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Truck608

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Gerosa Tractors
« on: May 31, 2008, 01:21:22 PM »
While looking through the DHS Diecast forum, I came across a few Gerosa tractors.  The first 4 pictures belong to Mario Torres and were posted here with his permission.  The last one was a picture found on the web, owner unknown.  Enjoy.










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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 01:25:46 PM »
Thank you for posting those.  :-) Brings back a lot of memories as they were once a common sight throughout the boros & north Jersey. When did they finally go out of business?  :?

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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 01:45:26 PM »
The White Road Boss looks like it was from The Gerosa Div that handled sheet rock.
There was a sheet rock plant at the end of Oak Point Ave in The Bronx years ago and Gerosa had there garage
at Oak Point Ave & Barry Street
That garage is now a Frito Lay distribution center and garage.
The sheet rock plant is now Honerkamp Plywood

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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009, 06:49:00 PM »
Here's another one of Larry's (Lawrence Gerosa) 'Big Macks' in a photo taken on Long Island in the 50's.

As a long time New Yorker, I would say that there wasn't a major job in the five boroughs that Gerosa Haulage didn't have a hand in including the IND Eighth Avenue subway through Queens Boulevard just for starters!

They hauled sections of bridges, man sized pieces of concrete water pipe, huge transformers for Con Ed - anything that could move, they moved!

That's why their slogan 'You Call, We Haul' as so apt.

Photo courtesy of the Mack Sheesley - American Truck Historical Society.

Mr. Linsky - Green Bus Lines, Inc., Jamaica, NY


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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2009, 09:24:16 PM »
AWESOME PICS GUYS  :-o :-o I Love seeing Pics of Mack HEAVY HAUL Trucks  :-D

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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 08:08:35 AM »
Can you imagine that these Mack's were so huge that they needed a stairway for the mechanics to get to the engines! - almost like Mini Euclids!

Also note in the picture the aftermarket Thermo King air conditioner over the cab to keep the driver nice and cool on those hot summer hauls.

Most amazing!

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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 11:18:07 AM »
I think the most expensive haul Gerosa had was when they carried the Rolling Stones down midtown Manhattan on a flatbed back in 1972!

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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 03:18:23 PM »
Thanks for the pictures!

That Gerosa Mack LRSW now belongs to Marino Crane, and it still works for a living!. Rare model too.
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Re: Gerosa Tractors
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 02:51:56 AM »
Thanks for reviving this thread.
 I have  a drop deck trailer that was originally a Gerosa trailer, and have been looking for any pictutres showing them, or any info. on this trailer in particular.
 Most pictures I have found show the big prime movers, and heavy haul loads, so far.
 I'm pretty sure the trailer I have was used to haul parts for cranes.