C.O.E. what happened to 'em?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Mark Demko, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. TAG

    TAG Well-Known Member

    You have really interesting tactic. Youre eager to nitpick, but when you get caught, you try to hide the post under your posts by deleting posts youve done before, and posting those same pictures then again to bury the post under yours.
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  2. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Here's another skinny COE truck, a TranStar II that I spotted at a scrap yard.


  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

  4. D-Con

    D-Con Kills Rats and Mice

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  5. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I do love the old COE from the 50's. I need a work truck there is a Mack B61 mid 50's near my place in Wv. A B61 is not a COE
  6. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I've posted this video before but still a cool video, not a COE but still cool. This guy is an old school trucker for sure! I love the ol' detroits and twin stick spicers:cool:.
  7. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    As far as the Pete conventional, I like the round headlights as oppose to rectangle or composite.
  8. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    I'd like to know when that photo was taken since the Trans Canada Highway 1 has been twinned through Saskatchewan as of November 6, 2008.

    Could also be along the Yellowhead Trans Canada Highway 16.
  9. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    Spotted this European MAN truck and matching trailer at the Petro in Clearwater MN in Sept 2014. Never got to speak with its driver though. Would have liked to seen the interior layout. IMG_3265.JPG IMG_3271.JPG
  10. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Just found out that it was in Manitoba, almost in SK, I took that photo at 16:11 hrs.
    At 16:17 hrs I took a photo of a sign saying "Welcome to Russell", which is along highway 16 in MB:


    And at 16:33 I entered SK:


    By looking at the photos I was able to figure out that I was on my way to Saskatoon, coming from Toronto.
    I had to slow down a bit for this fellow in his B-train, in the original (much bigger colour photo) there's a sign saying Saskatoon on the right.


    I stopped for the evening at the Flying J in Saskatoon, where I saw this Tri-trailer Cascadia:




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  11. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember


    That MAN has a Dutch plate and today it's still registered in The Netherlands.
    First date of registration was on October 10, 2008, first date of registration in The Netherlands was March 26, 2012.

    I think this is a German import and it's wrapped, not painted .

    New owner since May 8th, 2017.
    Current status: valid tech inspection, it's insured and not exported.

    So the truck made it back to Europe [​IMG]
  12. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Just found out that the MAN was a demo truck for a company named APPLUS RTD and that they are based right here in town... small world, eh? :cool:

    It says "Demotruck - Promotion on the move" in the header:

    Demo MAN.jpg

    I found this agenda, looks like the truck came from Houston when you spotted it in MN:


    Are you sure this was in September 2014, because the truck was scheduled for an event in Norway, August 25-26-27-28.
  13. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    We do still a good number of these Argosy car haulers in the US although haven't seen as many in last few years - Probably getting too old. Somewhat surprising there's not enough of a market here for someone to still make a class 8 version if for nothing else, tight access applications. FL Argosy Car Hauler.jpeg
  14. TAG

    TAG Well-Known Member

    You still can buy new long-nose truck here from dealership if you want. They are here in Europe, just not in great numbers.
    COE's are popular here due to length-limits, yes, but sometimes you dont need the extra cargo-space length provided by COE's due to weight limits, or some special usage, and they get every now and then ( but rarely) ordered. About 15 years ago you could see alot USA-made trucks travelling to Russia, where they were somewhat popular . They were shipped to Hanko, Finland, and from there driven to Russia. I remember watching few USA-made trucks there at harbour when kid, and seeing occasionally on motorways on the way to Russia.

    Ive driven few times a "long-nose" truck. When youve used to COE's, driving a "long-nose" truck is a weird sensation, and personally i wouldnt buy that kind, because im used to COE's. Wont debate which is better, since my experience from those is so limited, COE's are almost everything ive driven.
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  15. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Fire trucks are also very often COE models, so there is a market for them.
    I've never seen an Argosy fire engine though...

    Here's "Heavy Resue 120" from the Canadian tv series "Highway thru hell" from my visit to the Jamie Davis yard in Hope, BC:
    (the dog's name is Snowflake)

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  16. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Those things roll like almost normal "feeling" when going down the highway?
  17. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Never thought of that!
    Always liked the flat nose Blue Bird school busses way back in elementary school better that the hooded busses.
    We (Nordonia Schools) had all flat nosed busses, the hooded busses looked too pussy.
    Why DID school busses have air brakes?
    I understand why trucks do, It would be a bitch bleeding brakes every time you disconnected/connected to/from the tractor
  18. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    With air brakes you can still stop a schoolbus when there is a leak in the system because the compressor and air tanks will provide enough air to keep the system working.
    And if you lose all air, there are two systems, the brakes will apply because you need air to release them.

    A truck or bus will not move before the system has enough air pressure.

    Edit: here's a video about the air brake system

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  19. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    He reminds me of the dad from " That 70's show"
  20. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Here's another truck that I saw at the IOWA 80 Trucking Museum.
    This 1958 KW "Bullnose" has over 5.2 million miles on the clock.


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