This is a nice early FWD that was in the Krause auction in Wisconsin a few years back. I don't know who bought it but I do remember wanting it and thinking the new owner got a great deal.
I don't remember the year or anything else about it but enjoy the pictures.
This is a beautiful truck.
Very nice restoration. All the apparatus for the digger is under the truck.
Check out the auger on the digger.
Just as nice from the back as the front.
Here is a picture of that same FWD with auger on back now at the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. I should have a video of it working in late spring.
Several years ago I visited the LeMay museum outside Tacoma Washington. It is the home of the world's largest private collection of automobiles in the world. At last count they have 1800 owned vehicles and about 500-600 on loan. The first visit I was lucky to catch a tour guide by myself and go around alone. I was allowed access to areas not normally shown in the tour. I spotted this FWD with a similar drilling rig in one of the pole buildings and caught these photos. I went back in June of 2009 but went around with a large group and the tour was much more restrictive, not getting anywhere near the building with the FWD. Bshoeseyhttp://www.lemaymuseum.org/