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RIP 1980 Western Star

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kcress31, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    We had to retire our oldest truck in the fleet last week. One of our drivers was on his way with a load of asphalt when he blew a tire and it caught on fire. The fire got so hot it boiled the oil in the diff and cracked the frame.

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  2. JerseyGreen

    JerseyGreen Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    sorry to hear that
     
  3. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Im sure that truck earnt its keep and helped make your business who you are today....
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Sorry to hear that. That realy sucks.
     
  5. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Wow, that looks like it got really warm.:yow!:
     
  6. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    they should don't make things like they use to, so to hear of you loss
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    dang thats a shame
     
  8. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I saw this and then pics of your new triaxel. Very Nice by the way.

    So what happens when a tire blows and then the truck burns?

    Insurance claim? MTO gets involved?
     
  9. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Just found out that insurance is only going to give us around 16k for it. It could have been working all summer. Oh well.
     
  10. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Insurance very seldom covers real worth to a person.
     
  11. nhgranite

    nhgranite Senior Member
    from N.H
    Messages: 122

    R.I.P cool old dump.