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  • Work Truck Review Letters To The Editor - Issue 10. 2014

Work Truck Review Letters To The Editor - Issue 10. 2014

Oct 1, 2014
Nome, Sweet Nome

Here is a picture of my 1972 Thiokol 2100 B. It’s powered by a 380 Ford New Holland turbodiesel rated at 109 hp above 10,000 feet. The tracks are 5-feet wide, and the overall width is 13 feet. It puts down a ½-pound-psi footprint. It can climb up to a 100-percent grade and pull up to 16,000 pounds on the tow bar. Fuel consumption is about 1.5 gph. The steering is done via an OC-12 differential, dropping the inside track speed by 20 percent, and increasing the outside track speed by 20 percent. This keeps power to both tracks while steering. I use this machine for freighting and supporting winter mining operations here in Nome, Alaska.

Don Erickson
Fleet manager, Bonanza Fuel Inc.

"Seriously, do home delivery. Also electronic subscriptions suck. I want actual paper in my hands -- not a tablet."

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Photo 2/4   |   1972 Thiokol 2100 B Front Three Quarter

Somewhat Elegant

I snapped a picture of this truck the other day while stuck in rush-hour traffic. This looks so cool -- but what is it? It was huge but somewhat elegant. I’ve never seen something like this on the road before. Or maybe I have, but I’ve just never taken notice of the normal ones that aren’t this clean?

Maddy
Via email
Now, that’ll brighten a commute -- good find! This beast of a truck is the medium-duty 4x4 International MXT. It’s powered by an International VT365 V-8 turbodiesel and puts out 300 hp at 2,600 rpm and 530 lb-ft of torque at 1,400 rpm. It’s backed by an Allison 2200 RDS five-speed automatic transmission. Coming in at a hefty 10,500 pounds, this elegant hauler has a max payload capacity of 4,000 pounds and max towing capacity of 15,500 pounds. Not bad! It rolls on 20-inch wheels and Pro Comp 40x13.50R20 tires. Did you happen to get a glimpse of the interior?It should have been pretty nice, right off the showroom floor. The price tag for a new MXT came in just short of 90k.
Photo 3/4   |   International MXT Rear View

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Photo 4/4   |   Trucks Front Three Quarter

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