Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

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Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby oldspwr » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:10 pm

Here is a very interesting picture that was posted on FB yesterday. I almost glanced right over it and then realized what it was. It was posted on the Brockway Truck page by Joe Whitman. I'll add what he had to say about it tomorrow morning (can't copy it with my iPad...)

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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby H762TL » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:44 pm

i remember seeing a similar one on flickr a while back. it said Double Dawg on the front.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby jse123 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Wow. Talk about someone trying to turn a Brock into a Mutt he changed the logos everywhere. Even the air horns. Gotta think this is a sister to Double Dawg. Different plate and number. Looks pretty mean though
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby oldspwr » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:21 pm

Here the Double Dawg picture as per the Martin Phippard Collection for reference...

At first I thought they were the same truck, but there are ton of differences; the Kysor roof top unit, the mirror arms, the location of the exhaust, the front tow bumper, etc...

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"Brockway 360 conventional tractor with TWO Husky hood ornaments and the nickname "double dawg". The two Husky set-up signified the "Huskidrive" driveline introduced by Brockway around 1970 and designed initially to get the best performance out of a 248-hp Cummins NHCT “custom-torque” high torque rise diesel and five-speed transmission. In fact, the 360 shown here in Michigan State was powered by a 12V71 Detroit Diesel. Martin Phippard Collection."
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby jse123 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:42 pm

I have to believe that these trucks are survivors. Who in there right mind would cut up beasts like these
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby Ernie Delli Santi » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:55 pm

Could the guy maybe have shoe horned a E-9 Mack V-8 under that hood?.... I don't want ta start any trouble but I don't like to see a Mack emb. on a Brockway !! Just my op.
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby dockmen027 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:37 pm

oldspwr wrote:Image


One stack and the lower radiator guard makes me think that it's an H-360, but the Farr air cleaner is to small. Maybe it was an U once upon a time and got repowered?

Definitely needs big power for those big loads......
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby dockmen027 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:36 am

Received an email from Andy Hill with info on these two Brockways.....

Hello Tom & John,
 
I saw your posts on the web page. They are in fact two different trucks owned by Farmer Underwood of Michigan. The trucks were purchased new from D&H in Dearborn, MI along with a variety of V12 powered 459 models too. Tami has a friend, Craig who drove truck #75 and had them paint Double Dawg on the front. The other truck, #80 was called Brutus, and was originally a U360 model.
 
You can post this info if you wish. Craig has provided Tami with other photos that we hope to have in a future issue of Brockway Today. FYI - Brockway Today is at the printers and I hope to have it in the mail soon!
 
I've been running into ex-Brockway employees at work in Rensselaer, NY. I hope to start interviewing them for some stories.
 
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby gdmurphey » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:49 am

Definitely an improvement -- the addition of the BROCKWAY cab!!!
When we see what we want to see, and hear what we want to hear, too often we miss the point!!
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby oldspwr » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:03 am

Andy Hill forwarded this info on these two trucks to myself and John K. this morning...

"They are in fact two different trucks owned by Farmer Underwood of Michigan. The trucks were purchased new from D&H in Dearborn, MI along with a variety of V12 powered 459 models too. Tami has a friend, Craig who drove truck #75 and had them paint Double Dawg on the front. The other truck, #80 was called Brutus, and was originally a U360 model."

Thanks Andy...
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby huskidrive 359 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:59 pm

Great stuff! would love to see pics of the 459s Thanks Paul
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Re: Brockway Pic of the Week 6-30-2014

Postby sbrant358 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:22 pm

Thought I had a pic of one of the 459s, but looking at it I see the doors say Farmer Brothers, not Farmer Underwood, but the truck looks like it would fit in, Mack grille with no Brockway badges on the truck at all.
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