Monday, March 29, 2010

Mack Vocational Tilt Cabs

Besides its heavy hauling highway and off-highway trucks, Mack builds a small tilt cab for vocational trucks- usually garbage trucks, concrete pumpers, fire trucks and the like. The current model has been around a long time and shows no signs of giving up. Fairly utilitarian, and with very short bumper to back of cab dimension, it fills the bill for many uses. Here's an array of Macks spanning 23 years.

Mack / Metalfab, with crew cab, Moncton, NB, 1999.

Mack / Tibotrac, La Malbaie, QC 1995 (merged departments of Cap-a-l'Aigle, Pointe-au-Pic and La Malbaie)

New York City's famed Rescue 1, photographed in 1990. This unit was destroyed in the World Trade Centre collapse. I caught this on the fly, in the days before auto-focus.

Typical refuse hauler, Tampa, Florida, 1994.

City of Dartmouth multi-purpose vehicle, 1987. One of several in the department. Most had a more respectable looking dump body.

Who ya gonna call? If your garbage catches fire, just drive over to the the Lady Hammond Road fire hall, (Station No.4) and they'll put it out for ya-no charge. Although you can't see it in this photo, the fire engine pulled out on the apron to fight this one-a run of about 25 feet.

1 comment:

  1. Just an FYI. the Mack MR shown as FDNY Rescue 1, is a 1985 MAck MR/Saulsbury and was in service as a Spare Rescue until a couple years ago. The Rescue 1 that was destroyed on 9-11 was a 1996 HME/Saulsbury Heavy Rescue.