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This old truck is still running up and down the road.It helps make my pay cheque every month. I use it for hauling equipment. As hot and dry as it is up here, it will likely spend most of the summer on fire watch. Hauls a D6 cat with ease, as old as it is.
 

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i like that age of truck , you can make a patch cover the hole to get the job done .
the new ones call the hook . hope the dealer ship knows what its doing [ NOT ]
 
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This old truck does vehicle recoveries as well.These young truckers get quite upset when you go out and load up their fancy new truck on a trailer and haul it to the repair shop.
 

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Geeze Colin your making my '88 Pete seem new, That LW was built to last for ever, severe service cab and all. what is in it for power?? The old trucks always run best on a new truck resque mission :twisted:
 
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Geeze Colin your making my '88 Pete seem new, That LW was built to last for ever, severe service cab and all. what is in it for power?? The old trucks always run best on a new truck resque mission :twisted:
It runs a Cummins 350 Small Cam
Fuller 13spd trans
44,000 lb rears with 5.29-1 ratio
Had it at the tractor show on the weekend.They thought I should pull with it but I declined.
 
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Now you just need to try out for the show "Ice Road Truckers".
"Ice Road Truckers" hmm
The only real ice road trucker I have seen on that show is Alex. The rest are just a bunch of want to be truckers. Been out on the ice north of Inuvik a time or two and it isn't what they portray it to be.Dangerous, yes but it is hyped up for TV. Licence To Drill gives a more honest and accurate picture of how it is moving stuff on the ice. This only my opinion of course. When winter sets in here again and we head out into the frozen swamp, I will try and get some pictures of what we do in northern Alberta. I would venture to guess that you will think we all belong in a mental hospital.
 
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It is still quite dry even with all the rain we have had recently
 
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The old truck quit on me the other day. Turns out it was the fuel pump. $700 plus tax and a trip to Edmonton, two hours work and it is up and running again.
 
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it still got to be better than the new stuff .
not a big fan of new @#$% .
if the fuel line turn out its not to bad of job .
Put all new fuel lines on it right from the tank to the pump.Runs better than ever now.
 

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Masseymechanic, what do you call the trailer set-up behind your great looking KW? Here in Oz, we call these "B-doubles". Also often set up as "B-triples" hauling bulk goods, general freight or cattle and used on our road train routes. At a previous work site, we run a fleet of KWs powered by Cat C15s hauling "B-quads" or four belly dump trailers. Often, with the use of a dolly, these are connected behind a conventional semi trailer and called "A-B doubles". If anyone wants some photos, I will post them when I get a chance to do so.
 
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Up here we call that fancy trailer a Super B pneumatic bulker
 
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Have done a little bit of work to the old truck.Added on aluminum checkerplate fenders. Makes the truck look completely different.There are more changes to come though.Once I get them all done I will post a picture of it.
 
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Took the old truck on the longest of journeys so far.Went from Whitecourt AB to Wrigley NT, which is the end of the road up there. Made the whole almost 2000 mile journey without so much as the littlest of problems.
 
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Passed CVIP for another year.Woohoo. Back to trucking up a storm now :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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