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    Default OT : Warner Swasey fire truck

    There's a link to a you tube video in the add.Warner & Swasey Duplex R2 (1975) : Emergency & Fire Trucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytool View Post
    there's a link to a you tube video in the add.warner & swasey duplex r2 (1975) : Emergency & fire trucks
    believe this may have been built by w&s constuction div.

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    The made excavators too.

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    As well as telescopes.

    They also owned Gradall.

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    And to cornfuse things just a tad bit more...

    The excavators were made by "Badger division" in Minn.
    (who also built a telescoping truck mounted machine)

    And the gradalls made in New Philly Ohio. Both on rubber tires,
    as well as excavator tracks.

    There was a gear works too, don't have my W&S book handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlsey View Post
    The made excavators too.

    https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/hvo/5981970142.html

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    Not sure If this is a hijack or not....

    Thats a lot of machine, but I think hes in dreamland with that price. Ive seen cats that size and age go for that money and they have part support (at least I think they do).

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    I dunno about Warner Swasey, but a lot of those old hoes had pneumatic over hydraulic controls that are pretty awful. Plus I bet that thing has a Detroit screaming in your ear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewlsey View Post
    Plus I bet that thing has a Detroit screaming in your ear...
    Oh dont you know it. And I bet its laid out like the old cranes and draglines where the operator station and engine compartment at either one in the same, or not isolated very well.

    In my P&H I can touch its 4-53 from the operators seat.

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    Creature comforts were certainly not on anyone's mind when those machines were built. My dad had an old TD-9 IH crawler loader. Driving it was like a working out on a Bowflex 10 hours a day. I definitely would not want to get in a bar fight with a guy who ran an old dozer like that for 30 years...

    My great uncle spent all of WWII in the Navy building airstrips on Pacific islands with a cable operated Cat dozer. I bet a lot of days he would have preferred a rifle...

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    I actually really want a cable controlled direct drive D8. Pony start preferred....

    Its pretty amazing to think about how today people complain about not having A/C, spring suspension or having to shift a manual. Where as with this old stuff, having a padded seat was high living.

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    A/C? He got shot at least once while running that dozer (survived)...


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