Last October, the Dutch branch of the Mack family held their yearly reunion. Junior arrived in style, chauffeured by a 1977 R 611 ST. From 1977 to 1992, the R-series 6×4 tractor worked for the US Army in the UK. In 2009, it crossed the North Sea and settled down in the Netherlands.
Meet junior, a very rare 1937 Mack Jr 1.5 ton stake body truck, imported by Mack specialist Martin Monné, back in 1994. The current owner bought it in 2010 and started a thorough restoration, with a marvellous end result.
This series of light Macks was built by the REO Motor Car Company, the trucks were powered by REO’s Gold Crown S 228 six-cylinder engine. A Speedwagon all the way.
1960 Mack N 68 4×2 dump truck.
1954 Mack LT ‘The Triple Stick Shifter’ 6×4 tractor.
1980 Mack F 786 ST 6×4 tractor (first registration in NL). More information and two videos right here.
1985 Mack Super-Liner 6×4 tractor, powered by the truck maker’s own E9 engine, a 16.4 liter V8. Better move over!
1989 Mack Ultra-Liner MH 613 6×4 tractor (first registration in NL). The Ultra-Liner, introduced in 1982, was Mack’s last big cabover model. Makes sense, what could possibly supersede an Ultra-Liner?
Here’s the same MH 613, towing an extendable semi-trailer (photo courtesy of Handels- en adviesbureau Monné).
Nothing to go on, but I guess this must be a Mack RD 800 series from the eighties. The tridem’s pusher axle does a push-up.
1978 Mack R 685 T 4×2 tractor (first registration in NL).
1961 Mack B 81 SX 6×4 dump truck. Anyone familiar with Millerick Trucking from East Boston?
2001 Mack CH 613 6×4 tractor (first registration in NL).
Other brands from the US and Europe also received a warm welcome.
Like this Cummins powered, 1954 Peterbilt 281 4×2 tractor.
What a special treat, a 1944 FWD model HAR-01 wrecker. FWD as in Four-Wheel-Drive, not Front-Wheel-Drive.
‘A handsome line of truly great trucks that haul longer for less’
1968 Autocar DC 9364 Construcktor 6×4 heavy haulage (ballast) tractor in Mammoet livery, powered by a 14 liter Cummins.
A Scania LKT 141 V8 6×4 tractor ‘Aussie-style’ from the late seventies (or maybe 1980/1981). Unlike the usual Euro-cabover Scanias, this heavy tractor has a set-forward front axle. A specialty for the South American and Australian market.
1977 (year-built) Volvo F-88 4×2 flatbed truck, pre-curtainsider era (the idea behind it is the same).
Its smaller brother, a 1971 Volvo F-86 4×2 tractor.
Today’s last guest star, a 1981 FTF FS-7.20.D 6×4 tractor, powered by a 6V92T Detroit Diesel two-stroke engine. The design of the Motor Panels tilt cab from the UK still looks remarkably fresh, 45 years after its introduction.
Some of the tractor’s other main components: a Kirkstall front axle, Steyr drive axles and an Eaton-Fuller transmission. Everything put together in the Netherlands, by the same company that previously imported and assembled….Macks.