1940s Vintage GMC Cabover (COE) Truck
http://www.junkyardjunkeez.com Sam slows down and takes a long look at a
1940s ? vintage GMC Cab Over Truck. He's in love!
As he looks closer, he starts to wonder if maybe this truck was army issue
from the Second World War (WW2). What do you think? He also notices 5
letters on the roof that he can't quite make out: C (?) (?) N F... any
ideas on what it might mean?
1986 CCC / Dempster Route King w/ 6-71 Detroit Diesel
This truck.. where to start?
So Jared, Kenny and myself decided we would take a trip up here to find an
old Pete Dempster RL. We knew it was operated by this hauler, so we stopped
by the yard early in the morning in hope to catch it leaving the yard.
Turned out that we were a bit late as they left shortly after 5 AM if my
memory serves me right. Well it just so happened that the owner of the
company was out front of the yard, and we got to talking to him about
trucks. Looked around the yard, took pics of the many trucks still sitting
in the lot and got some info on where to find that old Pete / Dempster. And
if you know me well, or even just hardly know me, you'll quickly learn
about my love for Detroit Diesels. So we got to talking about engines in
his trucks, and of course, I asked about detroits fully expecting him to
say he didnt have any. His response was something along the lines of "I've
got one idling right over there" and points across the road to a lot behind
a building. Sure enough, this mean looking CCC / Dempster Route King was
warming up for the garbage route. It starts later than recycling and greens
since the driver of it does commercial recycling in a Pete 310 / Kann Curb
Sort recycler (which I wasnt able to film). But anyhow, the truck in this
video isn't even the regular truck. It's a spare which we were incredibly
lucky to see in operation. The normal truck is either the CCC / McNeilus
MSL or the 1986 older style CCC / EZ-Pack MSL which were both being worked
Something awesome about this company is that they love the older trucks and
genuinely believe they are better than the new ones. Case in point, the
newest truck in their fleet was down for electrical issues.. so ol'
reliable was sent out to take care of business. He said its rarely used
because its a smoker and residents often complain. Turns out he wasnt
kidding. She puffs a nice cloud all right.
It's been a couple years now that I've been trying to find and film a
"proper" Detroit powered garbage truck, and who'd have thought when I
finally did, that it wasnt even intentional? But I'm certainly not
complaining ;D Even though this truck is pretty well muffled, it still lets
off a nice scream when driving and packing. Nothin' else like a 2-stroke
Now lets not overlook the body on this truck too. Its one of, if not my all
time favorite rear load body, the Dempster Route King. I love watching this
packer at work. So for my first Dempster RL video, I'd say I'm pretty
satisfied with it ;)
I hope you all enjoy this truck as much as I did, and dont hesitate to let
me know what you think about the video. Its certainly not the last time
you'll see a Route King posted on my account either, so stay tuned!
The Find 1956 GMC V-8 Hydramatic 4X4 Truck
Here's the whole story of finding a Title and tracking down a 1956 GMC V-8
Hydramatic 4X4 truck. From the truck I found the Title in, to the prep,
loading, transport, unloading and a tour of the truck itself. Don't forget
the out-takes at the end! They also include a couple of really nice
southern Oregon scenery shots.
2015 GMC Sierra Denali: A big rig for the boss
Hooniverse.com's Jeff Glucker typically drives fast and/or luxurious
machines, so it was quite a change of pace to spend time with a heavy-duty
pickup truck. The 2015 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD isn't just a truck
Still, the diesel engine offered gobs of power and and the interior is as
nice as a brand-new Escalade.