BangShifty Video: Watching This Old GMC 7500 Dump Truck Work Is Mesmerizing


BangShifty Video: Watching This Old GMC 7500 Dump Truck Work Is Mesmerizing

(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.

Enjoy a few minutes of low speed gearhead Zen.


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5 thoughts on “BangShifty Video: Watching This Old GMC 7500 Dump Truck Work Is Mesmerizing

  1. Bill Butte

    Yes, very, very cool truck! I’m confused though, I thought big diesels had to make sun blocking clouds of smoke to show that they’re making real power. Or is it just the ‘I’ll crank up the injectors because l’m a small penis kinda guy” that does this for attention??

  2. tw

    I saw one on Youtube with the short wheelbase , a grain truck . I was a little confused because the engine was a GMC gas v6 , seemed more like a medium duty K series ( the ones with single round headlight per side ) but with a 7500 cab . There is not much information on the web about those trucks I think they were called HM series.

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