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  1. do you know if these were in-house built or were they Elwood or Coleman do you know? I found in a previous thread from years back that Dr. Evil mentioned he thought these under the MM were Colemans. Accroding to MM numbers book - these G708s were made only in 1965 & offered in only LP & Diesel. 31 LPs were made & 75 Diesels
  2. Actually the Heavy Half was GMC & the Big 10 was Chevy. Modern day recreations are becoming popular. The 1979 model year F44 package included a choice of 1,625 or 1,700 lb front springs (1,475 and 1,550 lb front springs were commonly used on standard C10/C15’s), 2,000 lb capacity rear springs (1,550 lb rear springs were standard on regular C10/C15’s), heavy duty power brakes (manual and light duty power brakes with smaller rear drums were offered only on standard C10/C15’s), larger tires in a choice of 1,790 and 1,905 lb capacities (several smaller capacities were also listed for regular C10/C15’s) and the 305 V8 (the 250 six was standard on regular C10/C15’s). With the exception of the 1,700 lb front springs, all of the F44 components shown above could be ordered separately on the regular C10/C15. Depending upon the equipment selected, the regular C10/C15 offered GVWR’s of 4,900, 5,300, 5,400, and 5,600 lbs. However, by selecting the F44 package, the buyer received all of the above equipment, plus the bodyside decal designating the C10/C15 as a Big 10/Heavy Half, offering GVWR’s of either 6,050 or 6,200 lbs (depending upon the tire and front spring capacities selected). (You can determine your Big 10’s rating by checking the label affixed to the driver’s door frame.)A few other notables should be mentioned. For 1979, the U.S. EPA established fuel economy standards for trucks up to 6,000 lb GVW. To meet these standards, GM equipped the standard C10/C15 with a special hood seal and underbody air dam, and also offered a selection of rear axle ratios biased in favor of economy. The Big 10/Heavy Half GVWR’s exceeded the EPA’s 6,000 lb threshold, and accordingly, those models were not equipped with the hood seal and air dam. Also, the F44 package allowed the purchase of lower axle ratios, and the 454 V8 engine option. In contrast, the 350 was the largest engine available on the regular C10/C15. Prior to 1979, the EPA considered all trucks under 6,000 lbs GVW to be light duty emission class vehicles. With few exceptions, these vehicles required undesirable catalytic converters and the use of unleaded gasoline. The F44 option was introduced to allow buyers the possibility of buying a heavier duty ½ ton truck that could use cheaper leaded gasoline. However, for the 1979 model year, the EPA expanded the light duty classification to include all trucks up to 8,500 lbs GVW. Thus, the Big 10/Heavy Half (and all ¾ ton Chevy C20/GMC C25 trucks, as well) lost this particular advantage. Only 1 ton C30/C35 series remained exempt from catalytic converters and unleaded gas.Excepting the differences discussed above, the Big 10/Heavy Half was identical to the standard C10/C15. A 3.14 section modulus frame, 3,750 lb rear axle, and 15 inch wheels were common to both. These components were much more robust in the ¾ (20 series) and 1 ton (30 series) models
  3. How bout some MMs. I believe this was a 4 page fold out
  4. https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1984-NEW-HOLLAND-COMBINE-DEALER-HANDOUT-CHILDRENS-COLORING-BOOK-BROCHURE-/273121333830?hash=item3f974cd246
  5. Some old ones from elevators made across the lovely state of IL
  6. Since the past few pages are full of hay equip...CHECK THIS OUT!
  7. this one even got the cows attention...never heard of a roto-baler
  8. single rib tires & grille accents..classic!! Notice the lack of decals on the M & H & those super rare red mufflers
  9. I really like this one with a NF 504. I wonder how well these throwers caught on
  10. this is a small one, but very vintage! I would like to see one of these in action
  11. The tractor i provided is a hydro
  12. Man, cotton farming sounds like it is very expensive to start up...seems like a lot of specialized equipment complete with self loading trucks
  13. Gary, this bridge is 15 miles up the road from where I work. As it stands now, it is a 2 lane open grate bridge, but if 2 semis meet, you can high five the other driver...trust me, it is a tight squeeze. In the early summer, the state has to come out with snow plows and "plow" the bridge because of all the shad-flies that die on the open grates, making it nearly like driving on ice. Currently they are building a new bridge right next to this bridge and they hope to finish it up before this winter...they got lots of work to do. High water and other weather has held them up. They are going to improve the approaches and also the exit/entrance onto rt. 84 on the IL. side. The bridge project these men are working on is the bridge that is still standing today! "The 84-year-old, sky blue landmark served a useful purpose for a time in history after it was assembled by government workers and a local contractor during the Great Depression. But, IDOT officials say, it has become functionally obsolete. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the slender, steel-truss original was designed by G.A. Maney of Minneapolis and completed by the Savanna-Sabula Bridge Co. in 1932 for $750,000. Initially constructed as a toll bridge, the toll was removed in 1987 after the construction debt was paid off." http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/treacherous-savanna-sabula-bridge-getting-replaced/article_fc9d08ba-29bb-523e-b391-545ba369fd6f.html I'm so glad you posted this photo..neat piece of local history for sure.
  14. OHSA approved footwear!!!! I hope you are paying him prevailing wage.
  15. this old Merc ad combines farm & truck. Must be from the same campaign as it keeps with the "Move it with Mercury for less" slogan
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