Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mack U Model

1. Atlantic Concrete Ltd of Halifax had a fleet of Macks. Number 38 is charging up Marginal Road on the Halifax waterfront. September 1975.
2. Number 36 is in about the same position on the same day. Atlantic had set up a batch plant there for some continuous pour slip form work. The trucks had Jaeger mixers with overhead water tanks.

3. This photo was not taken on the moon, but in the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth in May 1990. Note the later model hood with more recessed lights .

4. New Concrete was using this U Model in Woodstock, NB. June 30, 1994. His bulldog is gold instead of the usual silver, and the water tank is frame mounted.

5. This rig was at Simard Suspensions in Baie-St-Paul, QC where the second steering axle has been added. It may have a power takeoff behind that big front bumper. In that case it will probably have a transit mixer added too. May 20, 2001.

Still big, but smaller than the DM and DMM models, the U model was the first and most common of the offset cab types. The vent panel on the firewall was a distinctive feature, though I have rarely seen them in the open position. Perhaps they were too breezy for the drivers feet.

No comments:

Post a Comment