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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 17 Mar 2019 08:23

Excellent ID, reedwh52! How can you tell if it is the 6x4 or 6x6?
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by reedwh52 » 17 Mar 2019 23:30

Primarily because Crisman identified it as such. While Vanderveen does mention both 6x6 and 6x4, the primary users of the Bay City were the Navy construction battalions. The 6x4 would be more common for that use.

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 18 Mar 2019 05:12

Thanks for your very informative explanation. It seems that I learn something every day here!
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Mar 2019 20:20

reedwh52 wrote
The truck appears to be a Bay City 150 6x4 crane. Used by the Navy (Seabees) See Page 429 of "US Wheeled Military Vehicles" by Fred W. Crismon.
Thanks a lot for your answer, reedwh52...a vey rare truck....

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by paulrward » 19 Mar 2019 22:48

Hello All :

Mr. Sturm 78 said :
Thanks a lot for your answer, reedwh52...a vey rare truck....

Not really so rare. Back in the early 60s, I owned one. So did a bunch of my Friends......

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Apr 2019 16:51

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of this White truck ?

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 17 Apr 2019 23:34

Hi Sturm,
It's not a White but a Mack NR-6, 6 x 4
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Apr 2019 20:38

Max wrote
It's not a White but a Mack NR-6, 6 x 4
Thank you very much for your help, Max :wink:

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Apr 2019 20:09

Hi all,

A question about White trucks. What is the different between the White 920 and the White-Ruxtall 922 trucks ?? :? :?
Which is the origin of the brand White-Ruxtall ??

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 26 Apr 2019 23:46

Hi Sturm,
From what I recall a few hundred White 920's were ordered by France but were never delivered after they surrendered in 1940. Some of the chassis were shipped instead to England and fitted with the wooden cab you see here as the White-Ruxtall 922.
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by reedwh52 » 27 Apr 2019 20:09

"Which is the origin of the brand White-Ruxtall ??"

First caveat-This is conjecture on my part with regard to the -Ruxtall portion of the question.

The trucks were manufactured by White. White-Ruxtall appears to refer to a combination of the White chassis and a "Ruckstell/Ruxtall/Ruxtell" auxiliary gearbox or transfer case.

According to Vanderveen, the difference between the White 920 and the 922 power plant was in the transmission.

The 920 was a "5F/1R", i.e 5 forward, 1 reverse"
The 922 was "5F/1Rx3" or 15 forward, 3 reverse.

As with many peripheral equipment manufacturers or products, it is difficult to research data on the use of Ruckstell differentials for use in a limited run of trucks (300) in 1939-40.

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 27 Apr 2019 23:26

Hi reedwh52,
Thanks for that explanation. Very informative.
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 14 May 2019 19:50

Thanks for your help, reedwh52 and Max

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Jul 2019 12:30

Hi all,

Are these trucks GMC CCKW 2.5ton ??

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by C.GILLONO » 27 Jul 2019 13:13

Yes, CCKW352 models - shorter and with 2 spare wheels behind the cab.
There were supposed to tow the 105mm howitzer, as you can see there.

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