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xoxoxoBruce 06-30-2016 12:58 PM

That's where he says he got the idea.

xoxoxoBruce 06-30-2016 09:36 PM

in 1909 a race with professional/experienced drivers from NYC to Boston was won in 12 hours. Lots of mud, some DNFs,
and one pedestrian fatality.

http://cellar.org/2016/nyboston09.jpg

It wasn't until 1916 the first coast to coast road was built, The Lincoln Highway, and very little of that was paved outside of cities.
Wiki says it started in NYC but it actually started in Boston. A few years later it became US route 30 in most states, the route was
changed to go through NYC and Philly before turning west again.

http://cellar.org/2016/usroads.jpg

It wasn't until the mid 50's that Ike's Interstate System got started.

Gravdigr 07-02-2016 04:26 PM

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Spied in the neighbor's driveway a while back:

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It's built on a VW van chassis.

BigV 07-04-2016 02:10 PM

Grav, I had exactly the same thought!



eta:
re: forklift, not vw-flatbed

Gravdigr 07-04-2016 03:57 PM

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I found this...thing...out in the county the other day:

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Road/power line/gas line right-of-way trimmer, I reckon...30 feet long, rear-steer, 4wd, extendable boom.:devil:

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And an extremely roll-over-protected tractor. I actually laughed out loud when I saw this. Overkill much?

BigV 07-04-2016 05:39 PM

probably the roll over protection is secondary to the protection from the zinging saw blade at the end of a forty foot boom.

Pamela 07-04-2016 06:24 PM

Or perhaps to protect the driver from slapback from tree branches while mowing?

xoxoxoBruce 07-05-2016 12:11 AM

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The US Army motor pool in Germany. Wonder what happened to them? Melted down to become BMWs?

Gravdigr 07-05-2016 10:47 AM


Gravdigr 07-05-2016 12:48 PM

Wow. Inside-the-wheel suspension, among other things:


xoxoxoBruce 07-05-2016 02:19 PM

Cool, expensive, but cool.

Gravdigr 07-05-2016 02:57 PM

Very. On both counts.

BigV 07-05-2016 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 963866)

That must be the limited edition Mitsuzukota Cuttlefish. Sweeeeeet!

xoxoxoBruce 07-06-2016 12:00 AM

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Back when Ford among others were conscious of style over gizmos.

Gravdigr 07-06-2016 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigV (Post 963902)
That must be the limited edition Mitsuzukota Cuttlefish. Sweeeeeet!

I was reminded of cuttlefish, too.:D


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