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1944 Mack EQT


Engine Type:
6-Cylinder Gas

Transmission Type:
5-Speed

Truck Information:
This Mack EQT was built in 1944 during World War II so little to no chrome was used in its construction. During the war, chrome was conserved for building engines and various projects aiding the war effort. If someone used excessive chrome on their truck, it was seen as distasteful and flashy since the material was needed elsewhere. Over the course of World War II, Mack provided roughly 35,000 tank transporters, wreckers, personnel carriers, and other trucks to the Allied forces. The company had a heavy presence both or the war front and back at home. This EQT was not sent overseas; rather, it is believed to have been used as a local delivery truck. The tractor on the back is a Fordson; they made tractors, and they also made crawler conversions. You could convert a regular wheeled tractor to a crawler. Fordson was the brand name for tractors made by Henry Ford & Son, Inc. from 1917 to 1920. They were to tractors like the Model T was to cars: very popular, reliable, low-priced, mass-produced, and affordable for farmers, with dealers all over the country. They also made Fordson trucks at the same time. Ford was the only manufacturer to make cars, trucks, and tractors simultaneously. Top Speed: 40 MPH



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