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Good old days

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by OCB, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. OCB

    OCB Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Taken in NW Illinois about 50 years ago.
    And that was the way it was.
    Oh yes that was a hand pump hydraulic system.

    RD6 feb  1960.jpg

    RD6 Late 1950 s.jpg

    RD6 late 1950s.jpg
  2. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    things have come a long way haven't they???
  3. HALH VT

    HALH VT Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 127

    I can just barely remember seeing the town truck plowing when I was very young. Dump truck with a V plow, and a wing on each side. The V was hydraulic, the wings were operated by a man on the running board using a chain fall. Dad told me that they had four men in the truck, a driver, two wingmen, and one guy warming up on the passenger seat.. They would rotate positions as needed.

    It was long gone before I was born, but the quarry next door had a Linn tractor. I was a half track that had wheels on front in the summer, and skis in the winter. They TOWED a huge V plow with that. I would guess they also carried a block of stone on the bed for traction. The driver stalled it in a drift one day, and had to crawl out the through the opening windshield, shovel down to the front of the engine, and crank start it.
  4. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    THESE are the good ol days . :dizzy: