Best KW in Show

Who Had the Best KW

BJ's K-100 Aerodyne
2
33%
Snowman's 1974 Kenworth W-900
4
67%
Sonny's 1974 Kenworth W-950
0
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Drove for 20+ years local and OTR, last truck was a 2000 Kenworth 3 axle conventional. Before that they weren't always pretty.
Drove an old Mack 6 speed 2 axle and an even older Freight shaker cabin over 3 axle with a tag that use to beat me to death regularly.
Then I went lease driver for a company and drove a 75 Freight shaker 3 axle cabin over sleeper. Not a bad truck as far as cab over's go
which is good cause I spent most my time in it leased to Coke running tanker's to Tucson. Drove a 60 Kenworth conv. for C&H for a time too.
Really can't remember all the trucks I drove just the ones that stuck out, like an old 65 Frieght shaker 3 axle cabin over sleeper the company got
from Transcon, a 10 speed (as most of the trucks I drove except the Mack 6spd and the Pete 13spd) with the splitter on the dash. Yep, they used
the same switch type used to slide the 5th wheel. Real fun having to slap the dash every time I split gears but, ya got use to it. I was told Transcon
did that to slow there drivers down shifting, yeah I know, how fast can ya shift a 10 speed anyway, these trucks weren't hot rods.
Slow and steady! I've driven a dash slapper before, not for work but for fun. Love the trucks πŸ‘
Really? I've mentioned it to several other drivers and they'd look at me like a had a 3rd eye. Good to know I'm not the only one.
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Drove for 20+ years local and OTR, last truck was a 2000 Kenworth 3 axle conventional. Before that they weren't always pretty.
Drove an old Mack 6 speed 2 axle and an even older Freight shaker cabin over 3 axle with a tag that use to beat me to death regularly.
Then I went lease driver for a company and drove a 75 Freight shaker 3 axle cabin over sleeper. Not a bad truck as far as cab over's go
which is good cause I spent most my time in it leased to Coke running tanker's to Tucson. Drove a 60 Kenworth conv. for C&H for a time too.
Really can't remember all the trucks I drove just the ones that stuck out, like an old 65 Frieght shaker 3 axle cabin over sleeper the company got
from Transcon, a 10 speed (as most of the trucks I drove except the Mack 6spd and the Pete 13spd) with the splitter on the dash. Yep, they used
the same switch type used to slide the 5th wheel. Real fun having to slap the dash every time I split gears but, ya got use to it. I was told Transcon
did that to slow there drivers down shifting, yeah I know, how fast can ya shift a 10 speed anyway, these trucks weren't hot rods.
Slow and steady! I've driven a dash slapper before, not for work but for fun. Love the trucks πŸ‘
Really? I've mentioned it to several other drivers and they'd look at me like a had a 3rd eye. Good to know I'm not the only one.
Yep, I forgot the year but a few Pete's had a 15 spd, basically an overdrive button on the dash.
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Slow and steady! I've driven a dash slapper before, not for work but for fun. Love the trucks πŸ‘
Really? I've mentioned it to several other drivers and they'd look at me like a had a 3rd eye. Good to know I'm not the only one.
Yep, I forgot the year but a few Pete's had a 15 spd, basically an overdrive button on the dash.
Now that I haven't seen but, there's still plenty of places I haven't been.
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Really? I've mentioned it to several other drivers and they'd look at me like a had a 3rd eye. Good to know I'm not the only one.
Yep, I forgot the year but a few Pete's had a 15 spd, basically an overdrive button on the dash.
Now that I haven't seen but, there's still plenty of places I haven't been.
Yessir, the super heavy dolly guys ran with the deep reduction button.
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Yep, I forgot the year but a few Pete's had a 15 spd, basically an overdrive button on the dash.
Now that I haven't seen but, there's still plenty of places I haven't been.
Yessir, the super heavy dolly guys ran with the deep reduction button.
We called those dollys "stingers." lol
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Now that I haven't seen but, there's still plenty of places I haven't been.
Yessir, the super heavy dolly guys ran with the deep reduction button.
We called those dollys "stingers." lol
Why? Lol
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Yessir, the super heavy dolly guys ran with the deep reduction button.
We called those dollys "stingers." lol
Why? Lol
'Cause we were morons, and we liked it! lol Really, just because they were stuck on the rear, like a wasp stinger. Nothing official, just me and a few other guys I worked with called them that AFAIK.
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We called those dollys "stingers." lol
Why? Lol
'Cause we were morons, and we liked it! lol Really, just because they were stuck on the rear, like a wasp stinger. Nothing official, just me and a few other guys I worked with called them that AFAIK.
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:lol: That makes sense...but that little double dragger is nothin'. When I say dolly I mean dolly. Lol
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Now that's a DOLLY! The little 2 axle one is more like what we called a congear.
Never drug anything that big behind me, closes I got was a 48' drop deck container chassis with a tank.
Not to mention a 53' dry van and that small next to that sir.
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Why? Lol
'Cause we were morons, and we liked it! lol Really, just because they were stuck on the rear, like a wasp stinger. Nothing official, just me and a few other guys I worked with called them that AFAIK.
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:lol: That makes sense...but that little double dragger is nothin'. When I say dolly I mean dolly. Lol
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LOL We'd just watch those monsters roll on down the road. Anything that massive and expensive def most likely already had anything we'd be asking to look at, not to mention brakes, lights, whatnot. That and there was never a good spot to stop anyway.

And...swamper. It's still funny.
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