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Photography => FavoriteTruck => The Classics => Topic started by: Hanky on March 05, 2016, 06:44:57 AM

Title: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on March 05, 2016, 06:44:57 AM
H-155, was the number given to  the last P-16 truck that was built and it came out of the Pacific factory in October 1989. This truck was built MacMillian Bloedel Ltd, for Franklin River Division.  This truck was lucky to have M&B and Island Pacific Logging as owners as these two Company's and their employees took great care of all their trucks and equipment. This truck after 26 years of hard work is still a good working truck.
 
H-155 was spec’d out with  91,000 Clark rears  13:1 ratio  60-61 Allison trans  KTA 600 Cummins engines. Truck  was bought by Hayes Forest in 2003 along with a number of other M&B trucks at the big WEYCO Garage sale. It remained red and white but had the HFS decals on the doors for about 2-3 years.  IPL bought her in Jan/2008 along with a number of other trucks from Hayes Forest after they lost the contract with Western Forest products at Franklin. She was still red and white when IPL bought her in 2008. They had her rebuilt and that is when the KTA was removed and the C15 Cat was installed. She was painted yellow and white in the same paint scheme as the rest of the IPL trucks. The truck # was change from H-155 to H-153 at this time
 
Because of the good shape it was in it was decided by IPL to just leave it alone and run it and just do the maintenance required as things were needed.
 
The drivers history of H-155 is  Driver Jed Ruel got it new and drove it till he retired  Then it went through a number of drivers and owners --  M&B,  Weyerhaeuser,   HAYES FOREST,  Then Island Pacific Logging   The driver that got her when she came back all rebuilt was Don McInroy . He drove her for a short time then changed jobs and Al Prpich went on her  He stayed on her for the duration of her hauling time at IPL.  Al Prpich is a very good driver and he really loved that truck. Was a sad day for him when he had to give her up Dec 2015.
Thanks to Steve Dybrough for all the history on this truck and drivers.
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pictures by Al Skene, Cory Ellwyn and Larry Forrestor
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: RobG on March 06, 2016, 09:29:42 AM
Enjoyed the pictures and the history on these incredible trucks .Going to Vancouver Island this summer,I am hoping to catch up to a few of these.
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: TWP on March 06, 2016, 10:02:31 AM
Great trucks and nicely done story of her life and caretakers.

The Father of a former boss of mine was a Pacific salesman back in the day.

-Ted
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: tery on March 06, 2016, 12:54:06 PM
Very interesting I had never seen one of those . It looks like they used an IH 4300 cab on them ?
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on March 06, 2016, 02:14:18 PM
Very interesting I had never seen one of those . It looks like they used an IH 4300 cab on them ?
Pacific also made their own cabs and used IH doors.
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: diamondtguy on March 06, 2016, 08:47:06 PM
That's true...the cabs are Pacific and were built in house.The doors are IH aluminum ones.IH owned us for a while and we had to use IH cabs on the hwy trucks but not the off hwy stuff..No one that I remember was sad when they sold us..No more IH cabs and all our trucks got Pacific cabs..
I was at Pacific from 1977 to 1987...Spent the bulk of my time assembling these P-16's

Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on March 07, 2016, 11:01:28 AM
Here is link to the history of Pacific trucks.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/hank_rabe_pacific_story.htm
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on April 01, 2016, 01:14:01 PM
Went to Parksville last week to get a few pictures of the last P-16 built. I am 6 ft tall so one can see the size of these trucks.

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Hanky
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: andrew howard on April 01, 2016, 01:27:03 PM
Such a shame that these trucks,will become extinct. True Monsters,feel sorry for the guys that drove them,and looked after them.TOO GOOD FOR THE GAS AXE.
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Paystar on April 01, 2016, 04:55:27 PM
Hey Hank, that was originally a Cummins? I had thought it was a Detroit by the sound in that test drive video when it came out of the factory.

Awesome trucks.
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on April 01, 2016, 05:12:17 PM
Such a shame that these trucks,will become extinct. True Monsters,feel sorry for the guys that drove them,and looked after them.TOO GOOD FOR THE GAS AXE.
Most or all will be sold as they were good working trucks until Dec 2015.  Just need to find the right home for them ;)
Title: Re: H-153 Last P-16 built
Post by: Hanky on May 11, 2016, 05:58:20 AM
Good news!!!!! IPL'S 153 is going logging again in Jeune Landing. One of our contract truckers has bought it to replace his that went over the bank two weeks ago. He is a real look after it type of guy so I know it is in good hands .

Just received this good news. Pacific trucks forever.