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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:06 PM
Big mixer. Name removed. Photo from Jim Wagner.

By ppsyclone - Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:07 PM
Sterling
By Bill White - Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:23 PM
Dart
By Bill D - Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:41 PM
Sterling is my guess also.
By Drew Waller - Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:12 PM
WAG Corbitt
By John Costley - Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:31 PM
Fenders look like Biederman or Federal, that four port hood doesnt look like either.Hmmm.John
By Don MacKenzie - Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:32 PM
Reo.  10 Ton Navy Aircraft Salvage Truck.
By Knucklehead - Sunday, September 06, 2009 6:42 PM
Diamond T C2
By wc62 - Sunday, September 06, 2009 8:50 PM
Following the HighLander -Reo early 40s.
By tamangel - Sunday, September 06, 2009 9:45 PM
going with the 'REO' thing also.. about 1944

Mike W
By clyde318 - Monday, September 07, 2009 4:26 AM
I'll go with Reo as well,carrying a Rex ?
By Brocky - Monday, September 07, 2009 7:45 AM
Just a WAG   Autocar?

Brocky

By Davwingman - Monday, September 07, 2009 12:34 PM
REO about 1944
By tinytim - Monday, September 07, 2009 3:26 PM
new here, I go with the REO crowd. Just saw one yestarday with a wrecker body on it at Edgerton WI thresheree.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, September 07, 2009 4:28 PM
No shame in not knowing this one, this rare WW2 military truck is not in any of the books, and they were built for the Navy to be aircraft wreckers like the Federal and Biederman C-2's. Don MacKenzie got us started on the right track, this is a 1944 or so Reo 10 ton 6x6. Larger than even the big 7-1/2 tonners, these trucks were among the biggest built during the War. What is unusual about this truck is that it was still in the Navy when the mixer was mounted; in fact the truck appears brand new. Thanks to Jim Wagner for this very unique photo.

Tiny Tim, I would be interested in more info on the wrecker you saw. Was it the one pictured below ?

By Warren Richardson - Monday, September 07, 2009 4:45 PM
Here is a similar truck that I saw in New Bedford, MA years ago (like 33 years ago) at a welding shop.  I wonder what happened to it.

By Warren Richardson - Monday, September 07, 2009 4:47 PM
Here is another one from Ralph's Truck Parts in Portsmouth, NH from a similar point in time.

By ppsyclone - Monday, September 07, 2009 4:54 PM
Only the miltary would put a mixer on a truck this size because they don't have to worry about weight restrictions. Most ex military trucks are a poor choice for mixers because they are built so heavily the tare weight cuts into the payload potential. Of course there is the ooposite choice, such as WW2 deuces with mixers after the war. They were cheap and available so a lot of people tried them but they were not built to cary a load that size off road so they didn't last. Of course by the time these deuces fell apart, maybe 3-4 years, there were plenty of new trucks available, something simply not true in 1945-6. I have even seen a picture of a mixeer mounted on a halftrack. I'll bet that was next to unstoppable.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Monday, September 07, 2009 5:07 PM
Warren, I'm still waiting for you to track down that truck in New Bedford for me LOL !
By tinytim - Tuesday, September 08, 2009 4:54 PM
jeff, it is the white one that is in your pictures. dont know anything about it saw it at the show no one was around to ask any questions.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Wednesday, September 09, 2009 3:54 PM
Thanks Tim, I think I have the owner's name somewhere. I'll have to try and contact him.
By Trucker - Saturday, January 29, 2011 5:56 AM
Now somebody knows as this model Reo is designated?
By ihcdiamondreo - Saturday, January 29, 2011 12:09 PM
The white REO tow truck is a 1945 military 6x6 owned by James Carlson of Edgerton, WI

The 10 ton Navy aircraft salvage trucks had a production run of 200 trucks.  The 7.5 ton Army Air Force truck-tractor had a production run of 2,318 trucks.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, January 29, 2011 1:47 PM
Serge, I've been searching for info on these 10 ton Reo's for a couple of years and haven't come up with much. I've posted on a few military vehicle sites also with no results. I still have no model #'s or military designation. I think spec-wise these trucks were the same as the Sterling DDS235 Navy wreckers, which were also rated at 10 tons. I'm pretty sure they used the same Waukesha gas six and drivetrain. If anyone knows more about these trucks please post here or email me @ lakaszjl@aol.com .
By Trucker - Friday, February 28, 2014 7:14 AM
Designation of this truck - Reo 50V.http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/d669573d-6fb5-47d5-a1f4-cae0.jpg