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2006 Mack Granite, working for Omega Demolition on the I80-94 reconstruction project in Illinois. Getting loaded with scrap rebar here. Taken in June of 2006. Omega Demolition Mack CV713 Granite, pulling a 48 foot scrap gondola. Getting loaded with rebar on the I80-94 reconstruction project in Illinois. In case you're wondering, yes I am stuck. Taken in June 2006. Eno Trucking Mack CV713 Granite, pulling a Hilbilt frameless dump trailer. Dumping scrap at General Iron in Chicago taken in June 2006.
2006 Mack Granite with a Galbreath rolloff trailer, waiting for a load on Canal St. in Chicago. For you train buffs, this is the overpass over the BNSF Canal street yard, and the bridge over the road is the St. Charles Air Line. Late 90's Volvo tractor hauling a crushed car trailer, last one being unloaded at General Iron Industries in Chicago. Truck leased to Martinez trucking, out of Summit, IL. Burned van trailer, load caught fire on nearby I90/94 in Chicago.
85 Kenworth W-900. was a road tractor, sleeper removed and wet kit added, it now works harder the ever hauling scrap metal in Chicago. Thats some dump trailer, huh? Clement Monstar, 40 feet long, 13' 6" high, frameless. Hauls most any scrap metal, including crushed cars. General Iron in Chicago owns a bunch of these. Tractor leased to Martinez Trucking in Summit, IL. Do you see the low clearance sign on this viaduct? Many truckers dont. At one time the advertising was covering the sign! This viaduct is right at the ramp to I90/94 in Chicago, on North Ave. Making matters worse, if you saw the sign in time, got backed up and turned around, the next entrance ramp at Division St. has a mismarked clearance sign! Says 13' even, is actually 14'. Road was changed for higher clearance 10 years ago, they never changed the sign. This viaduct tops about 1 trailer a week. When I see one i get the company name and explain the situation to the dispatcher, hopefully they give the driver a break. this is the only marking, and it is often missing. Note the many battle scars.
2006 Peterbilt 378 with Talbert lowboy. 8 axles total. 600 twin turbo Cat, 18 speed. Can scale 178,000 pounds with proper permits, and often does. National Wreckings new Mack Vision, pulling a Hilbilt Mongoose frameless trailer. Shot in Chicago, July 14. Batavia, IL. Truck 1, a Pierce.
Batavia, Il. Truck 2, another Pierce. A 1949 White wrecker. Owned by Chucks Garage, Batavia, IL. This was their first tow truck, it now rests in peace in the back of their lot. Peterbilt 330 wrecker. Owned by Chucks Garage, Batavia, IL.
A 1949 White tractor. Owned by Chucks garage in Batavia, IL. It was used to shuttle trailers around at their shop. Owner claims it still runs. Peterbilt with a water well drilling body, appears to have laid over. Derrick was nearby, all bent up. Owned by K&K Well Drilling, Batavia, IL. A Marmon, not ready for a museum just yet. Working for Weaver Express in Chicago.
We seem to have a number of Marmons around Chicago. I hear it was due to the dealer here being an exceptionally nice person, and taking care of the one truck operators. Older International, hauling scrap metal for Henry Dewalt. Lots of older tractors still working 6 days a week hauling scrap in Chicago, crawling along our congested expressways. Set back axle Mack R model with a rolloff body. Owned by Dudek Industries.
Some Axle brand dump trailers. They were made in Naperville, Il near the gravel pits. Made from the late 60's until the early 90's, they were very popular. Light, strong, and stable while dumping. Many are still around. The trucking company that owns these, and many more, bought the rights to the name and to manufacture them. So far, they haven't made any.
Patriotic VNL64T Volvo tractor. Notice the artistic shoe polish lettering job. Taken in Schiller Park, IL., near O'Hare airport. Probably one of the many one truck air freight forwarders in the area. Beat up T600 Kenworth, hooked to an old Jewel Food Stores trailer. That logo is from about 3 logo's ago. Probably a storage trailer, and the KW doesn't look like its moved in awhile....missing a number of parts. Taken in Schiller Park, IL. on August 8, 2006. JLG Trucking Mack CH, pulling a garbage transfer trailer. I'm 6' 2", and the driver of this truck towers over me. Picture taken in Rosemont, Il., on 11-7-06.
These two shots are MBI garbage haulers. They use Kenworth T-800's almost exclusively, although I've seen the odd Mack Vision. Most all of their trailers are these "tipper" trailers, where a tipper at the landfill dumps the entire trailer. With no hydraulics, these trucks are very lightweight, in the neighborhood of 25,000 pounds. Shot in East Hazel Crest, Il., at the demolition of a small municipal office building to make way for widening of the Tri State Tollway just behind it. Nice Kenworth cabover, north of Madison, Wi.
Classic Mack DM quad axle, in the traditional Wisconsin style. 53 Ford F-750 Big Job grain truck. Claimed to be 60,000 original miles, it was very nice shape. Gotta love those flathead V-8's. Early IH 9670 wrecker. Still had the classic IH logos, meaning it's pre-Navistar.
IH wrecker, appeared to be still in progress. Row of new Oshkosh mixers parked near the factory in Oshkosh, Wi. Sharp Peterbilt from a small fleet from Naperville, Il. Dieter Trucking seems to want to keep their drivers happy. Taken at their yard.
Big wrecker, the driver says it's a 1982 Autocar, others who have seen this shot cannot identify the model. Perhaps someone who sees this can? Taken at General Iron in Chicago, he was hauling an old dump trailer to get shredded and recycled. 1991 R690ST Mack, still out there working hard for its owner every day. Pulls lowboy and dump for PJ's Hauling out of Schaumburg, Il. A little dirty at the end of this day, this truck is usually spotless, it cleans up real well.

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