Work Truck Review Letters To The Editor - Issue 10. 2014
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."
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
We hear it all the time: How do I get my work truck featured in Readers’ Rides? It’s quite simple. Take a few good, quality, highresolution photos of your truck and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. But wait -- you’re not quite finished. We need to know about your truck. Fill out the following information, in that order, for us. Here’s a hint -- the better picture you take and the more thorough of a job you do with the specs, the more prone we’ll be to choose your ride. Bonus: include your truck’s year/make/model in the email’s subject head.