Re: Clint

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Posted by Clint Dixon [] on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 15:49:43 :

In Reply to: Clint posted by Todd [] on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 16:17:50 :

Thanks Todd but I don't really have much interest in either truck other than I thought the work they went to to pull junk out of the timber was interesting. And, it is so close to home. Another local junk yard that I never knew about.

I have serious doubts about their claim, "Very rare truck built for US military to pull tanks from the mud, Later acquired and recommissioned by Bell Telephone to erect telephone poles."

Tank transport and recovery vehicles were a whole different breed. That Ford had only a single rear axle, didn't appear to even be 4-wheel-drive, and had a very small winch. With as many of those power line construction trucks I have seen around over the years, I can't see them having as been military surplus, but were specifically outfitted when new for Bell Telephone and power line construction companies by manufacturers such as McCabe-Powers Body Company and Tel-E-Lect.

Now a Dodge like I have pictured here would be cool! ;^)


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