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hwyhaulier

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
Charlie - Jan -

Yep! I can go for that! The small recording studio in Lubbock is where so much
of it all began! This an "open thread" I have with some acquaintances. The long
history includes some "wannabe" types, emulating the style. For example, check
Brian Hyland, apparently grew up in Brooklyn, NY...

This OT, and has nothing to do with cotton pickin' trucks, but...

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2011, 10:55:16 PM »
Thanks guys!  And Jan, I agree the Western Star is definitely one of my favorite trucks (followed closely by the Mack and Peterbilt #10) and the Petes would look better if they had the stripes on the hood that matched the bed.  The reason they don't have them, is merely the fact that all the trucks with the hood stripes were assembled by Module Truck Services in Lubbock, TX.  That is just something that MTS does to all of their new module trucks.  The trucks (excluding the Internationals & the Mack) without the hood stripe were assembled by Stover Equipment in Corpus Christi, TX, which is the main reason they operate without hood stripes.
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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 05:43:02 PM »
Found some pictures of a few of the Module trucks that have been put together by Stover Equipment in Corpus Christi, TX.  All pictures are courtesy of Stover Equipment's Facebook page.

Freightliner Coronado SD ~ Bemis Gin & Warehouse Co. of Jackson, TN



Freightliner Business Class M2 ~ 4-Way Gin Co. of Senath, MO


Kenworth T300 ~ Unknown


Kenworth T800 ~ Delhi Trucking of Delhi, LA


Freightliner Cascadia ~ DG&G Inc. of Parma, MO


International 9400 ~ Henry County Gin Co. of Headland, AL


Peterbilt 367s ~ Oasis Gin Inc. of Seminole, TX


Peterbilt 389 ~ Worth Gin Co. of Sylvester, GA


Freightliner Cascadia ~ Cameron Cotton & Seed of Cameron, SC


Peterbilt 367 ~ Pinal Gin of Stanfield, AZ


Peterbilt 367 ~ Pleasant Hill Co-op Gin of Lorenzo, TX
~James

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 10:00:54 PM »
Interesting pics here, please do tell what the "tracks" are for mounted to the rear lower frame section?? The picture of it dumped is cool but I just can't follow the tracks? It doesn't transfer the power to them when in the field does it?

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 07:11:30 AM »
Those tracks are a specific design that comes solely with the beds that Stover Equipment makes.  What happens is when you get to the field you back to the module, put the truck in Neutral, turn on the bed's power unit, lift the bed, then when you turn the tracks on, they pull the truck backwards while revolving chains in the bed pick up the module.  The tracks automatically quit moving when the module hits the front of the bed and cannot go any farther.  Unloading is pretty much the same, except you put the tracks in reverse and they push the truck forward, leaving the module behind.

This system was designed mainly to help prevent driver error when loading and unloading (mainly stretching the module during unloading), however I've seen firsthand that it can't fully prevent stupidity.  ;D
~James

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2012, 02:36:15 PM »
Here's a few lined up in front of Module Truck Systems in Lubbock, TX
~James

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2012, 03:11:50 PM »

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2012, 08:24:07 AM »
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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 10:48:48 AM »
Heres a Video They Just Posted on Yahoo  ;) Those People are really annoying  ::)

http://screen.yahoo.com/flippin-good-gin-flippin-013007898.html

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 11:13:52 AM »
Hanks is the best! 8)
Where else would one learn so much about so many different
facets of trucking History and Innovation?

Thank You
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
Hanks is the best! 8)
Where else would one learn so much about so many different
facets of trucking History and Innovation?

Thank You
-Ted
I Agree !!!  8)

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2012, 01:36:19 PM »
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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #27 on: December 25, 2012, 03:25:16 PM »
Well, those guys are really annoying...  Here's the real video (without the stupid commentary...):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4UhGQz9bbI
~James

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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #28 on: December 25, 2012, 03:35:24 PM »
That helped A LOT! Very interesting video, that's definitely something I've never seen before. 8)

Jan.
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Re: Module Trucks
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2015, 04:30:43 PM »
Farmers Co-op of Sudan recently got a new module truck... A T880!
~James

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Re: Module Trucks
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