Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sterlings - Reddy for work

Despite the demise of the Sterling truck brand , there are still a good many of them on the road. By the looks of some of them, they will be around for a long time to come- and many of them are red!
1. This super shiny Sterling first generation is still running with its original paint.
2. Only on its second owner, it was custom spec'd for the first owner and has a super durable Brandon dump body.

Municipal Contracting is the largest local owner of Sterlings, and they have all sizes and shapes:
4. Municipal unit 4M382 is a tractor with air lift axle. Here it fights its way through rush hour traffic with a wide load.

5. 4M778 is typical of a large number of twin steer long wheelbase dumpers, used for aggregate and asphalt.

6. 4M802 is another in the same group. Te Western Star mud-flaps are a sign of things to come. As these Sterlings reach their service limits they are being replaced by W'Stars from  Lockharts (who were also the Sterling dealers, and still provide service).

7. Another series is fitted for live bottom semi-trailers, such as 4M537.

8. 4M279 is another of the tractors.

Quebec has its fair share of Sterlings too, including this one spotted aboard a ferry on the St.Lawrence River:
9. Excavation Guylain Tremblay runs this "unicorn" (the bell is missing from one of the air horns) for construction work in summer, but is is fitted for winter plow work. See the elevator for the wing plow protruding behind the cab, and the removable bumper.

But they are really everywhere:
10. Harlow Construction Ltd in Shelburne, NS runs this Sterling in its aggregate, ready mix and excavation business.

11. Earlier in the summer this Sterling with a grab  crane was salvaging rail ties from the area that Municpal later paved in the pictures above. It totes a backhoe on the trailer.

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