mile away. My father once worked for them. My mother kept their books for 29 years. They sold tractors, but had advantages in price on trucks. Most of the trucks I am familiar with from childhood were IH. That includes the flatbed dump I was driving in 1973 when I looked in the mirror and saw only black. The PTO dropped in without driver involvement, and the hoist valve leaked. My precious 1936 pickup was chained well, but dramatically high on the dump body. I hadn't gotten to any bridges, low wires, or sharp corners. Lesson learned.

    I'd love to have that truck with a dump body.
    Except for the air bag suspension this truck would make an excellent dump. At one time it pulled an end dump trailer, the PTO, pump, and control valve are still in place. Add a tank and some hoses and you are in business. Years back I did disconnect the air to the control tower so nobody would burn up the pump or PTO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    But I have been toying with the idea of a 5th wheel wrecker to drag dead trucks around.
    Nice Cornbinder...

    I'd look for a hydraulic 5th wheel plate / like a yard horse.... so you don't have to fiddle with landing gear.
    remote pin release is nice too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Nice Cornbinder...

    I'd look for a hydraulic 5th wheel plate / like a yard horse.... so you don't have to fiddle with landing gear.
    remote pin release is nice too.
    Actually was looking at the Holland air lift 5th wheel. It's pretty slick, no hydraulic cylinder below the top of the frame. Four years ago I installed 8 of them for a local farm that does a lot of "drop and swap" in the field and it has saved them countless landing gear legs and gearboxes. They also have the remote pin trip too.

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    Nice looking truck!
    I was going to suggest shortening the frame and losing one axle but then you mentioned it would leave
    the yard occasionally so that ruined that idea!

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    Great deal!!! Around me that would bring at least $10k
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    13letterschitspreader

    Jokes aside, those era Intrashionals are tough as nails and make some of the best farm trucks. Now all you need is a hydraulic hitch and it'll be a yard donkey deluxe.

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    Got a new piece of shop equipment today

    Yeah itís good to see some old iron still on the road.

    For the most part these new tractors are garbage / Paccar
    With all their emissions crap and sensors everywhere.

    Our new trucks (regardless of brand) are constantly in the shop for stupid stuff

    we never had that problem when we we ran R model macks ....
    not that I miss those either... LoL

    These kids today donít even know what Armstrong steering is...


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    Re: Got a new piece of shop equipment today

    I heard some of those Mack’s have about a 300 rpm range power band

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    Quote Originally Posted by motolife313 View Post
    I heard some of those Mack’s have about a 300 rpm range power band
    I drove an old R700 for awhile that had the 236HP (?) engine and a straight 5 speed. If you shifted up at 2100 rpm, I think you had to wait 'til it came back down to 1300 rpm before you could grab the next gear. Worked ok in a 10 wheel dump.

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    Nice tractor!
    Itíll be fun to watch you work your magic on it to make it your yard goat.

    Darryl

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    The wet kit is a real bonus.

    I bought an old Loadstar for the axle, and will probably get my money back when I strip the wet kit and lift, and send them off to auction.

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    That truck would bring $15 to $25k Cdn around here... and the more people curse the DEF and computers, the higher they go. Same thing is happening with older farm tractors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    I drove an old R700 for awhile that had the 236HP (?) engine and a straight 5 speed. If you shifted up at 2100 rpm, I think you had to wait 'til it came back down to 1300 rpm before you could grab the next gear. Worked ok in a 10 wheel dump.
    I’m not sure which ones they were. 2 different guys told me tho. One was in his truck. I was delivering a fedex package to glacier concrete and he gets out and takes it, most guys don’t do that, they were all blue Mack’s. I heard some of those Mack’s rev up. This guy said his logging truck hit 2500 rpm on a 80k truck. The Kentworths we had hit 1600 or 1700 max. I kept telling the other driver it has more rev it up another 200. He said no it’s everything. He let me drive it back to dump concrete and this thing has torque! Picked right up on rpm and I get it up to about 1700 and it starts over reving going gong gong gong lol. He was right that was all it revved to 1600 I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Yeah it’s good to see some old iron still on the road.

    For the most part these new tractors are garbage / Paccar
    With all their emissions crap and sensors everywhere.

    Our new trucks (regardless of brand) are constantly in the shop for stupid stuff

    we never had that problem when we we ran R model macks ....
    not that I miss those either... LoL

    These kids today don’t even know what Armstrong steering is...


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    I know all about these new trucks, I wont take anything newer than about 2006 into my shop. The rest can go to the dealer.
    I have a friend that runs maintenance on 55 new Freightliners, all of them are under a 750,000 mile warranty. They built their own tow rig to swap out dead trucks and Freightliner pays them for the towing. A 77,000 dollar tow rig paid for itself in less than a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labparamour View Post
    Nice tractor!
    It’ll be fun to watch you work your magic on it to make it your yard goat.

    Darryl
    Probably wont be much magic, she works fine as is. I am thinking about building a new reservoir and resurrecting the wet kit after I build a heavy duty hitch plate for the rear of the frame using a 3" receiver for towing about any farm implement on wheels. The hydraulics would be nice to raise and lower stuff at the shop with out borrowing the neighbors farm tractors. Need a pintle hook too.

    I do have a set of 7" chrome straight pipes laying around that need a home. They have a few rust flecks... but hey.

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    That truck is awesome especially at the price of $2800. In my area a beat *** F-150 costs about that much. If I could get a semi for $2800 I would have one to play with for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12V71 View Post
    I know all about these new trucks, I wont take anything newer than about 2006 into my shop. The rest can go to the dealer.
    I have a friend that runs maintenance on 55 new Freightliners, all of them are under a 750,000 mile warranty. They built their own tow rig to swap out dead trucks and Freightliner pays them for the towing. A 77,000 dollar tow rig paid for itself in less than a year.
    One time I got a check engine light
    No apparent reason/ fluids all good
    All of a sudden I get a call from my shop ...

    The truck called the dealer
    The dealer called my place
    They called me ....

    Ok
    So whattya want me to do here?

    Duh...
    I dunno know

    Run it in and write it up.

    Turned out to be the DEF filter ...
    truck was out for a month getting those removed and cleaned.

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    Gonna be watching the hitch plate build!


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