Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

07-29-2013 02:49:37

Report to Moderator

I live in NY Catskill Mts my dad used army surplus CCKW 6x6 for log trucks all wheel drive meant getting closer to logs in the woods less skidding. We took those trucks places you wouldn't believe, and the paved roads can be steep and twisty. We came down one hill every day loaded in low gear my brother would fall asleep as it got so hot in the cab. The first big truck I drove on the road was a B model Mack no power steering, steering wheel was big for leverage wish I had that truck now. Or the CCKW

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

07-29-2013 04:40:40

Report to Moderator
 Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo in reply to nys, 07-29-2013 02:49:37  
Worst accident I ever saw was a lumber truck in the catskills.

Coming down a mountain - typical crazy twisted road - going too fast or his brake overheated, whatever - he punched through the sad excuse for a guardrail and plunged about 100 feet straight down into a waterfall.

Beautiful place to go is about the only good thing you could say about that.

It also permanently crossed off the idea of ever driving a truck through the mountains for me.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

07-30-2013 02:59:28

Report to Moderator
 Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo in reply to JRSutton, 07-29-2013 04:40:40  
My Dads mill was in Grahamsville and tractor trailer driver that hauled most of his lumber to wholesaler lived over the mountain near Boiceville. Lynne Hoyt was his name and he went over Peekamoose with that trailer loaded sometimes 12000 or more boardfeet of hardwood.Don't know if you know this area.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dan T in MO

07-29-2013 21:53:00

Report to Moderator
 Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo in reply to JRSutton, 07-29-2013 04:40:40  
Dad has often told the story of him hauling logs in Western Arkansas. He started down a particularly hairy downgrade. Figured he'd shave off a little speed, but quickly realized the brakes were gone. So he grabbed on the chromium plated, fully illuminated, genuine accessory shift knob. He pulled it into a lower gear and let out the clutch. Then he looked in the mirror and saw the tranny come out of the truck. About half-way down, he was passed by the Arkansas Highway Patrol. I figure he was clearing the road ahead for a spectacular truck wreck.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters