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I suppose it could have hydraulic brakes, but most heavy trucks like that came with air brakes which would be much better.

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8 hours ago, oldscoutdiesel said:

At least it looks like twin saddle tanks, cause you're going to need them with that 549.  Expect 4MPG if loaded!

That truck is so classic IH it would be nice to have just to look at and show off.   On another note generator shops sometimes get in old 549 powered units [with no hours] and they go for scrap.

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Lots of 190s had hydraulic brakes most fire trucks on 190 chassis in this area did (relatively flat land) that looks like a former fire truck. Is it a V196?  The 6 denote a factory fire truck chassis spec.

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This is such a KEWL truck, firetruck nicely converted into a car or equipment truck, tilting bed with a cable winch to pull non-running stuff on board. And with only 23,000 miles nothing should be worn too bad.

    Guys that buy new $60,000 Ford pickups with the 7.3L gas engine and tow about the same gross weight as that truck should easily handle get 6-7 mpg and are happy as all get out!  But THIS is really cool, PLENTY of style points.  There won't be another truck like it where you take it.

   The '74? FleetStar single axle tractor I drove for about a year had a 478 cid gas V-8, straight 5-speed, and I don't EVER remember NOT having the 45 ft Advance Transportation trailer behind the tractor and normally always had something in it, it was 13-1/2 ft high, loads varied from 5000-6000# to 20,000#, and I got between 3 and 3-1/2 mpg and it never had a tune-up which I'm sure it needed. So gross weight was  between 25,000# to 40,000# pushing a L-O-T of air.  The '80 F-750 Ford with the 8.2L GM FUEL PINCHER diesel got between 7 and 8 mpg pulling the exact same trailer, same loads and same roads. But about every 3-4 months it had to go back into the shop and get tuned up to run on all 8 cylinders again. It was a nice truck to run when it was running right,  but another fuel tank would have been nice,  only had ONE 40-50 gallon tank. FleetStar had a pair of 50's which a pair of 70's would have been better.

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