(By Greg Rourke) – I’ve always been infatuated with big trucks and equipment. When I was 5, they were building a road near my grandparents house, and Grandpa knew a guy hauling gravel and asphalt to the job. He got me a ride in a dump truck, which I thought would just be one turn but ended up being all day. I remember the screaming Detroit like it was yesterday, even though it was 54 years ago. I also remember the banging of the tailgate, which was done to dislodge any material stuck in the body. Memories.
Here we have an old GMC 7500 dump truck with a Detroit Diesel plant under the hood. This example appears to have been demoted from road to on farm use, judging by the Not For Highway Service bar lug drive tires. The description says they are hauling cranberry waste, and judging by the scenery I’d say it’s in Wisconsin. If you own a John Deere lawn tractor, it was likely produced near here.