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Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by lakeeffect, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Here is a sneak peak at the new Mack Granites that NYS will be running. They are all equipped with Henderson plows, wings and sanders. Some have oneways, some power angle, some single some double wingers. There are two types of bodies being put on, one like I have posted here and another "Munibody" with front discharge spreaders. They didn't have any harnessed up at Henderson when I was there but will see if I can get some more pics another time. This is very different for NYS DOT as they have run Internationals with V Boxes and Viking plows for many years and Fords prior to that. They haven't run Macks since the 70's. Mack and Henderson has a 5 year contract with NYS.

    NYSDOT Mack Granite.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
  2. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Here is a rear shot

    NYSDOT Mack Granite rear.jpg
  3. lakeeffect

    lakeeffect Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    In contrast there is a new NYS Thruway Authority International 7600 Tandem with Viking equipment being delivered.

    NYS Thruway new IH Tandem.jpg
  4. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Wouldnt it be nice.....

    Would'nt be nice to have something that new for once.Who am I kidding I wouldnt know what to do.
    Nice trucks just the same.
  5. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    Unreal!! I love Macks to death, but seeing NYS DOT without Ford LNs or International S-series is strange. Needless to say, the Granites are pretty wild.
  6. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    WOW those are some sharp trucks
  7. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    very good looking trucks...i hope they pay more then penndot but i would care how much they pay me to drive one of those
  8. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Very, very nice looking rigs.. :nod:
  9. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Nice IH's... At the County Road Comm they just got a bunch new tandem macks this year. All of them have the nice big visor upfront, they are using monroe boxes IIRC. THey have always used fords, ih, and then Sterling. No fancy side wings though, even though it would be nice for the two lane highways
  10. Ford-101

    Ford-101 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

  11. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Those Macks look like awesome snow machines!!!!!:nod: I wish they had stuff that cool around here:mad:
  12. cog-1

    cog-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    Just curious how much h.p./torque those engines have to push 2 wings down the road...must be quite a bit! Nice trucks!
  13. HC plower

    HC plower Member
    Messages: 49

    Wow, a 2 year old thread brought back to life. Great pics though. Any of the new body style granites (different headlights and plastic fenders) with plows?
  14. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    Back from the dead thread!! I don't know the specifics on the HP of the double wingers, but I know it's a lot less horsepower on the DOT trucks than you will find on the old Macks, Walters, Oshes, and FWDs. I'd like to know the exacts myself.
  15. granitefan713

    granitefan713 Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 163

    If its any indication, Penndot has 260hp in their International 7400 single axles, 345hp in their single axle Mack Granites, and 425hp in their tandems and tri-axle Mack Granites.
  16. vplow

    vplow Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    Keep in mind the double-wingers DOT uses would be mostly for interstates and major state highways- generally they;d only be cutting througha few inches of snow at a pass on a relatively straight and level road. Not ramming through feet-deep drifts on steep country roads like the Town and County trucks deal with.
  17. Plow Chaser

    Plow Chaser PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,708

    I took those!!
  18. joef450snowplow

    joef450snowplow Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 105

    u want to see nysdot truck video go to google.com
    type in modern marvels sun go to more then click video click the first video and fast fowered to about 26/26 youll see the little numbers on the right hand side of the screen and watch or watch the hole video its realy good
  19. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Looks nice......i want winter sooner then later!:cry:
  20. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    ya think those would be good for my driveways:confused: