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This is where it all began for me. A late October ride to the town barn on my bike in the early 70's. The two Oshkosh W 516s were sitting there waiting for the snowflakes to fall. 9 is on the left, 12 on the right. The trucks were a 1961 and a 1962 respectively. --GreenMtnMan--
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Spec sheet for the W 516. Oshkosh used the IH R model cab, as well as some of the hood
for this model.
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A good shot of the right side of 12, showing the Frink plows. Time took it's toll, and it eventually was cannibalized to keep 9 going. Road salt damage is evident on the fuel tank step. The added extra fuel tank is visible behind the wing brace slide. An old road sign up over the hood keeps the snow off.The town painted their truck cabs white starting in the mid-seventies.
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Here we have 12 which has been sitting all summer, now going into the shop to get ready for the long winter. The fluids would be changed, batteries checked, some minor repairs, and fresh paint here and there. Then the plows were put on for the winter. The wing towers on 12 were leaned back more than the ones on 9. The fenders were bent down in the front to accomodate this.
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A good shot of 12, Veed and winged up for the winter. Now it would be kept in the heated garage all winter. All of the wings were kept inside for the winter too.
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Town of Springfield 9, resting up in the sun for the long winter ahead. Added on fuel tank is visible under the front of dump body.. I would often sit in the truck and pretend I was driving it. Now I can drive it for real. Who says dreams don't come true!
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A good frontal shot of 12 resting for the summer. I'm pretty sure this is the V I have on 9 now.
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A good frontal shot of 9 sitting out by the salt shed. I'm not sure, but I think the small shed on the right was a dynamite shack. Not that I ever looked in it. (Wink Wink)
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Here we have 19, a 1977 IH Loadstar 1800. During this era the town speced out a smaller truck with a small plow for the narrower streets in town. The twin to this truck was 5, which had no plow and was the salt truck. A Michigan 75B is on the right. It plowed our road when the town took it over.
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In the early seventies the town purchased a Sicard Snowmaster, replacing an older, smaller Sicard. I would sit in school and watch the Sicard and other equipment doing snow clean up. Got yelled at alot for not paying attention to schoolwork. But I knew what was really important.
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Found!! April 16, 2008---- 9 still being used for winging snowbanks.
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The dump body was beyond repair so the owner put a wrecker body on it. The original fenders and hood bottoms are also gone.
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Winhall, Vt. Nov.9, 2008. Loaded up for the trip home! My good friend Dave hauled the truck with his 1971 Brockway 359. It took me about 45 minutes to back the truck up the ramps and onto the lowbed and get it straight. The 230 Cummins was doing some gruntin' in the hills!
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Back in Springfield, time to unload. Came off alot easier than it went on. Now the neighbors really know that I am nuts!!
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The old girl is back in her hometown! Now to go back to get the V plow.
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Thanksgiving day 2008. These plows took a beating, now it's time to rebuild! Donations gladly accepted.
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A shot of the door tag. Not much chance of getting a speeding ticket!
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Three 1967 International R 200 dumptrucks with Frink plows. Note that on two of the trucks the right plow light is mounted higher. When these trucks were traded for 2010As the plow frames were put on the new trucks. They kept one (1) and it became the salt truck. New England frugality!
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1950 FWD with Frink V and 10' wings. Real men and a real truck.
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One of two Fleetstar 2010-A's which took the place of the R-200's.
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