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Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor

Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor

Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor

Mounting a Winch on a Lowbed Tractor

Tag -a Long Trailer

Tag -a Long Trailer

All contractors need a way to get their machinery from job to job and for many the answer is the “tag-a-long” trailer. Here’s a Mack B-81 (178” WB) with Marion dump body (#26288) pulling a Sheepscot #95052 15 ton trailer.

On the trailer is a First Gear International TD-15 made to look like a TD-14 with Drott four in one bucket. The TD-14 was made until 1958 and is very similar to the TD-15, particularly if you remove the the roll over canopy and paint it the standard International color of the time, red.

Tilt Top Trailer

Tilt Top Trailer

A few manufacturers made tilt top trailers like this that were usually twenty tons capacity. Some were of the tag-a-long type meaning they were hooked on to the dump truck with a pintle hook rather than a fifth wheel like this.

The truck is a Mack B-81 (158” wb) from kit number 95145, the trailer is scratch built, the bulldozer is a Best 60 model from Rio Grande. The Best 60 is from the early 1920s and in this scene would not be a working machine, more likely being an antique being taken to a show.

B-81 Macks Ready to Work

B-81 Macks Ready to Work

Mack B-81 Kit No. 95145 Instructions page 2

Mack B-81 Kit No. 95145 Instructions page 1

New Mack B-81

New Mack B-81

Here's the first look at the B-81, Ralph did a beautiful job as usual, she sits just right on her metal frame with the proper clearance between the top of the 12.00-24 tires and bottom of the fender. The red cab is a B-81X with standard 158” wheelbase. The orange cab is a B-81 SX with a Sheepscot 26288 Marion dump body on a Mack standard 175” wheelbase.

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