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Chemung County Hwy.

Postby Huskiedrive2 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:06 pm

Like many of the municipalities in the northeast, Chemung Co. Hwy Dept. utilized Brockway trucks in their fleet. Although the picture is a little fuzzy, here a is an example of one of the county's N361's set up with a full compliment of plow equipment. The Brocks were delivered out of the Elmira factory branch, which was conveniently located about 2 miles from the county's highway dept. shops. These Brockways were equipped with Frink plow equipment installed by Charles Blackwell & Sons Equipment of Horseheads NY, who happened to be located less than a mile from the highway dept.. With Cortland only an hour's drive from Elmira NY area, and the factory branch and the plow dealer "next door," there was little down time waiting for parts to be shipped in, even in the case of a major part like a differential or transmission, which could be obtained at the factory in Cortland. The mechanics could go get the part and be back to the shop quickly, putting the Brockways back in service in a short period of time, which was especially important during a bad storm. Remember that this was during a time when vendors kept a large inventory of parts "on the shelf". Better times those!
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Re: Chemung County Hwy.

Postby quadbox » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:23 pm

I have a single axle 361 set up with a right wing and front plow. It is a 1968 250 cummins 5X4 trans 29,000 rear. Amazingly the cab is good on the truck fenders need work. Only bad thing on truck it has Budd Wheels.Nice photo.
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