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Back in the day before Hayes was shut down we had 5 class 8 truck manufacturing facilities here in BC. After Hayes they all fell by the wayside with Western Star the last to go. There was a time here you could order a new unit and go to any one of them in the day and watch it go down the line...try that nowadays.

I can think of 4 of them, Needle-Nose-Hayes, Pacific, Canadian KW and White Western Star. What was the other one?




Freightliner....their plant was in Burnaby as well as the Kenworth plant....they weren't more than 7 or 8 miles apart from each other.

Thanks for that, Needle-Nose.
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Back in the day before Hayes was shut down we had 5 class 8 truck manufacturing facilities here in BC. After Hayes they all fell by the wayside with Western Star the last to go. There was a time here you could order a new unit and go to any one of them in the day and watch it go down the line...try that nowadays.

I can think of 4 of them, Needle-Nose-Hayes, Pacific, Canadian KW and White Western Star. What was the other one?




Freightliner....their plant was in Burnaby as well as the Kenworth plant....they weren't more than 7 or 8 miles apart from each other.

Be careful when you follow the MASSES......sometimes the "M" is silent.


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Needle-Nose (6/12/2019)
Back in the day before Hayes was shut down we had 5 class 8 truck manufacturing facilities here in BC. After Hayes they all fell by the wayside with Western Star the last to go. There was a time here you could order a new unit and go to any one of them in the day and watch it go down the line...try that nowadays.

I can think of 4 of them, Needle-Nose-Hayes, Pacific, Canadian KW and White Western Star. What was the other one?
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I snapped a picture of the Orange Hayes as it was going thru the RV lot, but do not know where it ended up??
Rubbishman, The quality of the Brockway's did not change until the mid 70's when the combined the engineering / design departments and started using the Sheller Globe R model cab.



The City of L.A. Water bureau had some late 40's Brockways carrying heavy utilty bodies, they were the cabs with the curved glass sides of windshield and the wrought iron grill guard, gassers. They showed up at auction in the mid 80's and as I recall had very low miles on the dial. One appeared on e-pay a few years back. Never saw much Brockway stuff around out west.

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John Frances (6/12/2019)
Needle-Nose, I asked you about this before and didn't follow through. Do you have a bigger version of this picture you could post as an attachment ?

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/09eabe02-05c7-4f75-8bb4-5bb0.jpg



Sorry John, I can't help you out there.

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Needle-Nose, I asked you about this before and didn't follow through. Do you have a bigger version of this picture you could post as an attachment ?

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/09eabe02-05c7-4f75-8bb4-5bb0.jpg
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Back in the day before Hayes was shut down we had 5 class 8 truck manufacturing facilities here in BC. After Hayes they all fell by the wayside with Western Star the last to go. There was a time here you could order a new unit and go to any one of them in the day and watch it go down the line...try that nowadays.

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rubbishman (6/12/2019)
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Mack Trucks parent company Signal Company purchased 2/3 interest in Hayes in 1969. 



Like they bought out Brockway. Wonder if the quality changed after the buyouts.

Mack purchased Brockway in 1956 and over the course of two decades produced many quality Huskie Dogs.

Mack under Signal ownership, Hayes production went from about 50 to 500 trucks and more folks were hired to build them.
Signal sold Hayes off to Gearmatic which is a division of PACCAR.  With the economy tanking in the mid 70's and wanting to have less competition for their Kenworth division, Hayes was shut down by PACCAR.

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I snapped a picture of the Orange Hayes as it was going thru the RV lot, but do not know where it ended up??
Rubbishman, The quality of the Brockway's did not change until the mid 70's when the combined the engineering / design departments and started using the Sheller Globe R model cab.

Brocky
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jhancock (6/11/2019)
Mack Trucks parent company Signal Company purchased 2/3 interest in Hayes in 1969. 



Like they bought out Brockway. Wonder if the quality changed after the buyouts.

H.S.Blake
1971 IH VCO(T)-190 Leach 2R Packmaster
Fawnskin, CA 6,750 feet above tidewater


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