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What Am I for Monday 10/24/11

Posted By Jeff Lakaszcyck Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:14 PM
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Jeff Lakaszcyck
 Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:14 PM
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This is quite a contraption. Emblem removed. Photo from Brian Kelly.

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 Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:21 PM
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Just a WAG   FWD???

Would this be an early version of a line painter?? The engine on the back powering a pump of some kind??


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Trying 2 way drive from O Connell Motor Truck Co. of Waukegan, Illinoiso

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The bull is slow, but the rice plantation is patient
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One more piece of information, the radiator carried the name "SuperTruck".

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The bull is slow, but the rice plantation is patient
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 Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 2:27 AM
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DAN IS RIGHT ON WITH THIS ONE.IT'S CALLED THE  (SUPERTRUCK) MADE BY THE O'CONNELL MOTOR TRUCK CO.
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 Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 3:17 AM
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Mechanism on back could be a VAC-ALL  ,early version .
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With Dan here. O'Connell Supertruck. Hazard to guess on the body,however.

David Boudrie  Truckless......for now.....
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 Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 3:02 PM
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Dan Souday has it, this is a 1923 Super Truck model 70D 3.5 ton truck. These trucks were built by the O'Connell Motor Truck Company of Waukegan, Illinois. The Super Truck had at least one unique feature: the driver's seat pivoted around the the steering column so that the truck could be driven with the driver facing in in either direction. This was known as the Super Two Way Drive chassis and were built in 2-1/2 to 7-1/2 ton models. Super Trucks were built ftrom 1919 to 1936. Thanks to Brian Kelly for these interesting pictures. Here's a link to some more info and photos,

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/10/11/earning-points-on-name-alone-its-the-supertruck/

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Monday, October 24, 2011 3:03 PM by Jeff Lakaszcyck
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Boy what an awkward thing to drive with the ability to drive either direction. The size of the cab necessary to sit on either side of the steering wheel made for very poor visibility. In construction trucks, visibilty out of the cab is very critical when manuevering in tight place. modern construction trucks suffere from "large cab syndome" because they all use over the road cabs. Gone are the days when construction trucks had smaller, narrower cabs. Mack was the last when the discontinued the DM and EDMM in favor of the Granite. The hood of the IH Paystar 5000 is largeenough to serve dinner for 8 on. And it is a very hard truck to see out of. The cab is also so wide that right side visibility is very poor. But this Super Truck has to top them all. I wonder how stuff got run over on job sites because of this configuration.

Brian Kelly

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